WCS Run for the Wild 2022

Points & Prizes Sweepstakes
Official Rules


WCS Run for the Wild 2022 Points & Prizes Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) starts at 12:00am Eastern Time (“ET”) on January 24, 2022 and ends at 11:59pm ET on April 24, 2022 (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, which supersede any prior official rules previously published in connection with this Sweepstakes, 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 legal residents of the fifty 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 and agents of Sponsor, OneCause, Inc. (“OneCause”) and each of their respective affiliates, and the immediate family members and those living in the same household of the foregoing, are not eligible to enter. No purchase is necessary to enter this Sweepstakes. All federal, state and local rules and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.

HOW TO ENTER: Entrants are automatically entered into the Sweepstakes if, at any time during the Sweepstakes Period, they (a) register to participate in WCS Run for Wild 2022 (the “Event”), to be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in person at the Bronx Zoo and virtually online, via the Event’s online platform and (b) properly document on their Participant Center page (provided for Event participants’ convenience) on the Event’s online platform that they have earned at least the minimum number of points required to be eligible to win a prize. Event participants may earn points by completing specific activities, including certain limited outreach and social media activities, and documenting the activities on their Participant Center page; point-earning activities and associated point values are described at https://p2p.onecause.com/run-for-the-wild/page/points-and-prizes. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, add new or additional point-earning activities to such webpage at any time during the Sweepstakes Period. Event participants can readily verify activities completed and track points earned via their Participant Center page. To be eligible for the Tier 6 prize, entrants must complete and properly document on their Participant Center page at least three (3) point-earning activities. Prior to 11:59pm ET on April 24, 2022, Event participants can opt out of entering this Sweepstakes by (1) refraining from documenting point-earning activities on their Participant Center page or (2) sending an email to RunfortheWild@wcs.org containing the Event participant’s name, address and email address; identifying this WCS Run for the Wild 2022 Points & Prizes Sweepstakes; and using the subject line OPT OUT.

Email alternative method of entry (FREE): Entrants may enter 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 use the subject line WCS Run for the Wild 2022 Points & Prizes Sweepstakes and be received by 11:59pm ET on April 24, 2022. 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. Anything to the contrary herein notwithstanding, email entrants are not required to register for the Event or earn and document points in order to be eligible to win a prize.

Limit one (1) entry per entrant for each tier level for which such entrant is eligible for the duration of this Sweepstakes (i.e., no entrant may win more than one prize in any single tier level, but it is possible for a single entrant to win one prize from each tier level for which such entrant is eligible). Odds of winning for a tier level depend on the number of eligible entries received for such tier level.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Sponsor will randomly select the specified number of winners for each tier level from among eligible entries for such tier level on or about April 25, 2022 but in no event later than five (5) business days after the close of the Sweepstakes Period. With respect to the Tier 6, in the event of a tie for top points earner, both or all tied top points earners shall be deemed winners and shall each be awarded the Tier 6 prize. Each 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 within the time period requested in such notification. Prizes may be picked up in person at the Event at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, April 30, 2022 or will be emailed or mailed to winners who are virtual Event participants or who entered through email. At the time of pick up or prior to emailing or mailing, as the case may be, each winner will be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Publicity Release. Sponsor is not responsible for changes to entrants’ email or mailing addresses after the date on which they enter the Sweepstakes. If a selected winner 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, fails to claim the prize in a timely manner, or otherwise fails to comply with these Official Rules, such selected winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected, time permitting. Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of the winners.

Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use the winner's name and likeness for promotional and publicity purposes in any media now known or hereinafter developed, in perpetuity, without additional consideration or compensation, permission, notification or limitation unless prohibited by law.

All decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection, notification and substitution of the winners in accordance with these Official Rules shall be binding and final.


Tier Level Number of Points Number of Winners Prize Value
(per prize)
Tier 1 100 10 Gift Card to a Popular National Coffee and Doughnut Restaurant $5
Tier 2 250 5 Bronx Zoo Gift Voucher for food and retail $25
Tier 3 500 3 6-Month Subscription to a Popular Streaming Service $42
Tier 4 1000 3 Treetop Adventure Climb + Zipline for 2 people $120
Tier 5 1500 or more 3 Holiday Lights Prize Pack for 4 people $150-$180
Tier 6 Top Points Earner 1 Wild Encounter at Bronx Zoo $60-$70

