Terms and Conditions


Registration fees paid to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls for the Mercy Home Heroes team are non-refundable and non-transferable.

I understand that by registering for the Mercy Home Heroes team, I have not yet officially registered for the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon. If I only notify Mercy Home and the Mercy Home Heroes of my intent to run and do not register for the race, I will not have successfully secured an entry. Mercy Home for Boys & Girls reserves the right to deny registration and participation with the Mercy Home Heroes team due to unfulfilled fundraising obligations in the past.

Due to the limited number of guaranteed charity entries available to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls for the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon and Mercy Home’s reliance on the resources these entries generate for their endurance program and the children they serve, I acknowledge that there is not a withdrawal/drop option from the team and/or the race, and that I am responsible for meeting the minimum fundraising goal regardless of injury, health issue or unforeseen circumstance. I also acknowledge that I understand that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon prohibits charity entrants from deferring their entries to the following year.

I understand that I am responsible for meeting my designated fundraising minimum ($650) no less than one week prior to the event.

Regardless of my participation in the race or any other circumstances, I agree to fulfill my entire fundraising commitment. In the event I do not meet my fundraising minimum, I agree to submit payment for the remaining difference (fundraising minimum minus amount raised) within one week of the deadline. I commit to responding to communication from Mercy Home regarding my fundraising commitment and provide updated and accurate payment information so that the difference can be covered (if necessary). I understand that if I do not reach my fundraising minimum by the provided deadline, I may not be permitted to participate in the race and race day team activities.

I know that running is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not join the team and run unless I am medically able and cleared by a physician to do so. I agree to abide by any decision of a group leader relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running with this group including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effect of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and conditions of the road/running path, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I understand that bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers, roller skates or blades, and animals are not allowed at group runs and I will abide by this guideline.

I understand and agree to the event rules and requirements as established by the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
  • Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate; you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else, and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
  • If you attempt to sell your race number, you may be banned from future Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and affiliated events for three years.
  • You must be at least 12 years old to participate in the Half Marathon.
  • You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a Half Marathon.
  • You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip.
  • You must pick up your own race packet and race number at the Health & Fitness Expo.
  • Race numbers are required to be worn at all times during the race.

Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my participation in this training program, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, the Mercy Home Heroes training groups, and all sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this training group though the liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.

I further acknowledge that my name, photograph, voice or likeness may be used by Mercy Home for Boys & Girls and the Mercy Home Heroes team, its agents and others working for it or on its behalf, and their respective licensees and successors, and assigns the unlimited right and permission to use, distribute, publish, exhibit, digitize, broadcast, display, reproduce, and otherwise leverage my name (or if Mercy Home so chooses, any fictional name identifying me), picture, likeness, voice, and biographical information and any material based thereon or derive therefrom, together with any actual or fictional material, or to refrain from so doing, in any manner of media whatsoever (whether now known or hereafter devised) for the purposes of advertising, promoting and/or publicizing Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, the Mercy Home Heroes team, its products and services.

I shall have no right of approval, no claim to additional compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based upon invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, alteration, fictionalization, blurring, distortion, faulty reproduction, illusionary effect, or use in any composite form of my name, picture, likeness, voice or biographical information. I consent to and authorize, in advance, such use and waive any rights of privacy and/or publicity I may have in connection therewith.

I understand that weather, emergencies, or other circumstances may cause cancellation or postponement of this event. I understand that no contributions, payments, or expenses will be refunded to me or anyone else.

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