Terms & Conditions

This is an important document that should be read carefully and understood fully as it will affect your legal rights.
It is a condition of participation in The Routeburn Classic that you read and accept this document.

1. By clicking ‘Next…’ I acknowledge that:
Participation in The Routeburn Classic is a test of a person’s physical and mental limits and carries the potential for death, serious personal injury, general personal discomfort and property loss.
I am physically fit and have no pre-existing medical conditions, and have sufficiently trained to participate in The Routeburn Classic and have not been advised against participation in The Routeburn Classic by a qualified health professional.

2. In consideration of being permitted to participate in The Routeburn Classic:
I ACKNOWLEDGE that there may be intense and some may say crazy people referred to as ‘athletes’, animals and natural beasts, vehicles, objects or materials on or around the course route, which may constitute hazards. I assume all the risks associated with participating in The Routeburn Classic. This includes but is not limited to falls, collisions, contact or crashes with other participants, event officials, volunteers, spectators, course markers or other obstacles or hazards; the effects of weather including rain, hail, snow, ice, heat or humidity; defects in my personal equipment or equipment provided by Event Organisers; the conditions of the course; hazards that may be posed by the presence of spectators or people involved in the or contributing to the conduct of or organisation of The Routeburn Classic. All these risks are known to and appreciated by me and I accept them of my own free will.

I FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE the risk that the Event Organisers or individuals participating in controlling, officiating or involved in or contributing to the conduct of or organising or watching The Routeburn Classic may act negligently which may result in harm or injury to my property or me. These risks are also known and appreciated by me and I accept them of my own free will.

I CONSENT to the provision to me of first aid by Southern First Aid, emergency or other medical treatment including physiotherapy and massage for the purposes of treating or relieving injuries or physical harm that I may suffer as a consequence of participation in The Routeburn Classic. I authorise licensed medical practitioners, hospital or other medical or health care facilities to perform all medical procedures, which they may consider medically advisable to attempt to treat or relieve such injuries, including but not limited to the administration of anesthesia and provision of blood transfusions. I realise and appreciate there is a possibility of complication and unforeseen consequences in any medical treatment which I may receive and I assume that risk. I acknowledge that no warranty is made as to the results of any medical treatment.

I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE the Event Organisers and any medical staff including St. Johns or volunteers and any individuals participating in, controlling, officiating, involved in or contributing owners of the properties traversed by The Routeburn Classic, to the conduct or organising or watching The Routeburn Classic from any and all claims, losses or liabilities for death, personal injury, partial or permanent disability, property damage, medical or hospital bills, theft or damage or any kind, including economic loss, which may however exist or arise in the future arise out of or relate to my participation in or my traveling to and from The Routeburn Classic, or arising out of the risks I have assumed in participating in The Routeburn Classic as set out above whether or not caused by negligence of any person.

I AGREE not to sue or claim against any such persons for any of the claims, losses or liabilities that I have waived, released or discharged in this document.

I INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the Event Organisers from any and all claims made by me or liabilities assessed against any of them as a result of:
my actions or inaction;
the actions, inaction or negligence of others including the Event Organisers;
the conditions of the facilities, equipment or areas where The Routeburn Classic or other associated activities are being conducted;
implementation of The Routeburn Classic Event Rules; or
any other cause arising from an occurrence related to The Routeburn Classic; and
By agreeing to this document, I bind myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns and any other person who may claim or sue on my behalf.

I AGREE to abide by the Event Rules, and I acknowledge that my entry to The Routeburn Classic may be revoked or suspended for violation of the Event Rules.

I acknowledge that only the courts of New Zealand shall have jurisdiction to entertain any complaint, demand, claim or cause of action whether based upon alleged breach of contract or alleged negligence arising from the treatment I may receive. I hereby agree that if I commence any legal proceedings, I will commence such legal proceedings in New Zealand and only in New Zealand and I hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Zealand.

For the purposes of this document, “Event Organisers” means Good Times Events Ltd, sponsors, Event officials, medical staff and volunteers, and all officers, directors, servants, employees, contractors, representatives and agents of any of these entities.

When I enter the Routeburn Classic I pay for the event in full at the time of entry including entry onto the Classic waiting list. I understand if I don’t get to the ‘starters list’ to participant I will be credited in full. If my entry is promoted to the starters list the below cancellation fees apply. I am responsible for requesting my own withdrawal from the Classic beyond which I am responsible for monitoring my progress up the waiting list. I will receive an email upon promotion to starters list. At this stage I am a starter.

If a runner withdraws from the event the following cancellation fees will apply.
Up until Sunday 10th March – $45 withdrawal fee deducted

From Monday 11th March till April 8th a withdrawal fee of $70

From Monday 8th of April to race day and beyond – No Refund

No refunds on buses from Monday April 9th to race day and beyond.

Entries close Friday 19th of April 2019

Cancellation or postponement
If the Routeburn Classic is to be postponed to the next day (Sunday) or cancelled – No refunds.

Waiting List
If I am on the waiting list it is assumed I am training for and awaiting a spot in the field like those already in the starters list for the event. The nature of waiting list is it doesn’t typically move till close to the event date. I join the waiting list with the hope, expectation and preparation for participating in the event. Once my entry does move into the starters list the above cancellation/withdrawal fees apply as I am no longer on the waiting list. When moved to the starters list I am notified by email.
Withdrawal from the waiting list before entries closing $35 admin withdrawal fee.
After entries close all people on the waiting list will receive a full credit. Entries close Friday 19th of April 2019.