WIN VisitMO Mud Run Sweepstakes

Did you know Wright City, in northeast Missouri, is home to the only permanent mud run and obstacle course in the Midwest?

The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake is its name and its fourth bi-annual military-style mud run is coming up, for those who are physically and mentally prepared for the challenge.  The course includes more than 30 military-themed obstacles (think huge pools of ice water and a 50 foot “torpedo launcher”) to get your heart pumping.

The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake Mud Run

Here at VisitMO, we encourage Missourians to live a healthy, active lifestyle. With that in mind, we are giving away two registration passes to The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake Mud Run on Sat. May 3, 2014!

BG Neon Green-01Here’s how it works:

  1. Enter to win two (2) registration passes ($100 value each) to the mud run by describing your favorite place in Missouri to enjoy the great outdoors in the comments section below in this article or on the VisitMO Facebook page.
  2. You must be 21 years or older to enter.
  3. You must be able to attend and participate in the run.
  4. We will contact the winner by email, so please be sure to fill in your email address, when prompted, with your comment.

By March 31, 2014, Missouri Division of Tourism staff will randomly pick a winner from the list of commenters.  Everyone will find out who the winner is by April 7, 2014. The winner must meet us at the run to claim his or her prize. As an added bonus, the winner of this contest will also receive a $100 gift certificate to Cedar Lake Winery!

For those who are not willing to compete in this year’s Mud Run, observing the race is free. Plus, Cedar Lake Winery is right next door to the course – just in case you become mentally exhausted from watching all the physical exertion and need a break.

Please view the official contest rules here.

Please view the official contest rules here.

