All participants are required to agree to the following waiver in advance of attending team runs. When you RSVP on the team Meetup site, you will be prompted to answer “yes” that you agree to the waiver below.
Dashing Whippets Running Team Membership Waiver of Liability
I agree that I, am a member of Dashing Whippets Running Team, Inc. (hereinafter “the club”), and I know that running in and volunteering for organized group runs, social events, and races associated with the club are potentially hazardous activities that could cause injury or death. I will not participate in any club organized events, group training runs or social events unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature (which may be electronic), I certify that I am medically able to perform all activities associated with the club, am in good health, and am properly trained.
I agree to abide by all rules established by the club, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I have read the rules of the club and agree to abide by them. I assume all risks associated with being a member of the club and participating in all club activities, which may include but no limited to: falls, physical contact with other participants/members, volunteers, race personnel, contract service providers, employees, and spectators including the potential the contraction of a communicable disease resulting from contact with other participants/members, volunteers, race personnel, contract service providers, employees, and spectators. I assume all risks including: the effects of the weather; high heat and/or humidity; freezing cold temperatures; traffic and the conditions of the road including surrounding terrain. I further agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) and all state and local government 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. I understand that bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers/strollers, roller skates or inline skates, animals, and personal music players are not allowed in club organized runs or events, and I will abide by all rules of the club. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my membership, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Dashing Whippets Running Team, Inc., the Road Runners Club of America, USATF, all club sponsors, officers and directors and all of their collective representatives and successors (collectively, the “Representatives”) from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in the club activities, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or organizations named in this waiver.
In addition, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and/or other communicable diseases by participating in any activities associated with the club. I acknowledge that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 in connection with my participation in any club activities, and personally assume this risk. I grant permission to all of the foregoing Representatives to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of the club for any legitimate purposes.
I understand that the club does not provide for refunds in the event of cancellations of services, and by agreeing to this waiver, I consent that I am not entitled to a refund if the any club activities including events are cancelled.