VHTRC Event Waiver

Adopted: August 20, 2014

This is the waiver including the club statement of medical policy that is the standard waiver for all VHTRC events.

In consideration of my participation in the Event Name and intending to be legally bound, I do hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release forever any and all rights and claims for damage I may accrue against any and all sponsors of this event, the Virginia Happy Trails Running Club, its administrators and volunteers, Third Parties and assigns from any and all injuries suffered by me while traveling to or from or while participating in this event. I attest that I am physically fit and have been trained for an event of such difficulty, and recognize and accept the responsibility of running an event which may involve dangers not foreseeable by me or the race management. I will assume my own medical and emergency expenses in the event of an accident or other incapacity or injury resulting from or occurring during my participation.

I understand and agree to the following statement of medical policy.

Statement of Medical Policy

This is an event with very real risks to your well being. The VHTRC does not provide medical care for runners at this event. Runners are responsible for their own health, safety, and well being at this event. No doctors, nurses, or emergency medical technicians, or anyone with any medical training are available along the course, at any aid station, or at the finish. The club does not supply any medical goods or services, including bandages, splints, antiseptic, or Ibuprofen or any other drugs to maintain the health of runners. Physical, medical, and emergency care is the runners’ responsibility. In case of an emergency, we will endeavor to get local emergency personnel to an injured runner as soon as possible. Since most of our events are in remote areas, medical care may be far away in distance or time. Each year, runners finish — or are forced to drop out — with scrapes, deep cuts, hematomas, dislocations, and sprains. Runners have experienced cuts, bruises, bee stings, and asthma attacks. This is an event with very real risks
To participate, I accept all rules and conditions, and will comply with them. I grant permission to use any photographs or other recordings of this event for any legitimate purpose. As a part of this waiver, I acknowledge that I have read and understood all of the above.

Privacy Statement

We will use all of the information you send us to manage this event, regardless of how we receive it. We will list the name, city, state, sex, age, any team affiliation, and prior finishes of all entrants on this Web site. We will list the information you submit to justify a claim of priority status or to qualify. We will publicize the results. There are likely to be photographers at the event, and we will put some of their photos on the Web. Those photos are likely to include you. We will not disclose your home address, telephone number, or e-mail address to anyone other than race officials.

Last updated October 20, 2020