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Commitment & Waivers

Commitment & Waivers

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Every Pan-Mass Challenge rider is required to agree to and sign the fundraising commitment and release of liability and assumption of risk when registering to ride the PMC.

No one is able to register or participate without agreeing to the following waivers.

Update for 2020: Unlike in other years, the PMC will NOT charge the credit card of a rider who has not met his or her 2020 fundraising commitment.

Fundraising Commitment

I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THE FUNDRAISING MINIMUM OF (FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT ASSOCIATED WITH SELECTED ROUTE) WHETHER OR NOT I PARTICIPATE IN THE PMC RIDE. REGISTRATION, INCLUDING ROUTE AND TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS, ARE NOT TRANSFERRABLE AND NO OTHER PERSON MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE PMC IN YOUR PLACE.

Rider is required to agree to and electronically sign off on this commitment.

View the routes and minimums below. The fundraising minimum commitment deadline is October 1, 2020.

Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk

In consideration of being allowed to participate in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge bicycling event, including related events and activities (together, for purposes of this document, the "Event"), I, the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that:

  • The risk of injury from participation in the Event is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist;
  • I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES (defined below) or others, and whether or not covered by my personal health or other type of insurance; and I assume full responsibility for my participation in the Event;
  • I understand that photographs/videos may be taken of me in connection with the Event. I hereby consent to the taking of such photographs and the publication of such photographs;
  • I willingly agree to comply with the terms and conditions for participation in the Event, as contained herein and in the Event brochure. If, however, I observe any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such hazard to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and,
  • I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS PAN-MASSACHUSETTS CHALLENGE, INC., operator of the PMC, its officers, officials, directors, agents and/or employees, other participants, volunteers, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises and/or vehicles, property and/or equipment used to conduct the event (together, the "Releasees"), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, OR LOSS, OR DAMAGE to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

I HAVE READ THIS REGISTRATION FORM, INCLUDING THE RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK PROVISIONS CONTAINED HEREIN, I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL BE GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT. NEVERTHELESS, I SIGN THE FORM FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT

Rider is required to agree to and electronically sign off on this release.

Routes and Minimums

Each rider personally guarantees the fundraising minimum associated with their selected route.

View the 2020 routes and commitments here