GFNY Florida Sebring is CONFIRMED. The City of Sebring approved GFNY Florida Sebring to take place on October 25, 2020 and GFNY Kids Florida Sebring to take place on October 24, 2020.
GFNY Florida Sebring is taking a number of precautions to keep GFNY riders, staff and volunteers safe. Measures include social distancing, modifying aspects of the race to prevent congregations of people and avoiding contamination from surfaces.
REGISTRATION / PACKET PICKUP
Registration and Packet pickup will be conducted in a one-way flow method.
Riders joining the line to access packet pickup are required to uphold at least 3ft distance to the next person.
GFNY is eliminating multiple steps from registration and making one check-in stand for the complete check-in process for each rider, which includes for the rider: providing a signed waiver, picking up the race packet, jersey and goodie bag. All the registration steps will be done consecutively at one registration stand to avoid congestion and mobility, to ensure adequate distance between riders.
GFNY will have a stand with merchandise, which will also operate in the same one-way flow method as the packet pickup. We encourage riders to make online orders at shop.gfny.com, which can be picked up with showing photo ID and purchase receipt.
Several bike industry vendors will be showcasing their products and services at the expo. To avoid congregations of people, the expo will be held in a similar one-way flow method, immediately following the registration step.
Hand sanitizer will be available before and after the packet pickup. Facemasks are required for staff.
Start corrals are extended for social distancing and each corral has a smaller number of riders allocated to it.
Adults race 10/25 (start corrals are marked with double green line):
Kids race 10/24 (staging area marked in yellow):
The aid stations are designed to ensure distancing among riders and a one-way flow method.
Each aid station will have a waiting line where riders are required to uphold at least 1 meter distance to the next rider. There will be designated service points. The aid station team member will call the next rider in line to the open service point.
Each service point will contain all available food and hydration options to reduce need to move locations or come in close proximity with another rider.
All food items will be single-packed for hygiene. Cups will be pre-filled. Filling of bottles will be done by the aid station team pouring into the rider’s bottle to avoid surface contamination.
While it is a general rule that GFNY riders cannot accept outside assistance, at this time GFNY Florida riders also are not permitted to exchange materials between participants either.
Portable toilets will be set up in a one-way flow with an entry and exit path. Hand sanitizer will be available.
AFTER THE FINISH
The finish is set up in a one-way flow method. After a rider crosses the finish line, the rider will walk their bike and respect a minimum 3ft distance to the next person. This is done to avoid congregations of people.
Medals unfortunately will not be hung around the neck, they will be handed out.
Riders joining the line for water and Finisher Photos are required to uphold at least 3ft distance to the next rider.
At the post-race meal area, there will not be bike parking available to avoid surface contamination and congregations of people. There will be bike racks available for self-parking. It is not permitted to leave bikes unattended or lay bikes on the ground, which causes a safety hazard.