Frisco Running Club is a group for North Texas ( Frisco Area ) runners.

How will COVID-19 impact the FRC Training Programs?

How will COVID-19 impact the FRC Training Programs?

Safety of our runners is the most important aspect for us. For this reason we have decided to make the first 6 weeks “virtual”. We will plan the details around this the next few days.

In general, we follow the guidelines for Open Frisco, Open Texas , and guidelines from the Governor,’s Strike Force . While the guidelines are not clear about clubs like FRC, there is a section about Exercise-Facilities. This includes outdoor activities

  • All coaches and pacers are trained on appropriate cleaning and disinfection, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette.
  • Anyone with symptoms will be sent home, and will not return until standard criteria are met (see below)
  • The pacing groups will have a maximum of 10 people
  • At least 10 feet of separation between runners
  • Do not run in the slip stream of another runner.  This helps to minimize exposure to any potential aerosolization events. (added 6/4/2020)
  • No sharing of liquid or food/gels, etc. You will need to bring your own water. No water will be provided by FRC.
  • The running store will not be opened for runners outside of normal operating hours.
  • While not mandatory, FRC supports the usage of masks.

Guidelines for “return to run”

In the case of a coach, pacer or participant who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual
may return to club runs when all three of the following criteria are met:

  • at least 14 days have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing
    medications); and
  • the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of
    breath); and
  • at least 21 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
  • In the case of a coach, pacer or participant who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and does
    not get evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, the individual is assumed
    to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to group runs until the individual has
    completed the same three-step criteria listed above
  • If a coach, pacer or participant has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to
    group runs before completing the above self-isolation period, the individual must obtain a medical
    professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis.

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