ROWING RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

IN CONSIDERATION of being given the opportunity to participate in any way in the Corvallis to Portland Row (the “Activity”), I, for myself, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin:

ACKNOWLEDGE, AGREE, AND REPRESENT that (a) I understand the physical and mental demands of participating in a rowing even covering over 100 miles and lasting two (2) days; (b) I am in physical and mental condition to be able to withstand the rigors of participation in such an event, including but not limited to, blisters, boils, sores, sunstroke, dehydration, hyperthermia, hypothermia, over-use injuries, sudden unexpected immersion in water, harassment by nonparticipants in motorboats, jetskis, floatplanes, canoes and kayaks, and collision with obstacles both fixed and floating; and (c) I am a capable swimmer, able to survive for 30 minutes in 65 degree Fahrenheit water.

ACKNOWLEDGE, AGREE, AND REPRESENT that I FULLY UNDERSTAND that: (a) ROWING ACTIVITIES INVOLVE RISKS AND DANGERS of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis and death (“Risks”); (b) these Risks and dangers may be caused by my own actions, or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activity, the condition in which the Activity takes place, or the negligence of the Releasees named below; (c) there may be other risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSSES, COSTS, AND DAMAGES I incur as a result of my participation in the Activity;

AGREE AND WARRANT that I will examine and inspect the Activity, and that, if I observe any condition which I consider to be unacceptably hazardous or dangerous, I will notify the proper authority in charge of the Activity AND I WILL REFUSE TO TAKE PART IN THE ACTIVITY until the condition has been corrected to my satisfaction;

HEREBY RELEASE, discharge and covenant not to sue the Activity, USRowing, New World Rowing, Oregon State University, Willamette Rowing Club, Oregon Rowing Unlimited, their administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, and employees, other participants, row organizers, any sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and sponsors of premises on which the Activity takes place, (each considered one of the Releasees herein) from all liability, claims, demands, losses or damages on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations; and I further agree that if, despite this release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement, I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE, AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the Releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as the result of such claim.

I have read this agreement, fully understand its terms, 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 to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect.

PARTICIPANT CONSENT
PRINTED NAME OF PARTICIPANT:______________________________________________
PHONE:________________
ADDRESS:_______________________________________________________________________________________

PARTICIPANTS SIGNATURE
(only if age 18 or over):
_______________________________________DATE:_____________

PARENTAL CONSENT
AND I, the minor’s parent and/or legal guardian, understand the nature of rowing activities and the minor’s experience and capabilities and believe the minor to be qualified to participate in such activity. I hereby release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the Releasees from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on the minor’s account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations, and further agree that if, despite this release, I, the minor, or anyone on the minor’s behalf makes a claim against any of the above Releasees, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE, AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the Releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss liability, damage, or cost any may incur as the result of any such claim.
PRINTED NAME OF PARENT/GUARDIAN:_________________________________________ PHONE:_______________
ADDRESS:____________________________________________________________________________________________________

PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE
(only if participant is under the age of 18)
_______________________________________________ DATE:___________________________
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