Must be the age of 18 or older to participate in the C3 event.
I understand that while participating in this event, I will be using public streets and facilities where many hazards exist and I am aware of and appreciate the risks that may result. I am also aware that accidents may occur during this event which could result in serious injury or death. I am voluntarily participating in this event with knowledge of all such risks.
In consideration for being permitted to participate in this event, I agree to assume all risks and to release, hold harmless and covenant not to sue the Challenge to Conquer Cancer and any designated beneficiaries, sponsors, officials, participating clubs, communities, organizations, friends of the event and all other government or public entities including all their respective directors, officers, agents, employees and members (collectively, “the releasees”), for any claim, loss or liability that I may have arising out of my participation in the event, including bodily injury, death or property damage, whether caused by negligence or carelessness of the releasees or otherwise.
I intend by the Waiver and Release of Liability to release in advance, and to waive my rights and to discharge all of the releasees from all claims, losses or liabilities for death, bodily injury or property damage that I may have, or which may hereafter accrue to me, as a result of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the releasees, from dangerous or defective property or equipment owned, maintained or controlled by them or because of their possible liability without fault. I understand and agree that this Waiver and Release of Liability is binding on my heirs, assigns and legal representatives.
I acknowledge that I, and I alone, am solely responsible for my personal health and safety, and the personal property I bring with me. I will read the event description and rules for participation in the event and I will abide by all rules and regulations established by the event organizers and personnel as well as the local vehicle code. I understand that by signing this waiver, that I will wear a helmet at all times while on the bicycle route, that I will obey all state and local traffic codes and that I will not have any alcoholic beverages on premises.
I have carefully read this Waiver and Release of Liability and fully understand its contents. I am aware that by signing this Waiver and Release of Liability, I am waiving legal rights and knowing this, I sign it of my own free will.
Our Philosophy: We exist to conquer cancer through fundraising by riding from Greenville, SC to Lewiston, ME
Our Goal: To raise more than $100,000 for Cancer Research and Support
The Challenge to Conquer Cancer (C3) is a 501c3 and the umbrella organization that administers and directs the activities of all aspects of the project. Events under its direction include C3's Challenge to Conquer Cancer (C3) bicycle ride. The Challenge to Conquer Cancer is a volunteer based organization that benefits local cancer research programs and other cancer related foundations/charities.
The C3 ride is your reward after months of fundraising and advocating/ educating awareness for cancer survivors. It will take place September 30 - October 8. We will perform the ride in a "peloton," which is a group or team of cyclists working together for a common goal. Four teams of up to 5 riders will ride, relay-style, over several days along the approximately 1500-mile route. We will ride 15 hours a day and the ride will be fully supported with SAG vehicles and medical teams.
Another element of the program is our "Cancer Warrior" program in which each team shall bring two warriors currently fighting cancer or a recent survivor of cancer to Lewiston, ME to participate as much as he/ she is able in the events of the Dempsey Challenge. C3 will provide round-trip airfare, transfers, accommodations, all meals including the Celebration dinner, and entry for events in the Dempsey Challenge for the Warriors.
The Institute of Translational Oncology Research (ITOR) of the Greenville Hospital System and the Cancer Center of Anderson are the local benefactors for C3 activities in 2017.
As a C3 Rider or Manager, your commitment is to fundraise for cancer research and survivorship. Participation on the Crew itself is the reward for your hard work throughout the year. If you are selected, we will require to pay a $250 non refundable deposit. If your fundraising commitment has not been met, you will be responsible to pay the discrepancy between your fundraising raised and the required fundraising commitment of $5250 as a 7-day ($1250 as a 2-day) Rider or $2500 as a Manager.
A summary of commitment and expectations include:
The fundraising amount can be a combination of:
In addition, there are rider packages associated with various fundraising levels:
$5250($1250)/ $2500 fundraising commitment:
May 15 - Sign up cut off
June 15 - $750.00($250)/$375.00
July 15 - $1500.00($500)/$750.00
August 15 - $3000.00($800)/$1500.00
September 1 - $4250.00($1000)/$2125.00
September 30 - $5000.00($1250)/$2500.00
C3 is a volunteer based organization. In order for all of our events and programs to be successful, every rider/manager is expected to help with the organization of any of the events.
A guideline to follow is that you should spend 50% of your time volunteering and fundraising and 50% of your time training.
Each rider will be responsible for participating in one of the C3 events, organizing an individual or team event, or assuming a volunteer task associated with one of the events. This generates team spirit and we hope to generate a little friendly competition among the groups.
C3 will provide each rider with a professional training plan.
Riders and/or teams should be registered with C3 by May 15, 2017. We recommend that each team gather once a week. Along with getting to know your comrades, weekly rides allow you to learn the riding styles of your teammates and address any conflicts that arise before the ride to Lewiston. Sometimes skill levels and personalities don't mesh, so teams must rectify any issues as soon as possible.
The C3 committee strives to ensure an enjoyable experience among a team of individuals who work together. In the event that a rider is not a team player or causes issues with other riders, we reserve the right to him/her to step down.
2-3 hours / month; beginning in July
Each month beginning in July, we will hold a meeting to review the logistics of the upcoming ride, fundraising progress and any concerns that require attention. It is at these meetings that each of the riders can shine by helping to resolve any outstanding issues and present any ideas to the group.
