Canadian marathon organizers can protect themselves against claims from participants for injury or even death with this Canada Marathon Participant Application, Waiver & Release.
- Make sure that each runner signs this prior to taking part.
- The participant releases the organizers of the event and their directors, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the run.
- The participant acknowledges the risk and assumes all responsibility, and waives any claims s/he may have.
- The form is also an application form to enter the marathon, and the waiver and release must be executed before the application will be accepted.
This Canada Marathon Participant Application, Waiver & Release form is a downloadable MS Word document which is fully editable to fit your specific circumstances.
[NAME OF MARATHON / RACE] APPLICATION FORM, WAIVER & RELEASE PARTICIPANT INFORMATION: Participant’s Name: Address: Phone Number(s): Email: Date of Birth: Shirt size for running XS / S / M / L / XL / singlet (circle one): XXL Previous Running Experience: Longest run in past month: Longest run in past year: Will you be running or walking the race? Emergency Contact Information: Name of Contact: Relationship to Participant: Phone Number(s): WAIVER and RELEASE OF LIABILITY WARNING: THIS DOCUMENT WILL AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, READ IT CAREFULLY! Participants must be over the age of majority. Every participant must read and understand this Waiver and Release of Liability prior to participating in the event. In consideration for being permitted to participate in the __________________________ [insert name of marathon / race / program] (the “Event”), I hereby agree to assume all risks and responsibility, and to release and hold harmless _____________________________ [insert names of organizers], their employees, sponsors, trainers, coaches, and affiliated parties (collectively, the “Organizers”), from any and all claims, actions, causes of action, proceedings, damages, costs, demands, including hospital costs, court costs and costs on a solicitor and his own client basis, and liabilities of whatsoever nature or kind arising out of or in any way connected with my Participation in the Event. I acknowledge and understand that there are inherent and significant risks associated with participation in the Event, including (but not limited to) the potential for serious personal injury caused by any equipment provided by the Organizers, and health risks such as light-headedness, fainting, increased or decreased blood pressure, chest discomfort, muscle cramps, strains, sprains, abnormal heart rate, soreness, nausea, heart attack, stroke and possibly death. I understand that such risks are relative to my level of fitness and health. I understand that the coaches, trainers, and other individuals involved in staging the Event are not licensed physicians and any suggestions or recommendations they may make regarding any aspect of my training or physical fitness are not being given as medical advice. I verify that I am physic
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