WAIVER OF LIABILITY. READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING.
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 4th Annual 5K Stride – (the "Event"), it’s staff and vendors, Pro Bike + Run (“PB+R”), GCXC Race Timing & Management (GCXC), Second Sole (Mentor), Hancock County, sponsors of the Event, as well as any of their officers, directors, employees, volunteers, independent contractors, agents and/or representatives, successors and assigns for claims for damage or liabilities of any kind including any and all injuries, illness or other harm suffered by me in or as a result of the Event even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.
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 give permission to Event, PB+R and GCXC, Second Sole (Mentor) to send me emails with information about the Event, Additionally, I give additional permission to PB+R and GCXC, Second Sole (Mentor) 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.
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.
I give permission to PB+R and GCXC, Second Sole (Mentor) to send me emails with information about the Event, Additionally, I give permission to PB+R and GCXC, Second Sole (Mentor) 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.
The Event/Event Director reserves the right to cancel the event and shall not be liable for any actual or consequential damages. Any refunds that are authorized are done so at the sole discretion of the Event Director.
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.