Start here to RSVP for the 2017 Magnus Gluteus Maximus. You must pay $10 to RSVP, but we will give you your $10 back if you show up. We will also refund your money if you tell us you can't come by December 1. Otherwise we will keep it. Please don't RSVP unless you fully intend to come.
Here are the RSVP steps:
We will take you through the process. When you pay, you can use a credit card or a PayPal account. There is no additional charge to you to pay on line.
In consideration of my participation in the 2017 Magnus Gluteus Maximus and intending to be legally bound, I do hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release forever any and all rights and claims for damage I may accrue against any and all sponsors of this event, the Virginia Happy Trails Running Club, its administrators and volunteers, the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook, and assigns from any and all injuries suffered by me while traveling to or from or while participating in this event. I attest that I am physically fit and have been trained for an event of such difficulty, and recognize and accept the responsibility of running an event which may involve dangers not foreseeable by me or the race management. I will assume my own medical and emergency expenses in the event of an accident or other incapacity or injury resulting from or occurring during my participation.
Medical: I understand and agree to the following statement of medical policy:
This is an event with very real risks to your well being. The VHTRC does not provide medical care for runners at this event. Runners are responsible for their own health, safety, and well being at this event. No doctors, nurses, or emergency medical technicians, or anyone with any medical training are available along the course, at any aid station, or at the finish. The club does not supply any medical goods or services, including bandages, splints, antiseptic, or Ibuprofen or any other drugs to maintain the health of runners. Physical, medical, and emergency care is the runners' responsibility. In case of an emergency, we will endeavor to get local emergency personnel to an injured runner as soon as possible. Since most of our events are in remote areas, medical care may be far away in distance or time. Each year, runners finish - or are forced to drop out - with scrapes, deep cuts, hematomas, dislocations, and sprains. Runners have experienced cuts, bruises, bee stings, and asthma attacks. This is an event with very real risks.
We will use all of the information you send us to manage this event, regardless of how we receive it. We will list the name, city, state, sex, age, any team affiliation, and prior finishes of all entrants on this Web site. We will list the information you submit to justify a claim of priority status or to qualify. We will publicize the results. There are likely to be photographers at the event, and we will put some of their photos on the Web. Those photos are likely to include you. We will not disclose your home address, telephone number, or e-mail address to anyone other than race officials.
I understand that there is no fee to participate in this run. I will pay $10 to hold my place in the run. That money will be refunded to me if I either (1) show up 10 minutes before the run and participate in the event or (2) notify management of the run by December 1 that I will not attend. If I pay, but take neither action, the VHTRC will keep my $10.
The aid stations will be untended and located at miles 6, 12, 19, and 25. The aid stations will have water, soda, cookies, and chips. In an effort to cut down on trash there will be no cups at the aid stations. You should run with a water bottle or reusable cup.