MOWDY RANCH MUSTANGS
WAIVER, RELEASE, DISCLAIMER
IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT THIS WAIVER, YOU ARE CONSIDERING THE SECOND ANNUAL MUSTANG RUN.
RULE NUMBER 1 – IF YOU'RE A WUSS - JUST STAY HOME!
Wherefore the aforementioned party of the first part in consideration of the ….enough of that crap, let’s talk straight. If you love to run on trails, then you’ll love our trail run. But like any trail our trails have plenty of rocks, roots, stumps and other tripping hazards. There are stream crossings with stepping-stones and narrow bridges where you might slip or fall down. The trail is narrow at times and could be crowded as faster runners overtake slower ones. A faster runner might, therefore, knock you to the side, causing you to slam headfirst into a tree or get impaled on a jagged root. (Typical trail runner stuff really.) On the trail you might encounter poison ivy, ticks, bugs, bees, snakes and other creepy crawlers that may not want to share the great outdoors with you. (Wipe with the wrong leaf and you’ll take the “monkey butt” to a new level.) Wind and rain may create mud holes, fell trees and limbs and create hazards that race officials don’t even know about, so watch out, you’re on your own. Vandals may swipe trail markings. If you get lost, don’t bitch, we won’t charge you for the extra miles. You could veer off course and run straight into a horse’s ass for all we know. We suggest you yield to said horses if you see them, they have the right of way. There will be water stops, but feel free to carry a water bottle and any food that you want. If you get lost and dehydrated, it could be months before we find your pile of vulture-picked bones. (You gotta love this disclaimer!)
But even though you might get hurt or lost, you’re agreeing to all this crap because you want to run this race. And by signing this humorous but well written document you are therefore releasing and discharging the land owners, Mowdy Ranch LLC and Clay and Kit Mowdy, and all race officials, volunteers, sponsors and municipalities, as well as the rocks, roots, bugs, tree limbs, and other stuff, dead or alive, gnarly or not, that might poke an eye out or otherwise hurt you because you know that trail running is a high-risk activity. When you agree to run, you are certifying that you are physically fit, responsible for your own actions and have sufficiently trained for an event of this nature. In other words, you won’t sue any of the people or groups responsible for this race if you get hurt. Let’s leave the lawyers out of this. We know they’re a part of life, so is pooping, but not on our run, OK? And if you are under 18, then your parent or guardian signs and agrees to this for you. OK, we are almost done but this is the important part. This trail has known hazards that we have warned you about but there may also be unknown hazards of which we may not know and therefore can’t warn you about. Get it? So be careful, you are accepting all these risks; known and unknown. We wrote all this in plain English instead of Shakespearean legalese – so you have no excuses. And last, if you’re a whiner, please refer to Rule Number 1.