Michigan Runner Girl Bayshore Marathon Official Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations


ELIGIBILITY: YOU MUST BE A MICHIGAN RESIDENT THROUGHOUT THE ENTRY PERIOD TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN. Michigan Runner Girl Bayshore Marathon (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of Michigan. Minors must have consent of their legal guardian. Potential winners may be required to provide proof of legal U.S. residency if requested by Michigan Runner Girl (the “Administrator”) or Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (the “Sponsor”) to determine eligibility and as a condition of prize award. Employees of Sponsors, and all of their respective parents, subsidiaries, divisions, agents, affiliates, suppliers, printers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies (collectively, Sponsor and Promotion Parties) and the immediate family members of each, are not eligible to participate or win. Employees of the Sponsors and Promotion Parties must clearly disclose their employment relationship to the sweepstakes within any social media posts they publish to promote the sweepstakes on their own free will. Sponsors retain the right to arbitrarily and subjectively disqualify any Submission that is deemed inappropriate for any reason.


TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. All federal, state and local regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.  The Sweepstakes runs from April 28, 2016 at 7:01 a.m. to May 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time (ET) (“Promotional Period”). Participation is subject to these rules (Official Rules). The Promotion is open to legal residents of the United States residing in Michigan at the time of entry. Minors must have parent’s/legal guardian’s consent to participate. There are two (2) ways to enter the Promotion:

  1. Online: https://www.facebook.com/MichiganRunnerGirl and leave a comment on the Bayshore Marathon post. You will need to be logged into your Facebook account (“Account”). Accounts are free. Upon posting your comment, you will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Duplicate entries will not be counted.
  2. Mail-In: Print your name, address, telephone number and email address on a 3×5 card and mail to: ATTN: Michigan Runner Girl Bayshore Marathon Official Sweepstakes, 600 E. Lafayette, Mail Code 0210, Detroit MI 48226. One (1) entry per person, per home address during the Promotion Period. All entries must be postmarked by May 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST and received by Sponsor no later than May 5, 2016 at 11:59 p.m., EST, to be considered for entry into the Sweepstakes.

Limit: Each entrant may enter one (1) time during the Promotion Period, regardless of method of entry. Sponsor is not responsible for late, undelivered, misaddressed, ineligible, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or incorrect entries, and has sole discretion on determining ineligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes at any time. These “Official Rules” are available by mailing a request to Michigan Runner Girl Bayshore Marathon Official Sweepstakes, 600 E. Lafayette, Mail Code 0210, Detroit MI 48226.

CONDUCT: By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges that shall be final and binding in all respects. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the submission process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; or to be acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.


SPONSOR: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, 600 E. Lafayette, Detroit, MI 48226.

ADMINISTRATOR: Michigan Runner Girl, 3270 Autumn Leaf Drive, Traverse City, Michigan 49686.

SELECTION OF WINNER AND NOTIFICATION: Administrator will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winner from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. The potential winner will be notified by phone and/or email on or around May 5, 2016. If the potential winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been exerted, if he/she is found to be ineligible, or if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected at sole discretion of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. All prizes must be claimed by May 5, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. EST. There will be five (5) alternate drawings after which the prize will remain unawarded. Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are binding and final. Noncompliance with these rules may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.


THREE (3) GRAND PRIZES: One entry into the 34th Annual Bayshore Marathon event at 1150 Milliken Dr. Traverse City, MI US 49686 on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Winner will select which of the three race/walk events to participate in, either the marathon, half marathon or 10K race event. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) $97.

ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received within the Sweepstakes period. For All Prizes: Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value as necessary.  All prizes are non-transferable.  All taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of winner. All prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, expressed or implied. BCBSM does not provide transportation or parking to or from any prize events. Limit: One (1) prize per person.

GENERAL: This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Prizes will be awarded only to residents of the state of Michigan. Except as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, no substitution of prize is offered, no transfer of prize to a third party is permitted, and non-cash prizes may not be redeemed for cash value. Prize winners will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes on prizes. If applicable, winner may receive an IRS Form 1099 for the retail value of the prize. All other expenses on the receipt and use of the prize not specifically mentioned herein are solely the responsibility of the winner. Any portion of a prize not accepted by winner will be forfeited.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: The Sponsor, the Administrator and their respective parents, affiliates, divisions, licensees, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of the foregoing entities’ respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders and agents (the “Released Parties”), are not responsible for including, but not limited to, incorrect or inaccurate transfer of Submission information, human error, technical malfunction, lost/delayed data transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer or mobile phone equipment, software or any combination thereof, inability to access websites or apps, damage to a user’s computer system (hardware and/or software) due to participation in this Sweepstakes or any other problem or error that may occur. By entering, participants agree to release and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against, any and all rights, claims, and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, indirect, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize in the Sweepstakes, or their participation in the Sweepstakes, or their participation in any Sweepstakes or prize-related activity. Submission materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or if this Sweepstakes or any website associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of this Sweepstakes and processing of entries per these rules, including but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering or unauthorized intervention affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof, or to amend these rules without notice. In the event of a dispute as to who submitted a Submission, the Submission will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the email address in question. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any person who tampers or is suspected of tampering with the Submission. Caution: any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website, including but not limited to, the michiganrunnergirl.com website, or undermine the legitimate operation of the promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and or other remedies from any such entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law.


WINNER RELEASES: All participants by entering this Sweepstakes, grant full permission to Sponsor to use, publish or republish participants’ submissions, as well as name, nickname, voice, biographical information, photograph, and/or other likeness, however captured, for any purpose (including, without limitation, for advertising, sales, promotional and/or any other commercial purposes), in any media or format now or hereafter known, worldwide and in perpetuity, without further compensation, authorization or notification to participant or anyone on participant’s behalf, and agree to release Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network, The Administrator, its affiliates, sponsor and all officers, directors, equity holders, and agents of the foregoing from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with this Sweepstakes or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to and/or from any prize-related activity or any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or in the announcement or offering of any prize. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree that all entries and the contents thereof belong to the Sponsor. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty of any kind concerning the appearance, performance or safety of any prize.


PRIVACY: Administrator shall be responsible for the collection and use of information provided by entrants. Administrator use and collection of information provided by entrants (including information provided on the entry form) is subject to Facebook privacy policies https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. By entering this Sweepstakes, you consent to that collection and use in accordance with the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this privacy statement, you should not enter.

NAME OF WINNERS: The winner’s name may be requested by sending the request to Michigan Runner Girl Bayshore Marathon Sweepstakes, 600 E. Lafayette, Mail Code 0210, Detroit MI 48226 after May 5, 2016.

SPONSOR: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, 600 E. Lafayette, Detroit, Michigan 48226. ADMINISTRATOR: Michigan Runner Girl, 3270 Autumn Leaf Drive, Traverse City, Michigan 49686

The Traverse City Track Club and Facebook are not sponsors or administrators of this Promotion.

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