ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE
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I understand and acknowledge that participation in an athletic event like the Snow Joke Half Marathon exposes me to unpredictable hazards and possible injury. I accept those risks and release the race organizers, as well as the other “Released Parties” described below, from any potential liability arising from my participation.
As a condition of my participation in the Snow Joke Half Marathon (“Snow Joke”), I RELEASE—for myself and my heirs, executors, personal representatives, administrators, legal representatives, assigns and successors in interest—the Snow Joke Half Marathon, Big Sky Orogenic Racing and Events (BSORE), Independent Publishing, Inc., USA Track and Field, Inc., the Seeley Lake Elementary School, Missoula County and all other promoters, sponsors, organizers and volunteers of the Snow Joke, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders and/or members, agents and employees of each (collectively “Released Parties”) from any and all rights, claims or liability for damage for any and all injuries to me, my child, my successors and assigns, or my property arising out of or in connection with my participation in the Snow Joke, including acts of God. I further agree that I WILL DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the Released Parties against all claims, demands and causes of action, including court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees, directly or indirectly arising from any action or other proceeding brought by or prosecuted contrary to this Agreement for the benefit of me or my child. This Agreement extends to all claims and injuries of every kind and nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown.
I FULLY ASSUME THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH MY PARTICIPATION IN THE SNOW JOKE. I understand and acknowledge the risks and dangers associated with participation in the Snow Joke and related activities, including without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury, permanent disability, paralysis and loss of life; loss of or damage to personal property; exposure to extreme conditions and circumstances; impact with other participants, spectators, animals or other natural or manmade objects, hazards arising from adverse weather conditions; imperfect course conditions; land, water and surface hazards; equipment failure; inadequate safety measures; automobile traffic, and participants of varying skill levels. I recognize the potential for unforeseeable situations beyond the immediate control of the Released Parties; and other undefined, presently unknown risks and dangers. I understand that these risks may be caused in whole or in part by my own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the , or the negligent acts or omissions of the Released Parties defined below, and I hereby expressly assume all such risks and responsibility for any damages, liabilities, losses or expenses which I incur as a result of my participation.
I consent to emergency medical care and transportation in order to obtain treatment in case of injury. This Assumption and Waiver extends to any liability arising out of, or in any way connected with, the medical treatment and transportation provided in the event of an emergency.
I agree to abide by all the rules established for the Snow Joke, including but not limited to any rules adopted by USA Track & Field, any anti-doping rules as established by the appropriate entity, and any safety regulations established for the benefit of all participants. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the race and disqualify me or remove me from the course, which decision is at the sole discretion of the race official.
I understand and acknowledge that race organizers may dismiss, without refund, anyone whose behavior endangers safety or negatively affects the event. I accept sole responsibility for my own conduct and actions while participating in the Snow Joke, and the condition and adequacy of my clothing and equipment.
I agree that neither BSORE, Seeley Lake Elementary School nor any other of the Released Parties is responsible for any personal items or property that are lost or stolen at or during the Snow Joke.
I understand that if the Snow Joke is canceled because of weather conditions, fire, drought, acts of God, or other circumstances beyond the control of run management, my entry fee may not be refunded.
I hereby grant BSORE license to use my name, likeness, image, photograph, voice, video, athletic performance, biographical and other information in any media platform or format whatsoever, and to distribute, broadcast and exhibit these without charge, restriction or liability, for the purposes of advertising or promoting the Snow Joke. I understand and acknowledge that any and all photographs, motion pictures, recordings or other documentary archives of the Snow Joke created by BSORE and its agents are the sole property of BSORE and its agents.
PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST SIGN FOR MINOR. I hereby warrant that I (or my parent, natural guardian, or legal guardian, if I am under the age of 18) am of legal age and competent to enter into this Agreement and that I understand its terms and conditions. I acknowledge that I have accepted this Agreement without any inducement, assurance or guarantee, and intend for my signature to serve as confirmation of my complete and unconditional acceptance of the terms, conditions and provisions of this Agreement. I certify by my signature that the information I have provided on this registration form is accurate.
My online signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature.