NO PURCHASE OR OTHER CONSIDERATION IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR THE PROVISION OF OTHER CONSIDERATION WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
WCS Run for the Wild 2023 Fundraising Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) starts at 12:00am Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 16, 2023 and ends at 11:59pm ET on April 26, 2023 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is the Wildlife Conservation Society (“Sponsor”), with a principal place of business at 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460. This Sweepstakes shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all entrants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein. Certain restrictions may apply.
ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (not including territories and possessions) and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date the Sweepstakes begins. The officers, trustees, directors, partners, employees, independent contractors, interns, externs, volunteers and agents of Sponsor, OneCause, Inc. (“OneCause”), and each of the foregoing entities’ respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, sponsors, promotional partners, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members and those living in the same household, whether or not related, of the foregoing, are not eligible to enter or win. No purchase or other consideration is necessary to enter or win this Sweepstakes. All federal, state, and local rules and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.
HOW TO ENTER: This Sweepstakes is comprised of ten (10) fundraising sprints as follows:
Sprint 1, Sprint 2, Sprint 3, Sprint 4, Sprint 5, Sprint 6, Sprint 7, Sprint 8, Sprint 9, and Sprint 10 are, individually, a “Sprint” and, collectively, the “Sprints”; Sprint 1 Entry Period, Sprint 2 Entry Period, Sprint 3 Entry Period, Sprint 4 Entry Period, Sprint 5 Entry Period, Sprint 6 Entry Period, Sprint 7 Entry Period, Sprint 8 Entry Period, Sprint 9 Entry Period, and Sprint 10 Entry Period are, individually, a “Sprint Entry Period” and, collectively, the “Sprint Entry Periods”.
Entrants are automatically entered into a Sprint of this Sweepstakes if, at any time during the corresponding Sprint Entry Period, they (a) are registered to participate in WCS Run for the Wild 2023 (the “Event”), to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 in person at the Bronx Zoo and virtually online, via the Event’s online platform and (b) receive supporting donations totaling at least the quantity or US dollar amount required to be eligible to win the prize for such Sprint as stated in the prize chart below, with such donations properly documented on their Participant Center page (provided for Event participants’ convenience) on the Event’s online platform. Prior to the end of a Sprint Entry Period, Event participants can opt out of entering the corresponding Sprint of this Sweepstakes by sending an email to RunfortheWild@wcs.org containing the Event participant’s name, address, and email address; identifying this Sweepstakes and the applicable Sprint (e.g., WCS Run for the Wild 2023 Fundraising Sweepstakes – Sprint 3); and using the subject line OPT OUT.
Email alternative method of entry (FREE): Entrants may enter one or more Sprints of this Sweepstakes free of charge by emailing the entrant’s first and last name, full address, date of birth, day and evening phone numbers, and email address to RunfortheWild@wcs.org. All email entries must identify this Sweepstakes and the applicable Sprint (e.g., WCS Run for the Wild 2023 Fundraising Sweepstakes – Sprint 3) in the subject line and be received by the end of the Sprint Entry Period for the Sprint the entrant wishes to enter. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected, or mail-in entries, which will be disqualified. Email entrants are not required to register for the Event or receive supporting donations in order to be eligible to win the prize for any Sprint.
Limit one (1) entry per entrant for each Sprint of this Sweepstakes for which such entrant is eligible for the duration of this Sweepstakes (i.e., no entrant may win more than one (1) prize for any Sprint, but it is possible for a single entrant to win the prize for each separate Sprint for which such entrant is eligible). Entries received from any person in excess of the limit will be void. Any attempt to use multiple accounts or other tactics to enter more than the limit may result in the disqualification by Sponsor of entrant from this Sweepstakes and all associated entries will be void. Entries generated by script, macro, or other automated or mechanical means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. False, fraudulent, or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible and disqualified. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Odds of winning a Sprint depend on the number of eligible entries received for such Sprint. Sponsor will randomly select ONE (1) winner for each Sprint from among eligible entries for such Sprint on or about the day after the end of the applicable Sprint Entry Period but in no event later than five (5) business days after the end of the applicable Sprint Entry Period. Each potential winner will be notified via email at the email address provided by the entrant and must confirm and verify his/her/their identity to Sponsor and execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Publicity Release within five (5) days of such notification. Sponsor is not responsible for changes to entrants’ email or mailing addresses after the date on which they enter a Sprint. If a potential winner for any Sprint cannot be contacted, fails to reply to the winner notification as requested, is ineligible, fails to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Publicity Release as requested, fails to claim the prize in a timely manner, or otherwise fails to comply with these Official Rules, then such potential winner will be disqualified and forfeits the prize and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner for such Sprint may be selected, time permitting. Sponsor reserves the right to verify the identity and eligibility of the winner of each Sprint of this Sweepstakes.
