By Popular Demand: HEMISPHERES

Mario Castillos photo of José Ángel Salguero Tencio running 200m in the streets with a bib made by Team Costa Rica epitomize the spirit of Challenges.

Many athletes worldwide either were not able to participate in the Worldwide Virtual Masters Challenge 2020 and long for an opportunity to compete. Others enjoyed participating and want another. The Challenges have and will evolve to meet the needs of Masters Athletes during these unusual times. Hemispheres is the next in the series that, with your input, will provide the competition fostering camaraderie in competition adapting with the times.

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14 August through 1 November

Important Registration Notes:
Password (optional): You will be logged into and registered in the Rankings system if you enter a password. In the future, you can use the email and password you enter here to login to World Masters Rankings.
Names: Please type Latin letters into the Given (First) Name and Family (Last) Name boxes. These will be used to search for or setup your profile in the Rankings. Please type your name in the Full Name box as you wish it to appear on the results and in the Rankings. Please note your signature in the Waiver must match the name you type in the Full Name box.
Registration Fees: $2.36 per event on or before 9 October, $3.54 per event after 9 October.

Birth Date:
   
Sex: Male  Female
Running:
 60m
 100m
 200m
 400m
 800m
 1500m
 1 Mile
 3000m
 5000m / 5k
 10000m / 10k
 60m Hurdles
 Sprint Hurdles (80,100,110)
 Long Hurdles (200, 300, 400)
 Steeplechase
 Half Marathon
 Marathon
Jumping:
 High Jump
 Pole Vault
 Long Jump
 Standing Long Jump
 Triple Jump
Throwing:
 Shot Put
 Discus
 Hammer Throw
 Javelin Throw
 Weight Throw
 Super Weight Throw
 Throws Pentathlon
Combined Events:
 Pentathlon
 Decathlon
 Heptathlon
 Throws Pentathlon
Race Walking:
 3000m Race Walk
 5000m Race Walk
 10k Race Walk
 20k Race Walk
 50k Race Walk
Other Event:
Other Events are those not listed above like hurdles / throws different from your age group event or track and field events or road races routinely contested somewhere in the world. Examples:
  • W50 Long Hurdler contesting 200m Hurdles
  • M70 thrower contesting 7.26k shot
  • 100 kilometer or mile road race
  • Ultra-Weight or Heavy Weight Pentathlon

Registration Fee (will be calculated on next page):
$3.54 per event
Other Event Registration Fee (will be calculated on next page):
$7.08 per event
Voluntary Contribution (providing much needed support for these Challenges):
Rankings Membership / Renewal (for one year from your current expiration):
Click here for information on World Masters Rankings' memberships.
($25US)

Waiver and Release of Claims

This is a legal and binding agreement ('Waiver') which, when electronically signed, will permanently limit your ability to recover from the parties indicated below for injuries or losses you may sustain as a result of participating in the Worldwide Virtual Masters Challenge (hereafter referred to as the 'World Challenge'). By entering your results for the Challenge in MastersRankings you are agreeing to this Waiver.

References to MastersRankings.com mean and include the corporate entity (MastersRankings.com, Inc. a non-profit corporation) and all of its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents and assigns. References to World Masters Athletics mean and include the corporate entity and all of its regional bodies and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents and assigns.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK

I, the undersigned, freely choose to participate in the World Challenge and by participating I am willingly assuming all of the risks associated with the World Challenge. The potential risks and dangers include, without limitation, serious bodily injury, permanent disability, paralysis and loss of life, and dangers arising from weather, imperfect track or course conditions and equipment failure. Track and field events by their very nature push me to my limits and, as a result I can sustain injuries participating in them.

THEREFORE I ASSUME ALL RISKS RELATED TO THE WORLD CHALLENGE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Death, injury or illness from accidents of any nature or from any cause whatsoever, including but not limited to bodily injury or illness of any nature whether severe or not, temporary or permanent, that may occur as a result of participating in an event or contact with physical surroundings, environment, equipment or other persons.
  • Loss or injury as a result of a crime or criminal act by third parties, terrorism, war, civil unrest, riot, detention by a foreign government, arrest or other act of any government or authority or pandemic.
The above list is not inclusive of all possible risks associated with the World Challenge, and the above list does not limit the extent or reach of this release and agreement. I acknowledge that I have full knowledge of the nature and extent of all the risks associated with the World Challenge, and including but not limited to, those arising from the (a) negligence of MasterRankings.com; (b) negligence of other athletes, visitors, spectators or persons who may be present.

I hereby represent that I am in proper physical condition and good health and have the necessary skills and abilities to participate in the World Challenge. I agree that it is my sole responsibility to determine whether I am sufficiently fit and healthy enough to participate in the World Challenge, that I am responsible for my own safety and well-being at all times and under all circumstances while participating.

RELEASE AND INDEMNFICATION

In consideration of the right to participate in the World Challenge, I the undersigned, on behalf of myself, my spouse, heirs, representatives, executors, administrators and assigns, and to the fullest extent permitted by law, agree to and hereby do forever:
  1. Release MasterRankings.com and World Masters Athletics from any cause of action, claims, or demands of any nature whatsoever, including but not limited to a claim of negligence which I or my spouse, heirs, representatives, executors, administrators and assigns may now have, or have in the future against MasterRankings.com or World Masters Athletics on account of personal injury, bodily injury, property damage, death or accident of any kind, arising out of or in any way related to my participation in the World Challenge however the injury is caused, including whether by the ordinary or gross negligence of MasterRankings.com or World Masters Athletics or otherwise;
  2. Covenant not to sue and agree to indemnify and hold harmless MasterRankings.com and World Masters Athletics from any and all causes of action, claims, demands, losses or costs of any nature whatsoever arising out of or in any way relating to my use of facilities, equipment, or services in association with the World Challenge.

This agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and I consent to the sole jurisdiction of said state. I expressly agree that this waiver and release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted under Massachusetts law and that if any portion hereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect. The sole venue for any claim or dispute pertaining to this release or my participation in the World Challenge shall be brought in the Massachusetts state courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, USA.

My electronic signature below indicates that I have fully read and freely signed this agreement and I understand that by electronically signing this form, I am giving up legal rights and/or remedies which may be available to me with respect to MasterRankings.com and World Masters Athletics. I further certify that I am legally competent to sign this agreement. I further understand that the terms of this agreement are legally binding and I certify that I am signing this agreement after having carefully read and understood the same, of my own free will. This agreement is made in sole consideration of MasterRankings.com permitting me to submit my results to MasterRankings.com.

Electronic Signature: 

Diplomas & Awards

Diplomas for downloading will be available for each athletes participating in Hemispheres. Sponsored awards will again be given.  

2020 Championship Edition Award Winners

Rob Jerome’s Photography Contest

 

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