NOTE: C3 will provide each rider with C3 jerseys. To increase awareness of the great things we are doing to improve cancer survivorship, we expect all riders to wear their jerseys at any C3 cycling event and throughout the ride to Lewiston, ME.
Each C3 team has the opportunity to fly two Cancer Warriors to Lewiston, ME to participate in the Dempsey Challenge. The team will be responsible for escorting the warriors to events, socializing with this person, and otherwise assisting this person as needed. This person will be allowed to participate in the C3 ride to Lewiston, ME if able.
Cancer Warriors are individuals currently undergoing or recently completed treatment for cancer. It is our hope that the trip will bring a great day of "normality" to their lives while undergoing treatment.
C3 will provide each Cancer Warrior with:
Supporters, spouses, family or friends who wish to accompany the Warrior or join in the Dempsey Challenge may do so, but are responsible for paying their own expenses.
Each rider must provide his or her own bicycle ( aero bars are strongly discouraged due to safety reasons), helmet, riding clothing (except jersey) and lighting system for night riding. Each rider is responsible for his/her own safety during training rides as well as the C3 ride. This means your bike must be in excellent working order and you have the knowledge and equipment to fix any minor issues in order to keep your team moving along.
C3 DOES NOT PROVDE ANY TYPE OF INSURANCE FOR YOUR RIDE.
C3 will not cover your bicycle if it is stolen/damaged. You may wish to check your homeowner's policy for coverage on any issue regarding your bicycle. If you have any questions about insuring your bicycle, please contact your insurance agent for details.
Each rider is responsible for their own conduct to include but not limited to negligent, reckless, willful conduct. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that each rider have travel/medical/liability insurance with policy limits in excess of one million dollars ($1,000,000).
Any other expenses incurred through training, coaching, clinics, etc will be the responsibility of the rider.
All riders warrant that they are in sufficient physical condition to complete the C3 event. In addition, riders are required to participate in a riding test that will simulate the first day of riding through the mountains and will require riding a certain distance in a set amount of time. C3 reserves the right to disqualify any participant whose lack of fitness makes their participation in the event impracticable.
All expenses on the ride, except for expenses of a personal nature, shall be covered by C3. Each team will receive a Team Manual for the trip to Maine, which will includes maps, GPS instructions, expense sheets, important phone numbers, places to stay and overall nutrition guidelines.
C3 will cover the cost of three night's accommodations and the entrance to the celebration dinner. All other expenses are your responsibility.
C3 will cover the cost of a one-way return flight back to Greenville from Lewiston for each rider.
* These sections also apply to driver volunteers.
As a C3 participant you are an ambassador to C3 while in training and volunteering in public events and fundraising events. You must conduct yourself in a manner that sponsors and supporters look to as their ambassador. Failure to do so could result in losing your place on the C3 team and your deposit.
As a C3 participant, you are representing the sponsors and supporters whose dedication has made the project possible. You will be traveling through many small communities on your way to Lewiston, ME and it is important to conduct yourself appropriately.
The C3 committee reserves the right to disqualify any rider for negative conduct. All riders disqualified for negative conduct shall be responsible for reimbursing C3 for all expenses incurred on your behalf.
All supporters are volunteers and are an essential part of the team. Accordingly, everyone must treat all supporters/volunteers with respect and courtesy.
The medical support staff is responsible for insuring rider safety. Their decisions are based upon the expertise in the medical field are not subject to appeal.
C3 team members are ambassadors to C3. They represent the sponsors and supporters whose dedication has made the project possible. It is important to conduct interactions with this in mind, particularly in dealing with the communities the event will travel through.
The C3 committee has the authority to disqualify any volunteer based on negative attitude and/or comments about the event regardless of previous qualification status.
It is important to remember that all supporters are volunteers and are part of the team that makes the event possible. Accordingly, everyone must treat all team members with respect and courtesy.
The medical support staff (in consultation with the C3 committee if necessary) has the final say in matters of rider and volunteer safety.
Riders are responsible for their own safety during training rides as well as the C3 ride. Accordingly, you must be familiar with team cycling skills (drafting, echelon, etc.). So that each rider is familiar with their teammates riding styles, each team shall ride several times together in the months prior to the event.
Night riding requires special equipment as well as confidence in riding close to other riders. There is much less time to react; therefore, each team shall do a couple of night time training rides prior to the event.
Team Managers are responsible for the vehicle they are driving. C3 will not reimburse any driving infractions or accidents. This means that any speeding tickets or accidents are the responsibility of the driver and will appear on his or her driving record.
Team Managers will be operating the vehicle and must obey ALL traffic rules.
WE DO NOT ALLOW BEHAVIOR TO INCLUDE AND NOT LIMITED TO:
C3 will not reimburse any driving infractions or accidents. This means that any speeding tickets or accidents are the responsibility of the driver and will appear on his or her driving record.
The preference is to have transition areas on the right side of the highway to avoid riders and team vehicles from crossing oncoming traffic. Common sense prevails in all riding situations. Transition areas will be monitored and staffed by SAG vehicles and drivers.
Should you have any questions about your responsibilities and expectations, please contact Ron Jerina at 864-380-6788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.