2010 Arrowhead Winter Ultra Race Application & Waiver

 NOTICE: This application and Release Form is a contract with legal consequences. Please read it carefully before signing it.

Racers in the Arrowhead Winter Ultra must be at least age 18 years by the day of the event unless prior approval by the board.

Name: ____________________________________________________________________ Age: _____ Sex: ______

Address :________________________________________________________________________________________

City: ______________________________________________________________Nationality:______________________

State/Province: _________________________________ ZIP: _________________Country: ________________________

Home Phone: ___________________________________ Work Phone: _____________________________________

E-mail: _________________________________________________________________________________________

 

In consideration of the acceptance of my application for entry in the 2010 Arrowhead Winter Ultra, I hereby freely agree to make the following contractual representations and agreements. I fully realize the dangers of participating in a winter skiing/bicycling/running/snowshoeing race held in the Minnesota wilderness during winter conditions, and fully assume the risk associated with such participation, including but not limited to the following dangers: Hypothermia, frostbite, collision with pedestrians, vehicles, wildlife, and other racers and fixed or moving objects, dangers arising from surface hazards, equipment failure, inadequate safety equipment, weather conditions, and animals and the possibility of serious physical and /or mental trauma and injury, including death, associated with winter athletic competition.  I also acknowledge and assume the risk that I may become injured or incapacitated in a location where it is difficult or impossible for me to receive medical aid in time to avoid physical injury or even death.

 

 

Knowing these facts, I, my heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, assigns and successors in interest (hereafter collectively "successors") hereby hold harmless and waive, release and the sanctioning organization, the promoter and any promoting organization(s) and their board of directors, property owners, law enforcement agencies, all public entities, special districts, and properties (and their respective agents, officials and employees) through or by which the event will be held from any and all rights and claims for any and all damages which may be sustained by my participation in or associated with the event, or travel to or return from the event.

 

I agree it is my sole responsibility to be familiar with the race course, the rules of the sanctioning body, and the special regulations of the event. I understand and agree that the situations may arise during the race which may be beyond the immediate control of the race officials or organizers, and I must ski, bicycle, run, and snowshoe so as to endanger neither myself nor others. I accept responsibility for the conditions and adequacy of my equipment and training.  I have no physical or mental condition which, to my knowledge, would endanger myself or others if I participate in this event, or would interfere with my ability to participate in this event.

 

I agree that it is at the sole discretion of the race directors to change the rules at any time in the interest of safety and sportsmanship or for any reason deemed appropriate by the Arrowhead officials, and I agree to abide by those rules. I understand that the race officials may pull any participant out of the event in the interest of the community, law, safety, time, sportsmanship; due to suspicion of cheating, acts of nature or any reason deemed appropriate by the Arrowhead officials.

 

I agree, for myself and successors, that the above representations are contractually binding, and are not mere recitals, and that should I or any of my successors assert any claim in contravention of this agreement, I or my successors shall be liable for the expenses (including legal fees) incurred by the other party or parties in defending, unless the other party or parties are finally adjusted liable on such claims for willful and wanton negligence. This agreement may not be modified orally, and a waiver of any provision shall not be construed as a modification of or as consent to another provision herein  or as a consent to any subsequent waiver of modification.

 

I hereby grant permission for the free use of my name, any photos, videotapes, recordings or any other record of me for any purpose without limitation or compensation.

 

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SIGNATURE OF ENTRANT

 

Racers in the Arrowhead Winter Ultra must be at least age 18 years by the day of the event unless prior approval by the board.

PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A MINOR: I, as a parent or guardian of the above named minor, hereby give my permission for my child or ward to participate in the event, and further agree, individually and on behalf of my child or ward, to the terms above.

 

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SIGNATURE OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF MINOR

 

Emergency contact or Guardian: ____________________________________________________________________

Address :________________________________________________________________________________________

City: ___________________________________________________________________________________________

State/Province: _________________________________ ZIP: _________________Country: ________________

Home Phone: ___________________________________ Work Phone: _____________________________________

E-mail: _________________________________________________________________________________________




Mail this form and sign in at Zapevent.com or Active.com to pay with credit card by Dec. 1, 2009 or mail along with check for entry fee of US $200 postmarked by

Dec. 1, 2009 to the order of:

Pierre Ostor
c/o Park Tool
6 Long Lake Road
St. Paul, MN 55115 USA


Note: The number of qualified participants is limited to 75 total by the DNR. If spaces are still open, you qualify, and you sign up after Dec. 1, 2009, the price will increase to US $250.00. No refunds.

Contact Pierre Ostor at: Info@ArrowheadUltra.com or Pierre@ParkTool.com

Fax: 651-777-5559
Tel. 651-777-6868
H: 651-204-3193
Mobile: 651-245-7400



Completing one of the below accomplishments would typically qualify an entrant for this year's Arrowhead Winter Ultra; however, entry is not guaranteed. The race directors reserve the right to change the rules in the interest of safety and sportsmanship or for any reason deemed appropriate by the race officials. The race directors reserve the right to select entrants based on other important considerations, as well as due to the requirements of insurers, sponsors, the Minnesota State DNR and other regulatory agencies.

Qualifying activities for runners:

  Officially finishing a previous edition of the Arrowhead.

  Officially finishing a 135 mile foot race in the Badwater World Cup 135 Series, such as Badwater.

  Officially finishing a 100 mile foot race within the time allowed or completed a multi-sport event, including a 100 mile continuous run.

Qualifying activities for bikers:

  Officially finishing a previous edition of the Arrowhead.

  Officially finishing a 24 hour bike race, on mountain trail or road, with a minimum of 150 miles completed for off-road, or 300 miles on road.

  Officially finishing the Susitna 100 or a similar type of winter event.

  Officially finishing an endurance mountain bike race of 100 miles minimum within the time allowed.

Qualifying activities for skiers:

  Officially finishing a previous edition of the Arrowhead

  Officially finishing a 24 hour ski race with a minimum of 100 miles completed.

  Officially finishing the Susitna 100 or a similar type of winter event.

  Officially finishing an endurance cross country ski race of 100 miles within the time allowed.

If you believe that you are capable of completing the Arrowhead, but do not qualify according to our standards, please send a resume of your accomplishments, training and preparation for this event. We strongly recommend that you enter a qualifying race before entering the Arrowhead.

To help us with the selection process, please list past experience in cold weather, and/or long distance events as outlined above:

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EVENT NAME, Type, Distance

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EVENT NAME, Type, Distance

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Volunteer at Arrowhead, Badwater or other event?

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Training completed or planned, miles or distance run

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Training completed or planned, miles or distance run

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Mental preparation, winter camping and gear preparation

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Mental preparation, winter camping and gear preparation

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Why do you feel we should accept you as an entrant in the 2010 event?

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