RAMS is committed to keeping our participants safe and healthy throughout the fundraising season. We've been in close contact throughout the year with the University of Missouri and the City of Columbia to ensure all COVID-19 safety guidelines are being met. Wearing masks and social distancing are required at all events when possible. Below we've outlined our COVID-19 plan for each of our events for the 2021 season.
RAMS VIRTUAL 5K
This year's 5k has been re-envisioned into a completely virtual event. Runners will be able to participate at both the time and place of their choosing on February 6. T-shirts will be shipped to participants and we encourage runners to send us photos and videos of their runs!
From February 5-7, we have secured special prices for food and drinks from various restaurants and bars throughout the community. Each restaurant requires masks to be worn at appropriate times in their establishments. Anyone may purchase a wristband and get any of the deals within that time frame.
We have rented out Shiloh's for this February 9 event. Bingo participants will be required to wear masks when not at their table. Bingo tickets were sold as entire tables rather than individual tickets. This was to encourage groups of the same household to participate within the same table.
We have rented out Harpo's for this event on February 10. Trivia night participants will attend in shifts and be required to wear a mask when not sitting at their tables.
We have rented out Shiloh's for this February 10 event. Bingo participants will be required to wear masks when not at their table. Bingo tickets were sold as entire tables rather than individual tickets. This was to encourage groups of the same household to participate within the same table.
From February 11-3, members of organizations participating in RAMS will be canning outside of assigned businesses throughout the Columbia community. This will be completed in shifts, outdoors, and with masks on at all times. We also have a contactless donation option (Venmo).
ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE
Start collecting your aluminum cans now! From February 12-14, members of our steering committee will pick up cans from businesses, organizations, and community members. Email if you have cans for us to pick up! Our steering committee will be wearing masks the entire time we pick up cans. Feel free to even leave the bag outside!
For this year's service day, we have two options. Participating organizations will be sent to client's houses to either do service or drop off a Valentine's Day gift basket. All service activities will be completed outside with zero in-person contact with clients. Some activities may including raking leaves or other small yard work tasks that may be hard for our clients to complete themselves.
Teams of only 6 will be in the escape room at one time. Students are to remain masked and will only interact with escape room employees at a distance. We have rented out the escape room for 3 different nights for each team to complete the escape room in shifts. All teams will start and finish at staggered times in order to minimize interactions with others.
We have rented out Bur Oak Brewery on February 18 for our first cornhole tournament. Students will be masked and be playing in shifts. When one shift of students has finished, they will be asked to leave so the next group of students can be brought in.
On February 20, students will be participating in a virtual scavenger hunt on campus featuring a few "real" spots to complete tasks or solve clues. The different teams will be starting at staggered times throughout the event and will never be at the same "real" spot at the same time. Masks will be worn at all times.