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SAFETY AND RULES

In order to create a fun and safe Dash, the implementation of these rules is for your protection. You agreed to these rules as part of the waiver completed during registration.

  • Muddy Duck Dash is a rain or shine event.  In the case of dangerous weather that threatens the safety of participants or staff, the event director(s) reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event.  In the event of a cancellation, there will be no refunds or transfers.
  • All participants will adhere to the instructions given by the Dash director, race staff, volunteers, and medical personnel.
  • Participants understand that this race is high-adventure and accept all risks associated with the event.
  • Participants must be physically able to complete the event.
  • Strollers, wheeled carts, bicycles, skates, or other wheeled devices are prohibited from the course.
  • No motorized or powered transportation devices allowed on the course.
  • Registration is closed approximately 10 minutes before assigned start time.
  • All participants and volunteers must sign an event waiver before participating.
  • NO TRACK SPIKES or heels please!
  • Participants should wear running shoes and dress appropriately.
  • Please be aware of other participants at all times.
  • Participants should use caution at all times as the terrain is uneven along the course.
  • Volunteers will be stationed throughout the race in order to assist a participant.
  • Be respectful of all participants on the course at all times for everyone's safety and in the interest of good sportsmanship.

Obstacles


Completion of all the obstacles may be hazardous to participants. It is the individual’s responsibility to judge whether or not the obstacle is too dangerous. Participants may skip any obstacle they do not feel safe completing without penalty. 
It is the participants’s responsibility to notify a course official if an obstacle is too hazardous to complete.


Duck Safety

Your ducks are very sensitive and loving. Please treat them with care and respect.
Throwing, biting, kicking, or hurting your duck is strictly prohibited.
Ducks must be in your possession at all times in order for them to be protected.
Your duck can only complete the course on your person. Take care of your duck, love it, care for it, and help it get to the finish-line!

What to Wear?

Well, that is up to you! You can dress up in a costume, super hero outfit, your favorite Halloween leftover, a goofy duck outfit, formal attire, something silly you come up with, some comfortable running clothes, or wear a shirt in support of a friend or family member in honor of Brain Tumor Research!  As long as you can safely run the race, we encourage you to be creative. No track spikes and no heels please!

 

During registration, you agreed to the following Waiver:

By registering and/or participating in The Muddy Duck Dash, I hereby acknowledge my awareness that my participation in the event involves risk. I understand that my participation in the aforementioned activities may expose me to risks including equipment, property damage and bodily or personal injury, including injury that may be fatal, normally associated with recreational activities. These risks include, but are not limited to, any one or more of the following: insect bites and stings, foreseen and unforeseen inclement weather; tripping and/or falling. I understand that these dangers may result in injuries. In addition, I understand that I may be exposed to other risks which may not be foreseeable.
I have been given the opportunity to ask questions about the activity/event and understand that there are inherent risks and dangers involved in this activity. I knowingly and freely assume any and all such risks and voluntarily participate in this activity. I understand that it is my responsibility, as the participant, to engage only in those activities for which I have the prerequisite skills, qualifications, preparation and training.
I acknowledge that I must follow the instructions of the race, and race personnel at all times. In addition, I understand that none of the involved entities provides insurance coverage for my participation and that it is strongly recommended that I obtain my own accident and health insurance prior to participating. In consideration of acceptance to participate and in exchange for the use of equipment, materials, supplies I hereby release and forever discharge and waive any and all claims for myself and my heirs against all parties involved (sponsoring agencies and their members individually and their officers, officials, sponsors, hosts, or any person associated with The Muddy Duck Dash including The Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation, the University of North Georgia, and The University System of Georgia, and runsignup.com and I further covenant and agree that for the consideration stated above, I will hold forever harmless and will not take legal action against said parties.
I hereby release and forever discharge and waive all claims for myself and my heirs in regard to the taking of video and photography. I also give permission for use of my name and photograph to be used in any media or other account of this event.
I certify that I am at least 18 years of age OR that my parent/legal guardian has also agreed because I am under 18 years of age. This consent is given freely and voluntarily by the undersigned without coercion, duress, threat or promise of any kind. I certify that I understand and have read the information above carefully before agreement. I understand that I am not subject to any adverse action if I do not sign.

I have been given the opportunity to ask questions about the activity/event and understand that there are inherent risks and dangers involved in this activity. I knowingly and freely assume any and all such risks and voluntarily participate in this activity. I understand that it is my responsibility, as the participant, to engage only in those activities for which I have the prerequisite skills, qualifications, preparation and training.

I acknowledge that I must follow the instructions of the race and race personnel at all times. In addition, I understand that none of the involved entities provides insurance coverage for my participation and that it is strongly recommended that I obtain my own accident and health insurance prior to participating. In consideration of acceptance to participate and in exchange for the use of equipment, materials, supplies I hereby release and forever discharge and waive any and all claims for myself and my heirs against all parties involved (sponsoring agencies and their members individually and their officers, officials, sponsors, hosts, or any person associated with The Muddy Duck Dash including The Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation, the University of North Georgia, and The University System of Georgia, and runsignup.com and I further covenant and agree that for the consideration stated above, I will hold forever harmless and will not take legal action against said parties.

I hereby release and forever discharge and waive all claims for myself and my heirs in regard to the taking of video and photography. I also give permission for use of my name and photograph to be used in any media or other account of this event.

I certify that I am at least 18 years of age OR that my parent/legal guardian has also signed below because I am under 18 years of age. This consent is given freely and voluntarily by the undersigned without coercion, duress, threat or promise of any kind. I certify that I understand and have read the information above carefully before signing. I understand that I am not subject to any adverse action if I do not sign.