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GROUNDHOG RUN HAS MOVED TO A VIRTUAL EVENT
The challenges of 2020 have affected races and runners across the country in different ways. Like many races in our community, we have made the difficult decision to move Groundhog Run to a completely virtual event. While the 2021 event will look different than any other Groundhog Run in our 39-year history, we are thrilled to partner with Genesis Health Clubs to ensure Groundhog Run continues to be one of Kansas City’s most unique charitable events!
If you have already registered for Groundhog Run on or before 10/20/2022 you may make changes to your registration below. We are incredibly excited for the reimagined Groundhog Run Virtual Challenge and hope you will join us in supporting children with rare and complex disabilities reach their greatest levels of success today and into the future.
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Join us for one of the most unique virtual challenges in the Kansas City community - Groundhog Run! With the risks associated with COVID-19, Groundhog Run is going virtual to protect the health and safety of the thousands of runners who join us each year to support children with rare and complex disabilities. Alongside our Presenting Sponsor Hunt Midwest and partners at Genesis Health Clubs we are excited to bring you a virtual challenge unlike any other from January 1 - January 31 with exciting weekly challenges inspired by the children served at Ability KC!
As a condition for participation in this event, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, waives, releases, discharges and covenants NOT TO SUE the following: (1) KC Running Company, Hunt Midwest Enterprises, Inc., Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development, Inc., Ability KC, or its Managing Board, and all sponsors, and any of their subsidiaries, associated companies, agents, or employees; and (2) race officials and volunteers, and any of their representatives, successors or assigns (the “Released Parties”). This waiver, release, discharge, and covenant encompasses any and all claims of liability for death or damage and for any and all injuries to me or my property arising out of or in connection with this event (the “Release and Waiver”). The Release and Waiver extends to all claims of any kind or nature, whether foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown, against any Released Party.
No refunds or runner substitutions will be allowed. Race officials have the authority to remove anyone from the race, including, but not limited to, those using the following: baby strollers of any kind (including jogging or running strollers) or rollerblades. Also, runners are not allowed to be accompanied by dogs and/or using or possessing alcoholic beverages or other controlled substances. Your canceled check or credit card statement will serve as your proof of registration. If a participant is switching from 5K to 10K, the additional $5 charge will be due at at the time of registration change. All participants must be 8 years of age or older on the day of the event. Finally, by accepting this waiver you authorize the use of photographs or video taken during the event in promotional materials.
All attendees, runners, sponsors and volunteers of Ability KC’s Groundhog Run are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Groundhog Run organizers and Ability KC staff will enforce this code before, after and throughout the event for all matters regarding Ability KC’s Groundhog Run. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.Ability KC’s Groundhog Run is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for attendees, runners, sponsors and volunteers regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Attendees, runners, sponsors or volunteers violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from Groundhog Run without a refund at the discretion of the race organizers.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, Groundhog Run organizers or Ability KC staff may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from Groundhog Run without a refund.
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