Defend Lawrence! -- Participant Waiver

DEFEND LAWRENCE! 5K & 1Mile — August 21, 2019

Participant Waiver:

I know that participating in this event is potentially hazardous and I take responsibility for my fitness to participate and my personal safety before, during, and after.

I understand that during this event I will be on roads that are open to vehicular traffic and I promise to exercise caution at all times.

I also understand that the sun does not shine at 5:05 AM—not over Lawrence, KS, at least—and I agree not to hold this event’s organizers liable for any injuries resulting from the dark.

I will use sidewalks when possible, except when that would be more dangerous than not using them. When running in the street, I will stay to the left side of the road so I can see approaching traffic.

Sometimes Gatorade doesn’t sit well. I know this. Enough said.

In sum, in exchange for the opportunity to participate in this undeniably awesome event, I promise to be safe, have fun, and not to sue.

By registering here I indicate agreement for myself and any participating minors in my custody.


Please fill out the form below for EACH human that will be participating in the Defend Lawrence! event.

Name *
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Emergency Contact phone#
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Waiver *
I know that running a race is potentially hazardous activity, which could cause injury or death. I will not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained, and I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, and am in good health, and I am properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in this event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I assume all risks associated with running in this event, including but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. 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 Ad Astra Running and all event organizers, sponsors, volunteers, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, 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.