Volunteer with RUNVAN® First Half

| 2019 First Half - RUNVAN®

February 8th - 10th, 2019
Thank You for your interest in volunteering for First Half. Read carefully information below.

Volunteers Under 18 Years
We welcome volunteers of all ages, however, children under the age of 18 years must have parental or guardian consent and be supervised by their parent, guardian or adult at all times while working together in the same role and area during the event. We encourage school groups to participate and all students under the age of 18 must be accompanied and supervised by their school teacher from the same school.

For more information Email: volunteer@runvan.org or Call: 604-872-2928

PASSWORD PROTECTED ROLES AND SHIFTS: Some roles are password protected for specific individuals, teams and groups. Select Captains have been given a unique password to provide their volunteers private access to their role and shift for registration. If you cannot view or see your role and shift then you need a password.
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Registration Information

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)
First Name *
Last Name *
Home Address *
City *
Postal Code *
Country *
Cell Phone Number *

A full 10-digit phone number (for example: 555-123-1234, (555) 123-1234, 555.123.1234, etc)
Gender *
Birth Date *

A valid date as MM/DD/YYYY (for example: 12/04/1989)
If you are under 18 Years, you MUST have Parental/Guardian approval before registering to volunteer and have an adult (Parent/Guardian/Adult) supervise you. Parents or Guardians volunteering with children under 18 Years, kindly register your child as a vo *
What is your primary language? *
What other languages do you speak fluently? *
Occupation *
Are you visually impaired? *
Do you need wheelchair access? *
T-Shirt Size *
Are you a returning volunteer? *
Would you like a certificate? *
Medical Qualification/Certification

Emergency Contact First and Last Name *
Emergency Contact Phone Number *
List Medical Conditions
Are you part of a Team or Group? Please select *




In order to volunteer for the BMO Vancouver Marathon, Half Marathon, 8km, Kids Run, Relay, Turkey Trot, Fall Classic, First Half, or any other event run by the Society (each, an "Event"), you must accept and agree to the terms below, which is a Release and Waiver of Liability (the "Release") in favour of the Vancouver International Marathon Society (the "Society"); the City of Vancouver; and the Province of British Columbia; and each and every director, officer, employee, affiliate, agent, delegate, representative, contractor, supplier, volunteer, sponsor (including the Bank of Montreal), and provider of medical services (including Dr. J. Samuel Gutman and Rockdoc Consulting Inc.) of these persons with respect to their involvement with the Events in any way (collectively, all such parties are the "Released Parties"), and by doing so, in consideration of you being accepted to volunteer for an Event, and for other good and valuable consideration (the sufficiency of which is acknowledged), you agree as follows:

ASSUMPTION OF RISK: My participation in the Event is purely voluntary and I elect to participate, in spite of risks. I recognize and understand that volunteering for any Event may include risks that could be hazardous to me, and may put me at risk of serious injury or illness, including death or other losses. I acknowledge that risks and dangers and losses may arise from any number of circumstances, including but not limited to those caused by terrain; the effects of the weather; wet or icy or otherwise dangerous surfaces; falling objects; equipment; facilities; vehicle traffic; other participants; failure to follow safety procedures; diagnosed or undiagnosed health conditions; the actions of other people (including spectators); transportation to or from or associated with the Event; changes in the distance, course, time, prizes, or other details of the Event; or cancellation or postponement of the Event. I expressly and specifically accept and assume all risks of injury or harm or loss in or in relation to any Event. I further confirm and agree that this Release will apply to any Event in which I participate.

RELEASE AND WAIVER: To the fullest extent permitted by law, I forever release, waive, agree not to sue, exonerate, discharge, and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, complaints, debts and causes of action whatsoever that I may have against any Released Party with respect to any injury, illness, death, property damage, travel or cancellation expenses, or any other loss that may result, directly or indirectly, from my participation in any Event, or in relation to any Event, in any way, whether due to negligence or deliberate acts or otherwise (a "Loss"). I specifically understand and agree that this Release forever discharges the Released Parties from any liability or claim that I may have against any Released Party with respect to any Loss that may result in any way in relation to any Event. I further understand and confirm that the Released Parties do not assume any responsibility or obligation to provide financial or other assistance, including, but not limited to, medical, health, or disability insurance, in the event of any Loss suffered by me.

