Please read any waiver carefully. It includes a release of liability and waiver of legal rights and deprives you of the ability to sue certain parties. Do not agree to this document unless you have read and understood it in its entirety. By agreeing electronically, you acknowledge that you have both read and understood the text presented to you as part of the registration process. You also understand and agree that events carry certain inherent dangers and risks which may or may not be readily foreseeable, including without limitation personal injury, property damage or death. Your ability to participate in the event(s) is/are subject to your agreement to the waiver and by agreeing herein, you accept and agree to the terms of the waiver and release agreement.

> Venus de Miles registration is non-refundable and non-transferable.  
> Donations to Greenhouse Scholars are non-refundable.
> If you selected one of the Fundraiser registration options (33-Mile Ride Fundraiser, 64-Mile Ride Fundraiser, 100-Mile Ride Fundraiser) you are committing to raising a minimum of $250 for Greenhouse Scholars by August 13th in exchange for reduced registration. If you do not reach the fundraising minimum by the 11:59pm deadline on August 12th, you will be required to pay the lessor of the difference in discounted and regular priced registration cost ($65) OR the difference in funds raised and the $250 minimum. Payment must be remitted by 6:30am on August 25th in order to participate in the Venus de Miles Event. If you do not remit the outstanding payment to the Organizer, you will not be permitted to participate in the Venus de Miles event and all registration and donation money paid to the Organizer on your behalf is non-refundable.  

VENUS DE MILES: FULL RELEASE AND WAIVER

I understand and agree that I am voluntarily participating in Venus de Miles (the “Event”) and agree that “Participant” shall mean any individual(s) riding, volunteering their services and/or time or otherwise taking part in the festivities or activities related to the Event, including but not limited to all pre and post- Event activities relating thereto. I acknowledge that by signing this Full Release and Waiver (the “Waiver”), I am assuming risks, and agreeing to indemnify, not to sue and release from liability Greenhouse Scholars (the “Organizer”), and their respective agents, employees, volunteers, members, sponsors, promoters and affiliates (collectively the “Releasees”), as more fully stated below. I have read this Waiver carefully before signing and consent to its terms.  

In consideration of the acceptance of my application for entry and my participation in the Event, I hereby agree and acknowledge that cycling is an inherently dangerous and risky sport and fully realize the dangers of participating in this Event, whether as a rider, official, coach, volunteer (if volunteering for the Event, I hereby represent that I am able to lift over seventy (70) pounds and am able to partake in strenuous Event activities), or otherwise. I fully assume the risks associated with such participation including, but not limited to dangers associated with public streets, facilities, man made and natural jumps; the dangers of collision with pedestrians or spectators, vehicles, other riders, and fixed or moving objects; weather conditions; surface hazards, including pot holes; equipment failure, inadequate safety equipment, use of equipment or materials provided by the Event Organizer and others; the Releasees’ own negligence, the negligence of others; the possibility of serious physical and/or mental trauma or injury to myself or to others; or death associated with the Event. I hereby represent that I am physically healthy and capable of participating in the Event and conditioned to partake in the activities relating to the Event. I acknowledge that I am solely responsible for my personal health and safety on Event, and understand that it may be recommended that I discuss my participation with my primary health care provider, whether or not I am, or deem myself to be, in good physical health or condition. If I am under treatment for any physical infirmity, ailment or illness, I have discussed this with my primary health care provider and they have approved my participation in this Event. The responsibility and the decision to maintain personal health insurance while participating in the Event is mine and I acknowledge that my personal health insurance, if any, shall be primary. 

I agree to abide by all rules of the Event and by any decision of an Event official relative to my ability or inability to participate in this Event safely, and I further agree that Event officials may authorize necessary emergency treatment for me or withhold my ability to participate further in the Event as a result of such medical treatment or for any other reason. I further agree that it is my sole responsibility to be familiar with the Event course and agenda, the Releasees' rules, and any special regulations for the Event and agree to comply with all such rules and regulations. I understand and agree that situations may arise during the Event, which may be beyond the control of the Releasees, and I must continually ride and otherwise participate so as to neither endanger others nor myself. I accept responsibility for the condition and adequacy of my equipment, any equipment provided for my use, and my conduct in connection with this Event. I will wear a helmet (and assume all responsibility and liability for the selection of such a helmet), which satisfies the requirements of the Releasees' racing rules or regulations and that can protect against serious head injury. I further agree to be solely liable for any fees or costs associated with any loss (personal, property, physical or otherwise) I may sustain on the Event.

I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, assignees, and successors in interest (collectively “Successors”) covenant not to sue, and hereby waive, release, discharge, hold harmless and promise to indemnify the Releasees, and all sponsors, organizers and promoting organizations, property owners, law enforcement agencies, public entities, medical team, special districts and properties that are in any manner connected with this Event, and their respective agents, officials, and employees through or by which the Event will be held, from any claims, losses or liabilities of any kind whatsoever arising out of my participation in the Event (including damages sustained both before and after the Event) or travel to or return from the Event, even though such liability may arise out of the negligence or carelessness on the part of any of the Releasees.

I agree that I must be over the age of 18 to execute this Waiver or that my parent/legal guardian must execute it on my behalf.  I further acknowledge and agree that if I am a parent/guardian and registering a minor under the age of eighteen (18), I agree to accompany said minor at all times during the Event or arrange for another capable adult of my choice to accompany said minor, including throughout the entire course of the Event and any pre- and post-Event activities, as necessary.

PHOTO RELEASE

I understand that my name, photogram, voice or likeness (and that of my minor family members) may be used by Greenhouse Scholars, and its and their agents to broadcast, telecast, print account or use any other account in any medium for publicity or promotional purposes. I hereby waive any right I may have to inspect and approve the final reproductions or any copy that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied and I hereby release, discharge, and agree to hold Greenhouse Scholars harmless from all liability by virtue of any such use, including without limitation any claims of libel or invasion of privacy or any other legal or equitable claims I may have now or in the future relating thereto.