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to me, if someone races in a USATF race with them…they shouldn't be covered under the race insurance…and the race mgmt shouldn't be held responsible for their well being.
Except that when entrants sign their name to the waiver, they are agreeing to not only abide by race rules and instructions given by race officials but also to release the race and its sponsors from liability regarding circumstances and incidents while on the race course that the race officials have paid the local municipality/ies to use. The USATF insurance is not for the coverage or safety of the entrants, it is to cover/protect/minimize the liability of the race organizers and sponsors. Signing that waiver is an agreement to restriction of “personal liberty.” If they are unwilling to play by the rules (all of them, not just the ones they like) that the race organizers set forth then they should not enter the race, period. Those who sign their name (or the electronic equivalent online) at the time of registration and agree to abide by the rules (which may or may not include a headphone ban) and then knowingly and willfully break the rules are, in effect, liars. Most of the people who enter races, like the ones quoted in the articles posted on this thread, are supposed to be adults — it is time they figured out how to act like adults.