Manly Life Saving Club Cole Classic

Event Terms and Conditions

  1. The participant (Participant) in the Cole Classic (Event) acknowledges and agrees that these terms and conditions are subject to change from time to time at the discretion of the Manly Life Saving Club (Club) and without notice to the Participant.
  2. I declare, as a condition of entry into the Event, that I have undertaken sufficient training for the Event and that I am not aware of any illness, injury, physical disability or impairment which may cause me injury or death during or as a consequence of participation in the Event.
  3. Only entries submitted through the official online registration system will be accepted. The information on how to enter and the details about the Event forms part of these Event terms and conditions. The number of entrants will be strictly limited and will be decided on the basis of first received or until registrations close.
  4. Promotional codes may only be used where the Participant meets the conditions applying to the code and uses it within the validity period. Promotional codes are not able to be redeemed or exchanged for cash and must only be used by the Participant(s) to whom the relevant code was issued to by the code owner. Promotional codes may not be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  5. The Club reserves the right to modify, suspend and/or cancel any promotional code at any time without notice to Participants. No refunds will be made to Participants who have access to a promotional code but who do not use the code at the time of registration and purchase. No refunds will be made to Participants who register for two events separately instead of selecting a package option.
  6. I accept full responsibility for informing myself and assessing all the dangers, hazards and risks of entry in the Event and will rely solely on my own assessment of these dangers, hazards and risks before participating in the Event and notwithstanding any decision thereon made by the Event race committee and/or other persons corporations and bodies involved in promoting or staging the Event. The decision to participate in the Event is entirely my own and I accept all risks associated with participation in the Event, including but not limited to loss of life and/or any injury (including any permanent injury).
  7. I agree to abide by all Event terms and conditions. I understand that I must follow the approved course and obey all directions and instructions given by the Club and Event officials.
  8. I agree and accept that the Club may, in its absolute discretion, at any time and from time to time vary the rules and regulations of the Event without prior notice to me.
  9. I consent to receive such emergency medical aid or preventative treatment which may be deemed advisable in the unfettered discretion of Event Medical Officials in the event of any injury accident or illness to me during my participation in the Event.
  10. I acknowledge that when participating in the Event I must wear the official ankle timing chip and swim cap corresponding to the registration made in my name. Flippers, fins or other accessories are only permitted in the 1km back of the pack categories. I understand that if I choose to wear a speedsuit it must be FINA approved swimwear for pool events. If a speedsuit is FINA approved for open water swimming events but not approved for pool events, then it may not be worn and anyone wearing such open water approved speedsuit will not be eligible for prizes. I understand that wetsuits are only permitted in the 1km Back of the Pack start group and that anyone wearing a wetsuit is not eligible for prizes. Participants must not tamper with the timing chip. Timing services are provided by contracted timing service providers, and the Club takes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the timing data. By participating in the Event and wearing the ankle timing chip, each Participant consents to the Event and timing service provider collecting and publishing his or her timing data for the Event. I understand that starting before my assigned wave start time will result in disqualification.
  11. I understand that my entry into the 5km swim is only valid upon approval from the Event’s Race Director. Should I fail to meet the entry criteria, I understand that I will not be allowed to participate on the race day and will not be eligible for a refund.
  12. Any merchandise, excluding the official event iTaB, will be sent to the Australian address provided upon registering when ordered within the postage period. If an international address is used or orders are placed after the postage period, the merchandise must be collected from the Event Expo.
  13. The use of any type of drone is prohibited at the Event.
  14. The Club reserves the right to change or modify any part of the Event including the date, course and/or location at any time and from time to time without personal notice to the Participant. Details of any such changes will be published on the Event website, the Event Facebook page, Event e-newsletter and/or other media.
  15. I acknowledge that the Club and/or its representative may remove me from the Event area and/or exclude me from participation in the Event if in the Club’s opinion it is necessary to do so: (a) due to my behaviour being inappropriate, offensive, or abusive (in the Club’s opinion); (b) to prevent damage to any property; (c) on medical, health and/or safety grounds (including to prevent possible harm or injury to myself and/or any other person); and/or (d) to prevent or arrest any form of unauthorised marketing, including ambush marketing.
  16. I agree that registration in the Event is personal to me and that no other person is permitted to participate in the Event in my place.
