Due to the ongoing global/national alert on new variants of Covid-19 and the potential threat to the population, the Health Ministry of the Government of India have been issuing various statements and alerts on all media formats to exercise caution and restart the key self protection processes to protect oneself i.e.- wearing masks indoors/outdoors, certainly staying masked in crowded places, washing hands frequently and exercising caution & alertness at all times.
While these are not restrictions as experienced during the pandemic [ curfew/lockdown ] Vadodara Marathon advises ALL participants/spectators to ensure they exercise safe practices to self protect, and therefore also help within the community by stemming any such illnesses. VM2023 is a Ground Event and therefore this advisory is of utmost importance.
While we issue this advisory, should the Government issue any new ones in public awareness, we strongly urge that the same be followed in the interest of general safety. It is solely the runner’s responsibility to follow all the government guidelines and regulations, that may be in place at any time. All participants should comply with guidelines in relation to COVID19 advisory issued by respective union, state and/or local administrations.
It is solely the runner’s responsibility to ensure he/she is in good health and is medically fit to run the distance he/she has registered for. All or any symptoms of ill-health, including but not limited to symptoms of Coronavirus, must be referred to an authorized medical practitioner, and treated accordingly. Any runner, who has recovered from Covid-19, must get the authorization from a medical practitioner, to certify his/her health and fitness before running. It is solely the runner’s responsibility for wearing/not wearing a mask and taking other required precautions when running, as per the government regulations and medical advisories in place at the time.
VM does not accept or entertain any liabilities arising from accidents/injuries for any participant owing to his/her circumstances or conditions under which they are undertaking the run.