Please read the following agreement and waiver carefully, as it affects your future legal rights.  By proceeding with event registration, you acknowledge and agree that you have carefully read the agreement and waiver and agree to the terms set forth. 

KNC facilitates registration for various events, some of which allow participants under the age of eighteen (18). We require a submission of birth date for all registration entries. For participants under the age of eighteen (18), parental or guardian consent is required.

Though you still need to read the entire document, some of the key points of this Agreement and Waiver are highlighted here:

• The purchase of a virtual run is non-refundable.

• The activity for which you are registering (virtual run event) is physically challenging and poses a risk of discomfort, illness, injury, and even death. You need to be satisfied that you are physically capable of doing the virtual race event without risk to your health or your life. KNC does not conduct participant health or fitness checks.

• While KNC takes care to make the virtual run event as safe as possible, we cannot remove risks and dangers to participants and observers and, accordingly, you participate or observe at your own risk. Where you have registered or entered on behalf of anyone under the age of 18 or have accompanied anyone under the age of 18 to observe the virtual run event, you also agree to the contents of this Agreement and Waiver on behalf of the person under 18.

I know that running in an event that is organized as a virtual activity where I run on my own, at a date and time of my choosing, in a location and running route of my choosing, which will not have any support or security measures in place by THE KALAMAZOO NATURE CENTER is a potentially hazardous activity, which could result in injury or death. I acknowledge that I am participating in the activity outlined by this virtual run event by my own free will and at my own personal risk. I will not participate in the virtual run event unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify as such.  I agree to follow all pedestrian safety ordinances including running on a sidewalk where available and not in the road.  I agree to follow the rules of the road if no sidewalk or multi-use trail is available, and I will run against oncoming traffic and not with traffic. 

I further agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for the prevention of the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and other communicable diseases, and I attest to having read the CDC’s guidance at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html. I attest that if my community has a shelter in place order, that I will only participate in the virtual run event by using a personal treadmill, and I will not run outside in the community during the duration of a shelter in place order.

I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in this virtual run 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 virtual run event scheduled for October 2020 including the terms in this waiver, the timeline of the virtual run event, and agree to abide by them.  I assume all risks to me associated with running on my own as part of this virtual activity, including but not limited to: falls, contact with other pedestrians, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road or trail, all such risks being known or unknown and appreciated by me when out running on my own without any type of support from local officials or event organizers.

I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs which I may share online as part of the event, personal data provided during registration and post-event reporting, video or audio recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. 

I understand that this event does not provide for refunds in the event of a cancellation, and by signing this waiver, I consent that I am not entitled to a refund if the event is cancelled before or during the event.

Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry I, the undersigned participant (or the parent or guardian if younger than 18 years of age) and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the KALAMAZOO NATURE CENTER, all event sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this virtual run event, and waive my ability to bring any legal action against the entities outlined in this waiver as I am voluntarily electing to run on my own as part of this virtual run event.