H.M.S.Richmond, Inc. (Richmond)

GENERAL RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND AGREEMENT NOT TO SUE

BECAUSE REENACTING IS DANGEROUS, Richmond  REQUIRES ALL PARTICIPANTS AND PARENTS OF PARTICIPANTS TO ASSUME ALL RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH BY SIGNING THIS GENERAL RELEASE AND AGREEMENT NOT TO SUE.

I/we acknowledge that reenacting, black powder shooting, and related waterborne activities are HAZARDOUS activities and that I/we have made a voluntary choice to participate in those activities despite the risks that they may present. In consideration of my/our being permitted to participate in the activities described above of the Richmond, a Ohio non-profit corporation, I/we agree to assume ANY AND ALL RISKS OF INJURY OR DEATH which might be associated with or result from my/our participation in the Richmond unit events and activities. Such risks of injury or death may be caused in whole or in part by: burns, cuts, terrain conditions, heat prostration and related conditions, gunpowder, explosions, impacts from debris, accoutrements, vehicles, boats, ships and/or weaponry, the failure to follow command orders or rules and regulations of the Richmond, rescue efforts or medical attention provided by anyone connected to the Richmond, cardiac conditions, falls, or contact with animals. (NOTE: this is NOT a list of all hazardous activities related to American War for Independence (AWI) and the Ar of 1812 reenacting and black powder naval activities. Accordingly, even if injury or death is caused by some other risk or hazard not listed above, I/we still agree to assume any and all risk of injury or death which might be associated with or result from my/our participation in Richmond events and;

INITIAL HERE __________                                                                                INITIAL OF MINOR IF 12 OR OVER ______________

I/we further release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue the Richmond, the organizers of any Richmond event, the trustees of, officers of, agents of, employees of, or members of the Richmond, or any owner, lessor, or lessee of any property or vessel on which the Richmond conducts any activity from all liability to myself, or any party claiming an interest through myself (including but limited to, heirs, spouses, children and beneficiaries), for all loss or damage or demand therefore on account of injury to the person or property or death of myself, whether caused by their NEGLIGENCE or for any other reason, while preparing for, practicing for, traveling to or from, or participating in, any Richmond event.

INITIAL HERE _________                                                                                   INITIAL OF MINOR IF 12 OR OVER______________

I/we further INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the parties released above, and each of the parties released above, and each of them, from loss, liability, damage or a claim they may incur due to the presence of my/our actions during Richmond activities whether caused by their negligence or otherwise.

INITIAL HERE_________                                                                                    INITIAL OF MINOR IF 12 OR OVER______________

It is the intent of the undersigned that the above, release of liability and agreement not to sue, be as broad and inclusive as allowed by law, and that if any portion is invalid, the remainder shall continue in full force and effect. The activities which promote participation in Richmond sanctioned events, or the preparation for travel to such events, does not confer a release upon parties not acting in such capacity.

INITIAL HERE_________                                                                                     INITIAL OF MINOR IF 12 OR OVER______________

 I, the undersigned, have read and understood this release and all its terms. I warrant that the above is true and correct in all respects and that no representations, statements or inducements apart from the foregoing have been made. I consent to whatever emergency medical care might be provided or available for injury occurring during the above activities.

PRINTED NAME (ADULT)____________________SIGNATURE (ADULT) _________________________  DATE___________

Minors (all Children Under Age 18)

I/we, the undersigned, have read and understood this release and all its terms. I/we warrant that the above is true and correct in all respects and that no representations, statements, or inducements apart from the foregoing have been made. I warrant that I am the parent or legal guardian of the minor child whose name appears below and warrant and represent that I am empowered to execute this release on his or her behalf. I consent to whatever emergency medical care might be provided or available for injury occurring during the above activities. I authorize the elected and appointed commissioned officers of the Richmond to consent to, authorize, or contract for medical treatment for the below minor required as the result of illness or injury which occurs during the participation in or while traveling to or from any Richmond activity if I am unavailable to do so.

PRINTED NAME OF PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN ______________________________________

SIGNATURE OF PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN___________________________________  DATE ____________

Printed Name of Minor ____________________ 

Signature of Minor (Age 12 and over only) _________________________________ Date _____________


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