Thunder Over Louisville Volunteer Waiver



I know that volunteering for Kentucky Derby Festival (“KDF”) events, hereinafter referred to as the “Event,” is a potentially hazardous activity.

By participating as a volunteer, I am stating that I am physically fit, medically able, and adequately trained for this Event.

I assume all risks associated with my participation in this Event, including but not limited to: falls, infection contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and humidity, traffic, and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me.

As it applies to my participation in this Event, I agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) ‘s recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and attest to having read the CDC’s guidance I agree to abide by any COVID-19 distancing and other safety guidelines issued by the state, the community, or this Event for my participation in this Event.

Having read this Waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my request to volunteer for the Event in Louisville, Kentucky or Southern Indiana, I am intending to be legally bound, and do hereby for myself, my heirs, my executors, and administrators agree as follows:

  1. I do waive and forever release any and all rights and claims for any damages and liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in the Event against all persons, entities, and agencies involved with promoting the Event, including but not limited to the Kentucky Derby Festival, Inc.; its officials, Executive Board and Board of Directors, executives, employees, and agents; all KDF Presenting & Contributing and Supporting Sponsors, Sponsors: Caesars Southern Indiana, LG&E, Meijer, and UPS, along with Business Thunder Funders. Thunder on the Ground Sponsor: Ford Motor Company. Official Sound Sponsor: Shepherd Insurance. Command Center Sponsor: Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. Official Boat and RV Sponsor: My Financing USA. Official Hotel: The Galt House. Media Sponsors: WLKY TV and MIX 106.9, all event vendors providing services at the Event, their agents, successors, representatives and assigns even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in the Waiver


  1. Further, I assume all of the risks of all bodily injuries, including death, resulting therefrom and personal injuries to me and damage to and loss of my property, including loss of use thereof and any other indirect or consequential damages, resulting directly or indirectly, wholly or in part, from my participation in the Event and while traveling to and from the Event.


  1. Further, I hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the entities specifically named in paragraph numbered 1 above harmless from and against all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs, expenses (including attorney’s fees), judgments, and penalties arising out of any of my acts or omission to act.


  1. Further, if the participant is a person under 18 years of age, the undersigned parent or legal Guardian of the participant agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the entities specifically named in paragraph numbered 1 above from and against all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs, expenses (including costs and attorney’s fees), judgments and penalties arising out of the participant’s participation in the Event.


  1. Further, I understand that Kentucky Derby Festival, Inc. reserves the right to use all participant’s names and likenesses with regard to promotional and advertising materials, including on the internet.


  1. I am not signing this Waiver on behalf of a participant who is under the age of 12.