2017 Life Outside Festival
Agreement for Protection from Liability and Assumption of Risk
Desiring to use equipment and/or take part in an activity during the Life Outside Festival, I declare that I have read, fully understand, and voluntarily accept the following:
I am solely responsible for judging my own qualifications and for my own safety during the Life Outside Festival and while using the provided equipment. I am solely responsible for determining and assessing my health; including both my physical and mental condition, and warrant I am qualified to use the equipment provided and/or take part in the activities, and that I have not consumed an alcoholic beverage or other intoxicating substance today before participating in any recreation activity.
1. I hereby acknowledge that I fully understand and accept that outdoor recreation programs, in general, are inherently dangerous and physically demanding. I am fully aware of the hazards and risk involved in these activities, and I further understand that such participation may result in unforeseeable risks of loss of life (death), personal illness or injury, including permanent disability, and loss or damage to personal property. The Life Outside Festival activities with the above potential and associated risks may include, but are not limited to: canoeing, cycling, fitness activities, geocaching, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, nature play, paddle boarding, planting, rock climbing, running, trailbuilding, tree climbing and yoga. I fully understand that the foregoing sentences do not fully describe all of the risks, hazards and dangers related to the participation in the Life Outside Festival.
2. Now, therefore, intending to be legally bound, I release Metropolitan Park and Recreation District d/b/a The Great Rivers Greenway District (the “District”), and its officers, agents, employees, and representatives, and hereby waive fully and forever discharge, for myself and for anyone else claiming through me, my right to claim against, sue or recover damages from the District (and its officers, employees, agents, representatives, and volunteers), St. Louis County, St. Louis County Parks, Evntiv, LLC (and its employees, agents, and representatives), exhibitors, vendors, contractors, service providers, volunteers, and any manufacturers present at the Life Outside Festival and their employees, agents, and representatives for any death, any illness or injury to my person or my personal property which may arise out of or be connected in any way with the use of the equipment provided or with any aspect of my participation in the Life Outside Festival, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, whether caused by the negligence of the District or otherwise, including all present and future claims, demands, damages, lawsuits, and causes of action (collectively, “Claims”). This waiver and release applies to any act, whether negligence or omission, by the District, its volunteers, employees, officers, agents, and representatives, and Life Outside Festival employees, volunteers, exhibitors, vendors, contractors, and service providers, including any act intended to promote my safety or well-being. I hereby expressly assume any and all risks of injury and damage, including but not limited to personal injury, death, property damage or loss of property, which may result from participation in the Life Outside Festival.
3. This waiver and release is given in the interest of permitting the District, and its volunteers, employees, officers, agents, and representatives, and Life Outside Festival employees, exhibitors, vendors, service providers and any manufacturers present at the Life Outside Festival to offer equipment to use by myself and my fellow participants without fear of liability. I further state that I am legally competent to sign this agreement, that I understand the obligations recited herein, I have read the document, and signed it voluntarily. My waiver and release and this agreement are given in exchange for good and valuable consideration for use of the provided equipment and any services provided. I hereby expressly hereby agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the District from and against any and all Claims and liabilities which are brought or assessed against the District, which are in any way connected with my participation in the Life Outside Festival, whether based on the negligence or fault of the District or otherwise.
4. I hereby grant full permission for the District, and its employees, officers, agents, and representatives and Life Outside Festival employees, exhibitors, vendors, service providers and manufacturers present at the Life Outside Festival, to take and use photographs, video, film or any other record of the Life Outside Event, including my name, likeness and/or voice for any legitimate purpose, including for advertising display, audiovisual presentations or otherwise. I waive any right of privacy, publicity, compensation, copyright or other rights to those images.
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I AM OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT FOR PROTECTION FROM LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND VOLUNTARILY SIGN BELOW.