I know that running a marathon, half marathon or any other distance race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter unless I am medically able and properly trained.
I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the event. I assume all risks associated with this event including personal injury, death or damage suffered by me, my personal property or others, whether the same be caused by but not limited to falls, contact with other participants and effects of weather conditions, traffic conditions, and terrain conditions that may vary widely, and that may include uneven and/or slippery surfaces, spectators, participants, and natural and man made obstacles (including without limitation, vehicles, security barriers, signs, cables, mats, and debris on the course). All such risks being known and appreciated by me. INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY ME, MY PERSONAL PROPERTY OR OTHERS,
I even know that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.
I grant permission to all foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.
I understand that dogs on leashes, bicycles, skates, baby strollers* and bandit pacers are prohibited and will not be tolerated and violation of this will result in disqualification. I also agree as a walker to move aside to allow runners to pass freely. *Baby strollers are allowed in the Mercy Live Up Loop events.
I have read and understand the rules set forth by the USATF pertaining to long distance running and I agree to abide by them.
Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Endurance Sports Marketing dba the Des Moines Marathon, Road Runners Club of America, race officials and organizers, sponsors, the City of Des Moines and its employees and all supporters, contractors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising from my participation in this event.
I hereby agree to indemnify all race organizers 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.
Tobacco is prohibited in all IMT Des Moines Marathon event areas. Tobacco includes, but is not limited to: cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snus, snuff, etc. This tobacco-free policy applies to all board members, event participants, volunteers and the general public while in attendance.
Sales tax is added to all event registration transactions.