This year our race will follow a number of COVID-19 safety precautions including, but not limited to, the following:


  • In-person capacity limited to 1,000 shufflers spread out in waves
  • Waves limited to a maximum of 40 runners every 10 minutes and releasing two runners every 10-20 seconds
  • Walk, run or shuffle on the right side of the road except to pass 
  • Shufflers may arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to their start time and report to the starting line no more than 10 minutes prior to their start time
  • Social distance markers throughout starting line chute and shufflers move forward to next empty marker as they advance to the start line 
  • No spectators permitted onsite
  • Online registration only and no race day registration or packet pick-up
  • For safety, shufflers will leave venue after completing race and completing minimal cool down at vehicle. Bottled water and a pre-packaged snack will be provided as you exit the finish line/recovery zone. Shufflers are encouraged to bring any further post-race drink and snack needs
  • No onsite finish line celebration or awards ceremony. Winners to be announced virtually along with award pick-up details
  • The City of Lexington confirmed the in-person race is permitted to take place. In the unlikely event that Fayette County COVID-19 guidelines change and prohibit in-person events, all in-person registrations will automatically be transitioned to the virtual race
  • In-person registrants can request to transition to the Virtual Race at any time
  • Virtual registrants can walk/shuffle/run 1.86 miles at any location and submit times and photos through our website


  • Public Health Experts recommend individuals who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 to avoid any in-person gatherings and remain Healthy At Home. You can see the CDC’s list of populations at high risk here
  • Shufflers are required to wear face coverings before and after running. Shufflers may remove mask while actively completing the course. Masks will be supplied if a participant does not have or loses their mask
  • All event staff are required to wear face coverings at all times with health screening/temperature check. Staff may also wear gloves as appropriate
  • Frequent cleaning will take place
  • Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations will be available 
  • If staff, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, or participants become ill during the event, they must report to the onsite medical team and move to isolation if necessary
  • Due to circumstances of the pandemic, we encourage shufflers to reconsider bringing pets to the race this year to allow more distancing on the course. If you do bring your pet to race with you, please be mindful of social distancing
  • Families or members of your household are welcome to run together, otherwise please run solo
  • Parts of the course feature bridle paths and uneven terrain. While strollers and assistive devices are welcome, please proceed with caution
  • Participants, staff, volunteers, essential vendors and sponsors will be asked to self-screen and stay home for any of the following reasons:
    • Have been in contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to the event
    • Is experiencing or has experienced COVID-19 symptoms in the 14 days prior to the event
    • Have been in contact with someone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms in the 14 days prior to the event
    • Have a body temperature reading of 100.4°F or higher
    • All participants and especially at-risk persons are encouraged to consult a physician prior to participating
    • For more information regarding symptoms please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

Still have questions? Please email info@shamrockshuffle3k.com for more information.

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