Code of Conduct & Waiver of Liability

Individuals  wanting  to  participate  in  the  activities  of  the  Club  shall  submit  dues  annually,  complete an  annual application for membership, which includes agreeing to follow the Club’s Code of Conduct and Waiver of Liability for participation in all Club activities.

Both documents are found below for review.

Code of Conduct

Show respect for fellow club members at all times;

Show respect  and  appreciation  for  the  volunteers  who  give  their  time  to  help  the  club and/or event(s);

Never  yell,  taunt,  or  threaten  physical  violence  towards  other  members  of  the  club,  a volunteer or event spectator.  Members with a criminal history of violence or with a legal restraining order against  them  by  another  member  may  be  barred  from  membership  and participation in all club activities;

Never  use  abusive  or  vulgar  language,  or  make  racial,  ethnic  or  gender-related  slurs  or derogatory comments at club-hosted events;

Never make unwanted sexual or physical contact with other members. Members found to be listed on a sex offender registry, convicted of a sex crime, or caught having, creating, or  distributing  child  pornography  will  be  immediately  barred  from  membership  and  all participation in club activities;

Abide by race rules and engage in fair competition, which includes anti-doping compliance, no course cutting, or other means of gaining a competitive advantage that is considered  cheating  when  participating  in  club  races  or  other  races  where  you  may represent the club by wearing a club-branded singlet, shirt, uniform, etc.

Always report violations of the Code of Conduct to the Board in writing.

Waiver of Liability

I agree that I am a member of Pearland Area Road Runners, (hereinafter “the club”), and I know that running in and volunteering for organized group runs, social events, and races associate with the club are potentially hazardous activities, which could cause injury or death.

I will not participate in any club organized events, group training runs or social events, unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform all activities associated with the club and am in good health, and I am properly trained.

I agree to abide by all rules established by the club , including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever.

I attest that I have read the rules of the club and agree to abide by them.

I assume all risks associated with being a member of the club and participating in all club activities, which may include but not limited to: falls, physical contact with other participants/members, volunteers, race personnel, contract service providers, employees, and spectators including the potential the contraction of a communicable disease resulting from contact with other participants/members, volunteers, race personnel, contract service providers, employees, and spectators. I assume all risks including: the effects of the weather; high heat and/or humidity; freezing cold temperatures; traffic and the conditions of the road including surrounding terrain. I further agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for the prevention of the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and other communicable diseases, and I attest to having read the CDC’s guidance at:

I assume all such risks being known, appreciated, and accepted by me.

I understand that bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers/strollers, roller skates or inline skates, animals, and personal music players are not allowed in club organized runs or events, and I will abide by all rules of the club. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and inconsideration of your accepting my membership, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Pearland Area Road Runners and the Road Runners Club of America, all club sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in the club activities, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or organizations named in this waiver.

In addition, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and/or other communicable diseases by participating in any activities associate with the club. I acknowledge that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 in connection with my participation in any club activities, and personally assume this risk.

I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of the club for any legitimate purposes.

I understand that the club does not provide for refunds in the event of cancellations of services, and by signing this waiver, I consent that I am not entitled to a refund if any club activities including events are cancelled.