Merchants of Dirt Podcast
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The Merchants of Dirt Podcast makes the art and science of off-road race promotion simple and repeatable. Hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo, each episode focuses on giving you the skills to build better races.
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Mr. Murphy Loves Your Cut-and-Paste Waiver - MOD028
Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #28, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. In this episode, you learn why waivers your first line of defense against personal injury lawsuits and remind you that it is your duty as a race promoter to avoid being negligent. Having a Solid Liability Waiver is VitalAll off-road sports are inherently dangerous and involve clear risks, but so is not having a well-written liability waiver. Not only are waivers your first line of defense against personal injury lawsuits, but they remind you that, as a race promoter, it is your duty to avoid being negligent. By making your racer’s sign a liability waiver, you require them to read and acknowledge that they assume the risk of injury that could result from a race. However, it also reminds you that a waiver only covers you to a point. You should probably know the answer to this question long before you ever hold your first race. Sponsor Spotlight - Reckoneer.comReckoneer.com is your #1 resource for the race promoter who didn't major in business. The result is over 100 free lessons, strategies, and tools that give you a better way to build off-road and endurance races. Enjoy the best lessons learned in event design, race management, and race promotion that will help you grow your racing business, or give you a place to START on the path to becoming successful off-road race promoter! Build better races with Reckoneer.com today Steps to a Good WaiverWhen you’re ready to start changing, start applying the techniques of: #1 — Don’t make it up yourself In classic liability waiver cases, a racer injured while participating in your off-road race will have a questionable liability claim due to their signing of a liability waiver. That is if your liability waiver is valid and enforceable. Don’t try to save a few bucks and leave yourself unprotected by trying to create a weak liability waiver yourself. #2 — Don’t race without knowing your State’s law Liability waivers in most States are a mixed bag of legal issues when it comes to enforcing them outright. In