I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BY ACCEPTING THIS RELEASE, I AM RELEASING
the State of California, the cities and county of Fresno, through which this
race is routed AND
THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS, SPONSORS,
PROMOTERS AND AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY “RELEASEES”) FROM LIABILITY resulting
from any or all injuries resulting from my participation in the Wascally Wabbit
Half-Mawothon to be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
THIS RELEASE IS A CONTRACT WITH LEGAL CONSEQUENCES. I HAVE
BEEN ADVISED TO READ IT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING.
Cancellation policy: The enormous expense to stage any race remains the same whether the entrant runs the race, is a no-show or wishes to cancel. Every entrant fee has been factored into costs (insurance, shirts, medallions, security, medical, permits, etc.) and donations to the charities of our choice. If you need to switch from the half marathon down to walk or relay, or upgrade from relay/walk to half (fee required) all changes must be done by Sept 1ST! No Refunds, Exchanges, Rollovers, Deferrals, or Transfers.
In consideration of the
Releasees’ or Wascally Wabbit Half-Mawothon’s acceptance of my application for
entry in the above event, I hereby freely agree to and make the following
contractual representations and agreements. I acknowledge that marathoning is
an inherently dangerous sport and fully realize the dangers of participating in
a half-marathon and FULLY ASSUME THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH PARTICIPATION
INCLUDING, by way of example, and not limitation, the following: the dangers of
collision with pedestrians, vehicles, other runners, and fixed or moving
objects; the dangers arising from surface hazards, equipment failure, inadequate
safety equipment, THE
RELEASEES’ OWN NEGLIGENCE, and weather conditions; and the
possibility of serious physical and/or mental trauma or injury associated with
marathon competition. For myself, my heirs, executors, administrator, 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 the sponsors of this event and the organizer FROM ANY
and all rights and CLAIMS INCLUDING CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE RELEASEES’ OWN
NEGLIGENCE, 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 event, or
travel to or return from the event.
I agree it is my sole responsibility to be familiar with the
race course, the Releasees’ rules, and any special regulations for the event. I
understand and agree that situations may arise during the race which may be
beyond the immediate control of the race officials or organizers, and I must
continually run so as to neither endanger myself nor others. I accept
responsibility for the condition and adequacy of my equipment. If I am a
wheelchair entrant, I will compete wearing a helmet which satisfies the
requirements of the Releasees’ Racing Rules or Regulations and that can protect
against serious head injury, and assume all responsibility and liability for
the selection of such a helmet.
THE ESSENCE OF THIS RELEASE IS THAT PARTICIPATING IN THE
WASCALLY WABBIT HALF-MAWOTHON PRODUCES INHERENT RISKS, AND I ASSUME ALL THOSE
RISKS IN ORDER TO ENABLE THE RUN TO TAKE PLACE AND FOR ME TO PARTICIPATE IN IT.