TOUGH RUCK

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  • 04.18.2015 @ 07:00 AM
  • Concord, Massachusetts
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About Tough Ruck
Military Friends is proud to announce the continuation of our partnership with the Boston Athletic Association, the National Park Service, and Old Manse for the 2015 Tough Ruck Project. The efforts of both Military Friends and these organizations continue to inspire our military community as we Ruck to remember our brave Fallen Military Heroes.

We are a group of military and veteran members whole sole purpose is to Ruck in honor and in memory of our Fallen Heroes - Military, Police & First Responders - while raising money to support military families and service members in times of need. We will walk a 26.2 mile course with our Rucks. On April 15, 2013, the Tough Ruck members were at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and joined the first responders to help those that were injured by the horrific blasts. This is a true example of our brave soldiers who serve in the military. Over the past few years, thousands of military personnel, families of the Fallen, veterans, and civilians have contacted to Join Us and support the Tough Ruck Project.

In 2015 we have expanded the Ruck to include all members of our community that are passionate about the cause and committed to the journey. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers by category, Miltary, Veteran, First Responder and Civilian. In addition, top fundraising individual and team.

About The Military Friends Foundation
The Military Friends Foundation is a non-profit proudly serving Massachusetts National Guard, Reserve and Families of the Fallen. We assist these families in times of need. Originally established by a small group of generous citizens, today the Foundation proudly administers the Mass. Military Family Relief Fund, which was created by the state legislature after 9/11 to recognize the unique contributions and sacrifices made by service members. The Mass. Military Family Relief Fund -Question 32E-is a voluntary contribution check-off box on the Massachusetts State Tax Form. 100% of the donations made through 32E support programs and grants for military families.

Testimonial
"When Robert died our whole world stopped. The Military Friends Foundation was there immediately to help us in so many ways including flying Robert's uncle up to be with us. I can never ever say thank enough to Military Friends and especially the people who support these programs. You made our lives brighter during our darkest moment."
Carlene Barrett, Fall River
Sub Event Cost Distance
$65.00 26.2mi
I agree that any and all representations made and releases, waivers covenants, consents and permissions given by me hereunder are given on behalf of me and any and all of my minor children or persons over whom I have guardianship participating in or attending the Tough Ruck. WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY I understand that the Tough Ruck is a potentially hazardous activity, and I hereby voluntarily assume full and complete responsibility for, and the risk of, any injury or accident that may occur during my participation in the Tough Ruck or while on the Tough Ruck premises (collectively referred to herein as �my participation�). I understand that during my participation, 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 my participation that could result in serious injury or death. My participation is voluntary with knowledge of all such risks. In consideration for being permitted to participate in the Tough Ruck, I hereby agree to assume all risks and to release, hold harmless and covenant not to sue the Tough Ruck, the Military Friends Foundation, Fattman Productions or any sponsors, officials, volunteers, participating clubs, communities, organizations, friends of Tough Ruck, members of the medical team, and all other government or public entities including, but not limited to, the Department of Transportation, and affiliated organizations and all of the above-listed entities� respective directors, officers, agents, employees and members, and all other persons or entities associated with the Tough Ruck (collectively, �the releasees�), for any claim, loss or liability that I may have arising out of my participation or any fund raising activities associated with my participation, including but not limited to, personal injury, death or property damage suffered by me or others, whether such losses, liabilities, or claims be caused by falls, contact with and/or the actions of other participants, contact with fixed or non-fixed objects, contact with animals, conditions of the Massachusetts Run for the Fallen premises, negligence or carelessness of the releases, risks not known to me or not reasonably foreseeable at this time, or otherwise. I intend by this Waiver and Release of Liability to release in advance, and to waive my rights and to discharge all of the releases 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, even though that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the releases, 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 am physically capable of completing the event. I understand that it is recommended that I discuss my participation with my primary health care provider. If I am aware of or under treatment for any physical infirmity, ailment or illness, I have discussed the event and my participation with my medical care provider(s) familiar with such condition and he/she has approved my participation. I will maintain personal health insurance at all time during my participation. I acknowledge that I, and I alone, am responsible for my personal health and safety, and the personal property I bring with me in connection with my participation. I will read the Tough Ruck description and rules for my participation and I will abide by all rules and regulations established by the Tough Ruck organizers and personnel as well as the local vehicle code. I further agree that my participation is subject to the sole discretion of the event organizers and the Tough Ruck medical team, and that my participation my be limited for medical or other safety-related reasons. In the event of injury, accident or illness during my participation, I consent to receive, and authorize Tough Ruck organizers, officials, volunteers, participants and spectators to use their discretion to administer first aid, medical care and/or medical treatment. If I am a volunteer, I understand that the Tough Ruck consists of a variety of activities to prepare for and support the Tough Ruck. These activities include working outdoors and may include lifting of heavy objects. I understand that the Tough Ruck for the Fallen organizers reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to refuse registration and/or participation to anyone at any time before and during the Tough Ruck. IMAGE RELEASE I understand that my name, picture, voice, or likeness, and information related to my participation in the Tough Ruck for the Fallen (e.g., participant number, team name), whether the foregoing is captured by photograph, videotape, audiotape or any other recording, (collectively �image�) may be used for all promotional purposes related to the Tough Ruck by the Military Friends Foundation and their respective successors and assigns, sponsors, licensees, affiliates, and employees (collectively �grantees�). I hereby grant to the grantees the irrevocable, perpetual and worldwide right to (i) use my image in promotional materials or for any other legitimate purpose, (ii) create composite or computer-manipulated materials from my image, (iii) use, reproduce, publish, exhibit, distribute, and transmit my image in any media, including but not limited to print material, television, film, internet, DVD, and CD-ROM, and (iv) assign the above rights to third parties. I understand that I will receive no compensation in connection with the use of my image. I release the grantees from any liability, damages, or claims resulting from the use of my image, including claims for libel or invasion of privacy. I understand and agree that the terms of this paragraph are binding on my heirs, assigns, and legal representatives. In the event any provision of this Waiver and Release of Liability and Image Release is deemed unenforceable by law, (i) the Military Friends Foundation and/or the Massachusetts Run for the Fallen shall have the right to modify such provision to the extent necessary to be deemed enforceable; and (ii) all other provisions of this Waiver and Release of Liability and Image Release shall remain in full force and effect. I have carefully read this Wavier and Release of Liability and Image Release, fully understand its contents and agree to all statements of understanding set forth above. I hereby represent and warrant that all information that I supply in connection with my participation including in this Waiver and Release of Liability, is accurate and truthful and understand that the Massachusetts Run for the Fallen is relying upon this Waiver and Release of Liability and the representations made herein as a condition of my participation. I am aware that by signing this Waiver and Release of Liability and Image Release, I am waiving substantial legal rights, and knowing this, I sign it of my own free will without any inducement, assurance or guarantee being made to me and intend my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.