My participation in the Buffalo Triathlon event is voluntary. I agree and acknowledge that this athletic event is an extreme test of a personís physical and mental limits. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of athletes, equipment, vehicular traffic, actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, spectators, coaches, event officials, and event monitors, and/or producers of the event, and lack of hydration. These risks are not only inherent to athletes, but also present for volunteers. Understanding this, I am aware that participating in this event involves the potential risk of bodily injury or personal property damage, including, but not limited to, accidents, illnesses, injuries to, or death to me, other event participants or others. I further understand that part of the risk involved in undertaking any event of this nature is relative to my own current state of fitness or health and to my own awareness, care, and skill in the manner in which I conduct myself while participating in the event.
RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE: I agree to release, hold harmless, and covenant not to sue Active Central Minnesota, itís board members, sponsors, Wright County, or the City of Buffalo, MN for any claim of ordinary negligence arising out of my participation in the Buffalo Triathlon. I understand that this release, hold harmless, and covenant not to sue is limited to claims for ordinary negligence and in no way shall be construed to release claims for conduct that constitutes greater than ordinary negligence, conduct that constitutes reckless or grossly negligent conduct, or willful, wanton, or intentional acts.
I further acknowledge that the terms of this release will serve as a release and assumption of risk applicable and binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, and others.
I hereby consent to receive medical treatment, which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during the event.
I understand that Active Central Minnesota has the right to cancel or postpone the event at its discretion if it deems it necessary to do so as a result of unsafe weather conditions or inadequate participation numbers.
I understand that at this event I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the event holders, producers, sponsors, organizers and/or assigns.
I understand that signing this agreement affects my legal rights and results in my giving up or waiving certain legal rights and I accept this and sign this agreement of my own free will. My signature indicates that I have read this entire document, understand it completely, acknowledge that it cannot be modified or changed in any way by oral representations and agree to be bound by its terms. This agreement shall be binding on behalf of heirs, my assigns, personal representative, estate and myself.
I hereby certify by my signature that I have read this document; and, I understand its content.