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Has anyone thought about what Future Races will be like? What would the main differences be? I have thought of a few possibilities and let us all let our imagination run wild and discuss a bit on the "what ifs" and how to tackle them. As i write them down, i can feel that there is more cost possibly for the organisers. Let's hope my so-called "new norm" will not really be the full fledged new norm but some might be quite good such as the social distancing in the start pen. 1. Number of participants cut by half - This could be a likely situation where the races cannot hold as many runners as they previously had if they want to complete the race within the same stipulated time as per pre-covid. 2. More security needed - Besides the usual bib checking, they now need to monitor temperature as well. Organisers in future might need to purchase the temperature screening machine to detect runners with high temperature early before they get into the starting pen. 3. Sanitisers along the route at aid stations - This could be the new norm where after runners can voluntarily sanitise their hands after drinking from the disposable cup from volunteers 4. Bring your own hydration - This is to counter item 2 above where if we were to bring our own hydration, there is less contact with volunteers and there would not be a need to sanitise your hands. 5. More waves to be created - Even with the number of runners cut, i would foresee more waves to keep the possibility of runners running close together to the minimum. More waves means more time for road closures if organisers want to keep to the same number of runners pre-covid. 6, Volunteers all wearing masks - this is mandatory in Japan races but not in Singapore hence this might be the new normal. 7. All entitlements will be pre-packed including the food and drinks after a race to avoid frequent contact with volunteers over each and every item. 8. 1-metre social distance between each runner IN THE starting pen 9. More cleaners on-site to clean and sanitise the mobile toilets after every 5 usages. 10. Spectators at the race precinct have to be screened as well before allowing them to wait for their loved ones at the end point. 11. Fees getting higher due to items 2, 3, 6, 9