COVID Update

Guidelines for Resuming Organized Runs 

Effective January 1, 2022, we will continue to follow the CDC guidelines. We will continue to gather as a group and provide Hydration unless the rules are updated to prohibit these activities.

Please review and follow the following guidelines for resuming organized runs:

  1. If you or someone in your household has a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, a fever or other symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (CDC Symptoms of COVID), do not run with the group.
  2. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, stay home until 14 days after your last exposure and do not run with the group. (Quarantine and Isolation).
  3. GER will safely provide group hydration while the CDC restrictions are lifted. During Marathon Season (June through October), GER will provide hydration based on group membership numbers based on direction and mileage. During non-marathon season (November through May), you are responsible for providing your own hydration. (Runners World recommends 0.5 to 1 liter of fluid per hour of running).  It might be a good idea to break up your mileage to double back near your car to stay hydrated.  Additionally, here are 4 of the best ways to carry water on your run: 
Handheld bottles, waist packs, along with vests and backpacks.  We welcome ALL suggestions on improving this and figuring a way to provide hydration safely 

We are dedicated to the health, safety, and wellness of our members and visitors.  If, for any reason, the State of IL moves back to a lower Phase, the organized runs will be cancelled as we will need to comply with the state guidelines and we will continue to monitor and communicate the situation as changes arise.  

Please remember to be courteous, be safe and have a great run!

Glen Ellyn Runners

Other Ways to be Informed: 

CDC Mass Gathering Guidelines

General COVD-19 Readiness Resources from CDC

USATF resources

World Health Organization information

Before you leave your house, take every day preventative actions such as: 

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Wear a cloth face cover when you go out in public.
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • More on how to protect yourself

Before you consider running with a partner or small group, ask yourself:

  • Are there any restrictions on activities or gatherings in my area?
  • Are coronavirus cases in my community increasing or decreasing?
  • Is community spread low?
  • Am I feeling sick?
  • Will those who I’m running with stay home if they’re feeling sick?
  • Are we running in an area where we can spread out?
  • Are we running in an area where we won’t come in contact with others?
  • Have I or my training partners been in close proximity with others for an extended period of time, such as at a bar or restaurant, an office, or club?
  • Do I live with anyone who is immunocompromised?