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Join us virtually for our 3rd Annual Nicole Podkowa 5K Run/Walk.

October 3, 2020

The Nicole Podkowa 5K Run/Walk honors the memory and kind spirit of Nicole Podkowa, wife of Southcoast Health primary care physician Dr. John Podkowa and mom to their two boys. She passed away in May 2016 of breast cancer.

Proceeds raised through this event will support the Nicole Podkowa Patient Family & Caregiver Fund. This unique fund supports patients being treated at the Southcoast Health Cancer Centers and their families who are in need of financial assistance to help with utility payments, food, housing, transportation, cancer related supplies and other necessities.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to transition to a virtual event for 2020, so gather your friends and family and join us (virtually, of course) in supporting a great cause!  

Unlike a traditional race, this Virtual 5K takes place where you are and when you want, anytime between the time you register and Saturday, October 3. A special virtual event will take place at the “official race time” – 10am on Saturday, October 3.

How this Virtual 5K Works:

STEP 1: Register using the form below.

IMPORTANT – When you register, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to enter your information, including shirt size, so that we can send your participant gift!

Also, by completing the registration form, you are agreeing to both the media and liability release information below.

  • Registration Fee:
    • $35/adults
    • $20/youth (under 18)

Each participant will receive a long sleeve tech tee and other items! You can register up until 10am on October 3. Those who register September 17– October 3 will receive their participant gifts post-race.

You must follow the link on your registration confirmation email to enter your t-shirt size. If no size is submitted, you will receive a large shirt.

Download your bib!

STEP 2: Invite your family and friends to join you in completing this virtual 5K!

Step 3: Spread the word on social media! Hashtag #SouthcoastCancerCare and tag @SouthcoastHlth when you post videos and photos of you participating in the 5K to encourage and inspire others. To encourage participation, we are offering some Social Media Awards:

  • #SouthcoastFrontlines
  • #BestCostume
  • #MostEnthusiastic
  • #FamilyRun
  • #WithMyPet
  • #OnMyTreadmill

Winners will receive a special prize from The More Store!

STEP 4: Walk or run your 5K and keep the social media posts going! Remember to adhere to CDC guidelines while you are running or walking. Practice social distancing and wear a mask when in public!

Participants can submit their time (picture of fitness device time) to philanthropy@southcoast.org for the top finisher in the following categories:

  • Top Male
  • Top Female
  • Top Senior Male (65+)
  • Top Senior Female (65+)

Winners will receive a special prize from The More Store!

STEP 5: Join us on “Race Day” on Saturday, October 3 at 10am for a special virtual event!

Media Release Language:

By registering, I hereby grant Southcoast the right, but not the obligation, to publish, display, reproduce, perform, distribute, transmit and otherwise use images, videos, recordings or other materials depicting my image, likeness, life story or name and created during, used for or displayed in relation to the Nicole Podkowa Virtual 5K (collectively, “My Likeness”).

By registering, I hereby grant Southcoast the right, but not the obligation, to publish, display, reproduce, perform, distribute, transfer and otherwise use any works of authorship, art, multimedia or other item created by me and generated, used, displayed or donated in relation to the Event (collectively, the “Works”). I agree that (a) My Likeness and the Works may be publicly shown and, in Southcoast’s discretion, the Works may be offered for sale for Southcoast’s fundraising purposes; (b) the rights granted to Southcoast herein are for use in any medium, whether such medium is now known or hereafter becomes known, including but not limited to print and electronic media, including websites and for all purposes of illustration, promotion, advertising and trade; and (c) Southcoast may use My Likeness in connection with the Works and the exercise of its rights under this Release if it so chooses.

By registering, I hereby waive, or where I am a minor or lack capacity to enter into this Release, my parent, guardian or legal representative hereby waives, all of my rights in and to a royalty or compensation related to Southcoast’s use of My Likeness and the Works in accordance with this Release. I, or if applicable, my parent, guardian or legal representative, hereby release Southcoast from, and shall neither sue nor bring any proceeding against Southcoast for, any claim or cause of action, whether now known or unknown, for infringement, defamation, invasion of right to privacy, publicity or personality or any similar claim, or based upon or relating to the authorized use and exploitation of the Works.

Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release:

By clicking on the “SUBMIT” button below and registering myself and/or my minor child(ren) or ward(s) to participate in the Nicole Podkowa Virtual 5K (the “Event”):

1.    I certify that I have full legal authority to register myself and/or my minor child(ren) or ward(s) included in this registration.  If I am registering my minor child(ren) or ward(s), I certify that such minor child(ren) or ward(s) has/have my permission to participate in the Event and any Event‑related activities. 

