Our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

Pittsburgh Runners in Bakery Square

Your safety is of utmost importance to us. Below are the protocols and guidelines we have put in place to ensure all runners feel as safe as possible. This list is subject to change by the CBRC Board. 

CBRC closely monitors all guidance from local, state, and federal authorities, and the Center for Disease Control regarding COVID-19. The safety of our club members and all runners who join us are the top priority. We are committed to guidelines as set forth by the Allegheny County Department of Health.


Please read below on the required protocols we have put in place:

  • Participants are required to wear a face covering while congregating before and after runs. It is also mandatory if you are not able to maintain a 6' distance from other runners and community members. This is in accordance with Pennsylvania's Universal Mask Mandate. 

  • Registration for all group runs is required. Weekday group runs will be limited to 25 participants. Saturday group runs will be limited to 50.  

  • For Saturday group runs, runners will be sent out in groups of 10 or less. 

  • Participants are asked to not participate if you are feeling sick or ill, and/or have a fever, or if you have been in contact with someone unrecovered from COVID-19.

  • Participants from high-risk groups for COVID-19 complications should consult with their physician before participating. 

  • Do not engage in traditional forms of physical contact (hand shakes, high-fives, hugs, etc).

  • Do not engage in close group pictures/selfies. Always maintain social distance guidelines. 

  • Do not spit or "nose rocket" your nose in public. 

  • Do not share personal items, such as hydration, energy gels, towels, etc. 

  • Participants should self-carry personal hydration. Hydration will not be supplied by CBRC.

  • Participants whose actions do not meet expectations and/or are creating a risk for themselves or others may be required to exit the group temporarily or permanently by a Board member.

  • Participants will be asked to pre-register for runs in the event contract tracing needs to occur. 

  • CBRC groups who have contact with an infected person during the previous 14 days, will not meet for 14 days. ​

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and have attended group runs in the past 14 days, please notify a Board member.

Do not participate in any group gatherings if you are waiting for test results or until you are recovered and have received approval from your doctor. CBRC leaders will maintain the confidentiality of a member who notifies them of a positive test.