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Thomas Falls
5543 US Hwy 259 N. - Diana, Texas . phone: 903-968-6924
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Fun Day Fun Day Fun Day

The Greater Longview United Way will be hosting a FAMILY FUN DAY at Thomas Falls Outdoor Adventures & Event Center on September 9, 2017.  Come join in the fun & support us! 

There will be a 5K Mud Run, Zip-lining, Water Fun (includes: Broken Floating Bridge, Rope Cross, Floating Climb Wall, Uphill Tarp Slide, Paddle Boats, Kayaks), Sand Volleyball, Horseshoes, Tug-o-war, Washers and More, including games and activities for the kids. No charge for children 5-years & under, but they must be pre-registered.

Spectators are welcome. Want to just come & watch? We would love to have you.

A complimentary lunch will be provided by Texas Roadhouse Longview!

Armband purchase required. Armband allows admission and participation in all activities.  Signed waiver required.  Deadline to purchase armband is noon, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017!

Please read the below information, sign the Online Waiver & purchase your armband safely and securely!

Have questions? You may contact The Greater Longview United Way for more information at 903-758-0191.

United Way Fun Day
WHERE: Thomas Falls . 5543 Hwy 259 N . Diana, Texas
WHEN: Sat., Sep. 9, 2017
TIME: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
COST: $40-$50 . $25 for spectators only - (T-SHIRTS $15 - optional)
Children 5-years & under get in FREE
DEADLINE: Armband sales ends Sep. 8 @ 12 noon.
  8:30 am Check-in & get your armband & start the FUN!
  9:30 am Mud Run starts*
10:00 am Zip-lining until 3:00 pm
11:00 am Complimentary Lunch by Texas Roadhouse until 1:00 pm
  3:30 pm Family Fun Day Completed
**Runners must be checked in by 8:30 a.m.
Weight limit: 40 lbs - 275 lbs (or be able to fit into a 42" harness)
Consists of 2 zip-lines per person
Zip-liners must be in dry clothing, closed toe shoes & have long hair pulled up.
a. You must be pre-registered for the Mud Run in order to participate and be at check-in by 8:30 am.

Categories: Men Division - Women Division - Youth Division (12-15 yrs old) -  Team Division (minimum of 4 runners). The winning team will be determined by the first 4 from the same team that crosses the finish line & has completed all obstacles.


All participants must be able to swim. The water pits can range from 2' 1/2"-8' deep (or more) depending on the weather.

d. ALL minors 15 years & under MUST wear a life-vest for the water obstacles.
e. Minors 15 years and up, and who are able to swim, may run the course without adult supervision.

Youth 12-13 years old, and who are able to swim, may participate in the event only when accompanied by an adult runner and wearing a life-vest.


All participants must wear a race bib at all times. Participants who lose, or damage, their bib must get a new one from the scoring pavilion upon completion of a lap or they will be disqualified for the win.

h. Participants must stay on the marked course unless otherwise directed by a Race Official.

Participants must complete each lap and every obstacle of the course in its entirety to qualify for the win of their division. Skipping any obstacles or SHORT CUTTING throughout the event will result in ineligibility for a win.


Bring a towel and extra set of clothing & shoes.  Outdoor rinsing stations will be provided. You will not be allowed to zip-line in wet clothing and must have closed toe shoes.


If a participant is unable to complete an obstacle, their time is not registered.
a. Paddle-boats, Kayaks, Rope Cross, Broken Floating Bridge, Floating Wall Climb (12 yrs & up), Uphill Slide
b. 15 yrs & under MUST wear life-vest at ALL TIMES when participating in water events.
c. Life-vests are not furnished.  Please bring your own.
Sand Volleyball, Horseshoes, Washers, Tug-o-war, Croquet
Children's Washers, Bean Bag Toss, Games, Activities & More!
Everyone who attends MUST pre-register and must read and electronically sign the Participation Waiver.
Mud Runners must check the appropriate box for pre-registration, or you will not be considered registered.

Everyone attending will receive an armband & must wear it the entire event.

Anyone not wearing an armband may be asked to leave the property.
No alcohol allowed. Anyone consuming alcohol on the premises will be asked to leave.

Smoking is prohibited except in designated areas.  Anyone smoking outside a designated area will be asked to leave.

Complimentary Lunch will be furnished by Roadhouse of Longview from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. 

Family Fun Day T-shirts (optional): PRICE: $15 - COLORS: blue, green & gray - SIZES: adult small-5x . youth,  small-large.  Order deadline is Aug. 31, 2017. (order form below). 

tshirt blue tshirt gray tshirt green

NOTE:   If using a GPS, and coming from Longview, set it for Intersection US 259 N & FM 726!  If coming from Daingerfield, set it for intersection US 259 N & FM 450.