Gift cards and gift vouchers shall be subject to the terms and conditions printed thereon or as otherwise provided and applicable to the applicable vendor. With respect to the Bronx Zoo Gift Voucher for food and retail prizes: gift voucher is redeemable only in-person at the Bronx Zoo, may be used for only one (1) purchase/transaction, must be presented at the time of purchase/transaction, and must be redeemed by December 31, 2022. With respect to the Streaming Service prize: prize will be awarded as a gift subscription from Sponsor to winner; Sponsor will provide winner’s name and email address to the streaming service vendor in order to enable the streaming service vendor to deliver the gift subscription electronically, and then the streaming service vendor will send the gift subscription via email to winner; winner is solely responsible for accepting the gift subscription and complying with any and all terms and conditions, terms of use and other applicable legal requirements of the streaming service (the “Streaming Terms”); gift subscription is for use only in the US; WCS shall be deemed to have delivered the prize regardless of whether winner accepts or rejects all of any portion of the Streaming Terms; and winner is solely responsible for having and paying for any and all equipment, software or services necessary to access and use the streaming service. With respect to the Treetop Adventure Climb + Zipline prizes: prize will be awarded as a gift voucher redeemable for two (2) tickets; each winner must register winner and winner’s guest online at the Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure website to reserve a date and time to visit the attraction; walk-ins are not permitted; all Treetop Adventure participants must meet the eligibility requirements stated at https://bronxzootreetop.com/visitor-info/rules; and gift voucher must be redeemed by April 30, 2023. With respect to the Holiday Lights Prize Pack prizes: prize will be awarded as a gift voucher redeemable for four (4) tickets to Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights 2022 and four (4) special light-up surprises as determined by Sponsor; gift voucher must be redeemed by January 8, 2023; each winner must reserve his/her/their tickets on-line prior to the event; and walk-ins are not permitted. With respect to the Wild Encounter at Bronx Zoo prize: prize will be awarded as a gift voucher redeemable for one (1) in-person Wild Encounter for winner; winner may select the in-person Wild Encounter from Cheetah Connection, Penguin Connection, Fennec Connection, Sloth Connection, Feathers & Scales, Keeper’s Choice, and The Zoo Connection; only one (1) Wild Encounter may be selected by winner; prize ARV depends on which Wild Encounter is selected; Wild Encounter will not be private (other winner(s) from Sponsor’s promotions, the general public, and/or others may be in attendance); gift voucher must be redeemed by April 30, 2023; winner must abide by any age or other restrictions and rules regarding the selected Wild Encounter and reserve a time slot in advance for attending; walk-ins are not permitted; if an in-person experience is not possible, the Wild Encounter may be virtual, and in such event winner must have an Internet connection and be able to download Zoom to attend. Winners may not make prize substitutions. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.

At Sponsor’s sole discretion, prizes that differ from those listed above, including any part thereof, may be substituted, or Sponsor may add additional prizes.

All applicable federal, state and local taxes, duties, tariffs, title fees, licensing fees, or other fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of the prize(s), if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor shall not be liable to any winner or any other persons for failure to supply the prize or any part 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 is 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 this Sweepstakes; 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 for any other reason whatsoever; typographical, printing or other errors; or any combination thereof.

RIGHTS GRANTED BY ENTRANTS: By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant understands and agrees that Sponsor, anyone acting on behalf of Sponsor, and Sponsor’s licensees, successors, and assigns shall have the right, where permitted by law, in all media worldwide in perpetuity, without remuneration, to use the entrant’s image, likeness, voice and statements provided by the entrant in connection with this Sweepstakes for the Sponsor’s institutional, educational and promotional purposes and for publicizing any corporate sponsor’s support of or role in the Event. Each entrant must also secure the permission of any recognizable person (or in the case of a minor, the minor’s parent or guardian) whose image or likeness appears in any photograph or video for all purposes described herein, and present satisfactory evidence of such permission to the Sponsor if requested. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry if the Sponsor finds, in its sole discretion, that an entrant has not secured the necessary permission.

SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITY: This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by or associated with Facebook or Twitter. Each entrant releases any claims he/she/they may have against Facebook or Twitter for any and all injuries, claims, damages, losses, costs or expenses of any kind (including without limitation attorneys' fees) arising out of the entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes. Entrants who, for the purpose of increasing point earnings, create multiple social media accounts or post duplicate or near-duplicate posts within a single day on a social media platform will be disqualified from participating in this Sweepstakes. Entrants are reminded that their social media activity is subject at all times to the rules of any social media platform they use.

GENERAL: Entrants release and waive any claims they may have against Sponsor, OneCause, and Zoom Video Communications, Inc., each of their respective affiliates, and each of their respective trustees, officers, employees and agents for any and all injuries, claims, damages, losses, costs, or expenses of any kind (including without limitation attorneys' fees) resulting from acceptance, use, or misuse of the prize; 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. 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 this Sweepstakes as planned, or if this Sweepstakes or any account address associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of this Sweepstakes and processing of entries 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 this Sweepstakes, the 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.

If a dispute arises about who submitted an entry, 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 the 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 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 2022 Points & Prizes Sweepstakes” in the subject line by May 24, 2022.

PRIVACY: Information collected from entrants is subject to the WCS Privacy Policy, which can be found at https://www.wcs.org/legal/privacy-policy, and to the OneCause privacy policy, which can be found at https://www.onecause.com/general/security-privacy-policy/.