Run For Peace 2023 Rules and Regulations

  1. General

1.1 Run For Peace 2023 (‘the Run Event’) is organised by Persatuan Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) (‘the Organiser’). All persons who register to participate in the Run Event (‘the Participants’) shall be bound by the terms as mentioned below (‘the Rules and Regulations’). 1.2 The Participants are required to register for the Run Event by completing and submitting the prescribed electronic registration form through the online registration system of the Run Event (‘the e-Registration Form’). 1.3 The e-Registration Form submitted by the Participants will only be processed and validated after confirmation of receipt of the registration fees by the Organiser. Upon confirmation of registration, there will be no refund of the registration fees for any reason whatsoever. For the avoidance of doubt, the registration of any Participant is non-transferable to any other party. 1.4 The Participants consent and authorise the Organiser to use any photograph, motion picture, recording or any other media records (including those of the Participants) of the Run Event for the purposes deemed fit by the Organiser. 1.5 All Participants must be aged between 7 years old and 80 years old at the time of registration. 1.6 The registration for participant below the age of 18 years (‘the Minor Participant’) shall be submitted by their parent/guardian on behalf of the Minor Participant. The e-Registration Form received by the Organiser shall be the conclusive evidence of the e-Registration Form being completed and submitted by the parent/guardian and not someone else. The parent/guardian must ensure the understanding, observance, compliance and adherence of the Rules and Regulations by the Minor Participant. In the event the Minor Participant and/or the parent/guardian of the Minor Participant fails to comply with para 1.5 and 1.6 of the Rules and Regulations, the Organiser shall have the absolute discretion to refuse participation of the Run Event by the Minor Participant. For the avoidance of doubt, the parent/guardian shall indemnify the Organiser for its loss or damage due to the breach of any Rule and Regulation by the Minor Participant. 1.7 The Participant who is below the age of 15 years at the time of the Event shall be accompanied by parent/guardian at all times during the Event. 1.8 Save and except for Participants having mobility impairment, all items such as pets, bicycles, in-line skates, prams, push carts, shoes with built-in or attached rollers and any other wheel-run objects are not allowed in the Run Event. Participants having mobility impairment that requires such assistive devices must ensure that the devices do not cause inconvenience or obstruction to the other participants during the Run Event. 1.9 Confirmation and acceptance of registration will be forwarded via email to the Participants’ email address provided in the e-Registration Form within 7 working days from the date the Organiser received the e-Registration Form. Any Participant who does not receive the confirmation email within 7 working days from the date of submission of the e-Registration Form may contact the Run Event enquiry centre by email at 1.10 The confirmation of registration email will be used as proof of acceptance of participation and for eligibility to collect the T-shirt for the Run Event (‘the T-shirt’). The Participants shall collect the T-shirt according to the instructions given by the Organiser. All the unclaimed T-shirts, souvenirs or gifts for the Run Event may be disposed of by the Organiser at its sole discretion after 1 month from the date of the Run Event without prior notice to the Participants entitled to the same. And all unclaimed perishable items may be disposed of by the Organiser at its sole discretion immediately after the Run Event.

  1. Objectives

2.1 The Run Event aims at promoting peace to fellow members and to the local community. No prizes will be awarded in respect of the Participants’ participation in the Run Event.

  1. Loss and Damage

3.1 All Participants must ensure the care of their personal belongings and the public properties or amenities in the vicinity of the Run Event’s location. In the event any of the Participants damage or causes any damage to the surrounding environment, public properties or amenities during the Run Event, the Participant must fully indemnify the Organiser or any third party in respect of such damage or loss. 3.2 The Organiser shall not be held liable in respect of any economic loss or personal loss of the Participants which include such loss of any personal belongings or items or loss or damage caused by the Participants’ use of the public amenities incurred or suffered by the Participants throughout the duration of the Run Event.

  1. Cancellation

4.1 The Organiser reserves the sole and absolute right to postpone, cancel, interrupt or stop the event due to any Act of God, which includes adverse weather conditions, national emergency, war, pestilence, strike, lockout, industrial action, fire, flood, drought, tempest, dangerous situations, or any other events beyond the control of the Organiser without any prior notice. The Participants shall not have any other claim for costs damages and compensation whatsoever against the Organiser.

  1. Health and Fitness

5.1 All Participants must be medically fit for the purpose of participating in the Run Event. 5.2 While reasonable precaution will be taken by the Organiser to ensure the Participants’ safety, the Participants take part in the Run Event at their own risk and the Organiser shall not be held liable for any loss, damage, injury or death howsoever arising from the participation of the Participants in the Run Event. 5.3 The Organiser shall have the sole and absolute right to stop any Participant from participating or continue participating in the Run Event without assigning any reason whatsoever.

  1. Conduct

6.1 All Participants are encouraged to finish the Run Event for the purpose of achieving the objectives of the Run Event. 6.2 Participants are required to wear the T-Shirt provided by the Organiser throughout the Run Event. 6.3 All Participants must wear adequate and sufficient sports footwear during the Run Event. 6.4 Any obstruction or any act of annoyance, destruction or aggression or any such actions against another Participant or against public order are at all times strictly prohibited throughout the Run Event. The Organiser may obtain or seek the intervention of the relevant authorities to ensure the order and safety of the other Participants at the Run Event. 6.5 The Participants shall at all times be bound to refrain from carrying out any conduct (which may include the act of using social media) that may cause harm, potential harm or disrepute to the Organiser, any third party or in contravention of any law. The Participants must fully indemnify the Organiser or any third party in respect of such damage or loss incurred or suffered. This para 6.5 shall survive the expiration of the Run Event for a period of 6 years. 6.6 Participants are strictly prohibited and undertake not to bring into, or consume, or possess any illegal substance at the Run Event or carry any arms which include weapons, smoke bombs, compressed gas containers, blades of any kind, or glass bottles. Any Participant who breached this rule shall immediately cease to participate in the Run Event upon request by the Organiser and the Participant may be handed to the relevant authorities for subsequent action. Smoking and vaping of any substances is at all times not permitted at the Run Event.

  1. Miscellaneous

7.1 Where there arises any ambiguity arising from the interpretation of any Rules and Regulations, the Organiser shall be the designated authority to interpret it and any such interpretation of the terms by the Organiser shall be final and binding. 7.2 (a) In the case of discrepancies between the English version and the Chinese version of the Rules and Regulations, the English version shall prevail; and (b) Where there arises any discrepancy between any published versions of the Rules and Regulations (whether in the form of the hard copy registration forms of the Run Event or in the official website of the Run Event, or such other published formats), the Rules and Regulations of the official website of the Run Event shall supersede all other published versions of the Rules and Regulations for the Run Event. 7.3 The Organiser shall have the absolute discretion to make any amendment, deletion, modification or substitute any part of the Rules and Regulations whether wholly or partially as and when it deems appropriate without prior notice to the Participants. 7.4 The Rules and Regulations shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Malaysia. Any dispute, controversy, claim, all actions and/or proceedings arising out or in connection to the Rules and Regulations shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Malaysia and shall be binding upon the Participants.

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Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) is an organisation that promotes peace in society through cultural exchanges and humanistic education, based on the life affirming philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism. “Soka means value creation. As Buddhists engaged in society, we believe that all human beings, regardless of gender, ethnicity or social standing, have the power to overcome life s challenges and develop a life of immense value.

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