Terms and Conditions - General Waiver
By indicating your acceptance, you understand, agree, warrant and covenant as follows: I know that participating in an online format trail running series event as an activity where I run on my own, at a date and time of my choosing, in a location which will not have any support by the Race Organiser (Couch to the Summit), and the series sponsors, is a potentially hazardous activity, including but not limited to: falls, contact with other pedestrians, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road or trail, all such risks being known or unknown and appreciated by me when out running on my own without any type of support from local officials or event organizers, which could result in injury or death.
I acknowledge that I am participating in the activity outlined by this event by my own free will and at my own personal risk. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT EVENTS MAY BE HELD OVER PUBLIC ROADS AND PARKS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DURING THE EVENT AND UPON WHICH HAZARDS ARE TO BE EXPECTED. PARTICIPATION CARRIES WITH IT CERTAIN INHERENT RISKS THAT CANNOT BE ELIMINATED COMPLETELY RANGING FROM MINOR INJURIES TO CATASTROPHIC INJURIES INCLUDING DEATH.
I will assume my own medical and emergency expenses in the event of an accident or other incapacity or injury resulting from or occurring in my participation. I agree that I will check the weather conditions prior to undertaking any of the series courses, and I have done sufficient research on the courses to attempt them within my level of ability. I also accept that the race organiser, or its sponsors, are not responsible for getting you home safely upon participation during, or after completing, any of the race courses. I accept it is my responsibility to undertake sufficient research on route navigation and I release the race organiser and the sponsors from any claim, even if negligent, for the directions relating to the courses, including start locations, the race route, and returning following completion of the race courses. I attest that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained for this strenuous competition and I will not participate in the event unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, and am in good health, and I am properly trained.
I accept that the course may be marked as "Open" by the Race Organiser, but I will take safety into my own hands and do my own prior research before attempting any of the courses on offer. If the weather conditions become unsafe, or beyond my level of comfort, and/or experience, I agree that I will turn back and not continue on. If I do turn back, or I do carry on, I am choosing to do so of my own volition, and I give up any right to sue or make claim against the parties I am releasing. I agree to follow all pedestrian safety ordinances including running on a sidewalk where available and not in the road. I agree to follow the rules of the road if no sidewalk or multi-use trail is available, and I will run against oncoming traffic and not with traffic. By accepting this waiver, I intend to be legally bound, and do hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, forever waive, release and give up any and all claims, demands, liability, damages, costs and expenses of any kind whatsoever, including personal injuries to me or wrongful death against, Couch to the Summit, sponsors and heirs, which may arise from my participation in the Vancouver Vertical KM series, or while traveling to or from the event, even if caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other fault of the parties or person or persons I am hereby releasing.
I FULLY UNDERSTAND I AM FOREVER GIVING UP IN ADVANCE ANY RIGHT TO SUE OR MAKE ANY CLAIM AGAINST THE PARTIES I AM RELEASING IF I SUFFER SUCH INJURIES AND DAMAGES EVEN THOUGH I DO NOT KNOW WHAT OR HOW EXTENSIVE THOSE INJURIES AND DAMAGES MIGHT BE AND AM VOLUNTARILY ASSUMING THE RISK OF SUCH INJURIES AND DAMAGES. I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IN CONSIDERATION OF BEING PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT, I AND ANY REGISTERED PARTY, THE HEIRS, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS OF YOU OR THE REGISTERED PARTY DO HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE COUCH TO THE SUMMIT, OR ANY SPONSORS, FOR ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT BY YOU OR ANY REGISTERED PARTY.
I agree to abide by any decision of the race organiser relating to the opening or closing of courses, acceptance or refusal of submitted times, and attempts on the courses. I attest that I having read the rules of the race series and agree to abide by them. I accept to release claim to the race organiser, or its sponsors, if I dispute the decisions of the race organisers relating to attempts, times, rankings, and prizes. I release the rights of any and all photographic material, motion picture, video tape, recordings and/or computer information organizers may wish to release for this event without obligation to me. BY INDICATING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT AND WAIVER, YOU ARE AFFIRMING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND WAIVER AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE SIGNING THE AGREEMENT AND WAIVER FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY AND INTEND BY YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.
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