COVID-19 Info

The 38th annual Thoroughbred Classic 5K is scheduled to return to a live event on Nov 25, 2021. We look forward to gathering for our Thanksgiving Day tradition but we understand that there is lingering uncertainty about the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. As we prepare, know that we are working to ensure the safety of our participants and community. The race will comply with all public health mandates and CDC guidelines.

The following FAQ will be updated as additional information becomes available.

* Updated 9/9/2021

Will participants be required to adhere to specific COVID-19 guidelines?

During registration, participants attest that they will only take part in the race if they:

  • Are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or other illness, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or new loss of taste or smell.
  • Have not traveled internationally within the last 14 days before the event.
  • Have not traveled to a highly impacted area within the United States of America in the last 14 days before the event.
  • Have not been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days before the event.
  • Have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities.

Anyone who does not meet these requirements on race day may not participate.

Will participants have to wear a mask?

During packet pickup, a mask that covers your nose and mouth will be required. If you are unable to wear a mask, you may have a friend or family member pick up your packet for you. Masks are strongly encouraged at the start and finish areas on race day.

Will I have to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test?

We are not currently planning to require proof of vaccination or a negative test. However, it may be considered if that is the safest way to hold an in person event. Participants are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated for safety.

What if I’m not comfortable in an event of this size?

This year we are offering in-person and virtual race options. When you register for the virtual race you can choose your course, race date, and running buddies – or do it solo. Please note if you are registered for the virtual race you may not participate in the in-person event.

What happens if the race can’t be held in person?

If it becomes impossible to hold the race in person due to public health mandates, health & safety concerns or any other reason, all registered participants will be automatically transferred to the virtual event. We will make every effort to communicate any changes in the race status as early as possible.

If the in-person race is cancelled, can I get a refund?

No. Because the Thoroughbred Classic 5K raises funds for local non-profit organizations, we have a strict no refund policy. You can read all about our charity partners and the great work they do here.