Big Obstacle 3K & Training Waiver & Release

The Big Obstacle 3K & Training WAIVER & RELEASE

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The Decatur Park District, United Way, Airwalk Action LLC, and Big Obstacle 3K sponsors are committed to conducting recreation programs and activities in a safe manner and hold the safety of all participants in high regard. The Decatur Park District, United Way, Airwalk Action LLC, and Big Obstacle 3K sponsors continually strive to reduce such risks and insist that all participants follow safety rules and instructions that are designed to protect the participants’ safety. However, participants and parents/guardians of minors registering for this activity must recognize that there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to participate in an obstacle course race.  You are solely responsible for determining if you or your minor child/ward is physically fit and/or adequately skilled for the activities contemplated by this agreement. It is always advisable, especially if the participant is pregnant, disabled in any way or has recently suffered an illness, injury or impairment, to consult a physician before undertaking any physical activity, especially strenuous physical activity. You are also solely responsible for selecting and wearing personal protective equipment.  Please recognize that prior to the obstacle course race, all participants should familiarize themselves with the race route, paying close attention to surface irregularities and any potential hazard.  Most important, remember that this is a voluntary recreational activity.  Never compromise your safety in the name of competition.

WARNING OF RISK

Some of the activities include climbing walls, tube tunnels, strength endurance, and inflatable obstacles.  In summation, the Big Obstacle 3K is a hazardous activity that presents a serious physical and mental challenge to participants. I acknowledge that the Big Obstacle 3K 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 Big Obstacle 3K. 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 natural or man-made fixed objects or obstacles; (2) encounters with obstacles. (3) equipment related risks (4) weather-related hazards. 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 the Big Obstacle 3K. 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 Big Obstacle 3K, I am acknowledging that I have found the course, facilities, equipment, and areas to be used to be safe and acceptable for participation.   By participating, it is recognized that it is impossible for the Decatur Park District, United Way, Airwalk Action LLC, and Big Obstacle 3K sponsors to guarantee absolute safety.

WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK

Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up and participating in this obstacle course race, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with this race.  I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in this obstacle course race, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with this race. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims I or my minor child/ward may have (or accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of participating in this obstacle course race against the Decatur Park District, United Way, Airwalk Action LLC, and Big Obstacle 3K sponsors including their respective officials, agents, volunteers and employees (hereinafter collectively referred as “Parties”).  I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the Parties from any and all claims for injuries, damages or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with this obstacle course race.  I further agree that this agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois.  

I agree to allow United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois and Decatur Park District to use my likeness in a photograph, video, or other digital media (“photo”) in any and all of its publications, including web-based publications, without payment or other consideration. I understand and agree that all photos will become the property of United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois and Decatur Park District and will not be returned.