TRIATHLON BC WAIVER
The underwriter of the Triathlon BC insurance policy requires a signed ‘Acknowledgement, Waiver and Release from Liability’ waiver from every athlete (or their parents in the case of minors) participating in the event. This waiver serves to document that the participants (or the parents of minors) acknowledge the inherent risk and danger associated with participating in triathlons and other related multi-sport events. It is intended to serve as “appreciable warning” of the risks involved. Participants that sign off on the waiver are providing the Race Director and the insured parties with their informed consent to the acceptance of these risks in the event they are about to participate in.
NOTE: In the absence of this waiver, liability coverage arising from incidents involving participants may be compromised.
The insurance company will enter a defence and respond to a judgement within the terms of their policy for real or alleged negligence of the parties named as insured. The Acknowledgement, Waiver and Release From Liability has been designed to assist the insurance company in providing the best defence from suits involving risks knowingly accepted by the participant as a part of the sport.
Note: Should an individual be involved in an accident while participating at your event, it is critically important that specific information about the athlete and his/her level of membership (day/annual) is available. This information must be archived by the Race Directors, and be available for reference for up to 7 years.