Terms and conditions

Intellectual property and image rights

On the Tip of the Toes Foundation retains all rights associated with the CRYO Racing Events.  These rights include, without limitation, all digital content captured or produced during an event, no matter who the owner of the recording device.  All personal information provided by THE ATHLETE or spectators during the event (including the results) are the exclusive property of On the Tip of the Toes Foundation.

When registering, THE ATHLETE authorises On the Tip of the Toes Foundation to take photos during the event.  THE ATHLETE accepts that On the Tip of the Toes Foundation use these photos with or without the name of the ATHLETE for legal purposes, including, for example, activities such as publicity, illustration or web content.

Waiver of liability

When THE ATHLETE voluntarily registers and participates in the CRYO Racing events, THE ATHLETE automatically accepts the rules and regulations, including all modifications to said rules and regulations.

THE ATHLETE recognizes that winter running has inherent risks, including but not limited to; major or minor injuries, hypothermia, conditions or injuries possibly leading to death.  THE ATHLETE accepts the entire responsibility for any BODILY OR MATERIAL DAMAGE resulting from the aforementioned risks.  For all legal purposes, THE ATHLETE takes up residence in the province of Quebec, forum for any claims, and that Quebec’s laws apply.

Furthermore, THE ATHLETE assumes the entire responsibility for all damages of any nature resulting from a disregard of the official rules and regulations of THE On the Tip of the Toes Foundation and redeems and exonerates THE On the Tip of the Toes Foundation, its board as well as all its contractors and volunteers for all damages incurred.

THE ATHLETE declares: 

  • Having full knowledge of the length and difficulty of the event for which he has registered and being fully prepared for said event
  • Having the required experience to take part in such an event
  • Having acquired a true capacity to be autonomous allowing him/her to deal with extreme weather conditions, physical or mental problems from such an event, etc...
  • Being fully aware that the role of the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation is not to help an athlete deal with his or her problems and that in an activity practised in such a remote area, the ATHLETE’S security depends of his/her own capacity to adapt to any problems encountered.

Modifications to the Course, Cut-off Times or Cancellation

In cases of force majeure, On the Tip of the Toes Foundation reserves the right to change the course to avoid putting the athletes in danger.  Changes can happen at any time, even after the start of the event.  The On the Tip of the Toes Foundation also reserves the right to suspend or cancel the race if the weather conditions can put the athletes, volunteers and safety personnel at risk.

Before the start of the races

In case of "force majeure", weather conditions preventing the practice of running or natural disasters, forcing the CRYO Racing events’ organization to cancel the event, 60% of the registration fee will be refunded.

Will not be reimbursed: Donations raised in the name of the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation.

During the races

In the event of weather conditions that entail risks for the participants, the CRYO Racing Events’ organization can stop the race. In this case, the athlete arriving at a refreshment or control point must follow the instructions given by the volunteers and will have the obligation to respect them. No refund can be claimed.

Modification and cancellation policies

a) Transferring Registration from One Person to Another

Transferring registration from one person to another is not permitted.

b) Changing Events

A change of event is permitted up to 15 days prior to race day if there are still some sports available. All requests for an event change must be made by email at cryo@pointedespieds.com. The athlete will be required to pay $15 in administration fees and will need to raise $1000 in donations to participate in the event.

c) Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of a registration with a partial reimbursement is permitted until 31 days before race day.  All cancellation requests must be made by email at cryo@pointedespieds.com.  No change fee is applicable for a cancellation.

It is not possible to defer an entry to a subsequent year.

Partial reimbursements for cancellations are as follows:

 90 days or more until race day 80%
 Between 89 and 50 days to race day 70%
 Between 49 and 31 days to race day 60%
 30 days or less until race day 0%