2.    I understand that the Event involves an activity where each participant selects when and where he or she will walk or run, without Event-sponsored support or security.  I am aware of and assume all of the risks of participating in the Event and any Event‑related activities for myself and/or my minor child(ren) or ward(s) included in this registration, including but not limited to risks of contact with others, falls or other injury, disability or death, and the effects of weather and route conditions.  I agree for myself and on behalf of my minor child(ren) or ward(s) included in this registration:  (i) to follow all applicable rules and regulations for the route selected if I and/or my minor child(ren) or ward(s) walk(s) or run(s) outside; (ii) to follow all applicable safety instructions and precautions if I and/or my minor child(ren) or ward(s) walk(s) or run(s) on a treadmill or other equipment, including all applicable rules and regulations of any facility where such treadmill or equipment may be located; and (iii) to adhere to Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for the prevention of the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and other communicable diseases in connection with participation in the Event or Event-related activities.

3.    I certify that I am and/or my minor child(ren) or ward(s) included in this registration is/are in good physical condition and that there are no health-related reasons or problems that preclude my participation and/or the participation of such minor child(ren) or ward(s) in the Event and any Event‑related activities, and I have not been otherwise informed by a physician or qualified medical professional.

4.    As a condition of participation in the Event or Event-related activities by me or my minor child(ren) or ward(s) included in this registration, and on behalf of myself and my personal representatives, heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, next of kin and estate, to the fullest extent permitted by law, I waive, release and discharge Southcoast Health System, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, “Southcoast”) and their respective trustees, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives and agents, and all sponsoring or co‑sponsoring organizations or individuals with respect to the Event or any Event-related activities (collectively with Southcoast, the “Released Parties”), from any claim, cause of action or liability based upon, arising out of or relating to the Event or Event‑related activities or my participation or the participation of my minor child(ren) or ward(s) in the Event or Event-related activities, including but not limited to any claim, cause of action or liability arising from the negligence or fault of Southcoast or any of the other Released Parties, or the personal injury, disability or death of, or property damage, property theft or other injuries or damages of any kind to, me and/or my minor child(ren) or ward(s); and I agree not to sue or bring any proceeding on my own behalf or on behalf of my minor child(ren) or ward(s) against Southcoast or any of the other Released Parties for any such claim, cause of action or liability.

5.    I grant Southcoast permission to photograph/film/interview me and/or my minor child(ren) or ward(s) included in this registration, and to obtain and use the name, age, town and/or picture of me and/or my minor child(ren) or ward(s) included in this registration for publicity, promotional and/or endorsement purposes in connection with the Event or any Event-related activities (the “Purpose”), in accordance with the terms of this Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release.

6.    I grant Southcoast the right, but not the obligation, to publish, display, reproduce, perform, distribute, transmit, transfer and otherwise use (a) images, videos, recordings or other materials depicting the image, likeness, life story or name of me and/or my minor child(ren) or ward(s) included in this registration and created during, used for or displayed in connection with the Purpose (collectively, “My Likeness”); and (b) any works of authorship, art, multimedia or other item created by me and/or my minor child(ren) or ward(s) included in this registration and generated, used, displayed or donated in relation to the Purpose (collectively, the “Works”).  I agree that (a) My Likeness and the Works may be publicly shown and, in Southcoast’s discretion, the Works may be offered for sale for Southcoast’s fundraising purposes or for promotion of Southcoast services; (b) the rights granted to Southcoast herein are for use in any medium, whether such medium is now known or hereafter becomes known, including but not limited to print and electronic media, including websites and for all purposes of illustration, promotion, advertising and trade; and (c) Southcoast may use My Likeness in connection with the Works and the exercise of its rights under this Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release if it so chooses.

7.    I waive all of my rights and/or the rights of my minor child(ren) or ward(s) included in this registration in and to a royalty or compensation related to Southcoast’s use of My Likeness and the Works in accordance with this Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release.  I release Southcoast and the other Released Parties from, and shall neither sue nor bring any proceeding against Southcoast or the other Released Parties for, any claim or cause of action, whether now known or unknown, for infringement, defamation, invasion of right to privacy, publicity or personality or any similar claim, or based upon or relating to the authorized use and exploitation of the Works.

8.    I acknowledge that this Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release will be used by Southcoast and the other Released Parties and that it will govern the actions and responsibilities of me and/or my minor child(ren) or ward(s) included in this registration in connection with the Event and any Event‑related activities.  I agree that this Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

9.    If I am a parent, legal guardian or legal representative of minor child(ren) or ward(s) who I am registering for the Event, I represent and confirm that I am, in fact, acting in such capacity, and I am agreeing individually and on behalf of such minor child(ren) or ward(s) to the terms of this Assumption of Risk, Wavier and Release.  I agree to save, hold harmless and indemnify Southcoast and the other Released Parties from all liability, loss, cost, claim or damage whatsoever which may be imposed upon them because of any defect in or lack of such capacity to so act, and release said parties on behalf of the minor child(ren) or ward(s) and the parents, legal guardian or legal representative.

10.  I confirm that I have read the foregoing and fully understand and agree with its contents.  I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS AN ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND A RELEASE OF LIABILTY, AND I AGREE TO SAME OF MY OWN FREE WILL ON MY BEHALF AND, IF I AM REGISTERING MY MINOR CHILD(REN) OR WARD(S), ON BEHALF OF SUCH MINOR CHILD(REN) OR WARD(S).