By entering and confirmation of entry fee for this event is an acknowledgement that you have read and understood the waiver

Acknowledgement, Release and Indemnity

This is an important document which affects your legal rights and obligations. You must read it carefully prior to entering the event. During online entry, you must tick a box to confirm you have read and understood this form. Please re-read this form in the few days or weeks prior to the event to make yourself aware of the risks of participating, print and sign this form and bring to event registration and submit when collecting bib number.

In consideration of Tail Runner Events (the “Event Organisers”) accepting my participation in any of the

Trail running events to be held at Riverwood Downs, Upper Monkerai on 27 & 28 July 2019 (the “Event”) I agree to this release of claims, waiver of liability and assumption of risk.

  1. I will attend the Competitor Briefing relating to the Event on the morning prior to race start time.
  2. The Event Organisers may, at their sole discretion, refuse entry or cancel an entry (with full refund) to any person for any reason whatsoever.
  3. I understand the demanding physical nature of the Event. I declare, as a condition of entry to the Event, that I have sufficiently trained for this Event and that I am not aware of any illness, injury or any other physical disability which may cause me injury or death whilst participating in the Event.
  4. In the event that I become aware of any medical condition or impairment, or am otherwise sick or injured prior to or during the Event, I will withdraw from the Event.
  5. I acknowledge that participating in any trail running event can be a dangerous activity and that by such participation I am exposed to certain risks. I acknowledge that the enjoyment of trail running is derived in part from the inherent risks and exertion beyond the accepted safety of life at home or at work and that these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and is a reason for my participation in the Event.
  6. I acknowledge and understand that whilst participating in the Event:
  • I may be injured, physically or mentally, or may die from various causes including, but not limited to, overexertion, dehydration, cardiac arrest, slips, trips or falls, accidents with other participants, spectators and road users, or accidents caused by my own actions;
  • My personal property may be lost or damaged;
  • I may cause injury to other persons or damage their property;
  • The conditions in which the Event is conducted may vary without warning;
  • I may be in a remote or isolated location where access to medical support may be limited and take significant time to reach me;
  • There may be no or inadequate facilities for treatment or transport of me if I am injured;
  • I assume the risk and responsibility for any injury, death or property damage resulting from my participation in the Event
  1. I agree that if I am injured or require medical assistance, the Event Organisers may, at my cost, arrange medical treatment and emergency evacuation as deemed necessary by the Event Organisers. I agree that I am responsible for my own medical and ambulance insurance cover.
  2. I agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Event Organisers, its officers, employees, agents, volunteers, contractors, public bodies, landholders and sponsors, from and against any and all claims, demands, right or cause of action, suits, expenses, costs and proceedings of any nature whatsoever which may be made by me or on my behalf or by other parties for or in respect of or arising out of any injury, loss, damage or death caused to me or my property as a result of my entry or participation in the Event whether by negligence, breach of contract or in any way whatsoever.
  3. I also agree that in the event I am injured or my property is damaged, I will bring no claim, legal or otherwise, against the Event Organisers in respect to that injury or damage.
  4. I understand that my medical history and personal information, collected as part of the entry process for the Event will be made available to the event medical team and operations team. It will only be used to help staff look after me if I need help and care. If I am evacuated from the event by Emergency Services, this personal information plus any new data entered by event staff will be supplied to the Emergency Services staff to enable my continued care.
  5. I agree to allow my name, results, photographs, videos, and multimedia or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by Tail Runner, the sponsors, event partners, or assigns without payment or compensation.
  6. I acknowledge that my image may be taken by an Event photographer and that Event photographer may contact me to offer for sale images of me at the Event.
  7. I agree to abide by the Event rules and the directions of all Event officials.
  8. I acknowledge that the Event Organisers may change the advertised course without notice if the Event
  9. I MUST have FUN

Organisers deem this necessary. I also acknowledge that the Event Organisers may cancel the Event due to weather conditions, safety considerations, terrorism or ‘acts of god’ and that in such circumstances my entry fee will be non-refundable.

Name: __________________________________________ Signed: ________________________ Date: __________

If under 18years: Guardian Name: ______________________________ Guardian signature: ___________________


By signing this form, I have voluntarily requested to participate in an event at The Riverwood Downs, Upper Monkerai. I assert that I own, harbour, or have custody of a dog attending the event hosted by Tail Runner, 27 & 28 July 2019. I understand that I assume all responsibility for my pet and its behaviour/conduct during this event. I understand that my actions or my dog’s actions may result in anticipated or unanticipated injuries and damage to myself and others, including my dog, as well as others and their dogs. Riverwood Downs and Tail Runner reserve the right to deny any dog or human entrance to the event for any reason they see fit. I also understand that Tail Runner, or any of its official event volunteers, reserve the right to ask me to leave this event for any reason.

I agree to abide by the following rules and regulations as set forth by Tail Runner and Riverwood Downs. Failure to do so will result in removal from the event without refund.

  • Participants are expected to practice responsible pet ownership.
  • All dogs must be leashed, hands-free leash is preferable (no retractable leashes).
  • Be wearing a collar with identification tag
  • Be socialised and non-aggressive toward people or other dogs
  • Dogs must remain within 1.2m of its owner at all times, unless dog is left with an official Tail Runner event volunteer.
  • Dogs are current on all vaccinations from a licensed veterinarian.
  • Required vaccinations include: Distemper / Hepatitis / Parvovirus / Parainfluenza / Bordetella / Kennel Cough
  • Please come prepared to clean up after your dog.
  • *No unaltered dogs will be permitted. All dogs must be spayed/neutered.
  • ****UNLESS a registered breeder / Show Dog**** Please be prepared to provide paperwork****
  • Must not be on heat / in season
  • Must not be in its 2nd trimester of pregnancy
  • Has not whelped within 6 weeks or less
  • Be reasonably fit and exercised regularly in the lead up to the event.
  • Must not be carrying an injury or in such an unhealthy condition as to bring discredit to the sport.
  • No puppies will be allowed entry to the event. Dogs must be over 4 months in age to gain entry. Owners should be prepared to prove age of dogs if questioned by official Tail Runner event volunteers.

I assume all risks for injuries and damages sustained as a result of the manner and method by which this event is administered. Tail Runner Events and Riverwood Downs are fully released from liability and I discharge them from any and all responsibility, claims, demands, or causes of action of any kind arising from any injuries or damages incurred to me or my dog during this event, regardless of who causes the injury or damage sustained, and regardless of basis in fault or negligence. I understand that my dog will not be allowed admittance unless and until I agree to assume full responsibility for the actions of my dog. I also grant Tail Runner the perpetual right to use for publicity or promotional purposes my name and pictures of me and my dog or dogs in any media without any liability or obligation to me.

I have read this waiver, and I am competent and of legal age to sign the waiver with full understanding of the above information.

Name: __________________________________________ Signed: ________________________ Date: __________

If under 18years: Guardian Name: ______________________________ Guardian signature: ___________________