Release And Waiver of Liability
With the recent challenges posed by COVID-19, the James River Association is asking participants to help us run programs as safely as possible. Please know that the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus cannot be completely eliminated. JRA asks each participant to fully evaluate your ability and willingness to participate in guidelines and understand the risks.
I understand and agree that I will not participate in this activity if I have experienced any of the following symptoms in the 14 days prior to this activity: new or worsening cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fever greater than 100.4ºF; chills; unexplained muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. I also agree that no one in my household has exhibited the above symptoms or that I have knowingly been in contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 in 14 days prior to this activity.
RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AND PARENTAL CONSENT AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT").
In consideration of participating in the interpretive paddle at I represent that I understand the nature of this event and that I and/or my minor child am qualified, in good health, and proper physical condition to participate in such an activity. I acknowledge that if I and/or my minor child believe event conditions are unsafe I and/or my minor child will immediately discontinue participation in the Activity. I fully understand that this event involve risks of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis, and death, which may be caused by my own actions or inactions, those of others participating in the event, the conditions in which the event takes place, or the negligence of the "releases" named below; and I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages I and/or my minor child incur as a result of my and/or my minor child's participation in the Activity. I hereby release, discharge, and covenant not to sue the James River Association, event sponsor sites, event sponsors, respective administrations, directors, agents, officers, volunteers, employees, other participants, any advisors and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the Activity takes place (each considered one of the "releases" herein), from all liability, claims, demands, losses or damages on my account and/or that of my minor child caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the "releases" or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations; and I further agree that if, despite the release, waiver of liability, and assumption of risk, I, or anyone on my/and or my minor child's behalf makes a claim against any of the "Releases", I will indemnify, save and hold harmless each of the releases from any loss, liability, damage or cost which any may incur as the result of such claim.
I have read this RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, AND PARENTAL CONSENT AGREEMENT, understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it and have signed it freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature, and intend it be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extend allowed by law and agree that any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect. Further, by signing this waiver, I am acknowledging that the James River Association DOES NOT provide any medical coverage or payments for myself or my minor child in the event of injury or death. I give permission to authorized personnel to carry out such emergency diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as may be necessary for me / my child, and also permit such treatment procedures to be carried out at and by local hospital(s) for me / my child in the event of an emergency. I understand that any medical expenses will be billed directly to me or my insurance company. I hereby grant the James River Association the unconditional right to use my / my child's name, voice, and photographic likeness in connection with any audio video production, articles, website materials or press releases.