Bellingham Traverse

Waiver/Terms and Conditions

2018 Bellingham Traverse Release and Hold Harmless Agreement

  • Participant's Release and Hold Harmless Agreement

    Notice: No person may participate in the Bellingham Traverse without having signed and delivered the following Participant's Release & Hold Harmless Agreement [herein referred to as the 'Agreement']; no minor may participate without the parent's consent and signature; and no team may participate without each participating member [including substitutes] having signed and turned in the Agreement to an official of the Bellingham Traverse.

    In consideration of your accepting this entry, I RELEASE - for myself and my heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, assigns, and successors in interest, and for my child [if parent or guardian signing on behalf of a participant under the age of 18, referred to as 'my child'] - The Bellingham Traverse, Recreation Northwest and all other promoters, sponsors, organizers, and volunteers of this event, and the officers, directors, shareholders and/or members, agents and employees of each, as well as all medical, law enforcement and other personnel assisting with this event, the owners of property through which the event course traverses, and their representatives, successors and assigns [collectively 'Released Parties'] from any and all rights, claims, or liability for damage for any and all injuries to me, my child, or my or their property arising out of or in connection with my participation in this event, including but not limited to CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES and claims for damage caused by me, my child, or anyone else [including acts of God]. I PROMISE NOT TO SUE THE RELEASED PARTIES on behalf of me or my child regarding any claim arising from my and/or my child's participation in the Bellingham Traverse. I further agree that I WILL DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS, the Released Parties against all claims, demands and causes of action, including court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees, directly or indirectly arising from any action or other proceeding brought by or prosecuted contrary to this Agreement for the benefit of me or my child. This Agreement extends to all claims of every kind and nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown. I understand that running, walking, road biking, mountain biking, and paddling kayaks, canoes or other boats are inherently dangerous activities, and I FULLY ASSUME THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH MY AND/OR MY CHILD'S PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT, including but not limited to: the dangers of falls and collisions with pedestrians, vehicles and fixed or moving objects; the dangers of trail conditions, surface hazards, weather conditions, and inadequate clothing; the dangers of water sports and the risk of drowning; encounters with wild or domesticated animals; the possibility of serious physical and/or mental trauma or injury or death associated with a multi-sport relay race; and dangers caused by the NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES. I certify that I am and/or my child is physically and mentally fit to participate in this event. I understand that entry fees are necessary to meet the cost of preparations months in advance of the race, and that if the race is cancelled because of weather conditions, fire, drought, acts of God, or other circumstances beyond the control of the race management, the fee will not be refunded. Or if I or my child are unable to participate in the Bellingham Traverse race, I understand that my/our race fee will not be refunded in any way.

    I hereby grant the Bellingham Traverse & Recreation Northwest a perpetual, royalty-free license to reproduce, publish, circulate, or otherwise use any and all photographs and/or videotapes of me and/or my family taken at the Bellingham Traverse, for any advertising, promotional, press, training and educational purposes.

    I have read and understand all rules stated in the Bellingham Traverse General Rules section [available on website] and will abide by the use of all mandatory equipment as outlined in the description of my leg(s) of the race.


    Please Sign Below

    Your electronic signature is the online equivalent of your ink-on-paper signature, and can be provided by signing your name where indicated. The electronic signature will signify your understanding, acceptance, and authorization to accept the conditions of this legal document, including the following statements:

    • I have read, have understood, and do accept the agreement above.
    • I understand that this is a legal document with effects that I approve and authorize.
    • The registrant is the person(s) whose name is submitted as the recipient of the goods and services provided as a result of this transaction.
    • I am authorized to agree to the terms of this document on behalf of the registrant.
    • If the registrant is under 18 years of age, incapacitated, or mentally challenged, I assert that I am the parent/legal guardian or otherwise authorized to execute a legally binding agreement on behalf of the registrant.

    Electronic Signature
    You must be 18 years of age to legally complete this registration. If the registrant is under 18, an authorized adult must complete this form.


    If the person you are registering (registrant) is under 18, do not enter his/her age. Enter your age here as the person completing the form.


    Participant Code of Conduct

    This Participant Code of Conduct was developed jointly by the Race Directors of Whatcom & Skagit counties.

    We ask all of our participants to be good ambassadors of our sports and events by demonstrating the following good behavior.


    Participant Code of Conduct

    I will:

    •  Play nice with my fellow racers.
    •  Be respectful of others using parks, trails, waterways and public spaces.
    •  Give thanks (& a shout out) to the volunteers.
    •  Be a good ambassador (volunteer for trail or park work or at other local events).
    •  Not litter – pack it in, pack it out (or dispose in appropriate containers).
    •  Inform an official if I withdraw from the event.
    •  Follow all race rules and adhere to sport specific safety guidelines.
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You are encouraged to keep a copy of this agreement for your records. Click the link below to print.
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