  17. I understand that should my contact details change after my registration has been completed, it will be my responsibility to notify the Club. If I fail to promptly notify the Club and my Event race pack is sent to the address I have registered, I will be responsible for paying the Club’s costs of replacing the race pack.
  18. A credit card surcharge reflecting the Club’s actual costs of offering payment by credit card will be added to Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Express payments.
  19. Entry registrations are not transferable to third parties. If a transfer option between distances is made available (at the Club’s discretion), I consent to paying the administration fee at the time of transfer. If transferring from a shorter distance to a longer distance, I acknowledge that I will be required to pay the difference in entry fee and an administration fee. Should I wish to transfer from a longer distance to a shorter distance, I acknowledge that I will forfeit the change in price.
  20. If an event upgrade option to receive an additional event at a package price is made available (at the Club’s discretion), I acknowledge that I must follow the appropriate protocol in order to receive the package upgrade offer. This includes but is not limited to contacting the Event and requesting inclusion in the offer, waiting until the event upgrade option becomes open and using the appropriate code during the additional event purchase.
  21. The Club reserves the right, in its discretion, to reject or cancel my entry at any time, including without limitation for safety or insurance reasons, or if, in the opinion of the Club, I will not be able to complete the Event within the cut-off times. The Club will not be obliged to refund any portion of the entry fee in such circumstances.
  22. I acknowledge that refunds may only be issued for the Event entry fee where participation in the Event is not appropriate due to medical reasons that is supported by a current medical certificate outlining the condition and lodged with the Club. Any decision as to whether to issue a refund will be solely at the Club’s discretion. If the Club decides to refund an Event entry fee, I understand that a 50% administration fee will be deducted from the race entry fee paid. Refunds will not be made for any additional items purchased, such as event merchandise and charitable donations.
  23. The Club reserves the right to cancel the Event at any time if the Club considers in its sole discretion this is required due to any sort of dangerous conditions and/or force majeure. In the event of cancellation, there will be no refund of entry fee unless otherwise determined by the Club in its sole discretion and the cancelled Event may not be re-scheduled. A decision will be made ASAP on race day and broadcast on commercial radio and via the Event website.
  24. I consent to the Club using my personal details in my registration form for the administration of the Event and by any third parties selected by me during the registration process, including to SMS information about the Event to me if I have provided a mobile phone number, unless otherwise indicated by me during the online registration process. I also consent to my personal details being used by the Club for future marketing and promotional purposes.
  25. Event registrations can be identified as Male, Female, or Not Specified in any event start group category. The ‘Not Specified’ categories allows participants who do not identify with a gender, are part of the LGBTI community or who would prefer not to be in the Male or Female categories for any other reason, the ability to take part in the race without having to specify. Given the potential diversity of participants in the Not Specified category, to be eligible for prizes you must register under either male or female category.
  26. I acknowledge that I will only be eligible for any prize that may be offered in connection with placing at the Event if I complete the approved course by the indicated cut-off times and in accordance with these Event terms and conditions and any other applicable Event rules and regulations.
  27. Each competitor must assemble behind the designated starting line, await official start and then proceed on the approved Event course. I acknowledge that entry into the Event course after the indicated cut-off time or prior to the official start will result in disqualification.
  28. The Event referee’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  29. I agree that registration in the Event is valid for the Event only, and cannot be transferred or deferred to future events
  30. I declare that all the information supplied by me in the registration process is true and correct.
  31. I certify that I am 18 years or older or that I am the parent/legal guardian of a Participant who is under the age of 18 years, and I have read this document and fully understand it. Where I am a parent or legal guardian of a Participant, I agree to these terms and conditions for and on behalf of the Participant.
  32. Please refer to the Events Guideline for Transgender/Transsexual Participants for specific terms and conditions applying to transgender/transsexual participants in the event. These terms and conditions are incorporated by reference and can be found at
  33. I understand, acknowledge and agree that the Athletics Australia (AA) Anti-Doping Policy (ADP) applies to this Event. I acknowledge and agreed that I have had the opportunity to review the AA ADP. I undertake to comply with all applicable regulations, by laws and rules of AA and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and any other relevant authority or body in relation to the Event. I also undertake to will comply with all reasonable directions and decisions of the officials and other representatives of ASADA, AA and the Club.
  34. The Club reserves the right to inspect any bag or other attachment to or accompaniment of a participant at any time while the participant is participating in the Event including at the starting line and finishing line areas.

