I understand that participating in the PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run presented by VCA Animal Hospitals includes an element of risk for both me and my dog. I understand that dogs are not invited to participate in the 5K Run, that dogs are not permitted to run during the 5K Walk, and that there may be only one dog per registrant for the 5K Walk. Neither I nor my dog should participate unless the dog and I are physically able and properly conditioned. I agree to abide by any decision of an event official relevant to the dog's and/or my participation in the event and I further agree that event officials may authorize necessary emergency treatment for me and/or my dog. I also understand that vehicles, spectators and other traffic may be present along the course and I assume the risk of participating under such conditions and any others that may arise. I further assume any and all risks associated with participating in this event, including, but not limited to, injury, illness, falls, contact with spectators, other participants or dogs, effects of the weather including temperature extremes, and the surface conditions of the event path, all such risks being understood by me. I also affirm that any dog participating with me has current vaccinations. I agree to abide by all rules of the event.
Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of this acceptance of my entry, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on my behalf, covenant not to sue, and waive, release and discharge PAWS Chicago, Martin & Karcazes Ltd., The City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, event officials, volunteers, and any other sponsors, suppliers, agents, employees or other personnel in any way assisting or connected with this event from any and all claims or liability of any kind whatsoever arising out of my participation in this event, even though the liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or parties named in this waiver.
By registering for the PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run presented by VCA Animal Hospitals I authorize PAWS Chicago to add my address and email to their distribution list. I understand that my personal information will not be shared with any third parties, and that I may choose to unsubscribe from PAWS Chicago's communications at any time.
I further understand that by participating in this event, I agree that PAWS Chicago or any sponsors may use my name or pictures of me and/or my pet for publicity or promotional purposes without any liability or obligation to me.