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Media Credential Guidelines

The Run For A Million



The Run For A Million will issue media credentials to “members of the working press”. By definition, a “member of the working press” shall be a paid employee or representative of a known and established “media organization”. By definition, a “media organization” is either a person or entity engaged in disseminating information to the general public through a newspaper, magazine, or other accepted publication, radio, television, or other medium of mass communication

Journalists who receive credentials must be on assignment for a reputable media organization as outlined above. All photographers will be required to submit a letter of assignment to the The Run For A Media Digital Media team to be considered for a credential. Content creators will be required to submit a content plan prior to approval. Freelance reporters must be able to submit a letter of assignment upon request.

The Run For A Million will not consider applications for media credentials from independent online media representatives.

All journalists who wish to attend The Run For A Million events must submit a media credential application. The Run For A Million does not guarantee that any credentials will be awarded to any organization.


Media credential applications must be received by July 20, 2024. The Run For A Million will not guarantee that media who submit their applications after the deadline will be accommodated. Submitting an application in no way guarantees that you will receive a credential. Only a specific number of media credentials will be issued.


The Run For A Million encourages all media organizations to attend events. However, if there is a limitation on the number of credentials issued for a specific event, The Run For A Million will consider the following criteria, in order of significance, when issuing approval:

  • Media organizations with a large national audience
  • Local media in the host city
  • Media outlets that attend The Run For A Million Qualifying events on a regular basis
  • Sport-specific specialty media

An acceptance or rejection email will be sent to the applicant and/or editor listed on the application no later than 10 days after the application deadline. Please contact if you have a question about the status of your application.


Media credentials DO NOT allow access to the barns, stables, warm up arenas, back paddock, CINCH Saloon, Bit N Spur Lounge Grand Ballroom, or South Point Showroom.


Credentials must be worn and visible at all times during the event. Credentials may not be given or loaned to another person for any reason, failure to adhere to this can result in the loss of credential for all parties involved and removal from the facility.

Credentialed journalists will receive admission to the event, access to media work areas and to any spaces designated for media in the venue. Misuse of a The Run For A Million media credential will result in the immediate loss of the credential, removal from the media areas and the possible loss of credential privileges for future events for the journalist and the assigning media agency.


Photographers must be on assignment from a known and established media organization and use professional camera equipment.

All photographs taken at the event are to be used solely for non-commercial editorial purposes by the publication and website for which an individual is credentialed. Photography is for editorial use only and may not be published otherwise. If a photographer is working on behalf of multiple outlets, they must disclose all outlets in their application.

Failure to comply with the policies stated in the preceding paragraph will result in the immediate loss of credential privileges for all future The Run For A Million events. Additionally, the media outlet associated with the photographer in violation of such policies will lose the ability to credential a photographer at future The Run For A Million events.


The Run For A Million, Inc.,Truly Original/Viacom Networks photographers and videographers have priority in movement and placement to capture photos and video of the Event. Upon arrival, approved pass Bearer must check in at the Event Concierge coordinating the official event photography and video for flow for assignment of placement. The front sideline can be a crowded area. Anyone, with or without a credential, who interferes with the competitive flow or operations of the Event, or with the ability of The Run For A Million, Inc. Official Photographers, the live stream videographers, or The Run For A Million, Inc. staff or agents to properly capturing photos and video and do their work will be asked to leave the Event, including during awards ceremonies. The Run For A Million, Inc. can provide official competition photographs and awards ceremony photographs to news media upon request and at a fee.


The credential confers on Bearer a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to take photographs of the Event, and to allow the entity that engaged the Bearer to take the photographs to use such photographs, only for news coverage of, or magazines, or stories about, the Event, other editorial purposes, and reprints of news pages from such entity’s publications. This is provided that such use is not likely to create, or does not actually create confusion in the minds of the trade or public that Bearer or its reprints or any elements therein, or the items on which they are reprinted, are sponsored or endorsed by, or are associated or affiliated with The Run For A Million, Inc. A media pass does not license Bearer to use The Run For A Million, Inc. trademarks or copyrights. Neither the Bearer nor the entity that engaged the Bearer may sell photos taken at the Events to third-party entities, including but not limited to other commercial entities or the general public.

Any secondary use of any picture, audio description, videotape/film or drawing of the Event taken or made by the accredited organization or individual to whom this credential has been issued (including, but not limited to non-editorial, advertising, sales promotion, or merchandising) is prohibited without prior specific written approval of The Run For A Million, Inc.

Any news media entity collecting any sort of “photography, video, or audio materials” (photographs, web images, film, traditional video, or audio, photos, etc.) from The Run For A Million, Inc. Event may use that material only for traditional print news media and television newscasts or those traditional Media outlet’s Websites or digital news coverage.

Such Media entity may not offer any live video, audio, or other coverage of the event through any means, including radio broadcasts, television broadcast, webcasts, social media live, or podcasts, without the advance written permission of The Run For A Million, Inc.

This policy includes all events, programs, and warm-ups and other on-site activities that are part of or involving The Run For A Million, Inc. Event.

Bearer shall not, at any time, display, post, or otherwise reproduce the credential image on any digital platform, including online social media sites or applications (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat).


The Run For A Million has exclusive broadcast rights to all The Run For A Million events and works closely with its official broadcast vendors(s) (“The Run For A Million Official Broadcaster”). No camera crews other than those of The Run For A Million or the The Run For A Million Official Broadcaster, or approved news crews will be allowed to film or broadcast the arena events and surrounding seating areas during the events.

“Real-time” is defined as “live and continuous description of an event.” The “real-time” transmission of streaming video, digital images, text-casting, and/or real-time audio (including play-by-play and statistics) of any Event by anyone other than The Run For A Million or the The Run For A Million Official Broadcaster is not permitted. This includes but is not limited to live streaming on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Periscope or video/audio chat on platforms such as Snapchat.


I am aware of the propensity of an equine to behave in ways that may result in injury, harm, or death to persons on or around them. In addition, I am further aware of the unpredictability of the equine’s reaction to such things as sound, sudden movement, and unfamiliar objects, persons or animals. Knowing all of the above, it is my intention to enter into this agreement with full knowledge of the risks and dangers associated with being around equine activity.

In consideration of being approved for Event Media Credentials, I hereby expressly waive and release The Run For A Million, Inc., Brumley Management Group, Inc., Bosque Ranch Headquarters, LLC, Gaughan South, LLC, dba South Point Hotel and Casino, and their agents, representatives, officers, employees, subcontractors, directors, affiliates, members, officials, successors and assigns (collectively, “Releasees”) on account of injury, disability, death, or property damage arising out of or attributable to my participation or presence at the Run for a Million event because I hold Event Media Credentials, whether arising out of the ordinary negligence of any Releasees or otherwise. I covenant not to make or bring any such claim against any Releasee, and forever release and discharge the Releasees from liability under such claims. This waiver and release does not extend to claims for gross negligence, willful misconduct, or any other liabilities that Arizona law does not permit to be released by agreement. Further, I shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Releasees against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including reasonable attorney fees, fees, the costs of enforcing any right to indemnification under this [Release/Agreement], and the cost of pursuing any insurance providers, arising out or resulting from any claim of a third party related to my participation or presence in The Run For A Million event, including any claim related to my own negligence or the ordinary negligence of Releasees. I further acknowledge that I am covered by my own personal health insurance and liability coverage.

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