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Application for a Special Event on the Kingdom Trail Network

Kingdom Trail Association

Special Event Application

The mission of the Kingdom Trail Association is to provide recreational opportunities by managing, maintaining, and developing a non-motorized trail system to foster the health of the local community and regional economy. We strive to conserve the heritage and landscape of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom through collaboration and stewardship.

The Kingdom Trail Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, established in 1994 by a group of visionary residents and business leaders in the area. Their vision was to encourage recreational use of the Northeast Kingdom, that is ecologically sensitive and promotes the natural beautify of the region.

Thank you Landowners

What makes our community and trail system one of the greatest destinations in North America is the generous folks who allow us to manage and maintain the trails through their property. Nowhere else are there 80+ contiguous private landowners with the foresight and sense of cultural heritage to make this network what it is today. Kingdom Trails is now an economic generator as well as a healthy outlet for local citizens and visitors.

Application Instructions & Guidelines

Kingdom Trail Association (“KT”) manages and monitors all Special Events that are held on the Kingdom Trail network. Special Events specifically include, but are not limited to fee or promotionally based clinics, camps, festivals, carnivals, circuses, concerts, bazaars, fairs, derbies, rodeos, tent meetings, religious, civic and other similar groups, crusades, outdoor events and assemblies, bicycle races, foot races or walks, motorized vehicle events, sled dog races/events, snowmobile races/events and cross country races/events.  Any fee based or promotional event that expects to, or could potentially, use KT’s network or expect to impact any of KT’s network right-of way, or has ten (10) or more participants and spectators at any one time is required to complete a Special Event Permit Application.

Special Event Permit Applications should be submitted far enough in advance to allow for adequate review time and scheduling, but not less than sixty (60) days prior to the proposed Special Event date.  The Special Event Application can be found here.

Once all of the information has been reviewed and all issues have been addressed within the time frame outlined above, the applicant will be contacted by KT as to whether the application has been approved, approved with conditions, or denied.

Insurance & Release of Liability

Once approved the applicant will be responsible for sending proof of Liability Insurance.  Please attach a copy of your organization’s general liability policy, naming Kingdom Trail Association as an Additional Insured/Certificate Holder. The insurance policy will then be reviewed to determine if coverage is at an appropriate level as established by the issuing entity. Liability insurance must remain in effect for the duration of the Special Event.

A Kingdom Trail Association Release of Liability Waiver must be presented and signed by all attendees of the event and by participating in the event they agree with the following statement.  I hereby Release, Waive and Covenant Not to Sue: Kingdom Trail Association, all Host Cities, Venues and Property Owners upon which the Event takes place, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, officers, directors, partners, shareholders, members, agents, employees, Board of Directors, and volunteers (Individually and Collectively, the “Released Parties” or “Event Organizers”), with respect to any liability, claim(s), demand(s), cause(s), of action, damage(s), loss or expense (including court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees) of any kind or nature (“Liability”) from my use of, presence at or participation in the Event, which may arise out of, result from or relate to the ordinary negligence of the Released Parties.

Payment

All participants in an event that occurs on the Kingdom Trail network must be a Kingdom Trail Association member.  Memberships may be purchased on a daily or year round basis. Membership fees are as follows:

Business Pricing

$15 Individual Adult (16-69 yrs.)

$7 Individual Youth (15 & under)

FREE Individual Child (7 & under)

FREE Individual Senior (70 & up)

Tax Exempt/ Youth Education Organization Pricing

$12 Adult Day Membership (16-69 yrs.)

$5 Youth Day Pass (15 & under)

FREE Individual Child (7 & under)

FREE Individual Senior (70 & up)

Northeast Kingdom School Pricing

FREE

Vouchers for day or year round memberships can be pre-purchased online here.  However, these vouchers will then need to be redeemed for trail access on the day of use, and the Release of Liability Waiver will need to be signed by each individual attendee at the Kingdom Trail Welcome Center located at 478 VT Rte. 114, East Burke, VT. 05832