ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK, RELEASE OF LIABILITY/WAIVER
I understand that by registering electronically, I accept and agree to the waiver and release agreement presented in the online registration and that this document includes a release of liability and waiver of legal rights that deprive me of the right to sue certain parties. By agreeing electronically, I acknowledge that I have read and understand the release agreement presented to me as part of the online registration process.
I understand that participation in the Horsetooth Tri Training Open Water Swim, Swim Clinic, and/or 5k (hereinafter HTTS) and associated activities is a potentially hazardous endeavor, carrying with it the potential for serious injury or death. Being fully aware that these activities involve risk, I accept all the risks associated with participating in HTTS activities, even if they are created by the carelessness or negligence of a released party or anyone else. (Released parties as used in this document includes the event holders, race director, sponsors, volunteers, organizers, Green Events LLC, Green Events Inc., MP Multisport, City of Fort Collins, Larimer County, Horsetooth Reservoir, Horsetooth Mountain Park, its owners, officers, directors, stock-holders, managers, employees, associates, agents, representatives, and assigns). Risks include, but are not limited to physical exertion, wet and uneven surface conditions, temperature extremes, exposure, dehydration, and all other potential damages associated with personal injury sustained during HTTS activities. I fully release, discharge and waive any Claims I may have, now or in the future against all released parties, even if Claims are based on the carelessness or negligence of a released party or anyone else. Claims as used in this document means any and all liabilities, claims, demands, legal actions, and rights of action for damages, personal injury or death that are related to or in any way connected with participation in HTTS activities.). I agree not to sue released parties for Claims, even if the Claims arise from the carelessness or negligence of a released party or anyone else. I agree to indemnify (reimburse for any loss) and hold harmless each released party from any loss or liability (including any reasonable attorney fees they may incur) in defending any Claim made by me or anyone making a Claim on my behalf, even if the Claim is alleged to or did result from the carelessness or negligence of a released party or anyone else. I am aware that there is no obligation for any person to provide me with medical care during HTTS activities. If medical care is rendered to me, I consent to that care if I am unable to give my consent for any reason at the time that the care is rendered. I am aware that it is advisable to consult a physician prior to participating in HTTS activities. If I have consulted one, I have taken the physicians advice. I agree to abide by any decision of any race official relative to my ability to safely complete the event.
I hereby grant permission to HTTS, Green Events LLC, Green Events Inc., MP Multisport, and event sponsors to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any record of this event for legitimate purposes. I agree to abide by the rules of this race as stated in all official race information. I understand and intend that this document act as the broadest and most inclusive assumption of risk, waiver, release of liability, agreement not to sue and indemnify as permitted by the laws of the State of Colorado.
I understand there are no refunds. I understand that this event does not provide for refunds in the event of a cancellation, and by signing this waiver, I consent that I am not entitled to a refund if the event is cancelled before or during the event.
If the participant is under the age of 18, the parent agrees to the following statements: as a parent or guardian of the participant, I authorize the child to participate in HTTS activities. I also join in the statements and agreements made by the released parties in this document. I also agree that, in the event the participant or anyone acting on his or her behalf should make any Claims, I will provide the indemnity and hold harmless the released party as set forth above.
USA TRIATHLON: WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
IN CONSIDERATION of USA Triathlon (“USAT”) allowing me to participate in any USAT sanctioned event (the “Event” or “Events”) as either a member of USAT or through the issuance of a single event license or permit; I, for myself, and on behalf of my spouse, children, parents, guardians, heirs and next of kin, and any legal and personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, hereby agree to and make the following contractual representations pursuant to this Waiver and Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement (the “Agreement”);
1. I hereby represent that (i) I am in good health and in proper physical condition to participate in the Event; and (ii) I am not under the
influence of alcohol or any illicit or prescription drugs which would in any way impair my ability to safely participate in the Event. I agree
that it is my sole responsibility to determine whether I am sufficiently fit and healthy enough to participate in the Event.