Unless prohibited by law, acceptance of a prize constitutes the winner’s permission to Sponsor to use, and to allow others, including without limitation anyone acting on behalf of Sponsor and Sponsor’s licensees, successors, and assigns, to use, where permitted by law, such winner's name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, image, likeness, voice, opinions, statements, winning entry, and prize information, in any manner, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed, worldwide in perpetuity for Sponsor’s institutional, educational, promotional, and publicity purposes and for publicizing any corporate sponsor’s support of or role in the Sweepstakes, without additional consideration or compensation, permission, notification, or limitation except where prohibited by law.
All decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection, notification, and substitution of the winner of each Sprint in accordance with these Official Rules shall be binding and final.
|Sprint||Donation Minimum||Number of Winners||Prize||Approximate Retail Value ("ARV")|
|Sprint 1||4 donations||1||Bronx Zoo Gift Voucher for food and retail||$50|
|Sprint 2||$50 in donations||1||Treetop Adventure Climb + Zipline for 2 people||$120|
|Sprint 3||4 donations||1||Run for the Wild Swag Bag||$60|
|Sprint 4||$50 in donations||1||6-Month Subscription to a Popular Streaming Service||$42|
|Sprint 5||$100 in donations||1||WCS Family Land & Sea Membership||$320|
|Sprint 6||4 donations||1||Holiday Lights Prize Pack||$150-$180|
|Sprint 7||$100 in donations||1||Runner’s Prize Pack||$185|
|Sprint 8||4 donations||1||Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo Artists X Wildlife Art||$70|
|Sprint 9||$50 in donations||1||Bronx Zoo Gift Voucher for food and retail||$100|
|Sprint 10||$50 in donations||1||Wild Encounter: Sloth Connection at Bronx Zoo for 2 people||$120|
|Total ARV for all prizes||$1,217-$1,247|
Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Each prize includes only what is specified in the prize description. Winners may not make prize substitutions. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute any prize, or any portion thereof, with one of comparable or greater value and/or to add additional prizes. If, for whatever reason, Sponsor is unable to award any prize (or portion thereof), no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof and Sponsor will have no further obligation to the applicable winner.
All applicable federal, state, and local taxes, duties, tariffs, title fees, licensing fees, or other fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of a prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the applicable winner. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Limit one (1) prize per person/household per Sprint.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor shall not be liable to any winner or any other persons for failure to supply the prize, or any portion thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s), or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s), or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, epidemic or pandemic, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsor's reasonable control.
Sponsor and OneCause, each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, sponsors, promotional partners, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotional agencies, all of their respective officers, trustees, directors, partners, employees, independent contractors, interns, externs, volunteers and agents, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”) are not responsible or liable to any entrant or any other persons for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions, or defects of any telephone, broadband, wireless or other network, computer online system, postal service, computer equipment, server, provider, mobile device, or software, including without limitation any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device relating to or resulting from participation in any Sprint of this Sweepstakes; inability to access the entry site; theft, tampering, destruction, or alteration of, or unauthorized access to, entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or that is incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on transmission lines or the Internet or the entry site or for any other reason whatsoever; typographical, printing or other errors; or any combination thereof.
GENERAL: Entrants release and waive any claims they may have against the Sweepstakes Entities and Zoom Video Communications, Inc. for any and all liabilities, injuries, claims, damages, losses, costs, or expenses of any kind (including without limitation attorneys’ fees) arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including without limitation those resulting from acceptance, use, or misuse of the prize or any portion thereof (including without limitation any travel or activity related thereto); participation in this Sweepstakes; or any technical malfunctions of the telephone network and/or transmission line, computer on-line system, postal service, computer, mobile device or transmission device or its dating mechanism, equipment, hardware, software, or any combination thereof, or any entries that are late (including delayed data transmissions), tampered with, garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. OneCause does not sponsor, endorse or administer the Sweepstakes. All questions concerning the Sweepstakes must be directed to the Sponsor and not to OneCause. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants affirm that they have read and accepted these Official Rules. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of New York and waive the right to have disputes arising out of the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum.
If for any reason it is not possible to operate any Sprint of this Sweepstakes as planned, or if any Sprint of this Sweepstakes or any website or any account address associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of such Sprint of this Sweepstakes and processing of entries therefor in accordance with these Official Rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of such Sprint of this Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend such Sprint of this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof. In the event any Sprint of this Sweepstakes is canceled or terminated, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing to award the prize for such Sprint from among all eligible, non-suspect entries for such Sprint received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation or termination. If such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension occurs, then notification will be posted at the entry site.
If a dispute arises about who submitted an entry on the entry site or via email, then the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account associated with the entry. The authorized account holder is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization with such responsibility. A potential winner may be requested to provide the Sponsor with proof that such potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry and that all eligibility requirements are met.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or modify any Sprint of this Sweepstakes for any reason or no reason.
For an Official Winners List (available fifteen (15) days after the Sweepstakes ends) or a copy of these Official Rules, send an email to RunfortheWild@wcs.org with the request and “WCS Run for the Wild 2023 Fundraising Sweepstakes” in the subject line by May 24, 2023.