Thank you for applying for an official medial credential for the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off (LDLO). This event continues the 42 year tradition of a hot air balloon event in Colorado Springs over Labor Day weekend and we are thrilled to have the support of local and regional media to cover the event.
You are invited to attend the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off Media Day on Friday, August 31 from 6:00-9:00 am at Memorial Park. Limited space is available for balloon rides during LDLO Media Day. Applications will be reviewed and balloon ride opportunities will be awarded at the discretion of LDLO staff. All media awarded with a balloon ride opportunity will be notified by Wednesday, August 28 via email.
All media credential applications must be received no later than Monday, August 28 to be eligible to be considered for the balloon rides during Media Day. Media personnel submitting inquiries/applications after August 28 will not be eligible for balloon rides during Media Day but we still welcome you to join us Friday morning to interview event organizers and pilots and to pick-up your media credentials to and cover the event over the weekend.
In consideration of being allowed to participate in the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off, related events and activities, the undersigned appreciates, acknowledges and agrees that:
There are risks of injury from participating in the activities involved in this program or events, including the potential for paralysis, disability or even death. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS (known or unknown, present or future, direct or consequential, and whether physical, psychological, social, economic or otherwise, and including all treatment, hospitalization and other care rendered to me in the event of my illness, injury or emergent circumstances in connection with my participation in this program of events), EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and I assume full responsibility for my participation and all such risks.
I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation in this program of events. If I observe any unusual significant hazard during my participation, I will remove myself from participation and immediately bring such to the attention of the nearest official. I, for myself and on behalf on my heirs, assigns, personal representative and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off, Hot Apple Productions LLC, Colorado Springs Sports Corporation and their directors, officers, employees, officials, committee members, volunteers and agents, other participants, organizing and sponsoring agencies, sponsors and advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the program of events (“Releasees”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, PARALYSIS, DISABILITY, OR DEATH, and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims and causes of action (including attorneys fees) of any nature, incurred, suffered or associated with my participation in this program of events, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE. I give my permission to the event organizers for the free use of my name, likeness and/or pictures for use in broadcasts, telecasts, newspaper, etc., for the promotion of this program of events. I will follow and abide by the rules, policies and code of conduct of the Labor Day Lift Off.
I have read this assumption of risk, waiver and release agreement, fully understand its terms and agree voluntarily with out any incident.
For all Pre and Post event media coverage and photos to be shared with event organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to reshare articles on social media platforms during and after the event. Please use #labordayliftoff or #ldlo when posting photos.