Travelling to the event
By signing up to take part in this event you accept complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur while you are travelling to or from the event, during the event, or while on the premises of the event save to the extent any injury or accident which is caused by our negligence.
Personal health and fitness
You understand that participating in this event is potentially hazardous, and you should not enter and participate unless you are medically able and properly trained.
We recommend that you consult your doctor prior to undertaking training for a marathon. It is your responsibility to make sure you are medically fit and capable of running the Fort William Marathon. We reserve the right, in our absolute discretion, to stop any runner from taking part if we deem him or her unfit to run, including mid-race removal from the course where necessary.
Medical treatment while attending the Fort William Marathon
By entering this event, you are confirming that should you require any medical treatments during your attendance at the event, whether before, during or after the actual run, they may be administered by the events’ official medically qualified personnel.
Refunds and transfers
Once you have entered, no refunds will be given. If for any reason, you are unable to take part in the race after you have entered, you may up to 12 weeks before race day, transfer your entry to another runner by logging into your Active account. After this time, transferrals are not permitted. There is an administrative fee of £10 to transfer your entry. You must not give your number to anyone else without transferring it officially. Amongst other potential problems, doing so may cause problems of identification for the event medical services in the case of any accident or injury. Any attempt to do so will result in immediate disqualification of the individual(s) concerned and ejection from this and possible future events.
Animals will not be permitted on the Fort William Marathon course. We are unable to allow guide dogs on the course but can offer a free place to guide runners.
Standard Wheel Chairs, bikes, stilts, roller skates, skate boards, buggies, etc.
Participants are not permitted to use any of the above or similar in the event and those attempting to do so will be prohibited from starting and may be forcibly removed from the course mid-race where necessary. Likewise, anyone attempting to start or join the race in any outfit that we, in our absolute discretion, deem unsuitable and/or dangerous to other competitors or spectators, will not be allowed to start the event or, if on the course, may be forcibly removed from the event. We regret that standard wheel chairs will not be allowed due to health and safety reasons.
Cancellation of the event
We reserve the right, in our absolute discretion, to cancel, delay or postpone the event due to unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances out of our reasonable control. In such cases we will endeavour to inform participants as quickly as is possible. Where the event has to be cancelled, delayed or postponed due to circumstances outside of our reasonable control (including for the avoidance of doubt due to adverse weather conditions or as a result of instructions from the emergency services) we shall not be liable for any inconvenience, expenses, costs, losses or damages suffered by participants. Where the event has to be cancelled, delayed or postponed due to circumstances that were within our reasonable control, our entire liability in respect of any inconvenience, expenses, costs, losses or damages suffered by you as a result will be limited to the entry price you have paid to take part in the event, minus a £25 administration fee.
Only those who finish the Fort William Marathon will be entitled to a Finisher’s Medal and Finisher T-shirt. Please do not ask for more than one as marshals have been instructed to only issue one per person and of course your receiving more than one, may deny another Finisher from receiving one or more of these items.
Use of Images
By taking part in the event you grant full and irrevocable permission to us, as organisers of the Fort William Marathon, and any third parties authorised by us to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, website images, recordings or any other record of this event that may include your image.
Collection and use of information
Your personal information will only be used by us and any appointed third parties for purposes in connection with the event and any subsequent events that we may organise or administer. By entering the event you grant full and irrevocable permission for us to pass any medical details you have given us to the medical teams operating on the day of the event.
Please complete the relevant medical details on the back of the race number if you have any medical condition or are taking any medication(s). Under no circumstances are you allowed to sell or give your race number to someone else without going through the appropriate transfer process (see above) and any attempt to do so will result in your entry being cancelled.
Music while running
When crossing roads or running the road sections of the Fort William Marathon, we will allow the use of bone conduction headphones ONLY. Anyone found to be wearing any other type of headphones or earphones whilst running on the road sections will be disqualified from the race. You are however, welcome to wear headphones during the off-road sections as long as you keep the volume to a level where you can hear any instructions given by race officials.
We reserve the right, in our absolute discretion, to refuse to allow you to participate in the event either at the start or to continue participation at any point along the route of the event, should you be deemed to behave inappropriately or give cause for concern that your continued participation may cause offence or injury to yourself, any spectators or other competitors. This includes the wearing of any clothing or visual messages that may cause offence. Failure to comply with any instruction from race officials and marshals will result in ejection from the race and may also result in you being reported to the police.
Change of postal address, email address or telephone number(s)
If your postal address, email address or telephone number details change, then you must inform us as soon as possible. You can do this by editing your details in your Active account, or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. If this is not done, we cannot guarantee that you will receive all race communications.
If you wish to defer your race entry for any reason, you can be guaranteed a place for the following year. Please note it is only the place that is carried over, and you must pay the appropriate entry fee for the following years race.
Participants accept that marathon running is only for persons with a high degree of physical fitness and who have undertaken a lengthy and appropriate training regime. It is your responsibility to seek appropriate medical advice prior to participation. Participation in the event is entirely at your own risk and by entering the event participants acknowledge that we shall not be liable for death, injury, loss or damage arising from participation in the event save to the extent that it is caused by our negligence.
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