Join thousands of costumed runners at the inaugural Chicago Costume Dash 5k this Halloween! This race offers a rare opportunity to run through Central Park. Put on your craziest costume and be prepared for five kilometers of fun followed by a fun festival.
I hereby grant permission to Rugged Races LLC and its agents to photograph my image, likeness or depiction and/or that of my minor children (if applicable) and to edit, crop or retouch such photographs, and waive any right to inspect the final photographs. I hereby consent to and permit photographs of me and/or those of my minor children to be used by Rugged Races LLC and its agents worldwide for any purpose, including advertisement purposes, and in any medium, including print and electronic. I understand that Rugged Races LLC and its agents may use such photographs with or without associating names thereto.
I further waive any claim for compensation of any kind for Rugged Races LLC's or its agents' use or publication of photographs of me and/or those of my minor children (if applicable). I hereby fully and forever discharge and release Rugged Races LLC and its agents from any claim for damages of any kind (including, but not limited to, invasion of privacy; defamation; false light or misappropriation of name, likeness or image) arising out of the use or publication of photographs of me and/or those of my minor children (if applicable) by Rugged Races LLC or its agents, and covenant and agree not to sue or otherwise initiate legal proceedings against Rugged Races LLC or its agents for such use or publication on my own behalf or on behalf of my minor children. All grants of permission and consent, and all covenants, agreements and understandings contained herein are irrevocable.
The Rugged Maniac event (hereafter referred to as the Event) involves hostile environments that might include extreme heat or cold, snow, fire, mud, extreme changes in elevation and water. Some of the activities include runs, military style obstacles, going through pipes, traversing cargo nets, climbing walls, jumping over fire, swimming in cold water, carrying heavy objects and traversing muddy areas. In summation, the Event is a hazardous activity that presents a serious physical and mental challenge to participants.
I acknowledge that the Event is a serious test of my physical and mental limits that carries with it inherent risks of physical injury. Inherent risks are risks that cannot be eliminated completely (without changing the challenging nature of the Event) regardless of the care and precautions taken by Rugged Races LLC (hereafter used when referring to the corporate entity and protected parties). I understand that these hazards may be magnified due to the fact that the Event is often conducted under what may be extreme conditions and circumstances.
I understand and acknowledge that the inherent risks include, but are not limited to: (1) contact or collision with persons or objects (including spectators or course personnel), contact with other participants, contact or collision with motor vehicles or machinery and contact with natural or man-made fixed objects or obstacles; (2) encounters with obstacles (e.g., natural and man-made water, road and surface hazards, close proximity and/or contact with thick smoke and open flames, barbed wire, pipes and slippery surfaces); (3) equipment related hazards (e.g., broken, defective or inadequate competition equipment, unexpected equipment failure, imperfect course conditions); (4) weather-related hazards (e.g., extreme heat, extreme cold, humidity, ice, rain, fog); (5) inadequate first aid and/or emergency measures; and (6) erratic or inappropriate co-participant behavior, erratic or inappropriate behavior by myself and errors in judgment by personnel working the Event.
I further understand and acknowledge that any of these risks and others not specifically named may cause injuries that may be categorized as minor, serious or catastrophic. Minor injuries are common and include, but are not limited to, scrapes, bruises, sprains, nausea and cuts. Serious injuries are less common, but do sometimes occur. They include but are not limited to, property loss or damage, broken bones, torn ligaments, concussions, exposure, heat-related illness, mental stress or exhaustion, infection and concussions. Catastrophic injuries are rare; however, participants should be aware of the possibility that such an injury can occur at an Event. These injuries can include permanent disabilities, spinal injuries and paralysis, stroke, heart attack and death.
I understand that it is my responsibility to inspect the course, facilities, equipment, and areas to be used, and if I believe or become aware that any are unsafe or pose unreasonable risks, I agree to immediately notify appropriate personnel. By participating in the Event, I am acknowledging that I have found the course, facilities, equipment, and areas to be used to be safe and acceptable for participation. I accept full and sole responsibility for the condition and adequacy of my equipment.
I understand fully the inherent risks involved in the Event and assert that I am willingly and voluntarily participating in the Event. I have read the preceding paragraphs and acknowledge that (1) I understand the nature of the Event; (2) I understand the physical and mental demands that this activity will place upon me; and (3) I understand that I may be injured by participating in the Event. I hereby assert that I knowingly assume all of the inherent risks of the activity and take full responsibility for any and all damages, liabilities, losses or expenses that I incur as a result of participating in the Event.
In consideration of being permitted to participate in the Event, I (on behalf of the Releasing Parties) hereby forever waive, release, covenant not to sue and discharge Rugged Races LLC and the other Released Parties from any and all claims resulting from the INHERENT RISKS of the Event or the ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE of Rugged Races LLC (or other Released Parties) that I may have arising out of my participation in the Event.
This agreement applies to (1) personal injury (including death) from incidents or illnesses arising from the Event participation, including injury during course inspection, observation, practice runs, the Event and while on the premises (including, but not limited to stands, sidewalks, parking areas, restrooms, and dressing facilities); and (2) any and all claims resulting from damage to, loss of, or theft of property.
I hereby agree to hold harmless, defend and indemnify Rugged Races LLC (and the other Released Parties) from any and all claims made by me (or any Releasing Party) arising from injury or loss due to my participation in the Event. This applies both to claims arising from the inherent risks of the Event or the ordinary negligence of Rugged Races LLC (or any Released Parties).
I further agree to hold harmless, defend, and indemnify Rugged Races LLC (and the other Released Parties) against any and all claims of co-participants, rescuers and others arising from my conduct in the course of my participation in the Event.
I agree that the appropriate state or federal trial court for any legal action arising from this Agreement will be the one located in the State and county in which this Event took place.
I understand and agree that this Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law and that if any provision shall be found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, that provision shall be severed from this Agreement without affecting the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
In the Event of a legal issue, I agree to engage in good faith efforts to mediate any dispute that might arise. Any agreement reached will be formalized by a written contractual agreement at that time. Should the issue not be resolved by mediation, I agree that all disputes, controversies or claims arising out of my participation in the Event shall be submitted to binding arbitration in accordance with the applicable rules of the American Arbitration Association then in effect. The cost of such action shall be shared equally by the parties.
Acknowledgment of Understanding:
I have read this Photography Release, Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, and Indemnification Agreement and fully understand its terms. I understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I further acknowledge that I am signing this agreement freely and voluntarily and intend my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all rights to photographs of myself or my minor children (if applicable) and all liability due to ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE of Rugged Races LLC (and other Released Parties) or the INHERENT RISKS of the activity, to the greatest extent allowed by law.
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Distributing, publishing, or sending any kind of unsolicited or unwelcome email to any number of network users (commonly referred to as "junk mail" or "spam"), including, without limitation, mass promotions, unauthorized or unsolicited commercial advertising, and informational announcements, anywhere on the Internet.
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