Do NOT PLUG our physical address into your GPS. Some GPS systems are sending drivers in the wrong direction!! CLICK HERE FOR MAP.

Family Fun Day
Deadline to purchase an armband is Sep. 8 @ 12 Noon
children 5 & under get in free (must pre-register)
Now - Sep. 8th (@ noon purchase deadline) ... $50.00
Spectators only (non participation in events) ... $25.00
T-shirts (optional) (Aug. 31 order deadline) ... $15.00
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  PLEASE FILL IN BELOW (Adults 18 & up)
Full Name:  
Email:      Phone: 
City:    State:
Select one: I certify that I am 18yrs or older Male Female
Select one:
T-Shirts (Adults):

T-Shirt  (optional-$15-Aug 31 deadline)   

  Need additional t-shirts? Add quantity, colors & sizes in "Comment" section below.
Youths: I do not have any Youths      Number of Youths I am registering
Youth's Name (Child 1):    Age:  Relationship:
Select one. (Child 1 will be): Participating in Event      Spectator Only
(Note: "spectator only" is not eligible for zip-line, water, or mud run)
T-Shirts (Child 1): Youth T-Shirt  (optional-$15-Aug 31 deadline)   
Youth's Name (Child 2):    Age:  Relationship:
Select one. (Child 2 will be):


Participating in Event      Spectator Only
(Note: "spectator only" is not eligible for zip-line, water, or mud run)
T-Shirts (Child 2): Youth T-Shirt (optional-$15-Aug 31 deadline)   
  Need to add additional youths or t-shirts.  Add names & ages in the "Comment" section below.  For additional youth t-shirts, add sizes, colors & quantity in the "Comment" section.
Please Check:

Life-vests are NOT furnished. I understand that children under 16-yrs are required to wear a life-vest at all times when participating in water obstacles and it is my responsibility to furnish their life-vest.

Parent or Guardian's Name:  
Parent or Guardian's Email: (if different than above)
Parent or Guardian's Phone: (if different than above)
  MUD RUN - PLEASE FILL IN BELOW (separate armband required)
Mud Run - Adult: Yes, I am also running in the 5K   No, I am not running in 5K.
Minimum 4 per team: Yes, I am on a team Name of team
Mud Run - Youth: Yes, Youth running in the 5K   No, Youth not in 5K.  

Yes, Youth is on a team Name of team

For additional youths, please list all names in comment section & if they are on a team.


By electronically signing this waiver, I certify that I have read the waiver in its entirety and agree to be bound by its terms. I further certify that my answers are correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. I also certify that:

  • I understand the questions and statements on this waiver.

  • I have read and understand the legal information.

  • I have been provided with a link to download the waiver.

  • I certify that I have read the waiver & agree to its full content and further certify that I have the legal authority to sign for the above youth.

  • I understand that Thomas Falls, Inc. may contact other persons or organizations to obtain needed proof of my eligibility.

  • I acknowledge that my child is under the age of 18-years and that they must be accompanied by an adult in order to check-in the day of the event. I further acknowledge that if my child is under the age of 14-years, they must have an adult accompany them at all times

  • I have the legal authority to sign for the listed minor above, if not my son or daughter.

  • I understand that an electronic signature has the same legal effect and can be enforced in the same way as a written signature.

STOP! DO NOT SIGN THIS WAIVER FOR ANYONE BUT YOURSELF AND YOUR MINOR CHILDREN! By checking this box and typing my name above, I am electronically signing my signature on my waiver and on my child's behalf. (This box must be checked before we can accept your electronically signed waiver.)

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Please read the Waiver below.



In consideration of the services of Thomas Falls, Inc. behalf (hereinafter collectively referred to as “T.F.I.”), their agents, owners, officers, volunteers, participants, employees, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their, I hereby agree to release and discharge T.F.I., on behalf of myself, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate as follows:

  1. I, the “Participant”, am aware of, and fully understand, the inherent known and unanticipated dangers involved in participating in any and/or all activities on T.F.I. property, including, but not limited to, the zip-line course, mud-run course, rock-climb, paddle-boating, etc., or any services provided by T.F.I. and/or all of which could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to myself, to property, or to third parties. I understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity/activities. 

  2. The risks include, but are not limited to, among other things: falling to the ground, drowning, water related injuries, musculoskeletal injuries and/or head injuries; or my own negligence or the negligence of other participants, visitors, attendants or other persons who may be present. Due to outdoor exposure, insect bites and stings, allergies, etc. are a possibility. Persons that have such allergies that require an epinephrine autoinjector should carry one on their person at all times while on the premises. 

