Bayshore Rules & Regulations

The TCTC Bayshore has a no refund policy.  No exceptions. Deferments will be considered on a case by case basis until May 1st. It is up to the discretion of the Race Director if for safety reasons the race must be delayed, postponed or cancelled. If the race is cancelled because of threatening conditions refunds will not be issued. The course closes at 1:15pm.  Participants that finish after 1:15pm will not appear in the official results.  After 1:15pm  medical personal and volunteers will be dismissed and may not be available for assistance. Because of the narrow course participants  must stay to the right and remain no more than two abreast. The official TCTC Bayshore results will be determined by the order you cross the finish line, not your chip/split time. Runners must be registered and use the bib assigned to them. Any runner who finishes the race with a bib not assigned to them will be disqualified and will not be allowed to register for any of the Bayshore races the following year. The person who furnished the bib will also be banned from registering.

Waiver and Release of Liability

I, the undersigned, in consideration of my participation in a Bayshore Marathon road race (the “Race”) operated by the Traverse City Track Club, a Michigan nonprofit corporation (the “Club”), hereby certify the following:

I understand that participating in a road race involves certain risks, including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, traffic, conditions of the road, the possible reckless conduct of other participants and other risks, known and unknown, which may result in property damage, serious personal injury or death.  All stresses and hazards associated with this activity cannot be foreseen.  I am voluntarily participating in the Race with knowledge of dangers involved and hereby agree to accept any and all inherent risks or property damage, personal injury or death.  I am participating in the Race at my own risk and I am aware and understand that I am responsible for my own safety.   

I represent that I have no health or physical problems that will prevent or interfere with my ability to participate in the Race, or cause be detrimental to my health or safety.  I hereby acknowledge that the Club has advised me to obtain a physical examination from a doctor before participating in the Race. 

I agree to abide by all policies and procedures of the Club with respect to the Race and my participation in the Race, and I hereby acknowledge that I have been provided with or been made aware of such policies and procedures.  I understand and agree that any policies and procedures may be changed by the Club with or without notice and the Club reserves the right to deny or terminate my participation in the Race at any time for any reason, in the Club’s sole discretion.

I understand and agree that the Club is not responsible for any loss of property, injury or death which may occur at the Race, wherever, whenever or however the same may occur, including owing to ordinary negligence on the part of the Club, its agents, volunteers, directors, officers or employees, and I assume full responsibility for any such injuries, damages or losses that may occur at the Race. 

I hereby consent to the use by the Club, and its agents, assigns and licensees, of my name, photo, likeness or film, videotape and/or sound recording of me, to promote the Race or for any other proper purpose and in any manner, in the sole discretion of the Club.  I expressly disclaim all rights to all values and benefits the Club may gain through the use of such information.

I UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE CLUB HAS NO duty TO PROVIDE me with MEDICAL TREATMENT.  I further understand and agree that i am financially responsible for any medical TREATMENT that i may receive before, during or after the race, AND I HEREBY RELEASE THE CLUB, AND ITS AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, VOLUNTEERS AND EMPLOYEES FROM ANY LIABILITY, FINANCIAL OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY SUCH MEDICAL TREATMENT THAT I MAY RECEIVE.  

I for myself, my heirs, executors, personal representatives, successors and assigns agree to release, discharge, defend, hold harmless and indemnify the Club, and its officers, directors, employees, committee members, affiliates, agents, servants, successors, assigns, sponsors and representatives, including grand traverse county, the city of traverse city, peninsula township, northwestern  michigan college and traverse city area public schools, of and from any and all claims, actions, causes of action, demands, rights, damages, costs, loss of service, expenses and compensation whatsoever which may arise or in the future accrue on account of or in any way growing out of any and all known and unknown, foreseen and unforeseen, bodily and personal injuries, property loss or damage, or the consequences which result from or in any way relate to my participation in the race, including any claims RELATED TO COURSE DESIGN OR CONDITION, WEATHER, THE ACTS OF SPECTATORS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS, OR that are based on the ordinary negligence on the part of the Club, its agents, volunteers, directors, officers, employees or other parties named above.