2. I understand and acknowledge the physical and mental rigors associated with triathlon, duathlon, or other multi-sport events, and realize that running, bicycling, swimming and other portions of such Events are inherently dangerous and represent an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits. I understand that participation involves risks and dangers which include, without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury, sickness and disease, permanent disability, paralysis and loss of life; loss of or damage to equipment/property; exposure to extreme conditions and circumstances; accidents, contact or collision with other participants, spectators, vehicles or other natural or manmade objects; dangers arising from adverse weather conditions; imperfect course conditions; water, road and surface hazards; equipment failure; inadequate safety measures; participants of varying skill levels; situations beyond the immediate control of the Event Organizers; and other undefined risks and dangers which may not be readily foreseeable or are presently unknown (“Risks”). 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 Event, or the acts, inaction or negligence 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 in the Event.
3. I agree to be familiar with and to abide by the Rules and Regulations established for the Event, including but not limited to the Competitive Rules adopted by USAT and the Guide to Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods of Doping adopted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency. I also accept sole responsibility for my own conduct and actions while participating in the Event, and the condition and adequacy of my equipment.
4. I hereby Release, Waive and Covenant Not to Sue, and further agree to Indemnify, Defend and Hold Harmless the following parties: USAT, the Event Owners, Organizers and Promoters, Race Directors, Sponsors, Advertisers, Host Cities, United States Olympic Committee (USOC), Local Organizing Committees, Venues and Property Owners upon which the Event takes place, Law Enforcement Agencies and other Public Entities providing support for the Event, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, officers, directors, partners, shareholders, members, agents, employees and volunteers (Individually and Collectively, the “Released Parties” or “Event Organizers”), with respect to any liability, claim(s), demand(s), cause(s) of action, damage(s), loss or expense (including court costs and reasonable attorneys fees) of any kind or nature (“Liability”) which may arise out of, result from, or relate to my participation in the Event, including claims for Liability caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Released Parties. I further agree that if, despite this Agreement, I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim for
Liability against any of the Released Parties, I will indemnify, defend and hold harmless each of the Released Parties from any such Liability which any may be incurred as the result of such claim.
I hereby warrant that I have read this Agreement carefully, understand its terms and conditions, acknowledge that I will be giving up substantial legal rights by signing it (including the rights of the minor, my spouse, children, parents, guardians, heirs and next of kin, and any legal and personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns), acknowledge that I have signed this Agreement freely and voluntarily, 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. This Agreement represents the complete understanding between the parties regarding these issues and no oral representations, statements or inducements have been made apart from this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Parental Consent (required if the participant is less than 18 years of age) As the Parent and/or Legal Guardian to the minor identified above, I hereby accept and agree to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement on behalf of the minor in connection with the minor’s participation in the Event(s). If, despite this Agreement, I, or anyone on the minor’s behalf, makes a claim for Liability against any of the Released Parties, I will indemnify, defend and hold harmless each of the Released Parties from any such Liabilities which any may be incurred as the result of such claim.
WAIVER: I, the undersigned participant (and my parent or guardian if I am younger than 18 years of age), intending to be legally bound, do hereby forever release and waive any and all rights, claims, and actions for damages that we, our heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns may have, or that may hereafter accrue against any and all persons, organizations, and other entities associated with the event, including, but not limited to Race Entry, Green Events, sponsors, affiliates, volunteers, Open Water Swim & Run Series, and individual Open Water Swim & Run Series organizers, arising out of or in connection with my involvement before, during, or after the event.
I verify that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate in this event and I assume the risks involved in this activity. I further attest that I will be mindful of traffic along the race course, and hold said sponsors and organizers blameless in any harm that may happen.
I also acknowledge understanding that the charge to my card will show up as Race Entry. I acknowledge that the online processing fees and charitable donations are non-refundable. I also acknowledge that any charitable donations will have 4.97% withheld from the donation to pay credit card and administrative costs.
Race Entry and its partner Green Events shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages including, but not limited to, loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible loses. Race Entry and its partner Green Events does not guarantee the completeness or accuracy of any information contained in, or provided in conjunction with the http://www.raceentry.com website. Race Entry and its partner Green Events is not responsible for any omissions or inaccuracies, or for the results obtained from this information.
Race Entry and its partner Green Events facilitates registration for various events, some of which allow participants under the age of thirteen (13). We require a submission of birth date for all registration entries. For children under the age of thirteen (13), parental or guardian consent is required.
You agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Utah, USA, will apply to all matters relating to this Agreement and Waiver. You irrevocably consent that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Race Entry and its partner Green Events relating to this Agreement and Waiver resides in the courts of Utah, and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of Utah in conjunction with any such dispute including any claim involving Race Entry and its partner Green Events.