Waiver Templates


The entry form MUST contain a waiver or release of liability to be signed by the race entrant or if a minor, his or her guardian. Volunteers should also sign a waiver. Copy the sample waiver below for wording recommendations. It is suggested that each individual sponsor, local authority or club be specifically named in the waiver or release. It would be a good idea to include the name of the entity hosting the packet pick-up as well.  The more detail you can provide about the event dangers in the waiver, the more use the waiver will be in the event of an incident resulting in a legal action.

****The following document is a resource template and should be vetted by legal council or your insurance provider. all organizers are responsible for their individual waivers verbiage.

Participant Waiver for Race Registration

I know that running [volunteering for] a ________________ race is potentially hazardous activity, which could cause injury or death. I will not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, and am in good health, and I am properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in this event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I have read the rules of the race and agree to abide by them.  I assume all risks associated with running in this event, including but no limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road [insert any specific risks related to your here, ], all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I understand that _______________ are not allowed in the race and I will abide by all race rules. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and inconsideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the __________________ [Name of event], the city of ______________________, and the _______________, all event sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.  I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.


Parent’s Signature if under 18 years:

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