Waiver and Release of Liability *
Please put your initials below if you accept the following: WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY In consideration for the rights and privileges associated with entry and participation in the above event, I acknowledge and agree to be bound by the following: 1. Identification of Risks. I understand that participation in any skiing or running activity, including but not limited to, preparation for, participation in, and coaching of activities in cross country ski competitions, running competitions, and clinics, involve risk of serious injury, including permanent disability, death and other losses, due to inactions or negligence of myself or others. 2. Assumption of the Risk. I agree that I am responsible for my safety while participating in activities associated with NYSSRA - Nordic, Inc., and US Biathlon Association (USBA) and that such responsibility includes participation only; a) when I am both physically and psychologically repaired to participate safely, b) after fully familiarizing myself with the venue before beginning the activity, and c) while using the equipment of a type and condition reasonably necessary to safely participate. I assume all risk connected with responsibility for any injury or loss connected with my participation. 3. Waiver. Aware of the risks and willing to assume them, I hereby waive, release and agree to hold harmless the New York State Ski Racing Association - Nordic, Inc.,Onondaga County Parks, and US Biathlon Association (USBA) its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, coaches, trainers, doctors, officials, event organizers or sponsors (Released Parties) from any and all claims by me for any liability, injury, loss or damage in any way connected with my participation in activities associated with NYSSRA - Nordic, Inc.,and US Biathlon Association (USBA) except where caused by the gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct of any of the Released Parties. I intend for this waiver and release to also apply to any relatives, personal representatives, heirs, beneficiaries, next of kin or assigns who may pursue any legal action or claim on my behalf 4. Insurance. I currently have, and agree to maintain throughout the time that I train and compete, valid and sufficient medical and accident insurance. I understand that this is my sole responsibility and release all persons and entitles from providing this coverage for me.