Notice: No person may participate in the Bellingham Traverse without having signed and delivered the following Participant’s Release & Hold Harmless Agreement [herein referred to as the ‘Agreement’]; no minor may participate without the parent’s consent and signature; and no team may participate without each participating member [including substitutes] having signed and turned in the Agreement to an official of the Bellingham Traverse.
In consideration of your accepting this entry, I RELEASE – for myself and my heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, assigns, and successors in interest, and for my child [if parent or guardian signing on behalf of a participant under the age of 18, referred to as ‘my child’] – The Bellingham Traverse, Recreation Northwest and all other promoters, sponsors, organizers, and volunteers of this event, and the officers, directors, shareholders and/or members, agents and employees of each, as well as all medical, law enforcement and other personnel assisting with this event, the owners of property through which the event course traverses, and their representatives, successors and assigns [collectively ‘Released Parties’] from any and all rights, claims, or liability for damage for any and all injuries to me, my child, or my or their property arising out of or in connection with my participation in this event, including but not limited to CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES and claims for damage caused by me, my child, or anyone else [including acts of God]. I PROMISE NOT TO SUE THE RELEASED PARTIES on behalf of me or my child regarding any claim arising from my and/or my child’s participation in the Bellingham Traverse. I further agree that I WILL DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS, the Released Parties against all claims, demands and causes of action, including court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees, directly or indirectly arising from any action or other proceeding brought by or prosecuted contrary to this Agreement for the benefit of me or my child. This Agreement extends to all claims of every kind and nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown. I understand that running, walking, road biking, mountain biking, and paddling kayaks, canoes or other boats are inherently dangerous activities, and I FULLY ASSUME THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH MY AND/OR MY CHILD’S PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT, including but not limited to: the dangers of falls and collisions with pedestrians, vehicles and fixed or moving objects; the dangers of trail conditions, surface hazards, weather conditions, and inadequate clothing; the dangers of water sports and the risk of drowning; encounters with wild or domesticated animals; the possibility of serious physical and/or mental trauma or injury or death associated with a multi-sport relay race; and dangers caused by the NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES. I certify that I am and/or my child is physically and mentally fit to participate in this event. I understand that entry fees are necessary to meet the cost of preparations months in advance of the race, and that if the race is cancelled because of weather conditions, fire, drought, acts of God, or other circumstances beyond the control of the race management, the fee will not be refunded. Or if I or my child are unable to participate in the Bellingham Traverse race, I understand that my/our race fee will not be refunded in any way.
I hereby grant the Bellingham Traverse & Recreation Northwest a perpetual, royalty-free license to reproduce, publish, circulate, or otherwise use any and all photographs and/or videotapes of me and/or my family taken at the Bellingham Traverse, for any advertising, promotional, press, training and educational purposes.
I have read and understand all rules stated in the Bellingham Traverse General Rules section [available on website] and will abide by the use of all mandatory equipment as outlined in the description of my leg(s) of the race.