In consideration of your accepting this entry, I hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for liability and damages I may have against the Boston Athletic Association ("B.A.A."), its employees, agents, officers, governors, sponsors, and volunteers, USA Track and Field, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the City of Boston and any other city or town in which the race is contested, and their representatives, successors and assigns, for any and all injuries or death suffered by me in or arising from said event. I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to understand the risks and determine whether I am fit to safely complete this event and the precautions I should take. I attest and certify that my physical condition and ability to safely complete this event have been verified by a licensed medical doctor (except where the latter is in violation of religious principles); and that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained to complete this event. I agree to abide by all rules and guidelines of the B.A.A. and not to cover, alter, reproduce or transfer my running number or alter or transfer my timing and scoring chip on pain of my and my transferee's disqualification from this and future competitions. I grant to the B.A.A. and its sponsors and licensees the exclusive right to the free use of my name, voice, and/or picture in any broadcast, telecast, advertising, promotion, or other account of this event, except when usage suggests an endorsement of any product or service without my consent. I acknowledge that my entry fee is non-refundable, non-deferable, and non-transferable, even if the race is cancelled, and that if the race is cancelled the B.A.A. has no obligation to me for any expenses that I may incur pertaining to my planned participation, whether for travel, lodging, meals or any other matter. I agree that any legal claim or dispute arising out of or in any way relating to my participation in this event will be governed by the laws of Massachusetts and will be adjudicated exclusively by and in the Courts of Massachusetts.
CONSENT TO TREATMENT
Consent to Treatment, including Treatment for Participants under the age of 18:
In the event of an emergency, I do grant permission to officials of the B.A.A. to provide onsite medical treatment and if needed, transport me and/or my child/ward to a hospital emergency room for medical or surgical treatment. The B.A.A. also agrees to take every step possible in contacting, as appropriate me or my next of kin or other emergency contact, at the number provided on the registration when any such situation may occur. Whether for myself or as the parent/legal guardian, I give full authorization to the B.A.A. and its medical staff, employees, agents and/or subcontractors to secure medical care or treatment for me or for above named youth. This treatment may include assistance from approved and licensed medical staff providing medical care at the event, the nearest physician, hospital, trained nurse or EMT in the event of illness or injury that requires immediate attention, as determined by the event staff. In the event that I cannot be contacted, and an emergency has occurred, I give permission to the treating medical institution and/or medical providers to hospitalize and administer the appropriate treatment deemed medically necessary. I grant to the B.A.A. and its medical staff and designees access to my medical records and physicians, as well as other information relating to medical care that may be administered to me due to my participation in this event. I acknowledge and agree that I am responsible for any payments due to any service providers who furnish any such treatment, including emergency medical transport services, and I authorize the B.A.A. to provide contact information for me to any medical service provider seeking such payment.
CONSENT TO ANTI-DOPING POLICY
I understand that the Boston Athletic Association (herein referred to as the “LOC”), has organized the 2019 B.A.A. Half Marathon (the “Event”) to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, a USATF (“Sanctioning Body”) sanctioned event. I understand that the LOC has contracted with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (“USADA”) to conduct doping control services in conjunction with the Event, including sample collection and analysis, results management, and the adjudication of disputes involving potential anti-doping rule violations for participants in the Event. I understand and agree that by virtue of signing this Consent, I am subject to doping control conducted by USADA. I understand and agree that the World Anti-Doping Code (“Code”) and the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing and its Annexes (“USADA Protocol”) apply to me and constitute the anti-doping rules for the Event, and that I am required to abide by all such rules and by the anti-doping rules of the LOC and the Sanctioning Body. I further understand and agree that the LOC shall recognize and enforce any sanction imposed against me by USADA, the Sanctioning Body or any other Code Signatory that results from a violation of the applicable anti-doping rules, regardless of whether such violation occurred during the Event.
I agree that during the Event and for up to ninety (90) days thereafter as may be needed for follow up testing, I will be subject to blood and/or urine testing for any substance or method on the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) Prohibited List: http://www.usada.org/prohibited-list/
. I agree to submit to urine and/or blood testing by USADA immediately upon notification that I have been selected for drug testing and to provide complete whereabouts information to USADA in the event that follow up testing should become necessary. It is my responsibility to know and understand all anti-doping rules applicable to me prior to signing this Consent, including the requirement to obtain a Therapeutic Use Exemption prior to using any medication containing a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method. The Code is available online and may be found at https://www.wada-ama.org/en/resources/the-code/world-anti-doping-code
. The USADA Protocol is available online and may be found at http://www.usada.org/wp-content/uploads/USADA_protocol.pdf
. Information regarding Prohibited Substances and Methods and TUE applications is available online and may be found at http://www.usada.org/substances
I understand that significant penalties exist for any anti-doping rule violation and that such violations may be established through any reliable means including, but not limited to, drug testing, admissions, third-party testimony, and circumstantial evidence. If I am charged with an anti-doping rule violation I agree that my case will be administered in accordance with the USADA Protocol. I, on behalf of myself, my team, my sponsors, and all who may claim through me, agree that arbitration under the terms of the USADA Protocol is our sole and exclusive legal recourse and means of addressing any charge of doping, ineligibility, loss of results or any other issues arising from any anti-doping rule violation, or any other matter arising in connection with the collection, transport, and analysis of my sample(s), results management, or the reporting or communication of drug testing information or doping control results by USADA or its designees. I, on behalf of myself, my team, my sponsors and all who may claim through me, hereby waive and release any other right, remedy, claim or cause of action involving USADA, the LOC, the Sanctioning Body or any other party relating to doping control and/or the handling, analysis, and reporting of my sample(s) or the administration of any potential or actual anti-doping rule violation. In the event that I challenge the laboratory results or otherwise contest any charges from USADA that I committed an anti-doping rule violation, and am then found to be in violation of the USADA rules, I understand and agree that I will reimburse the LOC for any and all costs associated with the results management of my case.