Terms & Conditions
Participant Agreement and Waiver
You must read this document carefully before signing. This waiver has important legal consequences and may limit or eliminate the ability of you or your representatives to bring future legal actions or obtain compensation, including in the event of your injury or death.
It is a condition of your entry into and participation in the 2021 Byron Coast Charity Walk (the Event) that you accept these terms and conditions. If you do not accept all the below terms and conditions, you must not enter or participate in the Event.
For participants under the age of 18 years, a parent or guardian must read this document carefully before signing and accepting the below terms and conditions on behalf of the participant.
I understand, by signing below, I accept and agree to all of the following statements in exchange for being permitted to participate in the 2021 Byron Coast Charity Walk (the Event).
I agree it is my responsibility to determine whether I am sufficiently fit, healthy, skilled and physically trained to safely participate in the Event, and I undertake to withdraw from the Event and not participate if on the date of the Event I am not in good health and proper physical condition.
I warrant that I have no physical, medical or mental conditions of which I am aware or should be aware that would affect my ability to safely participate in the Event, or which would result in my participation creating a risk of danger to myself or others, greater than the risk assumed by a healthy person of a similar age as me. I further warrant I have not been advised or cautioned by a medical practitioner not to participate in the Event.
I warrant I have sufficient and necessary competence, training and experience to participate in the activities I choose to complete as part of the Event.
I agree to act appropriately at all times during the Event, including obeying all laws, regulations, Event rules and the directions of Event officials. I understand that my entry may be voided if through my actions or behaviour, in the opinions of the Organisers, I have broken these rules, any law or regulation or brought the Event into disrepute. I further understand that the Organisers reserve the right to reject any entry without having to justify or give reasons for their actions.
I understand the Organisers reserve the right to close, postpone, reschedule or cancel the Event at their discretion, including for the following reasons: if natural or man-made emergencies make administering the Event unreasonable due to natural disaster, acts of god, terrorism, war or any other reason (at the organisers’ discretion).
I acknowledge and agree that I may choose to upload photographs to social media platforms as part of my involvement in the Event (the “Recordings”) and I grant a non-exclusive license to Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service Limited to use such Recordings (including all content on those Recordings) in any media and for any purpose without my consent or crediting me and without payment and/or compensation to me.
The Recordings are the sole property of Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service Limited to use for any purpose, including but not limited to its promoting, advertising and marketing activities, without payment and/or compensation to me.
I agree that it is my responsibility to understand and comply with:
COVID-19 rules, orders, guidelines and advice issued by the NSW Government and NSW Health which are relevant to any activities I undertake or any location I attend as part of the Event (see www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19 for up-to-date information), NSW Health advice for COVID-19 vulnerable people (if applicable to me), any COVID-19 Safety Plan which applies to any site I attend during the Event, the reasonable directions and requirements of any site I attend during the Event.
I agree that if I am feeling unwell I will not participate in the Event.
I acknowledge and accept that participation in the Event may involve the risk of acquiring COVID 19.
I confirm that I irrevocably indemnify release and hold harmless the Organisers from and against any and all liabilities, claims or actions (including for negligence) related to acquiring COVID-19, arising as a result or in connection with, directly or indirectly, my participation in the Event, including any claim by any person assisting me.
I acknowledge and accept that participation in the Event may involve the risk of temporary or permanent physical injury or harm or even death, arising from various hazards depending on the nature and location of the activities I choose to complete, including but not limited to: personal injury, slippery and uneven surfaces, breakages or defects of or to equipment, failure or unsuitability of a participant’s equipment, dehydration, overexertion, weather conditions, environmental hazards (eg rips and sandbars), accidents with other participants or venue users, the presence of animals which can act in sudden and/or unpredictable ways (eg horses), providers of facilities utilised during the Event and the risk of acquiring COVID-19.
I acknowledge and accept that injury or death may result not only from my actions (including physical exertion) but also from the actions, omissions or negligence of other people in connection with the Event.
I understand and agree that participation in the Event, separately and cumulatively, may constitute a “dangerous recreational activity” under the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW).
In consideration of being allowed to participate in the Event, I (on my own behalf and on behalf of my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns): to the maximum extent permitted by law, agree that Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service Limited including its respective officers employees, agents, events sponsors, volunteers, community organisations and support groups, is not liable to any person whether in contract, tort, under statute or otherwise for any injury, illness, loss, damage, death, economic loss whatsoever suffered by me, whether consequential, direct or indirect, caused by or connected with my participation in the Event (collectively referred to as the “harm”), including harm suffered by me due to any person’s negligence; and irrevocably indemnify release and hold harmless the persons or entities (the Organisers) from and against any and all liabilities, claims or actions (including for negligence) whatever or however caused, arising as a result or in connection with, directly or indirectly, my participation in and travelling to and from the Event, including any claim by any person assisting me.
I understand and agree that any safety precautions undertaken by the Organisers (such as safety briefings and safety checks) are a service to me and other competitors but do not guarantee my safety or avoidance from harm.
I understand the respective Organisers’ public liability insurance is limited and does not (and is not required by me to) cover or protect me from any injury or damage I cause or contribute to, whether to me or to others, or any loss or harm I sustain or caused by me whilst participating in the Event (and before and after the Event) and I am advised to obtain, and I remain responsible for obtaining, my own insurances and cover (including full private health insurance and adequate income protection insurance).
I understand that this participant waiver constitutes a “risk warning” under the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW).
CANCELLATIONS & CHANGES: Participants may cancel up to one month prior to the event date. The Registration Fee will be refunded to the credit card of which the payment was taken LESS $25, which will be retained by Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Participants can transfer their registration to another person at no charge up to 2 weeks prior to the event.
If event is cancelled due to COVID participants will be automatically transferred to the new date of the event year.
If participants cannot attend the new date they will be given the option to donate their participant fee to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service or receive a full refund.
All fundraising monies will be transferred to the new participant if transferring registration. All fundraising monies will be kept by the Rescue Helicopter Service if registration is cancelled.
Be sure to visit the Coastal Charity Walk Facebook page for regular updates or further information about the event www.facebook.com/coastalcharitywalk