I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT, I AM SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES THAT I MAY SUFFER OR INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROGRAM OR EVENT IDENTIFIED ABOVE OR ANY FUTURE PROGRAM OR EVENT ASSOCIATED WITH USA CYCLING. I FURTHER AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, TO HOLD HARMLESS, AND NOT TO SUE USA CYCLING, INC. (USAC), USA CYCLING DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (USACDF), OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS, INSURERS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, MEMBERS, CLUBS, OFFICIALS, SPONSORS, EVENT DIRECTORS, LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS, AND AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY "RELEASEES") FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES THAT I MAY SUFFER OR INCUR. I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL RIGHTS. THIS DOCUMENT IS A CONTRACT WITH LEGAL AND BINDING CONSEQUENCES AND IT APPLIES TO ALL ACTIVITIES AT THE EVENT, REGARDLESS WHETHER LISTED OR NOT ABOVE. I HAVE READ IT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING, AND I UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS AND WHAT I AM AGREEING TO BY SIGNING. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT CYCLING IS AN INHERENTLY DANGEROUS SPORT AND FULLY REALIZE THE DANGERS OF PARTICIPATING IN THE BICYCLE PROGRAM OR EVENTS, AND FULLY ASSUME THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH PARTICIPATION INCLUDING, by way of example, and not limitation: the dangers associated with man-made and natural jumps; the dangers of collision with pedestrians, vehicles, riders, and fixed or moving objects; the dangers arising from surface hazards, including pot holes, equipment failure, inadequate safety equipment, use of equipment provided by the event or program organizer and others, THE RELEASEES' OWN NEGLIGENCE, the negligence of others and weather conditions; and the possibility of serious physical and/or mental trauma or injury, or death associated with a cycling event or program. For myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, assignees, and successors in interest (collectively "Successors") I HEREBY WAIVE, RELEASE, DISCHARGE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE TO INDEMNIFY AND NOT TO SUE the Releasees and all sponsors , organizers, promoting organizations, property owners, law enforcement agencies, public entities, special districts and properties that are in any manner connected with the USA Cycling program or event, and their respective agents, officials, and employees through or by which the event or program will be held, (the foregoing are also collectively deemed to be Releasees), FROM ANY AND ALL RIGHTS AND CLAIMS INCLUDING CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE RELEASEES' OWN NEGLIGENCE TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, which I have or which may hereafter accrue to me, and from any and all damages which may be sustained by me directly or indirectly in connection with, or arising out of, my participation in or association with the program or events, or travel to or return from the program or events. I agree it is my sole responsibility to be familiar with the course of the program or events, the Releasees’ rules, and any special regulations for the program or events and agree to comply with all such rules and regulations. I understand and agree that situations may arise during the program or events which may be beyond the control of Releasees, and I must participate so as to neither endanger myself nor others. I accept responsibility for the condition and adequacy of my equipment, any equipment provided for my use, and my conduct in connection with the program or events. I have no physical or medical condition which would endanger myself or others if I participate in the program or events, or would interfere with my ability to safely participate in the program or events. I agree, for myself and my Successors, that the above representations are contractually binding, and are not mere recitals, and that should I or my Successors assert a claim contrary to what I have agreed to in this contract, the claiming party shall be liable for all expenses (including legal fees) incurred by Releasees in defending the claims. This contract may not be modified orally, and a waiver or modification of any provision shall not be construed as a waiver or modification of any other provision herein or as consent to any other waiver or modification. I acknowledge and participate in the program or events subject to the limitations and conditions of insurance coverage stated in the beginning of this contract. I consent to the release by any third party to Releasees and their insurance carriers of my name and medical information that may relate solely to any injury or death I may suffer arising from the program or events. Every term and provision of this contract is intended to be severable. If any one or more of them is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that shall not affect the other terms and provisions, which shall remain binding and enforceable. In the event that I am unable to do so on my own because of an injury, I consent to administration of first aid and other medical treatment in the event of injury and agree to pay the costs of any such treatment. I ATTEST THAT I AM EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER [19 IN ALABAMA] (OR THAT IF I AM YOUNGER, MY PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIAN HAVE EXECUTED THIS WAIVER BELOW), AND THAT I AM PHYSICALLY FIT AND SUFFICIENTLY TRAINED TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROGRAM OR EVENTS AND MY PARTICIPATION IN SUCH PROGRAM OR EVENTS IS VOLUNTARY.
In consideration of you accepting this entry, I, the participant, intending to be legally bound do hereby waive and forever release any and all right and claims for damages or injuries that I may have against the Event Director, RunSignUp.com, and all of their agents assisting with the event, sponsors and their representatives, volunteers and employees for any and all injuries to me or my personal property. This release includes all injuries and/or damages suffered by me before, during or after the event. I recognize, intend and understand that this release is binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, or assignees.
I know that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able to do so and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, traffic, and course conditions, and waive any and all claims which I might have based on any of those and other risks typical found in running a road race. I acknowledge all such risks are known and understood by me. I agree to abide by all decisions of any race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I certify as a material condition to my being permitted to enter this race that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained for the completion of this event and that a licensed Medical Doctor has verified my physical condition.
In the event of an illness, injury or medical emergency arising during the event I hereby authorize and give my consent to the Event Director to secure from any accredited hospital, clinic and/ or physician any treatment deemed necessary for my immediate care. I agree that I will be fully responsible for payment of any and all medical services and treatment rendered to me including but not limited to medical transport, medications, treatment and hospitalization.
Further, I grant permission to all the foregoing to use my name, voice and images of myself in any photographs, motion pictures, results, publications or any other print, videographic or electronic recording of this event for legitimate purposes.