I know that participating in the New York City Marathon (the "Marathon") and/or the Continental Airlines International Friendship Run (collectively the "Events") is a potentially hazardous activity. I agree not to enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the Events. I am voluntarily entering and assume all risks associated with participating in the Events, including, but not limited to, falls, spills, contact with vehicles, other participants, spectators or others, the effect of weather, including high heat, extreme cold and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I grant to the Medical Director of the Marathon and his designee access to my medical records and physicians, as well as other information, relating to medical care that may be administered to me as a result of my participation in the Marathon.
Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of your accepting my application, I, for myself, and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Road Runners Club of America, New York Road Runners Club, Inc., the City of New York and its agencies, USA Track & Field and its constituent chapters, all Sponsors of the Marathon and each of the respective representatives and successors, officers, directors, members, agents, and employees of the foregoing, from all present and future claims or liabilities of any kind, known or unknown, arising out of my participation in the Marathon even though that liability may arise out of ordinary negligence or fault on the part of the persons named in this Waiver. I grant my permission to all of the foregoing to use photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of my participation in the Marathon for any legitimate purpose without renumeration.
By submitting this application, I agree to the above Waiver of Liability.