VisitMO Mud Run Sweepstakes Sponsored by the Missouri Division of Toursim Please read these Official Rules carefully: • YOU HAVE NOT YET WON A PRIZE. • NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. • OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. • ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. • YOU MUST BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE AND ATTEND THE BATTLEGROUNDS AT CEDAR LAKE MUD RUN ON MAY 3, 2014, IN ORDER TO CLAIM THE PRIZE. This Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by TWITTER or FACEBOOK, nor are TWITTER or FACEBOOK associated with the Sweepstakes in any way. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to the Sponsor and not to TWITTER or FACEBOOK. The VisitMO Mud Run Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by the Missouri Division of Tourism (the “Sponsor”). 1. ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are, as of entry date, 21 years of age or older. Employees, officers and directors of the Missouri Division of Tourism (“Sponsor”), and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies and members of each of their immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, ward, daughter or son and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of such employees, whether or not related, of each of the above, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. 2. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD/DEADLINE: The Sweepstakes will commence on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, upon posting (the “Commencement Date”) and ends on Friday, March 28, 2014, at 5:00:00 pm Central Standard Time (“CST”) (the “Sweepstakes Period”) unless extended by Sponsor, notice of which will be provided as set out in these Official Rules. A computer designated by the Sponsor will be the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes. 3. DESCRIPTION OF PRIZES: • Two (2) registration tickets for The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake Mud Run on Sat. May 3, 2014. • $100 gift certificate to Cedar Lake Winery Prizes are not transferable, and no substitutions or cash redemptions are allowed, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater retail value, at its sole discretion. All costs and expenses not stated herein as being provided in connection with the redemption, receipt and/or use of the prize are the responsibility of each winner, including, but not limited to, ground transportation, accommodations and meals, and all federal, state and local taxes. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. No extension of event dates will be granted, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. 4. PRIZE AND ITS FACE VALUE (FV): One (1) prize will be awarded to one winner per Entry Period. The prize has a cash value of $200.00. 5. HOW TO ENTER: You may submit one and only one entry per Entry Period with the chance to win one prize per Sweepstakes Period. To enter, make a comment in on the VisitMO Spotlight Blog article describing your favorite place in Missouri to enjoy the great outdoors. The comment field requires an email address. You will be entered into the sweepstakes one time for completing and submitting the comment (“Method of Entry”). LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER METHOD OF ENTRY PER ENTRY PERIOD. You must supply a valid email address in the comment field to participate in the Sweepstakes. If the email address supplied is not valid, your entry will be void. If an entrant uses the same, different or multiple email addresses to obtain more than one (1) entry per Method of Entry per Sweepstakes Period, all such entries will be void. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and entries generated by any other means which subvert the entry process will be void. Any Participant who attempts to enter with multiple email addresses under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to register/play multiple times will be disqualified and forfeits any and all prizes won, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. 6. DRAWING: Entries must be received by the conclusion of each Entry Period to be eligible for the applicable drawing. The potential winner will be drawn at random from all eligible entries per Sweepstakes Period on or about: (i) Monday, March 31, 2014 Sponsor reserves the right to delay any of the drawings. The potential winner will be notified via email. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received for the applicable drawing. If (i) potential winner does not respond to prize notification within the timeframe stated (ii) the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, (iii) potential winner declines his or her prize, (iv) potential winner fails to return all required documents within the timeframe stated or (v) potential winner is unable to attend the event on the date specified, it will result in the disqualification of such potential winner and an alternate potential winner may be selected by random drawing at Sponsor’s sole discretion. 7. ACCEPTANCE OF PRIZE: The potential winner must respond to email or notification within 48 hours, or he/she will forfeit the prize and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential winner will be drawn at random from all remaining eligible entries. Each potential winner may be required to execute and return, prior to and as a condition of receiving a prize, an affidavit of eligibility and liability release and, except where prohibited by law, a publicity release. Each potential winner must return such releases within seven (7) days of time of issuance. Failure to comply with these Official Rules will cause prize to be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, awarded to an alternate potential winner. The Acceptance of any prize is conditional upon you complying with any and all applicable laws, rules and regulations. Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of a prize shall constitute and signify the winner’s consent that the Sponsor may use the winner’s and travel companions’ name, likenesses, images, Facebook Profile pictures, voices, photographs, biographical information, addresses (city and state) and written statements made by the winner about the Sweepstakes and Sponsor for promotional purposes, in all forms of media, in perpetuity and without monetary payment or additional consideration. The Sponsor reserves the right to announce the identity of the Sweepstakes prize-winner and the prize awarded to each such winner on any of its marketing platforms including websites, social sites, or email; or on those of its affiliates. Entrants agree the Sponsor has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this promotion and that a decision by the Sponsor is final and binding. Winners and travel companions, by acceptance of the prize, agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, participating destinations and other participating partners in the promotion, and each of their employees, representatives, contractors, sponsors and advertisers, from any and all liability, loss, damage, costs or claims related to any allegation regarding the award of, the receipt of, or the use of their prize. The Sponsor and/or participating partners in the promotion are not responsible for personal injury of any prize winners or travel companion incurred in connection with the use of the prize. Winners assume all applicable tax liability for their prizes. A potential winner may be requested to provide the sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved, the entry will be deemed ineligible. For details on obtaining the prize, winners should contact the Missouri Division of Tourism at (573) 751-4133. 8. RECEIPT OF PRIZE: The winner shall receive prize on May 3, 2014, at The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake Mud Run before the race takes place and after receipt by Sponsor of all required documents. 9. EXPIRATION OF PRIZE: Prize must be exorcised on May 3, 2014 (registration for The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake Mud Run). Gift certificate to Cedar Lake Cellars must be exorcised by May 3, 2015. 10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND GENERAL RELEASE: By participating, each Entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, Twitter and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from his/her participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize (including any activity related thereto); and (c) to the use of his/her name, voice, performance, photograph/video, Entry, Facebook Profile picture, image and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation, notification (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from nominator or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled Entries; 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 prizes, 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 any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. 11. ADDITIONAL TERMS: No substitution or transfer of prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, at its sole discretion. Any and all federal, state, and local taxes on the prizes, and any other costs, fees, and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not explicitly stated herein as being awarded, are the sole responsibility of the Winners. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website, who act in an disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof) for any reason, including without limitation in the event of any technical malfunction, any unauthorized tampering or anything occurring beyond Sponsor’s control, and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the Potential Winners for the Sweepstakes Period from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received for the applicable Sweepstakes Period prior to action taken using the judging procedure outlined above. In the event of a dispute, the name of the “Authorized Account Holder” associated with any given email address will be deemed to be the Entrant and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The Authorized Account Holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, an online service provider, or another organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Proof (to Sponsor’s satisfaction) of being the authorized account holder may be required by Sponsor. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE VISITMO SPOTLIGHT BLOG (WEBSITE) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Sponsor reserves the right to correct any and all printing, typographical or mechanical errors. 12. WINNER’S LIST: For the names of the winners (available after March 31, 2014), send a self-addressed envelope to: VisitMO Mud Run Sweepstakes c/o The Missouri Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 1055, Jefferson City MO 65102 to be received prior to July 30, 2012. 13. PRIVACY STATEMENT AND FACEBOOK DISCLAIMER: All entries received for this Sweepstakes are subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Statement which can be viewed by visiting: and the Sponsor’s Facebook Disclaimer which can be viewed by visiting: 14. SPONSOR: The Missouri Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 1055, Jefferson City, MO 65102.


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