Paddling & racing on whitewater rivers is inherently risky and can be dangerous. In Consideration for the Northwest Creeking Competition allowing me to participate in any and all recreational activities (the “Activities”) I, the undersigned, certify that I am of sound body & mind to accept these risks and take the appropriate responsibility for my own safety.  By accepting the terms of this agreement & registering to participate in the event, I certify that I have the appropriate skill, physical condition, safety equipment & training to safely participate in this event.  I, for myself, and on behalf of my family, assigns and heirs, hereby release the Northwest Creeking Competition, its volunteers & all participants from any and all liability, claim(s), demand(s), action(s), loss of expense of any kind or nature which may arise out of, result from or relate to my participation in the Activities, including claims for Liability in whole or in part by the negligence of the Northwest Creeking Competition, its organizers, participants and spectators that could result in damage, injury to my body, possessions or death.   I agree that I am to abide by all rules and regulations established for the Activities in which I will participate, and am solely responsible for my own conduct and actions, as well as the adequacy of my equipment I may supply. I agree that it is my sole responsibility to determine whether I am sufficiently fit and healthy enough to participate in the Activities, and I have signed this Agreement after fully understanding its terms and conditions, and have done so freely and voluntarily.