Club Policies

Policy on Transgender Runners

This policy has been adopted by the CAT board on 01/12/2016. It will appear on all our race registration forms.

The Charlottesville Area Trail Runner’s adhere to the International Olympic Committee policy on transgender athletes as reported here.

We will rely on the honesty of runners to enforce this policy. We expect that applicants will indicate their correct sex for competitive purposes under the IOC policy. We will accept an applicant’s declaration of sex and only inquire further in cases where there is an obvious problem.


Club event medical policy

This policy has been adopted by the CAT board on 01/12/2016. It will appear on all our race registration forms.

This is an event with very real risks to your well-being. The CAT’s 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.


Club Membership Waiver

I agree that I am a member of Charlottesville Area Trail Runners, and I know that running in and volunteering for organized group runs, social events, and races with this club are potentially hazardous activities, which could cause injury or death. I will not participate in any club organized events, group training runs or social events, unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform all activities associated with the club and am in good health, and I am properly trained. I agree to abide by all rules established by the club , including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I have read the rules of the club and agree to abide by them. I assume all risks associated with being a member of this club and participating in club activities which may include: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity and storms, and cold and freezing weather unpredictable trail conditions, including but not limited to tree roots, rocks, ruts, mud, river crossings, wild animal encounters, and darkness, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and inconsideration of your accepting my membership, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Charlottesville Area Trail Runners, the city of Charlottesville, and the Road Runners Club of America, all club sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation with the club, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.