iDaph Events Podcast

Light up the Night: How we put on a 5k safely during the pandemic & What's up Next

August 13, 2020 Daphne Kirkwood Season 1 Episode 6
iDaph Events Podcast
Light up the Night: How we put on a 5k safely during the pandemic & What's up Next
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iDaph Events Podcast
Light up the Night: How we put on a 5k safely during the pandemic & What's up Next
Aug 13, 2020 Season 1 Episode 6
Daphne Kirkwood

Race Director Daphne Kirkwood and Marketing Coordinator Stephanie Buss discuss a recap of the 2nd Annual Light up the Night 5k, which took place on Friday, August 7th. Western Carolina Rescue Ministries uses this event as a fundraiser for their ministry and we were thrilled to be able to pull off a safe, socially-distanced event for this incredibly important organization in our community. 

Due to the pandemic, the event was moved to a new location this year. It allowed us to social distance the participants throughout the entire experience. Many new guidelines were put in place including changes such as temperature screenings, distanced wave starts and limited spectators and volunteers, just to name a few. The event was a success and participants were happy to be racing again in a world where sport events have changed significantly and most events have been cancelled. 

We also discuss the creativity it takes to design and produce these new socially-distanced and safe events in this new world, what we have coming up next and how you can support. 

Show Notes

Race Director Daphne Kirkwood and Marketing Coordinator Stephanie Buss discuss a recap of the 2nd Annual Light up the Night 5k, which took place on Friday, August 7th. Western Carolina Rescue Ministries uses this event as a fundraiser for their ministry and we were thrilled to be able to pull off a safe, socially-distanced event for this incredibly important organization in our community. 

Due to the pandemic, the event was moved to a new location this year. It allowed us to social distance the participants throughout the entire experience. Many new guidelines were put in place including changes such as temperature screenings, distanced wave starts and limited spectators and volunteers, just to name a few. The event was a success and participants were happy to be racing again in a world where sport events have changed significantly and most events have been cancelled. 

We also discuss the creativity it takes to design and produce these new socially-distanced and safe events in this new world, what we have coming up next and how you can support.