1). I live in and around the San Francisco Bay Area (there is no out-of-area membership unless you are a recent or active pacer for the RunningAddicts Pace "RAP" Team).2). I am 18 years or older and I voluntarily participate in RunningAddicts and its events (which may include but not limited to training, volunteering, or races) that involve running or walking on public roads used by other people and traffic and I am aware of the hazards involved, biking on trails or open roads, and swimming in pools, open-water lakes, reservoirs, rivers and oceans. The hazards include but are not limited to: moving traffic, actions of competitors, spectators, event personnel, weather conditions and my physical and mental state of health. In my judgment I have sufficient competence and experience to participate safely, have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person.3). I am physically fit, have sufficient capacity and/or trained for participation in RA events and I have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person.4). I will uphold RA's principles of being a Responsible/Respectful/Reliable Athlete, and adhere to participant guidelines.5). I will not market and/or advertise other groups, clubs, or organizations except RA sponsors, unless pre-approved by the group administrator or moderator6). I will volunteer, with a charity or event EACH year. If I'm a new member (not re-enrolling RA member), I must log at least 2-hours of such volunteering effort within 3-months of joining as an RA member, and that effort must NOT credit another group or club which I maybe associated (aka, no double-dipping).7). I agree to comply by the rules and guidelines of any public race event organizer which I participate in. This shall include but not limited to bandit-running, illegal bib transfer, exchanges, or usage.8). I will use group discount codes, unless otherwise explicitly allowed, exclusively for myself or registering on behalf of my family or members, and will not share the codes outside of RA.9). I grant full permission to RA to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, website images, publications, recordings or any other record of RA events. Furthermore, I agree to be responsive to and allow effective group communications such as messages, tagging, emails especially from group administrator/s10). I can re-enroll in RA membership each year during re-enrolment period should I be willing and able to participate per membership requirement
By indicating your acceptance, I understand, agree, warrant and covenant as follows:
I understand that participating in any RA events is potentially hazardous, and that I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. In consideration of the acceptance of this group membership, I assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur while I am traveling to or from RA events, during such events, or while I am on the premises of those events. I also am aware of and assume all risks associated with participating in these events, including but not limited to falls, drowning, contact with other participants, effect of weather, traffic, and conditions of the road, or water. I, for myself and my heirs and executors, hereby waive, release and forever discharge the event organizers, sponsors, promoters, and each of their agents, representatives, successors and assigns, and all other persons associated with RA events, for all liabilities, claims, loss, costs or expenses, actions, or damages that I may have against them arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in RA events. I also understand that this waiver includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise.
I understand that I can at anytime be requested by RA or I can request to leave RA, should I no longer agree to the terms of this waiver or found to have violated any terms, or I no longer wish to participate in its events. BY INDICATING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT AND WAIVER, YOU ARE AFFIRMING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND WAIVER AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE SIGNING THE AGREEMENT AND WAIVER FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY, AND INTEND BY YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.