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Santa Barbara Running and Racing (“SBR&R”) is a program of coached running workouts sponsored by Santa Barbara Athletic Association (“SBAA”).  The program’s coaches present workouts at different venues throughout Santa Barbara and Goleta, from traditional stadium tracks to surface streets and trails.  The range of abilities and running experience among participants varies greatly, and all SBAA members, from those new to running to experienced runners, are welcome to participate.  In order to participate in the SBR&R program, an individual must:  (1) pay the specified fees on a timely basis; (2) conform to the instructions, training standards and other policies of SBR&R, as administered by the SBR&R coaches; and (3) agree (by pressing the “I agree” tab if registering on line or otherwise signing and returning a copy of this form) to each and every term of this Acknowledgement, Waiver and Release From Liability form.  Failure or refusal to provide an electronically or manually signed copy of this document will prevent participation in the SBR&R program.

Health and Fitness

I hereby certify that I am physically fit and able to participate in SBR&R activities, and I have not been advised by any medical professional against participating in strenuous activities such as running.  (A comprehensive physical examination by a medical professional is recommended for any participant uncertain of his or her medical condition or physical limitations that may affect participation.)

Risk and Hazards

I am fully aware of the risks and hazards in connection with the running activities of SBR&R, to include bodily injury; damage to personal property; adverse affects of weather and/or hazards posed by fellow participants; adverse course conditions and hazards of running on various courses, including hazards of cars, bicycles and other vehicles in, on or around running courses; situations beyond the control of coaches and participants; and numerous other risks, both known and unknown, which may arise in connection with my participation in SBR&R running activities.

Supervision/Role of Coaches

I agree to adhere to the instructions and training procedures stated by the SBR&R coaches.  I understand that although such coaches have experience in training runners, they are not medical doctors and are not trained nor expected to provide medical assistance during workouts.  (Please note that although the SBR&R coaches are compensated by SBAA, they are independent contractors and are not employed by SBAA or SBR&R.)


In consideration for SBAA allowing me to participate in the SBR&R training program, I, for myself and on behalf of my family, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns, bind myself to the terms of this Acknowledgment, Waiver and Release (“AWR”).  Further, I agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless SBAA, the SBR&R coaches, and all officers, directors, employees, representatives, contractors and agents of SBAA and SBR&R (collectively the “Indemnified Parties”), from any and all claims or liabilities relating to my participation in the SBR&R training program.  This AWR includes any and all claims for death, personal injury, partial or permanent disability, property damage, medical or hospital bills, theft or damage of any kind relating to or arising from SBR&R activities (collectively “Liability”).  I further agree that if, despite this AWR, anyone on my behalf makes a claim for Liability against the Indemnified Parties, I agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Indemnified Parties from any such Liability which they may incur as a result of such claim.

I warrant that I have read this AWR carefully, understand its terms and conditions and acknowledge that I will be giving up substantial legal rights by signing it; further, I am signing this AWR freely and voluntarily and intend for my signature to serve as confirmation of my complete and unconditional acceptance of the terms of this AWR.

¨  I agree to the above.

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