2021 Indemnity and T&C

This registration is based on the event details stated on the website and set out below, relating to the Victoria Falls Marathon 2021 (“the Event”). I confirm having read and fully understood and accepted the “terms and conditions” of this contract as more fully set out in attached. I declare that I am eligible to compete as defined by IAAF & ZAAA (Zimbabwe Amateur Athletics Association) rules. In signing this booking application to take part in the event, I hereby indemnify and hold harmless Victoria Falls Marathon, Wild Frontiers, Off-2-Explore & Adventure Zone, and their employees and agents from all losses and injuries sustained by me at the Event. Furthermore, I confirm that I am competent and/or authorized to sign this registration form and agree to the terms and conditions hereto.

Entrants and participants [‘Participants’] in the Victoria Falls Marathon [‘the Event’],  Marathon (42.2km), Half Marathon (21.1km),  Relay race (10.5km x 2) and 7.5km Fun Run acknowledge that although all precautions have been taken by the organising body (The Victoria Falls Marathon Club) to ensure the safety of all participants, there may be dangers inherent in participation in the Event and activities related thereto.Participants voluntarily assume the risks of attendance at and participation in the Event and hereby waive all claims of whatsoever nature and howsoever arising in relation to the Event or otherwise against any parties, including but not limited to the organising body, the sponsors, the advertisers, any local authority and/or the directors, employees, suppliers and assistants of these parties, including any individual, official, volunteer, marshal or agent.

Participants hereby irrevocably indemnify and hold harmless the Parties against any liability and claims of any nature whatsoever and howsoever arising (whether directly or indirectly caused and whether arising from negligence, albeit gross, or from the participation or involvement in or passage to or from the Event or otherwise) including but not limited to liability for delay, inconvenience, accident, death, injury, illness to their person, or loss or damage to property or costs and expenses sustained, incurred or put to by Participants and/or by any minor children under the care or control of Participants.

Participants acknowledge that the risks inherent in the event, include, but are not limited to risks arising from their skill and ability as a runner/walking athlete or any other named sport participant, nutrition and fluid intake, fitness and health prior to and during the event, the terrain which the event traverses, road surface, weather conditions, water conditions, vehicular traffic, the actions of other competitors, the event organiser, sponsors and their principals, representatives, agents and assigns. I undertake and agree to withdraw from participation in the event if advised or instructed by the event organiser to do so or if I, at any time, sense or observe any unusual hazard or unsafe condition and I am in any way concerned that it is unsafe for me to continue with the event or if I, in any way feel unable or unfit to safely continue with the event.

It is further understood that running with ‘ear-plugs’ is not allowed as sections of the route take part on public roads, and through National Parks.

Parents or guardians authorising a minor’s participation in the Event, which shall prima facie be evidenced by their signature/electronic agreement via entry forms, thereby consent to such minor being bound to the aforegoing and further indemnify the Parties to the extent, if any, to which such minor is not capable of waiving his/her rights as stipulated above.

Participants confirm that they are competent and / or authorized to sign registration forms (electronic or otherwise) and agree to the terms and conditions hereto.  They further give permission for the free use of their name, voice or picture [still or moving] to be used in any broadcast, telecast, advertising, promotion or any other form of advertising of this and future events.   Participants further acknowledge that, due to my participation in the event, the event organisers may contact them from time to time (by means of electronic mail, the short message service and/or telephone calls) for purpose of: (i) communicating event related information; (ii) advertising certain products and/or services which may assist me in my preparation for, and performance in, the event and/or other running events organised and/or managed by the event organiser. Accordingly, I hereby consent to any such communication.

It is further noted that Participants entering the Full & Half Marathon events agree to their full name and passport information and nationality being shared with the Zimbabwe Immigration Authorities to allow permission to cross the Vic Falls International border ‘bridge’ to the Zambia border – which forms part of the route.  Refusal to allow this will unfortunately result in your entry not being accepted.

Participants further acknowledges and agree that the event may be cancelled due to forces beyond the event organiser’s control (with such forces including, but not limited to: any acts of God, strike, war, riots, fire, floods, civil unrest, legislation, insurrection, pandemic, Government sanctions and/or trade disputes) and that in such circumstances, the event organiser shall not be required to refund the event’s entry fee.

CONFIRMATION & UNDERSTANDING & AGREEMENT OF PARTICIPANTS:

I confirm that I understand the importance and the meaning of this liability disclaimer, the waiver of claims, and indemnity and that by agreeing hereto, I am waiving substantial legal rights (on my own behalf and on behalf of my dependants). I acknowledge that I have been free to secure independent legal and/or other advice as to the nature and effect of all the provisions of this liability disclaimer, waiver and indemnity and that I have either taken such independent legal and/or other advice or dispensed with the necessity of doing so.

I undertake to follow all the rules of the Event and all directions and/or instructions given to me by the event organiser and its principals, representatives, agents and assigns and understand that the event organiser’s Event is sanctioned by IAAF & NAAZ.

I appreciate and understand the risks inherent in the event and my participation therein. I accept these risks and confirm that I participate in the event at my own sole and absolute risk.