Event Waiver

Please review the information below prior to registration. You will be asked to approve the waiver and event rules before you can complete registration.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I know that running a road race  is a potentially hazardous activity, which could cause injury or death. I will not enter and participate unless I am medically able and by my signature, I certify that I am medically and physically able to perform this event, and am in good health. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in this event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I have read the rules of the race and agree to abide by them.  I assume all risks associated with running in this event, including but no limited to: falls, physical contact with other participants, volunteers, race personnel, contract service providers, employees, and spectators including the potential the contraction of a communicable disease resulting from contact with other participants, volunteers, race personnel, contract service providers, employees, and spectators.  I assume all risks including: the effects of the weather; trips and falls, dehydration, high heat and/or humidity; freezing cold temperatures; traffic and the conditions of the road including surrounding terrain.  I further agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for the prevention of the spread of communicable diseases and will forfeit my registration fee and not participate in this event if I am presenting symptoms of illness.



LIABILITY RELEASE: I understand that bicycles, skateboards, scooters, animals, and personal music players are not allowed in the race, and I will abide by all race rules. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Hunger Heroes 5k, Sustainable Renton, the city of Renton, and all event sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.  In addition, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and/or other communicable diseases by participating in this event. I acknowledge that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 in connection with my participation in this event and personally assume this risk.



EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT: I grant the event management permission to authorize emergency medical treatment as it deems appropriate, and agree that such action by the event owners shall be subject to the terms of this Agreement. I understand and agree that the event owners assume no responsibility for any injury or damage that might arise out of or in connection with such authorized emergency medical treatment



I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purposes.  I understand that this event does not provide for refunds in the event of a cancellation, and by signing this waiver, I consent that I am not entitled to a refund if the event is canceled before or during the event.



AGE VERIFICATION: I certify that I am over the age of 18. If a registrant is the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must register for them. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during the race.


  • Participants must follow instructions as given from all Event officials including race staff, volunteers, medical personnel, fire and police officials, security officers and city officials throughout the duration of the Event.


  • Event attendees who are sick should not attend the Event.


  • All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner towards the community and their fellow participants during their participation in the Event. Anyone violating this rule of conduct shall be disqualified from the Event and will be asked to leave the course.


  • All participants will be provided with a personally assigned Event bib number, which must be conspicuously worn on the front (and back when applicable) of their running attire throughout the duration of the Event. The Event bib number is to be worn as issued. No participant shall be permitted to participate in the Event without his/her appropriate bib number.


  • The use of music devices is permitted during the race. The use of cell phones, video devices, cameras or similar devices by participants while in the Event is discouraged, and Event officials reserve the right to disqualify any participant using such devices who pose a safety hazard on the course.


  • The use of selfie-sticks and any camera mount or rig by participants while in the Event is prohibited.


  • The use of video devices, computers, drones, unmanned aerial devices, or any similar devices are not permitted on or near the course.


  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, or motorized devices of any kind are prohibited. (Wheelchairs and strollers can be used at the discretion of the participant)


  • Additional prohibited items on the course route include, but are not limited to: large bags (backpacks, suitcases and rolling bags), hard-sided coolers, costumes covering the full face, any non-forming bulky outfits extending beyond the perimeter of the body, props and non-running equipment, including flagpoles and sticks, pets/animals (except registered service animals that are trained to perform specific work or tasks for a person with a disability - *We do not accept Emotional Support Animals), alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, chairs, weapons, remote-controlled aircrafts and drones, Camelbaks and any type of hydration backpack. For the avoidance of doubt, fuel belts and hand-held water bottles are allowed.


  • Participants must begin the Event during the official starting time.


  • The course will remain secured for 2 hours after the first runners cross the start line. At that time, the Event is officially concluded. There will be no traffic protection or on course support.


  • The event reserves the right to disqualify any runner who poses a risk to themselves or others.


  • Registration is not refundable or transferable.