RELEASE OF LIABILITY
DESCRIPTION OF THE RACES
I understand that my virtual race will involve participation in a number of types of fitness activities. These activities will vary depending upon the objectives, but will probably include: 1)aerobic activities including, but not limited to, run, walk, stairs, sprint; 2) muscular endurance and strength building exercises including, but not limited to, the use of calisthenics, and exercise apparatus.
DESCRIPTION OF POTENTIAL RISKS
I understand that no exercise program is without inherent risks regardless of the care put into the planning and suggestions of these races and that my personal safety cannot be guaranteed as I am doing these races on my own. I realize that when participating in any exercises, particularly those that induce cardiovascular stress, there is a slight chance of serious injury (e.g., heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular accidents) or catastrophic incident (e.g., death, paralysis). Likewise, I know that engaging in muscular endurance, strength building, and other fitness activities sometimes results in minor injuries (e.g., bruises, musculoskeletal strains and sprains), less frequent, more serious injuries (e.g., muscle tears, herniated disks, torn rotator cuffs), and rarely, catastrophic injury (e.g., death, paralysis).
DESCRIPTION OF POTENTIAL BENEFITS
I understand that a regular exercise program has been shown to have definite benefits to general health and well-being. I know that some of the benefits can include loss of weight, reduction of body fat, improvement of blood lipids, lowering of blood pressure, improvement of cardiovascular function, reduction in the risk of heart disease, improved strength and muscular endurance, improved posture, and improved flexibility.
I understand that I am fully responsible for 1) taking care of any health issues or medications that are relevant to participation in a strenuous exercise program; 2) cease exercise and seek help from medical professionals if I need to report any unusual feelings (e.g., chest discomfort, nausea, difficulty breathing, apparent injury) during the race and 3) clear my participation with my physician.
In agreeing to this race:
I acknowledge that my participation is completely voluntary.
I understand the potential physical risks involved in the exercises and believe that the potential benefits outweigh those risks.
I understand that the achievement of health or fitness goals cannot be guaranteed.
I am in good physical condition, have no impairment which might prevent my participation in such activities, and have been advised to consult with a physician prior to beginning this program.
I have been advised to cease activity immediately if I experience unusual discomfort and feel the need to stop.
I have read and understand the above agreement and by printing my name below I am freely signing this agreement.