I have read and agree to the Release Agreement below.
In consideration of being granted the benefits of membership in the Vintage Karting Association, Inc. (VKA), the undersigned, for myself, my personal representatives, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns, do:
a) Hereby agree to assume all responsibility and liability for all acts or activities of myself, my drivers, assistants and crew for any and all damage or injury that may be caused by any or all of us or by our kart(s) motor(s), properties or possessions in any way growing out of or resulting from the operation of my equipment and/or as a result of our participating in a VKA event or kart operating activities.
b) Hereby agree to be bound by all of the rules/guidelines of the association and agree that decisions of its officials and/or interpretation of its rules/guidelines will be governed exclusively by the administrative review and to be determined appeal procedure set forth in such rules/guidelines and hereby agree to waive, discharge and covenant not to sue the VKA or its corporate elected and appointed officials, all members of committees, referees and inspectors regarding the administration, and implementation of an event.
c) Hereby release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue the VKA as an association including all its corporate, elected, and appointed officials, all members of committees, referees and inspectors, its individual members, its member clubs, agencies of government which control essential land sites, financiers and firms which render essential service gratis, including all officers, agents and employees of the foregoing and volunteer workers assisting in approved VKA kart operating activities, all hereinafter referred to as “Releasees”, from or for any and all liability to me, my personal representatives, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns, for all loss or damage for bodily injury, death or damage to property of the undersigned which in any way grows out of or results from any VKA kart operating activity or part thereof, during the actual event and whether any such claim may be based upon alleged active or passive negligence whether caused by the releasee or otherwise, or participation in duty the wrong, or upon any alleged breach of any statutory or obligation.
d) Hereby agree to indemnify and save and hold harmless the releasees and each of them from any loss, liability, damage or cost they may incur due to the presence of the undersigned in or upon the restricted area or in any way operating a kart, officiating, observing, or working for, or for any purpose participating in any VKA event and whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise.
e) Hereby assume full responsibility for and risk of bodily injury, death or property damage due to the negligence of releasees or otherwise while in or upon the restricted area and/or while operating a kart, officiating, observing, or working for, or for any purpose participating in the event.
f) Hereby expressly acknowledges and agrees that the activities of the event are dangerous and involve the risk of serious injury and/or death and/or property damage: The undersigned further expressly agrees that the foregoing release, waiver and indemnity agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the Province or State in which the event is conducted and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
g) Hereby acknowledge and agree that I have no right, property or interest in any radio or television broadcast, motion pictures, still photographs, video tape or sound reproduction taken, made, transmitted, reproduced, or used for any purpose of any VKA approved events, including practice, qualification, demonstrations, awards ceremonies or other events associated with operating a kart, the event, also including, but not limited to pictures and sound of me alone or with other persons, with or without karting equipment, as well as any and all receipts therefrom, and any transcriptions thereof.
h) In consideration of their promotional efforts on behalf of the sport, I hereby assign all commercial communication and broadcast rights to the VKA and do declare it as my lawful agent and representative regarding such rights. I agree that VKA or its assigns, on a non-exclusive basis, may use my name, pictures of me, and pictures of my karting equipment taken at any event for publicity purposes.
By voluntarily checking the box above, I warrant that I have read and understand all the foregoing. I accept the membership as good, valid, and adequate consideration; the statements in my application are true and the releases will rely on them and upon all my commitments in entering into a membership contract with me.