2018 Boston Marathon®

Terms and Conditions for participation with 261 Fearless in the 2018 Boston Marathon®

261 Fearless Inc. has been granted by the Boston Athletic Association a limited number of invitational bibs for the 2018 Boston Marathon® to be used exclusively for charitable fundraising for the promotion of the organization's mission. 261 Fearless follows all rules and requirements of the B.A.A.

Please read carefully the following terms and conditions before signing below.

Registration process: To join Team 261 Fearless you need to run the official application process and provide the requested information. Furthermore, there is a US $ 50 non-refundable application fee to apply to become a Team 261 Fearless member. Any additional required fees (see below) will be collected after the participant is informed of their acceptance and agrees to join the team. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older and fully comply with all rules and regulations of the Boston Athletic Association.

Fundraising Commitment: Each runner on Team 261 Fearless must raise a minimum of US$ 7,500 to join the team. Forty percent (40%) of this amount (US$ 3,000) is due no later than January 15, 2018. To launch this commitment, you will pay a US$ 261 non-refundable Team deposit by credit card upon joining Team 261 Fearless. This US$ 261 payment is due to 261 Fearless within 10 days after acceptence and will secure your spot on the team. This US $ 261 Team deposit will be applied toward your fundraising goal and is tax-deductible. Once this payment is received, access will be granted to the fundraising tools and runner resources through 261 Fearless CORE communication platform.

The remaining balance of the minimum US$ 7,500 must be received by 261 Fearless by April 14 2018. In the event that you do not meet the minimum in fundraising requirements by the required date, 261 Fearless reserves the right to charge the balance owed to the credit card provided on your acceptance agreement, unless prior agrrangements have been made. Master Card, Visa and American express are accepted. If you continue to fundraise and meet the minimum fundraising requirement after your credit card has been processed for the remaining balance, 261 Fearless will reimburse your card upon written request. 261 Fearless will not reimburse your card after May 4, 2018.

All online fundraising must be conducted using only the platform provided by 261 Fearless. Currency conversion to US dollars is the responsibility of the Team member. Offline donations will only be counted toward the fundraising minimum when the funds are received by 261 Fearless. You are responsible for submitting all offline donations to 261 Fearless. Funds raised by a Team 261 Fearless runner cannot be credited to another Team 261 Fearless runner’s fundraising requirement.

Team 261 Fearless Participation: Each runner who joins Team 261 Fearless is required to join and participate in the private Team online forum, sign up for a 261 Fearless-provided coach, attend the following events unless a special exception is made when discussed with Team 261 Fearless Coordinator: 1] at least one virtual pep talk from Kathrine Switzer, and 2] the Team 261 Fearless Virtual Kick-off Meeting.

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your participation with Team 261 Fearless for the 122nd Boston Marathon®, waiving your responsibility for the US$ 7,500 minimum, any time on or before Friday, January 4, 2018. To do so you must contact the Team 261 Fearless Charity Manager, in writing, on or before the cancellation date. Your US $ 261 Team Fee is non-refundable. After January 4, 2018, you are responsible for raising the US$ 7,500 minimum, even if for any reason, including injury, you are unable to run in the 122nd Boston Marathon®.

Donations raised and received by our office will not be refunded, even if you leave Team 261 Fearless before January 4, 2018.

Matching gift Policy: Many companies match employee charitable contributions. You can check with your employer to see if your company has this program. You are also encouraged to ask donors if their employers match gifts. Many companies issue matching gift checks quarterly or semi-annually; therefore, if you plan to use a match to reach your minimum, it is your responsibility to contact the matching company to ensure the check will be issued before April 30, 2018. If the company’s match cycle is past April 30, 2018, the match cannot count towards your minimum.

B.A.A. Registration: 261 Fearless will inform you of the details of the B.A.A. registration after your application is accepted. The B.A.A. charges a race application fee that does not count towards your fundraising commitment. This fee will be collected separately by the B.A.A. in January 2018 and cannot be paid for using funds raised toward your minimum requirements. The B.A.A. race application fee is US$ 360.00. You should NOT contact the B.A.A. directly to secure your bib number or for any other purpose.

Emergency Information: In the event of an illness, injury or medical emergency arising during the event or in the training and planning sessions for said event, I hereby authorize and give my consent to 261 Fearless to secure from any accredited hospital, clinic and/or physician any treatment deemed necessary for my immediate care. I agree that I will be fully responsible for payment of any and all medical services and treatment rendered to me including but not limited to medical transport, medications, treatment, and hospitalization.

Release Form and Contribution Agreement: In consideration of my accepting this entry, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all claims, damages, cost or expenses that may arise as a direct or indirect result my participation in the above-described fundraising program or my participation in the 2018 Boston Marathon® and/or any training, travel or other event related thereto (collectively, “the event”). I further attest and certify that I am physically fit, and covenant that I will be sufficiently trained for competition in this event, and, within thirty (30) days of the date of the event, have a licensed medical doctor verify my physical fitness to participate in the event. I also grant permission for use of my name, likeness or voice in broadcast, telecast, print or any other account of the event without compensation. I agree to collect a minimum of $7,500, which will go towards unrestricted support of 261 Fearless, by April 30, 2018. If I have not reached the minimum in fundraising by that date, I will personally be responsible for the balance owed. I understand that unless I cancel by January 4, 2018, 261 Fearless reserves the right to charge the balance I owe to my credit card, net of credit card fees. I declare that I have exercised my own judgment in signing this agreement and I further declare that my decision to sign this agreement was voluntary and not based on or influenced by any representation of 261 Fearless, Inc.

Release of Image for PR: I grant permission for use of my name, likeness, image, voice, and/or appearance as such may be embodied in any pictures, photos, video recordings, social media postings, digital images, and the like, concerning my participation in Team 261 Fearless, without compensation. I understand and agree that any content described in the aforementioned sentence may or may not contain attributions specifically identifying me or any of my property.

I declare that I have exercised my own judgment in signing this agreement and I further declare that the decision to accept the Terms and Conditions to apply was voluntary and not based on or influenced by any representation of 261 Fearless, Inc.

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