Statement on COVID-19 Response

As part of Coronavirus (COVID-19) response planning, the Panerathon team is committed to carrying out an exceptional event while keeping your health and safety as one of our primary concerns.  As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves, the safety of our team members and community remains paramount.

In an effort to prevent the spreading the COVID-19 virus, we have made the difficult decision to suspend the PNC Kids Run and kids’ area at the event this year.  We are encouraging children who would normally participate in the race, to join their friends and family as part of the 2-mile/10K fun run and walk.

We will be adding new and exciting features to our 2-mile fun run and walk for kids thanks to PNC Bank.

At the current time based on consultation with the Mercy Health Medical Director, and Youngstown City Health Commissioner, we are moving forward with the event as planned.  We will continue to monitor the situation and make updates to the plan as the conditions warrant.

We are providing the following:

  • Hand sanitization stations through the on-site event venue
  • Free masks for all those in attendance
  • An on-site vaccination clinic
  • On-site medical professionals to address any medical concerns
  • Separation of participants to ensure social distancing

We ask you to:

  • Wash your hands often, but especially after bathroom use
  • Provide yourself with adequate cleaning supplies such as disinfecting wipes
  • Be mindful of your fellow participants and maintain a safe distance
  • Follow any and all guidance sent out by the Panerathon team

We are working closely with local safety and health agencies, aligning with local, state, and federal public health guidelines.  We will continue to evaluate our policies and procedures to strengthen our COVID-19 response to further align with updated public health advice and guidelines, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and our local health departments.