For the past two years, we’ve seen Columbus organizations come together at The Community Cup, presented by The Columbus Foundation, for an afternoon of team building, wellness and camaraderie. Although it’s unsafe for us to gather in large numbers again this summer, we’re feeling more eager than ever for those tenets of teamwork.
For these reasons, The Community Cup will be held at Fortress Obetz from Aug. 1-5, with participant safety as a top priority. We’ve adjusted elements of the annual event, amplified our public health precautions and can’t wait to bring a sense of camaraderie to Central Ohio organizations once again
Our robust health and safety plan, approved by the Franklin County Department of Health and following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, includes the following measures to keep you safe and spirited during The Community Cup:
Most notably, two original Community Cup events will be held virtually in 2020: The Fortress Obetz 5K Race and the AEP Ohio One-mile Walk. Teams can have an unlimited number of participants join the 5K Race or One-mile Walk, with everyone able to run or walk on their own schedule at their own location. You can learn more about 5K Race registration, the breakdown of points and recommended apps to track your race results here.
All participants will also be invited to join a virtual opening ceremony on July 31 to get prepped for competition and a closing ceremony on Aug. 6 to celebrate our champions.
Individual Team Sign-Ups for Social Distancing
To minimize crowds on-site during in-person events, each Community Cup team will sign up for their own two-hour time slot between Aug. 1-5 to visit Fortress Obetz and complete in-person events. Teams can compete with as few as four employees at the nine drop-in events, and all participants will be asked to follow social distancing recommendations during their time on the field. Equipment will be thoroughly cleaned between team arrivals.
We’re on board with #MaskUpCbus! State and local health officials advise wearing masks or face coverings in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. Face coverings will be required at the Community Cup for staff, volunteers and participants to keep the event safe.
When you are competing on-site, we want you to be assured that everyone around you has undergone the same public health check you have. All staff and participants will complete a temperature check from OhioHealth upon check-in at Fortress Obetz. We also ask that participants complete a self-assessment prior to competing at the Community Cup.
Sanitize, Sanitize, Sanitize
Whether it’s your cornhole boards, football, wiffle ball bat or your own hands, we’re going to make sure everything has been cleaned on-site. Each piece of equipment will be sanitized between uses at in-person events, and many hand sanitizing stations will be set up across the field of play for participants to use throughout their competition window.
Whether your team is coming back to defend its Community Cup title or vying for the Cup for the first time, we can’t wait to see you safely compete in 2020! Visit columbuscommunitycup.com for information on the event and registration.