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Spectators returning to Grand River Raceway this month

Officials announced up to 500 spectators are welcome beginning Wednesday
GRR Race season
Battle Of Waterloo. Supplied photo

Grand River Raceway (GRR) is gearing up to welcome spectators back to the race track. 

With the announcement of the province entering into Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen Ontario, GRR officials stated they will be welcoming back up to 500 spectators beginning June 30. 

“We are thrilled to welcome back guests in advance of the anticipated move to Step 2,” said Jamie Martin, director of operations at GRR, in a press release.

“We will continue to deliver high quality racing and a true experience for guests, while also operating in a safe manner in accordance with WDGPH best practices.”

Spectators will be required to register online for contract tracing purposes as well engage in passive COVID screening. 

Guests are welcome to the track if they have no symptoms, have not travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days and have not been in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19. 

Indoor spaces, including Elements Casino, remain closed until Step 3 but there will be access to betting, food and beverage through the GrandWay Lounge. Trackside entertainment will also resume in Step 3.

This phase of reopening will feature 11 races every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Post time is 6:30 p.m. and guests are welcome from 5:30 p.m. and onwards.

Guests looking to watch racing will enter from the left side of the main building and will have open access between the tarmac and the GrandWay patio. 

“We are incredibly excited to open to guests, and certainly appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate this new way of operating,” says Katie Giddy, director of hospitality, sales and marketing, in a press release.

More information can be found at the GRR website