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Risk Management Consideration for Bike and Walkathons

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A municipality hosted a fundraiser where participants could walk, cycle, run or rollerblade a 22 kilometer course to raise money. The municipality took proper precautions including inspecting and closing the roads to ensure safety. During the event, a participant, who was rollerblading, hit a small stone, fell and injured themself. The case went to court and the municipality was found not to be responsible for the incident because it had duly inspected the road.

Tags: bikeathon, liability, roads, special events, walkathon, risk management