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COVID-19 Conditions

COVID-19 Conditions


Covid-19 infection rates are declining across most of the country, but a reversal of this trend is possible at any time. This makes it challenging to announce beforehand what our policies will be both at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday, April 1-2 and on race day Sunday, April 3. Below is a quick summary of current restrictions and requirements, followed by details on the various decision-making entities:

Expo at National Building Museum: Masks not required but highly recommended

Race Site at Washington Monument Grounds: No mask or vaccine requirements

Current CDC Infection Rate for Washington, DC: Low

Health and Fitness Expo at the National Building Museum:

At this time, masks will not be required at the National Building Museum for the Health and Fitness Expo, though they are highly recommended. Details can be found here.

Race Staging Area on the Washington Monument Grounds and on the Race Course:

We are following the guidelines provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Park Service (NPS).


If the infection rates as determined by the CDC are in the “Low” range on race day, there will be no Covid-19 mitigations.

As of this time, the infection rate for the District of Columbia is: Low

Should the infection rate rise to the Yellow (medium) or Red (high) ranges Covid-19 mitigations will be implemented, which could include the following:

      • Proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of the start of the race at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 3.
      • Masking required either before and after, but not during the race
      • Masking required before, during and after the race
      • Social distancing required in the line up process and on the course

 Should the levels rise to Yellow or Red, details will be emailed to all participants, posted here and on social media sites announcing the implementation of these policies.

Check the CDC infection rate for the District of Columbia at any time Here

You will need to select “District of Columbia” in the “State” drop-down menu, select “District of Columbia County” in the “County” drop down menu, and then click “Go” in order to obtain the current level.

 National Park Service

At this time, current National Park Service requirements for the Washington Monument Grounds (the official title is “National Mall and Memorial Parks”) is that masks are required inside buildings within the park but not while outside.

You may check the National Park Service policy at any time Here