2014 Waiver

PARTICIPANT RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

 Please read and be certain you understand the implications of signing.

Express Assumption of Risk Associated with Sport, Venue Use and Related Activities.

I do hereby affirm and acknowledge that I have been fully informed of the inherent hazards and risks associated with the 2014 TransRockies™ Run, transportation of equipment related to the activities, and traveling to and from activity sites in which I am about to engage.  Inherent hazards and risks include but are not limited to:

1.      Risk of injury from the activity and equipment utilized is significant including the potential for broken bones, severe injuries to the head, neck, and back or other bodily injuries that may result in permanent disability and death.

2.      Possible equipment failure and/or malfunction or misuse of my own or others’ equipment.

3.      I AGREE THAT I WILL WEAR APPROVED PROTECTIVE GEAR AND CLOTHING AS DECREED BY THE ORANIZER OF THE EVENT IN WHICH I AM PARTICIPATING.  However, I understand that protective gear cannot guarantee my safety.

4.      Variation and/or steepness of terrain, variation or changes in surfaces including but not limited to snow surfaces, ice, bare spots, rocks, stumps, debris, cliffs, trees, mud, wet rocks, water, fences, posts, trees, light poles, signs, buildings, roads, walkways, ramps, rails, stairs, pyramids, manual pads, bowls, half-pipes, jumps, padded and non-padded barriers, other persons, and other natural and man-made hazards.

5.      My own negligence and/or the negligence of others, including but not limited to operator error and guide decision-making including misjudging terrain, weather, riding surfaces or other obstacles.

6.      Exposure to the elements and temperature extremes may result if frost nip, frost bite, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, sunburn, hypothermia and dehydration.

7.      Dangers associated with exposure to natural elements include but are not limited to wildlife encounters, avalanche, rock fall, inclement weather, thunder and lighting, severe and or varied wind, temperature and other weather conditions.

8.      Accidents or illness occurring in remote places where there are no available medical facilities.

9.      Fatigue, exhaustion, chill, and/or dizziness, which may diminish my/our reaction time and increase the risk of accident.

10.   Impact or collision with other athletes, spectators, facility employees, pedestrians, motor vehicles, and cyclists.

*I understand the description of these risks is not complete and unknown or unanticipated risks may result in injury, illness, or death.

Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims and Indemnity Agreement

In consideration for being permitted to participate in the above described activity(ies) and related activities, I hereby agree, acknowledge and appreciate that:

1.      I HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE, the following named persons or entities, herein referred to as ”Releasees”:

2.      TransRockies US Inc., TransRockies US LP, TransRockies Inc., The Vail Corporation

3.      To release the Releasees, their officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents, and volunteers from liability and responsibility whatsoever and for any claims or causes of action that I, my estate, heirs, survivors, executors, or assigns may have for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death arising from the above activities whether caused by active or passive negligence of the Releasees or otherwise.  By executing this document, I agree to hold the Releasees harmless and indemnify them in conjunction with any injury, disability, death, or loss or damage to person or property that may occur as a result of my engaging in the above activities.

THE ORGANIZERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL THE RACE, CANCEL RACE STAGES OR CHANGE THE ROUTE ON SHORT NOTICE DUE TO FIRE BANS/FIRE CLOSURES, AIR QUALITY, WEATHER CONDITIONS, WILDLIFE OR SAFETY CONCERNS, UNFORSEEN CONSTRUCTION OR CIRCUMSTANCES, ACTS OF GOD OR OTHER SUCH REASONS WITH NO REIMBURSEMENT WHATSOEVER TO THE PARTICIPANT.

4.      By entering into this Agreement, I am not relying on any oral or written representation or statements made by the Releasees, other than what is set forth in this Agreement.

5.      This agreement shall apply to any and all injury, disability, death, or loss or damage to person or property occurring at any time after the execution of this agreement.

This release shall be binding to the fullest extent permitted by law. If any provision of this release is found to be unenforceable, the remaining terms shall be enforceable.

 

Photo / Video Acknowledgement and Release

I hereby acknowledge that all right, title and interest in any and all video(s) and/or photograph(s) in which I have participated or appeared during the 2014 TransRockies Run, being original works, belong to TransRockies US Inc. and/or TransRockies US LP and/or TransRockies Inc., and/or The Vail Corporation and that the said video(s) and/or photograph(s), their titles and all other constituents were prepared under the direction or control of TransRockies US Inc. and/or TransRockies US LP and/or TransRockies Inc., and/or The Vail Corporation.

I hereby release TransRockies US Inc. and/or TransRockies US LP and/or TransRockies Inc., and/or The Vail Corporation from all claims that I may have now or in future for compensation of any kind arising out of my participation and/or appearance in the said video(s) and/or photograph(s) and acknowledge that TransRockies US Inc. and/or TransRockies US LP and/or TransRockies Inc. and/or W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. and/or The Vail Corporation may use the video(s) and/or photograph(s) in such fashion and distribute to such person as they may in their sole discretion decide.

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, I UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP LEGAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND I SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT. THE UNDERSIGNED AGREES TO INDEMNIFY THE RELEASED PARTIES FOR ALL LIABILITY AND CLAIMS, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS FEES, ARISING FROM ANY MISREPRESENTATIONS OR FRAUDULENT EXECUTION OF THIS AGREEMENT.

 FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE:  This is to certify that I, as Parent, Guardian, Temporary Guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree not only to his/her release of all Releasees, but also to release and indemnify the Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to his/her involvement in these programs for myself, my heirs, assigns, and next of kin.