Event Name: River Valley Dragon Boat Festival Event
    Date: October 7, 2016

    In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the United States Dragon Boat Federation(USDBF) athletic sports program, related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that: The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or other and assume all responsibility for my participation; and I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and, I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS the UNITED DRAGON BOAT FEDERATION,(USDBF), & The River Valley Dragon Boat Festival & The Hamilton House, their officers, directors, volunteers, officials, agents, and/or other employees, other participants, municipalities, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct club & activities (“RELEASES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE.