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COVID-19 UPDATE

WILL THE EVENT GO AHEAD?

We are working towards the 2020 Launceston MS Walk Run + Roll event to go ahead as planned on Sunday 20 September. We continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 daily to ensure the safety of our participants, volunteers and staff.

Your health and safety is our top priority. We will keep up to date with COVID-19 requirements, working with and complying to the advice from the State and Federal Government authorities and Australian Health Department at every stage of the planning process.

WHAT HAPPENS IF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ARE NOT LIFTED AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS STILL ENFORCED?

We will be guided by the advice of the State and Federal Governments regarding mass participation events and the impacts of COVID-19.

HOW WILL MS ENSURE WE ARE SAFE DURING THE 2020 LAUNCESTON MS WALK RUN + ROLL?

Health and safety of our participants, volunteers and staff is our top priority.

We pride ourselves on having the highest safety standards and emergency procedures in place to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe ride, including during event planning.

We will also follow guidelines and advice from the Australian Government Health Department to ensure the event is meeting health, hygiene and safety requirements on event day.

HOW TO STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE

We encourage everyone to make choices that support public safety and wellness and avoid spreading disease.

Participants must follow advice from the State and Federal Government authorities and Australian Health Department.

Stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, sore throat, or difficulty breathing, do not participate in public events and seek medical advice.

Stay at home if you have been in contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, have travelled interstate or overseas in the last 14 days.

Follow the directions of Government Health Authorities and always practise good hygiene. The Australian Government provides advice on hygiene practices.

For more information, visit the Australian Government website.

THE EVENT

Where does my entry fee go?

Your entry fee helps to cover the cost of staging the event – things like equipment, traffic management and first aid. The funds you raise or donate go to providing services and support for the Australians living with multiple sclerosis.

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available at the Inveresk Precinct car park or Roundhouse car park (free parking). Parking is also available on Forster Road and Invermay Road.

Parking for people who hold a disable parking permit is available at the Roundhouse car park.

We strongly encourage you where possible to leave your vehicle at home.

Are there rest sites along the course?

No, there are no rest sites along the 2020 course (only first aid). Water is available at the Finish Line and we ask that where possible you bring your own drink bottle and water. For participants in the 9.5km distance there are permanent toilet blocks and existing water taps within Heritage Forrest. While these facilities are available, they will not be staffed by MSL Event Staff.

Is there a cloakroom where I can store my gear?

No, we suggest that you pack light and where you can leave non-essential items in a vehicle or (if valuable or if not travelling in a private vehicle) do not bring them.

Are there accessible toilets at the event and along the course?

Yes. Accessible toilets are available at the event village.

What happens if it rains?

The MS Walk Run + Roll will go ahead rain or shine unless there is a significant danger to participants because of lightning, storms or strong winds. Participants should be prepared for all weather conditions - bring your raincoat and a smile. We will notify you by text message if we need to cancel the event.

What do I get in my entry kit?

You will receive a numbered bib which will serve as your proof of entry and allow us to identify you in case of an emergency. You must wear this bib pinned to your chest at all times while participating in the event.

When will my entry kit arrive?

Entry Kit mail out will commence in August 2020.

I have lost my bib, can I get another one?

Call us on 1300 733 690 before the event and we will send you a replacement bib or prepare one for you to collect on the day. If your original bib turns up after we have issued you with a replacement, please discard the old bib and use the new one instead.

What should I do when I arrive at the start site?

If you have registered for either event but have not yet received your bib, head to the Bib collection area where our volunteers will assist you. If you have registered and you already have your bib, just await the start of the event within the social distancing guidelines (1.5m apart from fellow participants).

Can I take my dog to the MS Walk Run + Roll?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your dog for the walk event (not run); however, you are responsible for its behaviour on the course. Please consider the enjoyment of other participants by keeping your dog on a leash at all times and cleaning up any mess it makes.

I want to do both the Walk and the Run – is that allowed?

Yes - if you have registered for the Run and are feeling particularly energetic, you can join us afterward for the Walk without paying a second entry fee.

What should I do if I can no longer take part in the event?

Call us on 1300 733 690 or email walkrun@ms.org.au to let us know so we can update our records. Unfortunately, entry fees are not refundable or transferable if you are no longer able to participate in the MS Walk Run + Roll. In exceptional circumstances we do make exceptions for transferring registration fees. If you would like to request to transfer your registration fee to another person or another event, please email us.