In consideration of the Richmond SPCA permitting me to participate in the Dog Jog and/or 5K Run and/or "Little Paws" Fun Run activities (collectively, the Event), I hereby waive, release, and discharge for myself, my heirs, personal representatives, and assigns any and all rights, liability, causes of action and claims that may now or hereafter accrue to me or which I may now or hereafter assert against the City of Richmond, the Richmond Road Runners Club, RunSignup.com, the event’s sponsors, the Richmond SPCA, or any of their officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, successors, and assigns for personal injury and/or property damage that I or my animal may suffer or sustain as a result of participation in the Event. I understand the Richmond SPCA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse entry of any animal or person based on safety or other concerns.
I know that participating in a road race is a potentially-hazardous activity. I should not enter and run, walk or jog unless I and my animal are medically able to do so and sufficiently trained.
I understand that there may be increased risk that I or my animal will be exposed to and/or contract COVID-19 by virtue of participation in a road race and that there are health risks and dangers associated with the transmission of COVID-19. I assume all risks associated with participating in this event including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants and other animals, including exposure to and/or contracting COVID-19, the effects of weather, traffic, and course conditions and waive any and all claims which I might have based on any of those and other risks typically found in participating in a road race. I acknowledge all such risks are known and understood by me.
I agree to abide by all decisions of any race official relative to my and my animal’s ability to safely complete the run. I certify as a material condition to my being permitted to enter this race that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained for the completion of this event. If I am participating with my animal, then I also certify that he or she is physically fit and sufficiently trained for the completion of the event.
I agree to abide by the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and attest to having read the CDC’s guidance. I also agree to abide by any COVID-19 distancing and other safety guidelines issued by the state, the community or by the Richmond SPCA or event organizers for my participation in this race. However, I understand that COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease and that my compliance, the compliance of other participants in the race and the compliance of the Richmond SPCA and event organizers with any such COVID-19 distancing or other safety guidelines cannot guarantee that there will be no risk of exposure to or contracting COVID-19. I understand that there may be heightened risk of exposure to COVID-19 to the extent that other participants fail to comply with any such COVID-19 distancing or other safety guidelines. I also understand that monitoring and maintaining any COVID-19 distancing guidelines may be difficult given the nature of the Event, especially to the extent the Event involves young children.
In the event of an illness, injury or medical emergency arising during the Event, I hereby authorize and give my consent to the Richmond SPCA and event organizers to secure from any medical professional or emergency medical technician or hospital or clinic any treatment deemed necessary for my immediate care or the immediate care of my animal. I agree that I will be fully responsible for payment of any and all medical services and treatment rendered to me or my animal, including, but not limited to, medical transport, medications, treatment and hospitalization.
I understand the Dog Jog allows only one animal per person and that all animals must wear ID tags, be on a leash (no flex leashes permitted), socialize well with other dogs and people, be current on rabies vaccinations, be at least 6 months of age and not be in heat. I understand no animals are permitted in the 5K and that if I am participating in both the 5K and the Dog Jog, I will have someone else care for my animal while I participate in the 5K.
This event follows the standard running industry policy: All entry fees are non-refundable. The Richmond SPCA reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event due to circumstances beyond its control, such as a natural disaster or emergency, or as required to protect the safety of participants, animals, staff, volunteers, sponsors and the public. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances. The Richmond SPCA reserves the right to change the details of the Event without prior notice. I understand that my entry fee is nonrefundable and bib numbers are non transferable.
By submitting this entry, I acknowledge (or a parent or adult guardian for all children under 18 years) having read and agreed to the above release and waiver including the no refund policy.