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Club Member Waivers

All clubs are required to obtain waivers of liability from their members and participants during the join/renew process as part of the requirements for accessing the RRCA insurance program.  All guests to club training runs MUST sign a waiver as well.  See our Guidelines for Leading a Group Run for details.  We recommend you add a member code of conduct to your waivers as well.  Waivers must be signed or consented to by all participants running in a club-owned race or event. 

Organizers should edit stock online waivers utilized by online registration providers to ensure the waiver is specific to your club and its activities.  The more detail you can provide about the dangers associated with participating in club activities in the waiver, the more useful the waiver will be in the event of an incident resulting in a legal action.  

You should keep a file of waivers based on your state's statue of limitation for a civil lawsuit.  These can be maintained as either a digital file or as hard copies. Work with your online membership management system to ensure that you can access dated waivers ​going back at least 2-3 years or more.

Club Member Waiver Template

I agree that I am a member of _______________________ (Name of Club), and I know that running in and volunteering for organized group runs, social events, and races with this club are potentially hazardous activities, which could cause injury or death. I will not participate in any club organized events, group training runs or social events, unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform all activities associated with the club and am in good health, and I am properly trained.  I agree to abide by all rules established by the club , including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I have read the rules of the club agree to abide by them.  I assume all risks associated with being a member of this club and participating in club activities which may include: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road [insert any specific risks related to your here, e.g. “the alligators who bask in the sun at the corner of 4th and Sunset St…”’], all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I understand that bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers, roller skates or ​inline skates, animals, and personal music players are not allowed to be used in club organized activities and I agree to abide by this rule.

Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and inconsideration of your accepting my membership, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the __________________ [Name of Club], the city of ______________________, and the Road Runners Club of America, all club sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation with the club, 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 for any legitimate promotional purposes for the club.

Signature:
Date:

Parent’s Signature if under 18 years:
Date:

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