2023 WAIVER – In consideration of my participation (the term “participation” includes, but is not limited to, anyone who signs up online to participate in or volunteer for any event managed by the Houston Marathon Committee (HMC), Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF), or performs a job as a volunteer, or is issued and accepts a race credential and/or ticket) in any of the 2022 – 2023 events organized by or associated with the HMC or HMF and/or any pre-race or post-race activities (the race, events that take place during the race, and any, pre-race and post-race activities are hereinafter individually and collectively referred to as the “Event”), I, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors and assigns (a) hereby waive and release any and all rights, claims and causes of action I have or may have against any Race Organizer (as defined below) that may arise as a result of my participation in the Event; and (b) hereby indemnify, defend, and hold harmless any and all Race Organizers from and against any and all injuries, losses, causes of action, liabilities, damages, expenses (including but not limited to, attorney’s fees and court costs) or claims (collectively, “Claims” and individually, a “Claim”) that I have or may have and might arise directly or indirectly from my participation in the Event and/or the condition of the race course, property, facilities or equipment used for the Event, regardless of when such Claim may arise including, without limitation, Claims relating to (i) theft, loss or disappearance of property, (ii) bodily injury (including fatality), and (iii) property damage. For these purposes, a “Race Organizer” is any one or more of the following: Houston Marathon Committee, Inc.; Houston Marathon Foundation, all governmental agencies representing the territories in which the Event will be held and from which resources (such as, without limitation, fire, police and ambulance personnel) are provided; all sponsors, vendors and contractors of or for the Event; USATF officials; World Athletics officials; emergency (for example, fire and police) and all medical service providers; and the officers, directors, employees, volunteers, representatives, successors and assigns of each of the foregoing.
I acknowledge that if I am performing a volunteer job, I am working as a volunteer for the Event and do so of my own free will and I understand and accept that volunteering has risks; I have no expectations of payment (monetary or other) and understand that I am not an employee of the HMC or HMF, both of which are non-profit organizations, and that I do not qualify for employee benefits of any kind. I swear or affirm that (i) I have never been convicted of a sexual offense, and (ii) I am not a registered sex offender. I understand that I am NOT eligible to volunteer if I cannot truthfully confirm the forgoing statement.

I further agree to grant permission to any Race Organizer to utilize my image or likeness incidental to any live or recorded television or other transmission, or print or Internet media. Reproduction and/or resale of any credential and/or ticket is prohibited.