  3. I understand that it is highly recommended that I do not wear jewelry during the zip-line, mud-run, or rock climbing course events, i.e. necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, etc., and that jewelry can be dangerous due to risk of catching on equipment, causing injury to the wearer or others. Necklaces can result in choking/strangulation, rings can result hand injury, or finger loss, bracelets can result in wrist and arm injuries and earrings can result in ear lobe damage if caught and pulled sharply. There may also be a risk of losing valuable items of jewelry while participating in an energetic activity such as a zip-lining. 

  4. I understand that I should notify T.F.I. Staff of any MEDICAL ALERT tags or bracelets prior to my participation in any event! 

  5. Furthermore, I understand that T.F.I. employees have difficult jobs to perform. They seek safety first, but they are not infallible. They might be unaware of my physical fitness, abilities or limitations. They may give inadequate warnings or instruction, and the equipment being used might malfunction. Any encouragement by T.F.I. Staff or volunteers is solely non-binding on the participant and should not be construed to be approval of the encouraged activity, I understand that I, and I alone, determine my approach to the participation in all activities and assume responsibility for my minor child/ward’s ability to make the same decisions. My judgment is the sole orator of my decision for me, or my minor child/ward, to attempt the obstacle. I am solely responsible for determining if I, or my minor child/ward, is physically fit and/or skilled for the race or activities contemplated by this agreement.

  6. I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks that may exist by entering the property and/or participating in any and/or all activities. My participation in any activity/activities is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of the risks. 

  7. I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless T.F.I. 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 T.F.I.’s equipment or facilities, including any such Claims which allege negligent acts or omissions of T.F.I. 

  8. Should T.F.I. 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. 

  9. I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further certify that I am willing to assume the risk of any medical or physical condition I may have. 

  10. In the event that I file a lawsuit against T.F.I., I agree to do so solely in the state of Texas, and I further agree that the substantive law of that state shall apply in that action without regard to the conflict of law rules of that state.

By signing this document, I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt, or property is damaged, during my participation in this activity, I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against T.F.I. on the basis of any claim from which I have released them herein.

Photography/Videography Release

Participant hereby grants to T.F.I., its representatives, and employees the right to take photographs and video of Participant in connection with Participant’s participation in the Events and Activities. Participant hereby authorizes the T.F.I. to copyright, use, and publish the same in print and/or electronically. Participant hereby agrees that the T.F.I. may use such photographs and video of Participant for any lawful purpose, including but not limited to publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.


The Participant, and the Participant’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s), if Participant is a minor, hereby agrees to submit any dispute arising from participation in the Events and Activities, for which Participant intends to seek damages in excess of $50,000.00, to binding arbitration. Submission shall be unlimited. For such disputes, there shall be a three-member arbitration panel, consisting of two party-appointed arbitrators (one arbitrator to be appointed by each party) and one neutral arbitrator (collectively, the "Panel"), to be chosen by the party-appointed arbitrators. The neutral arbitrator shall be an officer or director of any entity that operates a ZIPLINE Operation in the United States. In the event that the two party-appointed arbitrators are not able to agree on a third, neutral arbitrator, the neutral arbitrator shall be appointed by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, utilizing the selection criteria for the neutral as set forth above. Each party shall pay its own costs, including the costs associated with the party-appointed arbitrators, and the parties shall share equally the costs associated with the neutral arbitrator. The arbitration proceeding shall proceed in the county and state in which the Events and Activities occurred and shall be governed by the Federal Rules of Evidence. The Panel shall establish a reasonable and appropriate discovery schedule to expeditiously resolve this matter. In the event that Participant, or the Participant’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s), if Participant is a minor, files a lawsuit in any court relating to, and/or arising from, Participant’s participation in the Events and Activities, Participant and/or Participant’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s), by signing this document, stipulate to a cap on Participant’s damages of $50,000.00, exclusive of interest and costs. As a threshold matter, the Panel, or the Court (if a lawsuit is filed), shall confirm whether the Waiver and Release contained in this Agreement are enforceable under applicable law.

I understand that I am not allowed to invert or go upside down on any zip-lines.  If I do, I accept the risk of falling out of my harness which could result in my injury or death and I hold harmless Thomas Falls, Inc., its employees, representatives and/or agents. I further understand that minors, under 16-years, must bring & wear a life-vest when participating in water activities.

I understand that tampering with my equipment in any manor will put my life in danger and is strictly forbidden. Guides do all adjustments to equipment. If you go to the restroom, ask the guide to re-check your equipment.

WARNING! Special events may include strobe lights.

I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and I agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.