In consideration of my participation in the BTN Big 10K & 5K and/or any pre-or post-Event activities (collectively, the “Event”), I, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors and assigns, (a) waive and release any and all rights, claims and causes of action I have or may have against any Event Organizer (as defined below) that may arise as a result of my participation in the Event; and (b) agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless all Event Organizers (as defined below) from and against any and all injuries, losses, causes of action, liabilities, damages, expenses (including attorney’s fees and court costs) or claims (collectively, “Claims”) that might arise directly or indirectly from my participation in the Event and/or the condition of the raceway, property, facilities or equipment used for the Event, regardless of when such Claim may arise including, without limitation, Claims relating to (i) theft, loss or disappearance of property, (ii) bodily injury (including fatality), and (iii) property damage, for all claims and losses (including attorney's fees and court costs), which may be brought against any one or more of them by anyone claiming to have been injured or otherwise to have suffered loss or damage as a result of my participation in the Event. For these purposes, an "Event Organizer" is any one or more of the following: Chicago Event Management, Inc., SMG, the Chicago Park District, Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, Chicago Public Building Commission, City of Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Bears Football Club, Lakeshore Athletic Services, Big Ten Network, and their affiliates; all governmental agencies representing the territory in which the Event will be held and from which resources (such as, without limitation, fire, police and ambulance personnel) are provided; all sponsors, agents, vendors, medical personnel, contractors, and volunteers of or for the Event; USA Track and Field; emergency (for example, fire and police) and all medical service providers; and the licenses, officers, directors, employees, representatives, successors and assigns of each of the foregoing.
By signing below (or, if submitted electronically, by clicking “I have read and agree” to this waiver which will constitute my valid signature), I acknowledge my understanding that my participation in the Event involves rigorous physical activity and that it potentially may be hazardous. I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to understand the risks associated with participating in the Event and determine whether I am fit to safely complete the Event and the precautions I should take. I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the Event and that, if appropriate, my physical fitness to participate in the Event has been verified by a licensed medical doctor. I expressly assume all known and unknown risks associated with the Event, including but not limited to: loss of or damage to my property; injury (including death); accidents; the effects of weather; and terrain conditions that may vary widely, and that may include uneven and/or slippery surfaces, unpredictable spectators/participants, and natural and man-made obstacles (including without limitation, vehicles, security barriers, signs, cables, mats, and debris on the course); and the possibility that an Event may be postponed, ended early or cancelled altogether by an Event organizer or governmental officials (as defined below). I acknowledge that my entry fee is non-refundable, even if the Event is cancelled.
I further grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to store, use and/or reproduce my image or likeness by any audio and/or visual recording technique (including electronic/digital) now in existence or hereafter invented, for any legitimate purpose, including commercial sales and marketing purposes. I acknowledge and agree that my bib number, full name, and email address can and will be provided to official event photographer, for the purpose of identifying and contacting me to market and sell photographs from the Event. I acknowledge and agree to abide by any Official Rules for the Event that may be posted at the Event or on the Event's website or otherwise communicated to me verbally or in writing at the Event by Event officials. I hereby represent and warrant that I am 18 years of age or older or, if applicable, that I am the parent or legal guardian of the child under the age of 18 years old who I am registering for the Event and that I have the full power and authority to agree to these terms on behalf of such child, and to bind him/her to these terms.
I understand there are no refunds
I understand there is no race day packet pick up
I understand that no strollers or dogs are allowed on the course
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