Marathon of Moments

Official Rules


1. Eligibility: Marathon of Moments (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least twenty-one (21) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau, HelloWorld, Inc., and their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.  Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Sponsor: Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 787 Munras Avenue, Suite 110, Monterey, CA 93940.  Administrator: HelloWorld, Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 2100, Southfield, MI 48075.

3. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on September 21, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time ("PT") and ends on November 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PT (the "Promotion Period").  Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

4. How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, visit and follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the registration form, including your name, email address, valid home address and phone number and indicate which Grand Prize you desire.  You will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes for the Grand Prize you indicate.  

Limit: You may submit one (1) registration form per day per Grand Prize during the Promotion Period.  Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified.  Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.  In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the account used to register will be deemed to be the entrant.  The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned 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 submitted address.  The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

5. Grand Prize Drawing: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Administrator will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winners from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period, on or around December 7, 2016.  The potential winners will be notified by email.  Except where prohibited, the potential Grand Prize winners will be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release ("Declaration") which must be received by Administrator within seven (7) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the prize. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the Declaration or provide any other requested information, within the required time period, or the prize is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize. Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules.  In the event that the potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.  Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.  Grand Prizes will be fulfilled 8-10 weeks after winner confirmation.

6. Prizes: FIVE (5) GRAND PRIZES as outlined below:

OUTDOOR SPRINT PACKAGE:  A Monterey County, CA adventure experience for two (2).  Prize package includes two (2) nights' accommodations at Hotel Pacific (single room, double occupancy); dinner for two (2) at Esteban; eighteen (18) hole championship golf for two (2) at Poppy Hills Golf Course; half day double kayak rental for two (2) at Kayak Connection in Moss Landing; an ATV ride for two (2) at Hahn Family Wines; and dining for two (2) at Restaurant 1833.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”):  $1,000.

TEAM RELAY PACKAGE:  A Monterey County, CA family fun experience for four (4).  Prize package includes two (2) nights’ accommodations at Portola Hotel & Spa (single room, quad occupancy); $100 gift certificate to Gusto Gourmet Pasta & Pizza; behind the scenes experience for four (4) at Monterey Bay Aquarium; one (1) day bicycle rental for four (4) at Adventures by the Sea; admission and elephant feeding for four (4) at Monterey Zoo; and lunch for two (2) at Steinbeck House.  ARV:  $900.

RECOVERY PACKAGE:  A Monterey County, CA relaxation experience for two (2).  Prize package includes two (2) nights’ accommodations at Sanctuary Beach Resort (single room, double occupancy); $100 gift certificate to Wills Fargo; $100 gift certificate to Chart House; vineyard walk and wine tasting for two (2) at Cima Collina Winery; wine tasting for two (2) and charcuterie board at Sovino Wine Bar; and admission and massages for two (2) at Refuge.  ARV: $1,000.

FUEL UP PACKAGE:  A Monterey County, CA food and wine experience for two (2).  Prize package includes two (2) nights’ accommodations at L’Auberge Carmel (single room, double occupancy); high tea for two (2) at Eddison & Melrose; $120 certificate for Cantinetta Luca; eight (8) course chef’s tasting menu for two (2) at Aubergine at L’Auberge Carmel; food tour for two (2) at Carmel Food & Wine Tour; and tickets for two (2) for a chamber music or sunset center event during the 2016-17 season of Chamber Music Monterey Bay.  ARV:  $1,100.

SCENIC STROLL PACKAGE:  A Monterey County, CA scenic experience for two (2).  Prize package includes two (2) nights’ accommodations at The Hideaway (single room, double occupancy); lunch/dinner for two (2) at Big Sur River Inn Restaurant; dinner for two (2) at The Bench; a VIP wine tasting for two (2) plus one (1) cheese board and one (1) bottle of winner’s choosing at Folktale Winery; a wine tasting for two (2) plus one (1) bottle of Pinot Noir at Bargetto Winery on Cannery Row; and $100 certificate for cocktails and snacks for two (2) at Highlands Inn Sunset Lounge.  ARV:  $1,000.  

For All Prizes:  All prize components will be awarded as vouchers/certificates. Terms and conditions, including expiration dates, of vouchers and certificates apply. All prizes, including accommodations, wine tastings, tours, rentals, events and meals, are subject to availability and blackout dates. All prizes are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Sweepstakes.  Prize packages do not include airfare and all expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, transportation, meals, incidentals, gratuities, passenger tariffs or duties, surcharges, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Except for the Team Relay Package, travel companion must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older as of the date of prize redemption and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner. For the Team Relay Package, a travel companion must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older as of the date of prize redemption, unless companion is child of winner.  For Team Relay Package, all travel companions must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner.  Travel companion(s) must execute liability/publicity releases. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply.  If winner is a legal resident of Alabama, Hawaii, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, or Utah, Sponsor will substitute the wine tasting and wine portions of the prize.   Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, vouchers or certificates.  Sponsor is not responsible if any event is delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason, in which event that portion of prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided except as in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value.  Prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize (or a component thereof) for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning a Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received for each Grand Prize during the Promotion Period.

7. Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

 8. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

 9. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  In such event, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.  Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

  10. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.  If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.  In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

11. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division) or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.  

12. Entrant's Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and to Administrator’s Privacy Policy
13.  Winner: For a winner list, visit  The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.

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