Forest Park Firefighters 5K
RUN/WALK EVENT WAIVER AND RELEASE
The “Forest Park Firefighters 5K” is a run/walk benefiting various charities, foundations and organizations supported by the Forest Park Firefighters Local 2753. Please carefully read the warning of risk below. This waiver must be read and signed by all participants. Please contact the Race Director with any questions or specific concerns not addresses below. WARNING OF RISK AND WAIVER You are solely responsible for determining if you or your minor child/ward is physically fit and/or adequately skilled for road race participation. It is always advisable, especially if the participant is pregnant, disabled in any way or recently suffered an illness, injury or impairment, to consult a physician before undertaking any physical activity. You are also solely responsible for selecting and wearing personal protective equipment. Please recognize that roadways are maintained and intended for motor vehicle use and not pedestrian use. Therefore, surface irregularities and other hazards that do not pose safety risks to motor vehicles, may pose risks to joggers and walkers. Prior to the event, all participants should familiarize themselves with the event route, paying close attention to surface irregularities and other potential dangers. Participants should also familiarize themselves with traffic patterns, check points, and all first aid and water stations. Most important, remember that this is a voluntary recreational activity. Never compromise your safety in the name of competition.
WARNING OF RISK
Running and power walking are intended to challenge and engage the physical, mental and emotional resources of each participant. However, despite careful and proper preparation, instruction, medical advice, conditioning and equipment, there is still a risk of serious injury, including death. Understandably, not all hazards and dangers can be foreseen. The very nature of road racing is hazardous and risky, including but not limited to overexertion, dehydration, slip and falls, collisions with other participants, the effects of weather, dangerous conditions of the road, being struck by a vehicle or bicycle, lack of good physical conditioning, poor training technique, and all other circumstances inherent in running/walking events. In this regard, it must be recognized that it is impossible for the Forest Park Firefighters Local 2753, the Village of Forest Park, Concordia Cemetery and the Park District of Forest Park to guarantee absolute safety.
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up and participating in this event, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with this event. As a participant in the Forest Park Firefighters 5K, I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in this event, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with this event. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims I or my minor child/ward may have (or accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of participating in this event against the Forest Park Firefighters Local 2753, the Village of Forest Park, Concordia Cemetery and the Park District of Forest Park, including its respective officials, agents, volunteers and employees (hereinafter collectively referred as “Event Sponsors”). I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the Event Sponsors from any and all claims for injuries, including death, damages or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with this event. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend the Event Sponsors from any and all claims resulting from injuries, including death, damages, and losses sustained by me or my minor child/ward and arising out of, in connection with, or in any way associated with the activities of this event. This agreement shall be governed by the State of Illinois. RIGHT TO CANCEL, POSTPONE OR ALTER THE EVENT I am aware that the Park District of Forest Park, the Village of Forest Park, Concordia Cemetery and the Forest Park Firefighters reserve the right to cancel, postpone, or alter the event, and the Event Sponsors assume no liability in the case of any said cancellation, alteration or postponement of the event. PHOTO/VIDEO AUTORIZATION, CONSENT AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS Further, I hereby authorize and give my consent to the Event Sponsors to photograph/video myself and my child/ward and without limitation, to use such photographs/video in connection with promoting/advertising the services, programs and facilities of the Park District of Forest Park, the Village of Forest Park, Concordia Cemetery, and the Forest Park Firefighters Local 2753, but not limited to, the Park District of Forest Park, the Village of Forest Park, Concordia Cemetery, and the Forest Park Firefighters Local 2753 websites and sponsored social media sites, without consideration of any kind. Such productions may be copied, copyrighted, edited, and distributed by the Park District of Forest Park, the Village of Forest Park, Concordia Cemetery, and the Forest Park Firefighters Local 2753 in the manner described above. I understand that my own or my child’s/wards’ name, likeness, or voice may be used in the manner described above, and grant Event Sponsors the right to use and reuse, in any manner at all, video, motion picture, audio recording, Web page, or still photograph productions, and broadcasts as described above. I hereby forever release and discharge the Event Sponsors from any and all claims, actions and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of said video, motion picture, audio recording, Web page, or still photograph, including without limitation, any and all claims of privacy and libel. This shall inure to the benefits of the assigns, licenses and legal representatives of Event Sponsors as well as the party(ies) for whom the Event Sponsors took the video, motion picture, audio recording, Web page, or still photograph. I have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, assumption of risk and waiver and release of all claims. If registering on-line or via fax, my on-line or facsimile signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature.