Virtual Race Waiver section 1
I know that running in an event that is organized as a virtual activity where I run on my own, at a date and time of my choosing, in a location and running route of my choosing, which will not have any support or security measures in place by Greater Cleveland XC (GCXC) dba Sean T. Smith Memorial – Just A Short Run is a potentially hazardous activity, which could result in injury or death. I acknowledge that I am participating in the activity outlined by this virtual event by my own free will and at my own personal risk. I will not participate in a virtual event unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, and am in good health, and I am properly trained. I further agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for the prevention of the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and other communicable diseases, and I attest to having read the CDC’s guidance at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html. I attest that if my community has a shelter in place order, that I will only participate in the virtual event by using a personal treadmill, and I will not run outside in the community during the duration of a shelter in place order. I agree to follow all pedestrian safety ordinances including running on a sidewalk where available and not in the road. I agree to follow the rules of the road if no sidewalk or multi-use trail is available, and I will run against oncoming traffic and not with traffic.
I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in this virtual event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I having read the rules of the virtual race scheduled May 1, 2020 through October 11, 2020, including the terms in this waiver, the timeline of the virtual event, and agree to abide by them. I assume all risks to me associated with running on my own as part of this virtual activity, including but not limited to: falls, contact with other pedestrians, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road or trail, all such risks being known or unknown and appreciated by me when out running on my own without any type of support from local officials or event organizers.
VIRTUAL EVENT WAIVER OF LIABILITY. READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING.
Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry I, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my family, my successors, assignees, heirs, executors, and administrators forever waive, release and discharge any and all rights, causes of action whether in law, equity or otherwise, known or unknown, that I or any of them may have against the Sean T. Smith Memorial – Just A Short Run, Pro Bike + Run (“PB+R”), GCXC Race Timing & Management (GCXC), The County of Allegheny, sponsors of the Event, as well as any of their officers, directors, employees, volunteers, independent contractors, agents and/or representatives, successors and assigns, and the Road Runners Club of America, all event sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this virtual event, and waive my ability to bring any legal action against the entities outlined in this waiver as I am voluntarily electing to run on my own as part of this virtual event
In person Race Waiver Section 2.
I attest that I have read the rules of the race and agree to abide by them. I assume all risks associated with running in this event, including but not limited to: falls, physical contact with other participants, volunteers, race personnel, contract service providers, employees, and spectators including the potential the contraction of a communicable disease resulting from contact with other participants, volunteers, race personnel, contract service providers, employees, and spectators. I assume all risks including: the effects of the weather; high heat and/or humidity; freezing cold temperatures; traffic and the conditions of the road including surrounding terrain. I further agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for the prevention of the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and other communicable diseases, and I attest to having read the CDC’s guidance at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html. I assume all such risks being known, appreciated, and accepted by me.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY. READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING.
Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and inconsideration of your accepting my entry, I, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my family, my successors, assignees, heirs, executors, and administrators forever waive, release and discharge any and all rights, causes of action whether in law, equity or otherwise, known or unknown, that I or any of them may have against the Sean T. Smith – Memorial Just A Short Run, Pro Bike + Run (“PB+R”), GCXC Race Timing & Management (GCXC), The County of Allegheny, sponsors of the Event, as well as any of their officers, directors, employees, volunteers, independent contractors, agents and/or representatives, successors and assigns and the Road Runners Club of America, all event sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. In addition, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and/or other communicable diseases by participating in this event. I acknowledge that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 in connection with my participation in this event and personally assume this risk.
HEALTH & FITNESS:
I attest that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the completion of the Event and that a licensed medical doctor has certified my physical condition. I am aware of the dangers and precautions that must be taken when participating in an event of this nature. I will abide by the decision of any appointed event official or medical official relative to my ability to safely continue or complete the Event. I further assume and will pay my own medical and emergency expenses in case of an accident, illness or incapacity regardless of whether I have authorized such expenses.
STROLLERS, BIKES, & PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION:
Strollers and baby joggers are discouraged but are not banned from use in the Event. We feel that the use of strollers/baby joggers increases the potential for injury to event participants and children.
Under no circumstance should participants be allowed to participate on a scooter, roller/inline skates, skateboards, bikes, or other means of transportation (electric or otherwise not stated) in the Event.
ANIMALS, PETS, & SERVICE ANIMALS:
I understand that pets/animals of any kind are NOT allowed in the event nor will they be permitted in the Start/Finish areas. The only exception to this rule is in the event of authorized service animals. We encourage any participant using a service animal to contact the Event prior to event day. Event Directors reserve the right to ask if the dog is a service animal.
VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY:
I hereby grant permission to the Event and GCXC to use any photographs, recorded videos, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose including commercial advertising.
PERSONAL MUSIC PLAYERS:
The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this event. To enjoy all that our event has to offer and for the safety of all participants, The Event encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the Event.
We believe your event experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the event has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on the course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line.
Runner safety has always been and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the event personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for everyone. personal music players are
I give permission to the Sean T. Smith Memorial - Just A Short Run, GCXC to send me emails with information about the Event, Additionally, I give permission to GCXC to add me to their bi-weekly newsletter which will provide information on other events, products, and special event discounts. I acknowledge that I can unsubscribe from this newsletter at any time.
I understand that this event does not provide refunds should the Event be unable to be staged or is canceled before or during the event--for any reason. Nor is the participant entitled to a refund should they no longer desire to run in the Event for personal, health or other reasons disclosed or not disclosed to the Event. I acknowledge and agree that Event Producer, in its sole discretion, may delay, modify, or cancel the Event for any reason, including if it believes the conditions on the race day are unsafe. In the event the Event is delayed, modified, or cancelled, including but not limited to acts of God or the elements (including without limitation, wind, rough water, rain, hail, hurricane, tornado, earthquake), acts of terrorism, fire, threatened or actual strike, labor difficulty, work stoppage, insurrection, war, public disaster, flood, unavoidable casualty, race course conditions, or any other cause beyond the control of Event Producer, there shall be no refund of entry fee or any other costs incurred in connection with the Event.
Awards will be given out at the discretion of the Event Director. In the event that an award winner is unable to be present for the awards ceremony to receive their prize, then the awardee waives and releases the Event from any obligation to mail, ship, or otherwise present/send the award to the award winner. Please contact the Event to work out the best method of receiving your award.
IF ATHLETE IS UNDER AGE 18:
The signature certifies that my son/daughter has my permission to participate in the Event. The signature has read the foregoing RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT (above) and by signing intentionally and voluntarily agrees to its terms and conditions. The signature further certifies that my son/daughter is in good physical condition and is able to safely participate in the Event. I hereby authorize medical treatment for him/her and grant access to my child’s medical records as necessary.
I have read this waiver in its entirety and understand it. Knowing these facts, and in consideration of the Event’s accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, have given up substantial rights by signing this release and sign below voluntarily.