Release and Waiver

  1. In consideration of acceptance of my entry in the Event, I agree on my own behalf and on behalf of my heirs, executors and administrators and declare that: to the extent permitted by law, I hereby waive release and discharge each of the Club Parties (as defined in paragraph 37 below) from and against all and every claim, right or cause of action (including for negligence, for breach of contract or breach of statute) which I might have or which may arise out of my death or injury and/or damage or loss of any description which I may suffer or sustain as the result of or in connection with my participation in the Event. This release continues and forever and binds my heirs, executors, personal representatives and assigns and may be pleaded as a bar to any action, claim, demand, suit or legal proceedings.
  2. This waiver release and discharge operates jointly and severally in favour of the Club and its related bodies corporate, and their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, employees and volunteers including medical and paramedical personnel appointed for the Event, event stakeholders, the owners, licensees and occupiers of the land upon which the Event or any part of it is conducted, any statutory body or local authority having control over any land upon which the Event or any part of it is conducted, Event sponsors, supporters, persons, corporations, contractors, sub-contractors, volunteers, servants and employees involved or otherwise engaged in promoting, staging, administering, running or controlling the Event (Club Parties).
  3. Where a Participant is under the age of 18 years, in consideration of the Club agreeing at my request to accept the entry of this Participant in the Event, I hereby agree for myself, the Participant, their heirs, executors and administrators to hereby waive release and discharge (to the extent permitted by law) all and every claim, right or cause of action (including for negligence, for breach of contract or breach of statute) for which I might have or which the minor Participant may have or which arises out of the death, injury, damage or loss of any description which I or the Participant may suffer or sustain as a result of his/her participation in the Event. This release continues forever and binds the Participant’s heirs, executors, personal representatives and assigns and may be pleaded as a bar to any action, claim, demand, suit or legal proceedings.


  1. I acknowledge that if I select to become a member of a team, the team manager will have access to download my personal details, including my name, contact telephone number, email address and home address. As a team manager, I understand that my email address will be disclosed to my team members (but not to members of other teams).
  2. I consent to the publication and/or use in any form of media whatsoever of my name, race result, image, voice, statement or otherwise, (including the publication of my name and/or Event result, suburb and applicable age bracket in any media publication and/or on the Event website) without any payment or compensation to me. I also consent to the use of my image and/or voice in any form of media whatsoever for the purposes of promoting the Event and/or other events operated or managed by the Club without any payment or compensation to me.
  3. The Participant acknowledges and consents to the Club sharing the Participant’s personal information with any charities selected by the Participant during the Event registration process and/or with Everyday Hero Pty Ltd ABN 21 117 080 430 (everyday hero). everydayhero provides fundraising services to Participants who wish to raise funds for charities in connection with the Event. If the Participant registers with everydayhero to fundraise for charities or if the Participant elects to make a one-off donation to charity, this will be strictly subject to Everyday Hero’s terms and conditions and certain fees and/or other charges will be deducted from funds raised or donations as payment for these services. The Club has no responsibility to the Participant in connection with such fundraising with everydayhero and the Participant releases the Club from all claims whatsoever in connection with such fundraising. In particular, by ‘opting in’ to fundraise as part of your participation you agree to everydayhero’s Privacy policy and Fundraising terms and conditions.

Privacy Collection Statement:
The Club collects your personal information for the administration of the Event and for future marketing and promotional purposes relating to future runnings of the Event. I acknowledge that the Club may disclose and use my personal information in accordance with the Club’s privacy policy available at and/or in accordance with these Event Terms and Conditions. The Club may disclose your personal information to any third parties involved in the Event, including service providers and any charities selected by you or the Club. Further information on how the Club handles your personal information is contained in our Privacy Policy, available at

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