I know that walking, running in, and/or volunteering for any Lakeland Runners Club group activity is a potentially hazardous activity, which could cause injury or death. I will not enter and participate in any group activity unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform in this group activity and I am in good health and I am properly trained. I agree to abide by all rules of the group activity, 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 group activity and agree to abide by them.

I assume all risks associated with participating in this group activity, including but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat, humidity, rain, and/or lightning, traffic and the conditions of the road, automobiles, fractures, cuts, uneven ground and/or running surfaces, sprains, strains, bicycles, strollers, animals (wild or domesticated), food poisoning, illness, other participants, spectators, volunteers, road surface conditions, sidewalk surfaces, bridge surfaces, cones, and start/finish line mats, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I understand that skateboards, roller skates or roller blades, and animals, are not allowed to be used during group activities, and I agree to abide by this rule.

I acknowledge there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and persons with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By participating in a group activity I voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Items discouraged due to safety concerns are bicycles, baby joggers, and personal music players. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, I, for myself and any minors I registered for this group activity, my heirs, assigns, executors, administrators, and anybody else entitled to act on my behalf, agree to waive, release, and hold harmless the Lakeland Runners Club, Inc., the City of Lakeland, the Road Runners Club of America, Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro, Michell’s Coffee House, all event sponsors, volunteers, officials, vendors, organizers of the group activity, and all of the foregoing’s representatives, affiliates, directors, volunteers, employees, and successors (the “Releasees”) from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in the group activity, even though that liability may arise out of the negligence or carelessness on the part of the Releasees 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 purpose.