WHITIANGA HALF MARATHON 2020 PARTICIPATION RULES

  1. I have read and understand the information regarding this event and understand that I participate in this event at my own risk.
  2. I acknowledge that running/walking carries an inherent risk of injury, illness and in extreme cases, death.
  3. I will be drug and alcohol free for this event.
  4. I acknowledge that although the event has medical personnel and resources at various points along the course, I acknowledge that there will be a delay in this support reaching me if I need it.
  5. I agree to allow event medical staff to treat me as they see fit.
  6. I hereby attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for this event.
  7. I understand that competing in this event may involve hazards including, but are not limited to; motor vehicle traffic, slippery surfaces, soft sand, weather conditions, heat exhaustion, hypothermia, actions of spectators, other competitors, general public and the event organisers personnel.
  8. I agree to comply with the rules and directions of event officials and their personnel.
  9. I will stay on the marked course at all times, unless instructed by event staff.
  10. Do not go out on the course before the race starts or after the race ends.
  11. I will obey all course marking.
  12. Stay left at all times. The course is NOT closed to traffic.
  13. Support crews must conduct themselves in a safe manner and obey the instructions given by event staff.
  14. If advised by the event officials, a thermal top and a quality rain jacket are compulsory for all participants.
  15. All running shoes must be checked, cleaned and dried before taking part in this event.
  16. I accept that I may be pulled from the course at any time with the discretion of event staff primarily for, but not limited to, safety reasons.
  17. I will complete the entire course under my own power.
  18. I will not litter.
  19. Smoking is not permitted at this event.
  20. Dogs are not allowed on the course.
  21. 21.If you are injured or wish to withdraw from the event, you must either inform the nearest event staff, or text the Race Communications Manager (see rear of race number for phone numbers).
  22. Participants who leave the course/event without informing staff of their race number will be classified as “missing”. The participant will be contacted on their mobile phone and their emergency contact will be called.
  23. Anti-Doping Policy and Statement: Race management reserves the right to drug test any participant competing in this event – from the time of registration
    to after the completion of the event. Agreement to submit to drug testing is a condition of entry.
  24. I understand that the event transfer and refund policies are, as stated on the website at the time I entered, and are not negotiable.
  25. I hereby allow the use of my name and image to be used in the media and for marketing purposes.
  26. I hereby allowing aerial filming of myself, including use of drones, as part of this event.
  27. I hereby agree that in the case of event cancellation due to any reason (at the discretion of event officials), my entry fee shall be non-refundable.
  28. I hereby acknowledge this waiver, release and indemnity discharge all persons, corporations, associations and bodies involved or otherwise engaged in promoting or staging the event and their servants, agents, representatives, officers and employees. This includes but is not limited to thevarious committees, members, and employees of all independent contracted suppliers to the event, local councils, cities and districts and their respective officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, representatives, agents, volunteers, event organisers and sponsors whether or not the loss, injury or damage is attributed to the act or neglect of any or more of them.
  29. I also understand that my contact details will be added to the events database, and that I will receive emails directly from the Whitianga Half Marathon. I understand that I can unsubscribe from this database at any time. The event will not, under any circumstances, distribute at any time, the contact details of those on the event database.
  30. I acknowledge that the course may need to be altered at any time (normally due to weather conditions) and I agree to accept all course changes including courses of lesser distance than what is advertised.