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Bedford Athletic Club

RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT

In consideration for being allowed to attend and/or participate in any way in any program, event or activity of Bedford Athletic Club, Participant and, if Participant is a minor (under 18 at the time of registration), Participant's Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s), acknowledge, appreciate and agree as follows:

The risk of injury from the activities involved in the programs and events of Bedford Athletic Club is significant; such risk of injury includes, but is not limited to, the potential for permanent paralysis and death. Participant and, if Participant is a minor, Participant's Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s), acknowledge that Participant is attending and/or participating in such programs, events or activities of Bedford Athletic Club, and will use and/or be present at Bedford Athletic Club facilities or any other location used to conduct Bedford Athletic Club programs or events, at the Participant’s own risk. Participant and, if Participant is a minor, Participant's Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s), KNOWINGLY, FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME AND ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL RISKS, both known and unknown, including but not limited to, the risk to the Participant of personal injury, disability, death and/or property loss, in relation to Participant's attendance and/or participation in the programs, events or activities of Bedford Athletic Club, use of or presence at Bedford Athletic Club facilities, and/or use of or presence at any location used to conduct any program or event of Bedford Athletic Club, EVEN IF SUCH RISKS ARISE FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF BEDFORD ATHLETIC CLUB AND/OR ITS OWNERS, OFFICERS, OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, OTHER PARTICIPANTS, SPONSORS, ADVERTISERS, AND IF APPLICABLE, OWNERS AND LESSORS OF PREMISES USED TO CONDUCT A PROGRAM OR EVENT (collectively referred to as, the "BEDFORD ATHLETIC CLUB RELEASEES") or others. Participant and, if Participant is a minor, Participant's Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) AGREE THAT THE BEDFORD ATHLETIC CLUB RELEASEES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER arising from any personal injury, disability, death and/or property loss sustained by Participant and/or his/her family in relation to of Participant's attendance and/or participation in the programs, events or activities of Bedford Athletic Club, use of or presence at Bedford Athletic Club facilities, and/or use of or presence at any location used to conduct any program or event of Bedford Athletic Club, EVEN IF SUCH DAMAGES ARISE FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE BEDFORD ATHLETIC CLUB RELEASEES (defined above) or others. Participant, and if Participant is a minor, Participant's Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s), for himself/herself/themselves, and on behalf of his/her/their heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, herby fully and forever RELEASE, DISCHARGE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS, THE BEDFORD ATHLETIC CLUB RELEASEES from any and all claims, rights of actions, demands, losses, damages and liability arising out of or related to any INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH or property loss Participant may suffer in relation to Participant's attendance and/or participation in the programs, events or activities of Bedford Athletic Club, use of or presence at Bedford Athletic Club facilities, and/or use of or presence at any location used to conduct any program or event of Bedford Athletic Club, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE BEDFORD ATHLETIC CLUB RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE. Participant, and if Participant is a minor, Participant's Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s), agree that this Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement ("Release") shall be governed by the laws of the state of New Hampshire. If any provision of this Release shall be found to be invalid or unenforceable, this Release shall be interpreted as if such provision was not a part hereof, but this Release shall otherwise remain in full force and effect. Participant and, if Participant is a minor, Participant's Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s), agree that Participant will follow the rules of conduct and play set by Bedford Athletic Club. Failure to do so may result in suspension from participation. Participant, and if Participant is a minor, Participant's Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s), agree that by completing the registration process, he/she/they are effectively signing this Release and agreeing to be bound by its terms. I/WE, BEING THE PARTICIPANT, AND IF THE PARTICIPANT IS A MINOR, THE PARTICIPANT'S PARENT(S)/LEGAL GUARDIAN(S), CERTIFY THAT I/WE HAVE READ THE ABOVE RELEASE, ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IT IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY, FULLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO ITS TERMS, AND UNDERSTAND THAT I/WE HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY ENTERING INTO THIS RELEASE; I/WE AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS RELEASE FREELY, VOLUNTARILY AND WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT. IF PARTICIPANT IS A MINOR, SAID PARENT(S)/LEGAL GUARDIAN(S) CERTIFY THAT HE/SHE/THEY HAVE LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS PARTICIPANT.  I/WE FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE UNLESS THE PROGRAM CANNOT CONTINUE AS PLANNED DUE TO STATE/ORGANIZATIONAL GUIDANCE.

CONSENT

I/We, as the Participant's Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s), do hereby grant authority to the staff at Bedford Athletic Club to render a judgment concerning medical assistance or hospital care in the event of an accident or illness related to the Participant during my/our absence. I/We do hereby authorize Bedford Athletic Club and its assigns to utilize any and all photographs, pictures or other likeness of myself/us, the Participant or anyone assigned guardianship to me/us, as they deem appropriate in its promotional materials or team films. I/We, as the Participant's Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s), agree that I/we are effectively signing this Consent and agreeing to be bound by its terms.

WAIVER/RELEASE/ASSUMPTION OF RISK FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES INCLUDING COVID-19

In consideration of being allowed to participate in programs, related events, or activities offered by Bedford Athletic Club, including the right to enter Bedford Athletic Club’s premises, or access its fields, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, understands, and agrees that:

a) Participation includes possible exposure to, and illness from, infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19 (collectively “Infectious Diseases”). While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist;

b) Bedford Athletic Club cannot prevent you or your child(ren) from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading Infectious Diseases while participating in Bedford Athletic Club’s programs or accessing its premises or fields. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of Infectious Diseases. Therefore, if you choose to utilize services or enter into Bedford Athletic Club’s premises or fields, you may be exposing yourself to Infectious Diseases and or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading Infectious Diseases;

c) I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation as regards protection against Infectious Diseases. If, however, I observe any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation, and bring such to the attention of the nearest Bedford Athletic Club official immediately;

d) I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, AND AGREE TO INDEMNIFY Bedford Athletic Club, their officers, directors, officials, agents, employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the programs (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law;

e) I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS PERTAINING TO INFECTIOUS DISEASES, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and

f) I certify if at any time following the execution of this release, myself or my child(ren) (1) experience any symptoms of COVID-19, (2) have come in contact with any individual who tested positive for COVID-19, (3) have tested positive for COVID-19, or (4) have traveled outside the United States within the last 14 days, that I and or my child(ren) will abstain from participating in all Bedford Athletic Club activities and will not under any circumstance travel to the premises for at least fourteen (14) days. Furthermore, I certify that if myself or my child(ren) have been diagnosed with COVID-19 that I will not return to the premises until after fourteen (14) days have elapsed from diagnosis and myself or my child(ren) have tested negative for COVID-19.

I HAVE READ THIS WAIVER/RELEASE/ASSUMPTION OF RISK FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES INCLUDING COVID-19, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IF FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.

FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION)

This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian, with legal responsibility for this participant, have read and explained the provisions in this waiver/release to my child/ward including the risks of presence and participation and his/her personal responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations for protection against communicable diseases. Furthermore, my child/ward understands and accepts these risks and responsibilities. I for myself, my spouse, and child/ward do consent and agree to his/her release provided above for all the Releasees and myself, my spouse, and child/ward do release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees for any and all liabilities incident to my minor child/ward’s presence or participation in these activities as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE, to the fullest extent provided by law. 

BY COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, I/WE, BEING THE PARTICIPANT'S PARENT(S)/LEGAL GUARDIAN(S), CERTIFY THAT I/WE HAVE READ THE ABOVE CONSENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY IT.