THIS IS A TWO-PART WAIVER FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE 2024 SWAMP FOREST TRAIL RUN -- PART 1 IS THE GENERAL WAIVER FOR THE RACE, PART 2 IS THE COVID-19 WAIVER
(Read Both Parts Carefully Before Signing)
In consideration of you accepting this entry, I, the participant, intending to be legally bound do hereby waive and forever release any and all right and claims for damages or injuries that I may have against the Event Directors and all their agents and volunteers, RunSignup.com and all its agents, Gulf Winds Track Club (“GWTC”) and all its representatives, agents and volunteers, Road Runners Club of America (“RRCA”) and all of its agents assisting with the event, all sponsors and their representatives, volunteers and employees for any and all injuries to me or my personal property. This release includes all injuries and/or damages suffered by me before, during or after the event. I recognize, intend and understand that this release is binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, or assignees.
I know that running a race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able to do so and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, 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 running a 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 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..
In the event of an illness, injury or medical emergency arising during the event I hereby authorize and give my consent to the Event Director to secure from any accredited hospital, clinic or physician any treatment deemed necessary for my immediate care. I agree that I will be fully responsible for payment of any and all medical services and treatment rendered to me including but not limited to medical transport, medications, treatment and hospitalization.
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.
Further, I grant permission to all the foregoing to use my name, voice and images of myself in any photographs, motion pictures, results, publications or any other print, videographic or electronic recording of this event for legitimate purposes.
INFORMED CONSENT AND WAVIER OF LIABILITY
The novel coronavirus, Coronavirus/COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. Coronavirus/COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. Federal authorities and the State of Florida recommend social distancing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. The 2024 SWAMP FOREST TRAIL RUN organizers have taken recognized efforts and preventative measures, including adherence to RRCA racing guidelines, to reduce the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19; however neither the organizers of the 2024 SWAMP FOREST TRAIL RUN, nor the members of GWTC can guarantee that you or your minor child(ren) will be 100% safe from airborne illnesses such as Coronavirus/COVID-19 or colds and flu while participating in the 2024 SWAMP FOREST TRAIL RUN.
By signing this agreement, either in writing or electronically, including email confirmation of consent, I acknowledge the contagious nature of Coronavirus/COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my minor child(ren) and I may be exposed to, or infected by COVID-19 while participating in the 2024 SWAMP FOREST TRAIL RUN, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by Coronavirus/COVID-19 while participating in the 2024 SWAMP FOREST TRAIL RUN may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, the 2024 SWAMP FOREST TRAIL RUN, volunteers, race participants and their families.
I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my minor child(ren) or myself including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, death, illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my minor child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with participation in the 2024 SWAMP FOREST TRAIL RUN. On my behalf, and on behalf of my minor child(ren)s, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless: 2024 SWAMP FOREST TRAIL RUN, the Gulf Winds Track Club, and RRCA (“releasees”), and each of these entities’ officers, employees, agents, and representatives, of and from any and all Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of any of the aforementioned releases, whether a Coronavirus/COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the 2024 SWAMP FOREST TRAIL RUN.
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.
By indicating my consent via email confirmation or signing below I certify that: (1) I am the Parent/Guardian of the Child participant(s) listed on this document (including email) or I am an adult participant over 18 years of age; (2) I have fully read and understand the above terms and conditions and they apply to Child participant(s) and myself; (3) I understand that I am waiving important legal rights to recover damages for injury and/or property damage; (4) I agree I have been encouraged to seek the advice of my own attorney prior to signing this agreement; (5) I have read and voluntarily signed this agreement; and (6) no oral representations, statements or inducements apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made.
NOTICE TO THE MINOR CHILD’S NATURAL GUARDIAN
READ THIS FORM COMPLETELY AND CAREFULLY. YOU ARE AGREEING TO LET YOUR MINOR CHILD ENGAGE IN A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITY. YOU ARE AGREEING THAT, EVEN IF THE 2023 SWAMP FOREST TRAIL RUN USES REASONABLE CARE IN PROVIDING THIS ACTIVITY, THERE IS A CHANCE YOUR CHILD MAY BE SERIOUSLY INJURED OR KILLED BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS ACTIVITY BECAUSE THERE ARE CERTAIN DANGERS INHERENT IN THE ACTIVITY WHICH CANNOT BE AVOIDED OR ELIMINATED. BY SIGNING THIS FORM YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR CHILD’S RIGHT AND YOUR RIGHT TO RECOVER FROM THE ABOVE NAMED RELEASEES IN A LAWSUIT FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, TO YOUR CHILD OR ANY PROPERTY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM THE RISKS THAT ARE A NATURAL PART OF THE ACTIVITY. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO SIGN THIS FORM, AND THE 2024 SWAMP FOREST TRAIL RUN HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO LET YOUR CHILD PARTICIPATE IF YOU DO NOT SIGN THIS FORM.
(By indicating my consent to participate by reply email and/or checkbox registration, I understand that I am intending my response to serve as my electronic signature and that such response indicates my intent to authenticate this Informed Consent and Waiver of Liability).