Sugar River Adventures LLC - Waiver Form

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 Sugar River Adventures LLC

Tube, Kayak, and Canoe Rentals



In consideration of participating in the sport of tubing, kayaking, and canoeing, and for other good and valuable consideration, I hereby agree to release and discharge from liability arising from negligence SUGAR RIVER ADVENTURES LLC and FOREST PRESERVES OF WINNEBAGO COUNTY and its owners, directors, officers employees, agents, volunteers, participants, and all other persons or entities acting for them (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Releasees"), on behalf of myself and my children, parents, heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate, and also agree as follows:

1.         I acknowledge that the sport of tubing, kayaking, and canoeing involves known and unanticipated risks which could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis or permanent disability, death, and property damage. Risks include, but are not limited to, death as a result of drowning or brain damage caused by near drowning; broken bones, torn ligaments or strains as a result of falls while launching or exiting the water, or while carrying a canoe; medical conditions resulting from physical activity; and damaged clothing or other property. I understand such risks simply cannot be eliminated, despite the use of safety equipment, without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity.  A standard sized life jacket will be provided with each rental and should be worn at all times.

2.         I expressly accept and assume all of the risks inherent in this activity or that might have been caused by the negligence of the Releasees. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary and I elect to participate despite the risks. In addition, if at any time I believe that event conditions are unsafe or that I am unable to participate due to physical or medical conditions, then I will immediately discontinue participation.

3.         I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Releasees from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action which are in any way connected with my participation in this activity, or my use of their equipment or facilities, arising from negligence. This release does not apply to claims arising from intentional conduct. Should Releasees or anyone acting on their behalf be required to incur attorney's fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.

4.         I represent that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may suffer or cause while participating in this activity, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further represent that I have no medical or physical condition which could interfere with my safety in this activity, or else I am willing to assume – and bear the costs of - all risks that may be created, directly or indirectly, by any such condition.

5.         In the event that I file a lawsuit, I agree to do so solely in the state where Releasees' facility is located, and I further agree that the substantive law of that state shall apply.

6.         I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

7.         I will assume responsibility for any equipment that is assigned to me or any additional individuals listed on this waiver form.  I will carry equipment at all times without dragging equipment on the ground.  I agree to be responsible for the retail replacement value of assigned equipment in the event any equipment is damaged, ripped, or punctured.

8.         I agree to the rules that no glass or sharp objects will be taken on the river or stored within my personal belongings, backpacks or coolers.  I agree to the search of these items to identify glass or sharp objects prior to my participation in these activities.

9.     I understand all tubes available are open bottom tubes and one standard sized life jacket is included in each rental. Children under the age of 13 should have a properly fitted life jacket on at all times.  If a standard issued life jacket is not adequately sized please supply your own life jacket or life vest for your child.  Illinois state law requires all children under the age of 13 to wear a life jacket at all times.

By signing this document, I agree that if I am hurt or my property is damaged during my participation in this activity, then I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against the parties being released on the basis of any claim for negligence.

I have had sufficient time to read this entire document and, should I choose to do so, consult with legal counsel prior to signing. Also, I understand that this activity might not be made available to me or that the cost to engage in this activity would be significantly greater if I were to choose not to sign this release, and agree that the opportunity to participate at the stated cost in return for the execution of this release is a reasonable bargain.  I have read and understood this document and I agree to be bound by its terms. 


Address:  [ADDRESS]

Telephone:  [PHONE]  Date:  05/30/2024

Leader Name or Group Name:  [Leader Name or Group Name]

(Who paid for your ticket or who organized your event?)



(Must be completed for participants under the age of 18

In consideration of (minor's names) 


being permitted to participate in this activity, I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Releasees from any claims alleging negligence which are brought by or on behalf of minor or are in any way connected with such participation by minor.  IL State law requires that persons under 13 years old wear a life jacket.

Parent or Guardian Name:  [FIRST NAME] [LAST NAME]  Date:  05/30/2024

(If notarization is necessary, please sign & stamp this side of form.)

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