Terms and Conditions

Definitions

‘The Company’ – Finish Line Events

‘The Participant’ – You

On receipt of payment and on registering your participation at this event you the participant are agreeing to the following points outlined in these terms and conditions/disclaimer.  You the participant agree and understand that Finish Line Events and their representatives will not be held responsible or liable for any loss, damage, claim, illness or injury and in worst case death suffered or incurred by you which may arise as a result of your participation.  In acceptance of this entry, the participant assumes full and complete responsibility for any of the above listed possibilities that may occur while travelling to and from the event, during the event or while you are on the event premises.

Liability/disclaimer

Entering & participating in this event is entirely at your own risk.  By entering online, the participant is agreeing to this disclaimer. The participant understands The company will not be liable for any injury, loss, damage or death from participating in this event. The participant is confirming they are medically fit to participate and is unaware of any health or other condition which may affect your ability to safely take part.  The participant is entering at their own risk.

Photography

You the participant agree you are happy to be photographed by the company or by any 3rd party before, during and after the event and for these images to be used by the company for promotional purposes at any time in the future.

Age

The minimum age for a participant is 12 years old upto 5 miles, 10k and above is 15 years old.  To enter a race under the age of 18 you must be accompanied to the event by a responsible adult with a signed/online entry permission of a parent or legal guardian.

Dog Friendly Events

Some of our events are dog friendly.  These such races will be advertised as so.

Your responsibilities:

  • You have full control of your dog at all times and will be courteous and considerate to your fellow runners (those running with or without a dog)
  • Your dog must be kept on short lead or harness at all times
  • Always pick up after your dog – carry poo bags at all times (we will have bags on registration if required)
  • If your dog needs to relieve itself during the run please move off the course
  • If you are approaching a slower runner it is your reasonability to ensure overtaking is done safely. Aim to allow 2m between your dog and the other runner and call out in good time if you intend to pass.  If the path is narrow this may require patience and waiting for suitable opportunity. 
  • No dogs to be left unattended in cars

The event will be covered by public liability insurance as standard.

We welcome any breed or cross breed of dog, but they must be at least 12 months old. Swapping of dogs during a race is not permitted.

Bitches in season are not excluded from competing; however, it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that adequate precautions are taken and that they acknowledge full liability. Owners must inform race organisers if they intend to compete with a bitch in season so provisions can be made. For example, they may be asked to start at the back to ensure the smallest number of issues. They will also need to be kept away from the group during briefings and at the start/end of a race.

Cancellation/amendment of event

The company reserve the right to change the route anytime before the event start.  All events will be marshalled, the participant agrees to adhere to the Marshall instruction at all times during the event for their own safety.  The company can cancel, delay or postpone the event due to unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions, advisories from government bodies and forestry commission.  The participant has read, understands and agrees that should this event be changed or cancelled because of this we shall not be liable for any expense, costs, or damages suffered by participants.

Refunds, deferments and transfers

Refunds – can only be given if the participant informs us 2 months prior to the event entered

Deferment – Participants must inform us strictly no later than two weeks prior to the race days to enable a deferment to the same race the following year or a

Name transfer – participant wishing to transfer their number to a new participant can do so free of charge up to 1 week before the event booked.  After this time and on the event day a £5 admin fee will be charged.