FAQs - What You Need to Know

Covid-19 Protocols

Currently, there are no COVID-19 restrictions.  We are so excited to be bringing Sound to Narrows back IN PERSON for our 50th year and are planning for a great day with our community.  COVID-19 has kept us apart for too long and we are looking forward to seeing you all in June!

However, COVID-19 still lingers in our community and, as we have experienced over the last two years, things can change rapidly.  As such, we need to be prepared for whatever guidance surfaces at the time of race day.  Currently, there are no mask or vaccine guidelines for any outdoor events in Washington State.  We are planning with this in mind but also making contingency plans in case we need to adjust.

The following are our plan levels based on state and county guidance at the time of race day:

A: No outdoor restrictions, low community transmission (likely) – Its back to business and we’re ready for you all!  No mask requirements, but they will certainly be optional, and no vaccine or testing requirement for participants.

B: Outdoor restrictions, moderate or increasing community transmission (a possibility) – we will be asking all visitors to wear masks in Vassault Park, runners will be given masks upon crossing the finish line.  In addition, we may ask for proof of vaccination or negative test in the last 72 hours (or 24 hours of packet pick-up).

C: Full restrictions, high community transmission (not likely) – We will have to return to a virtual race format, all registrants will be mailed their packets and given a 50% off code for 2023

We will continue to be transparent with all participants and share information as it changes. This continues to be a fluid situation and we are working with state and local governments on most up-to-date sporting event protocols.

What if Sound to Narrows is Canceled Due to Covid-19?

In the event that the 2022 event is canceled due to government covid regulations, we will be moving all registered participants to our virtual race.  Mailing all race packets at the end of May.  A 50% discount code will be emailed to those participants for use at a future race.

Where Can I Park?

We encourage carpooling, mass transit and bicycling to the start line.  If you must drive, please park in nearby neighborhoods, being mindful of neighbor’s driveways.

Support Silas High School girls basketball team who will be providing parking at Truman Middle School for $10 per vehicle.  Go Rams!

 

Are Dogs Allowed?

As much as we love our dogs, we kindly ask that you please keep them home on race day.

Are Strollers and Joggers Allowed?

Yes, although we ask that strollers/joggers start at the back of the pack to allow for safe starts for our 12k and 5k running groups. Also, please stay to the right so that non-stroller/jogger participants may safely pass. And as you enter the finish line area, please stay to the sides.

When Will My Items be Shipped?

Only those runners/walkers participating in the Virtual Sound to Narrows races will receive their packets in the mail.  Items will be shipped the first week in June.

Where Can I Pick-Up My Race Packet?

Packet Pick-Up will be at Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium on Thursday, June 9. 9am-7pm.  Grab your race day goods early to beat the crowds on race day. You may pick-up for friends and family members.  Thanks to our friendly volunteers for lending a hand on Packet Pick-up Day and to the Tacoma Rainiers for being our official PPU sponsor.  Go Team!

What Does Sound to Narrows Benefit?

Thanks for asking!  And yes, we’re happy to share that all proceeds will benefit MultiCare Academy for Students in Healthcare – Camp. We’ve always been about health and wellness for our South Sound community.  Now’s our chance to support our future nurses and allied health professionals like pharmacy, radiology and physical therapy.

Military 12k Run

For those active military units that would like to participate in the 12k Military run, please contact Bruce Antonowicz: [email protected] -Director, Sports●Fitness●Aquatics●Special Events at JBLM.

How Do the Shirts Fit?

Here’s a handy guide for determining the best fit for you.  (we’re offering XS – 2XL)

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