Legalese

Charity and a friend are thinking applying for the Amazing Race show on CBS.  I’ve appointed myself as team manager.  My first job is understanding the rules and requirements.  

To be eligible: 

All applicants must be in good physical and mental health and must be aware that, and sign releases attesting that, the activities in the Program may involve risks and hazards, and that participating in the Program may expose applicant and other participants to, among other things, the risk of death, serious injury, illness and property damage caused by the risks associated with their participation in the Program, including, without limitation, the following: latent or apparent defects or conditions in any equipment used in the Program; the use or operation by applicant or others of said equipment; acts of other people including, without limitation, acts of the Producers or other participants; accommodations; weather or other natural conditions; the nature of travel including, without limitation, latent defects and human error; applicant’s physical condition; applicant’s own acts or omissions; sleep deprivation; first-aid, medical or emergency treatment or other services rendered to applicant or others; exposure to illness; consumption of food or drink; acts of God (e.g. earthquakes and floods) [depending on who you ask all of the above may be acts of God]; laws or local ordinances; war or riots; terrorism; strikes; and/or no reason at all (emphasis mine).

Doesn’t the last clause trump them all?