MEDICAL TREATMENT: If I am unable to consent at the time due to injury or illness, I consent to the administration of first aid and other emergency medical treatment for such injury or illness that occurs during any of my participation in any Event. I release and forever discharge the Released Parties from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first-aid treatment or other medical services provided to me. I acknowledge that any treatment will be performed in British Columbia.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: I acknowledge and confirm that: (1) no employee-employer relationship exists between the Society and me; (2) I am acting as an independent individual; (3) I have read and agree to the Volunteer Code of Conduct; and (4) I will attend the Volunteer Training and Orientation Session.

CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION: As a volunteer for an Event I may be provided with confidential information. During and after the Event(s) I agree to keep the confidential information strictly confidential, and will not: (a) use it or take any benefit from it except as required when volunteering; or (b) disclose it to anyone including any organization or company, unless the Society provides prior written consent, or unless I am required by law to do so.

PRIVACY AND DISCLOSURE: I agree that all photographs, video, and images taken by any employee, director, representative, contractor, volunteer, or agent of the Society, in any media, are the property of the Society and may be used in any way, including publicity and advertising, without my permission or payment to me. I consent to the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information for the purposes of billing, or results, or otherwise, when requested by anti-doping bodies, and/or for journalistic purposes, or otherwise in accordance with the Society's Privacy Policy, which I have accepted through my registration in an Event and which is posted on the event website. I release and forever discharge the Released Parties from any claims whatsoever related in any way to use of my image or my personal information.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION: I agree that any and all disputes arising in relation to any Event or any Loss or this Release shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the applicable laws of Canada and British Columbia, and shall be referred to and finally resolved by a single arbitrator in a confidential arbitration in accordance with the Domestic Commercial Arbitration Rules of Procedure of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, and that I shall irrevocably attorn and submit to the arbitrator's exclusive and binding jurisdiction to decide all such disputes. The place of arbitration shall be Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I agree that any legal proceedings commenced by me or on my behalf will only be done in British Columbia.

APPLICABILITY AND ENFORCEABILITY: I expressly agree that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of British Columbia. I agree that if any part of this Release is held to be invalid or illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions of this Release, which shall continue to be enforceable.

COMPLETE DEFENCE: I agree that this Release may be pleaded or relied upon by any Released Party as a full and complete defence and as the basis for an injunction or other application staying any claim made by me.

BINDING AGREEMENT: I further agree that this Release shall bind me, my successors, spouses, children, parents, family, guardians, assigns, heirs, administrators, and executors, and anyone else who might claim or sue in my name or on my behalf, forever.

RULES AND DIRECTIONS: I agree to comply with all rules, regulations, and instructions of the Society, and of all officials, volunteers, and race martials with the Event.


All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. If under 18 years, supervision by a designated adult is required at all times, and parental or guardian authorization must be provided. Children under 18 years without a parent or guardian will NOT be permitted on any site.

I am the parent or legal guardian of the participant named in this registration (the "Participant").

AUTHORITY: I personally represent and warrant that I am duly authorized to agree to this Release on behalf of the Participant and on behalf of all parents and guardians of the Participant.

RELEASE AND WAIVER: I have read the Release and Waiver(the "Release")and confirm that I hereby agree to and provide the Release for and on behalf of the Participant, and for and on behalf of myself and all parents and guardians of the Participant, and agree to all of the provisions and terms of the Release, which are hereby adopted under and form part of this Authorization, and the defined terms of which are used in this Authorization. I further acknowledge and confirm that I recognize, understand, and accept without reservation or qualification all of the risks to the Participant named above associated with completing the Event.

INDEMNITIES: I agree that if the Participant, directly or indirectly, personally or as commenced by an insurer or the government, in his or her own name, or otherwise, commences, maintains, continues, assigns, or participates in a proceeding or action against a Released Party related in any way to a Loss, then I will defend, indemnify, and save harmless the respective Released Party or Parties from and against any and all resulting liabilities, obligations, costs, expenses, and disbursements (including full legal fees and disbursements on a solicitor-and-own-client basis).

MONITORING: I confirm and guarantee that I or another responsible person who has reached the age of majority will provide reasonable and appropriate monitoring of the Participant during the Event, and, having a view to their age and the specific Event in which they will participate, will remove them from the Event, if necessary, if their health or safety is at risk for any reason. I acknowledge and agree that the Society shall have no responsibility to provide such monitoring of the Participant and that the Society shall have no obligation to the Participant over and above any obligations of the Society to all of the participants in the Event generally.

RULES AND DIRECTIONS: I agree to comply with, and to cause the Participant to comply with, all rules, regulations, and instructions of the Society, and of all officials, volunteers, and race marshals with the Event.