Sweepstakes Rules – May/June 2021

Sweepstakes Rules – May/June 2021


Void outside the Continental United States, where prohibited, and in the following states: Florida and New York. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least eighteen (18) years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, the Continental United States at the time of entry. Do not proceed to enter if you are a legal resident of Florida or New York. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Sweepstakes Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor (as defined below), which are binding and final on matters relating to this sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”).


SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes period to enter for the Prize (as such term is defined below) begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on May 28, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on June 6, 2021 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).


HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, all eligible individuals who, during the Sweepstakes Period, complete each of the following actions listed below:

  • Liking the Sweepstakes entry post (“Entry Post”) that is published on Dean Karnazes’ official Instagram account at @ultramarathon at the beginning of the Sweepstakes Period;
  • Reply to the Entry Post by commenting why you want to race in the 2021 Golden Gate Spartan Trail Classic;
  • Tag two (2) of your friends on your comment; and
  • Follow @ultramarathon, @goldengatetrailclassic, @pacificcoasttrailruns.

Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be deemed void.  In order to be eligible, all entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST. on June 6, 2021.

LIMIT: One (1) entry per person and per email address and per Instagram account throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple entries will not increase your chances of winning. Entries received from any person or email address or Instagram account in excess of the stated limitation will be deemed void.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the Continental United States, excluding residents of New York and Florida, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and each of their respective spouses.  “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year. Entries are deemed void where prohibited or restricted by law.

WINNER SELECTION/DRAWING:  Sponsor will conduct random drawings from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period, and select two (2) Prize winners (“Winner(s)”). Chances of winning may vary and depend on the number of eligible entries received. Winner selections are final and are subject to eligibility verification by Sponsor. Individuals may only win once during the Sweepstakes Period.

PRIZE WINNER NOTIFICATION: Each Winner will be notified by mail and/or e-mail and will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) W9 form and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of date of notification or an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact the potential winner or the potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Sweepstakes Rules, the Prize may be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, and an alternate winner may be selected. Guest(s) must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence and at least eighteen (18) years of age.

PRIZE:  Each of the two Winners will receive one of each of the below prizes (“Prize”). The Prize awarded to each Winner shall be in Sponsor’s sole discretion:

Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize: 

Prize Item


Number of Prizes to be awarded

Two (2) free race entries into the Golden Gate Trail Classic (November 20th – November 21st, 2021)

$149.98 – $459.98 USD total* ($74.99 – $229.99 USD per entry)


One (1) copy of the book “A Runner’s High: My Life in Motion” by Dean Karnazes

$20.00 USD



* actual value of race entries varies, and depends on the race distance selected by the user of each race entry (i.e., Trail 10K – $74.99; Half Marathon – $109.99; Trail 50K – $189.99; and Trail 100K – $229.99). The race entry Prizes shall be awarded to the Winners in the form of a free (100% off) promotional code (“Promo Code”) (not including administrative and other costs and fees that apply, or any optional add-on costs) that can be applied at checkout via https://www.goldengatetrailclassic.com/the-race/. The race distance may be selected by the user of the Promo Code. The Prize Promo Code shall only be valid towards the purchase of the race entry Prize, and will not be valid for any other product or service sold through https://www.goldengatetrailclassic.com or www.spartan.com.

PRIZE TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Winner will be contacted within thirty (30) days of date of winner verification and provided with prize redemption details. Actual value of prize may vary from ARV stated herein.  Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded.  Prize must be redeemed by within sixty (60) days of winner verification or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to the winner. Winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and any other costs and expenses not listed herein as being provided, including but not limited to those related to the Winner’s redemption and receipt of the Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. All Prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prize may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor.  Released Parties (as defined below) disclaim all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any prize accepted by the winner. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Sweepstakes Rules.

PRIVACY: When you register, Sponsor collects personally identifiable information about you, including your full name, birthday, address, and email address (“Personal Information”). By entering and providing the required registration information, you acknowledge and consent that Sponsor, Dean Karnazes, and Pacific Coast Trail Runs may send you information for the purpose of marketing, or other business or promotional activities. You further acknowledge and consent that Sponsor may include your Personal Information in lists that Sponsor shares, sells or rents to third parties, for marketing and other business purposes. For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see Sponsor’s privacy policy at https://www.spartan.com/en/about/privacy-policy. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, you agree that: (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the Prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and held at the AAA regional office nearest to you; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain awards for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than your actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and you further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

RELEASES:  By participating in this Sweepstakes, you agree to release Sponsor, Dean Karnazes, Pacific Coast Trail Runs, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and agents, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss, damage or death arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, use or misuse of the Prize.

MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered or garbled entries or registrations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize, the cancellation or postponement of any event, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials.  Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes.  Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to your or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the website or otherwise in violation of these Official Sweepstakes Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes is compromised by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Sweepstakes.  In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to select the potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination.  In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the entry and he/she must comply with these Official Sweepstakes Rules.  The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the ISP, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use your name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to you or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, and/or on a winner’s list, if applicable. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable U.S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Winner will be issued an IRS 1099 tax form in the amount of the actual value of the prize.

WINNER’S NAME: For the Winner’s name, made available after June 30, 2021, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Spartan Golden Gate Trail Classic Sweepstakes, Winner’s Name, Spartan Race, Inc., 234 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.