Prize Money Eligibility Policy
To be eligible for elite entry or prize purse at any Running Alliance Sport event, an athlete must:
- Not be currently serving a suspension issued by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) or the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for use of a banned substance
- Not have ever served a ban issued by USADA or WADA for the use of performance enhancing drugs
- Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who have had 2 or more athletes receiving such suspensions in the previous 4 years
- Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who served a ban for use of performance enhancing drugs during their own athletic career*
- Provide proper documentation proving they are eligible for prize money (form W-9, W-8ECI or W-8BEN)
- Sign a statement attesting they are in compliance with USADA and WADA anti-doping regulations related to banned substance use and if issued a doping suspension or ban in the future, they will not be allowed back at the event for any reason
- Consent to random drug testing according to the standards and procedures of USATF, USADA and WADA
Any athlete that believes they have been barred from the event or the opportunity to earn prize money at the event because of mistaken identity due to near or exact name of a person currently suspended, banned or previously banned, must submit documentation certified by a notary in advance to the race director or elite athlete coordinator of the event proving that they are not the same person identified as serving a suspension, ban or previous ban. (event organizers will need to clearly outline the exact person to submit documentation to for this recourse section of the policy)
*Athletes have a duty to ensure they are represented by reputable coaches and agents and have a duty to consult the WADA list of athletes that are or have served a doping ban before signing with a coach or agent.
Refunds, Transfers, Credits, & Cancellation Policies
IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER AND/OR CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL WE CAN NOT ISSUE REFUNDS, CREDITS, OR TRANSFERS
Our runs are nonprofit and we use the registration fees to pay for setup, shirts, printing, and the many other fees incurred. All of the people involved are volunteers. As much as we would like to offer refunds, we just can’t since all/most of the money from entries is gone to pay for the event. It’s the nature of the sport and you take a certain risk, as do we, when you sign up.
Typical cancellation of ANY event is not something to worry about and is quite rare. We will always wait as long as we can before canceling and do everything in our power to avoid it.
ALSO BE AWARE that we reserve the right to add, remove, reroute, and/or redirect any of our courses in any way we see fit. Usually unforeseen weather, construction, inclement road conditions, and various other things have come into effect as the event date approaches.
BY REGISTERING FOR THIS RACE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO THE WAIVER AND CONDITIONS BELOW:
Waiver of liability: In consideration of your accepting this entry. I, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my family, my heirs, executors, & administrators, forever waive, release & discharge any and all rights & claims for damages & causes of suit or action, known or unknown, that I may have against Running Alliance Sport and all other entities, all independent contractors & construction firms working on or near the course, all Running Alliance Sport Event Committee persons, Officials & Volunteers, & all sponsors of the Events & their officers, director, employees, agents & representatives, successors, & assigns, for any and all injuries suffered by me this event.
I attest that I am physically fit, am aware of the dangers & precautions that must be taken when running in warm or cold conditions, & have sufficiently trained for the completion of this event. I also agree to abide by any decision of an appointed medical official relative to my ability to safely continue or complete the event. I further assume and will pay my own medical & emergency expenses in the event of an accident, illness, or other incapacity regardless of whether I have authorized such expense. I hereby authorize the disclosure of medically related information concerning my health, injuries, incapacity or medical emergency that may occur In the course of participating in this event and to allow that information to be provided to a family member, friend, or event official of Running Alliance Sport .
I agree that any use by me of an MP3 player, iPod, cell phone, or other electronic device while on the course will be done so in a reasonable manner using common sense.
I hereby grant full permission to Running Alliance Sport and/or agents hereby authorized by them, to use any names, photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recording, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose at any time.
I acknowledge that I will not transfer, give, sell or exchange my entry and this bib to anyone under penalty for fraud, false impersonation and theft. Further, I understand that there are no entry refunds, exchanges, transfers or rollovers, and that this bib is not transferable and cannot be resold under any circumstances. Any violation is also subject to liquidated damages of $5,000 plus attorney fees.
l also understand the event may be cancelled for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to: weather conditions, natural disasters, or threats to local and/or national security including suspected terrorist activity. Should cancellation occur, I understand there will be no refunds, exchanges, rollovers or transfers.
* I HAVE READ THIS WAIVER CAREFULLY & UNDERSTAND IT.