Waiver of Liability: In consideration of your accepting this entry, I, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my heirs, executers and administrators, waive and release any and all claims for damages, demands, actions and causes of actions against Winter Haven Optimists Club, FITniche, Inc.; FITniche Events, Inc.; the city, county and all associated municipalities in which the event takes place; and their affiliates, subsidiaries, officials, representatives, employees, successors and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by me in this event. I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the competition of this event. Further, I hereby grant full permission for the free use of my name and/or any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.
COVID... We will be monitoring current CDC Local, State and Federal COVID Guidelines as we get closer to race date. Please watch our social media outlets and your emails for events specific details. If we can not hold an actual event due to social distancing, we will turn all registered runners into a virtual option.
WEATHER... Weather may be a factor on race day. We will make all attempts to hold the race rain or shine, however, the safety of all runners, event staff, volunteers and equipment is very important. In case of inclement weather including lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes, we may postpone the race for a few minutes to a few hours depending on circumstances. If we have to cancel, we will turn all registered runners into a virtual option.
REFUNDS... No Refunds will be given for this race.
I know that running a road 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 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 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 and that a licensed Medical Doctor has verified my physical condition.
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 and/ 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.
As it applies to my participation in this race, I agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s recommendations for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and attest to having read the CDC’s guidance at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html. I also agree to abide by any COVID-19 distancing and other safety guidelines issued by the state, the community or by this race for my participation in this race.
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.
This event follows the standard running industry policy: All entry fees are non-refundable. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel the event due to circumstances beyond our control such as a natural disaster or emergency or as required to protect the safety of participants and staff. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances. We reserve 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.