2020, we have learned that the pandemic is difficult to plan and predict. The everyday life of the event industry was characterized by waiting, postponing and rescheduling. And in the end, things turned out differently than expected.
For you, as participants and partners of the BusinessRun, the situation was just as unsatisfactory. What is even possible? Live or virtual? Will the run be rescheduled or not? Many of you first hit understandably the "hold" button...
We have learned from this year's experience and are hopeful and optimistic that the vaccine and the return of summer make live events in 2021 seem more realistic. However, many questions remain unsanswered, that's why our planning for your BusinessRun bares some uncertainties.
We have a clear resolution: No event will be postponed or canceled! The BusinessRun will take place on the scheduled date in summer 2021.
This is where the new "COVID-19 traffic light", which we are introducing with immediate effect and incorporating into our website, will help you and us. This is how the traffic light rating system works:
Red: No matter how the pandemic develops, the BusinessRun will take place virtually. This is virtual teambuilding without direct contact. No risk! Everyone runs their favorite track using the free viRACE app, and yet everyone runs together. The starter package is still included for all runners. The framework program goes virtual.
Orange: The situation has improved. The live event is limited to the course and the run, the framework program has to be cancelled. The live event can be spread over several days, times can be measured via a permanently installed timekeeping system of our partner raceresult. But you can get out and run!
Yellow: The situation is almost back to normal! The live event takes places with minor restrictions. Distance and hygiene rules apply, wave starts for runners, enlarged event areas and the framework program is reduced. The participants wear masks before and after the run, the number of participants may also be limited. But: you celebrate with your colleagues, the presenter and the DJ are there too and a cool drink is waiting for you at the finish line.
Green: Unfortunately difficult to imagine at the moment! The live event will take place without any significant restrictions, with mass starts and a framework program featuring live music, company marquees, catering, etc. Look forward to the BusinessRun as you know it.
No matter what color the traffic light shows on the scheduled event day – your BusinessRun will take place! And in addition to the "live" event, you also can participant virtually with an app at the BusinessRun. This way, vulnerable groups and your colleagues from other locations can also participate.
For us, this means: We have a plan A, B and C and adapt the implementation of the event to the pandemic.
For you, this means: You can plan your BusinessRun participation and motivate your colleagues.
We are convinced that, together, we will get through 2021 and look forward to many (live) encounters with you and your colleagues.
Best regards, stay healthy and keep moving!