Who May Enter: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The 2018-2019 Mercy Home Heroes Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is a promotion open to all legal U.S. residents who have reached the age of majority in their state of residence. All federal, state and local laws apply. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes sponsored by Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607 (“Sponsor”).


Promotion Period: The Sweepstakes begins on October 5, 2018 and ends on May 30, 2019. Entries that are incomplete, defective, altered, illegible, mutilated, forged or irregular in any way, or are not in full compliance with these Official Rules, are void.


To Enter: There are several ways to enter: (1) Using your mobile phone, text VIP to 900900 and you will be automatically entered; and/or (2) Visit the Mercy Home Heroes Booth at various 2018 and 2019 race events in the Chicago area and submit your contact information on an online entry form at the booth. (Visit the website at for a list of events where Mercy Home Heroes will have a booth for entries.) Limit one entry per person, per day.  Employees of Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotional agencies, and their immediate families are not eligible. If you participate in this Promotion via your wireless phone, message and data rates may apply. Please consult your service provider regarding its message and data pricing plans.


Authorized Account Holder: In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address for the person specified in the entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the associated domain. A potential winner may be asked to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry may be deemed ineligible.


Selection: The drawing will be held on or about May 31, 2019. One (1) winning entry will be randomly selected by an authorized representative of Sponsor. Potential winners will be notified by text or email on or about June 1, 2019. Winner is subject to verification and compliance with Official Rules. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.


Prize: One (1) winner will receive a prize package with the following items: (1) 2 VIP entries (one for winner and one for guest of winner) to any one Rock N Roll Marathon Series race in the continental United States, between July 1, 2019 and July 1, 2020 and VIP race packs, including pre-race food, private gear check and restrooms, a catered post-race buffet and massages (ARV $350); and (2) a VISA Gift card with a $1,200 value for hotel, airfare, and ground transportation for prize race (ARV: $1,200). Total ARV for all prizes: $1,550. See possible race locations at Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Prizes are nontransferable, except for entry for guest of winner.


All federal, state, and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Winner will be provided with an affidavit of eligibility/liability and publicity release (“Release”) that must be executed and returned to Sponsor before any prize will be awarded. Winners will be issued IRS 1099 forms for the value the prize. Sponsor is not responsible if selected event is postponed or cancelled for any reason, in whole or in part. In such event, Winner may receive remainder of the prize with no compensation paid in lieu of the event portion of the prize, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All meals, taxes, transportation, gratuities, baggage fees and other expenses not specified herein are the responsibility of the winner. If Winner is unable to travel on designated dates, the prize may be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate Winner may be selected. Exact travel arrangements, including airfare and lodging, are subject to availability and blackout dates. Winner is responsible for booking all travel arrangements. Travel companions must be at least the age of majority and may be required to sign and return a release of liability/publicity and return to Sponsor.


Restrictions: All prizes will be awarded. No substitution or transfer of any prize, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor if advertised prize becomes unavailable. By participating, winner consents to use of name, address and likeness for advertising, promotional and publicity purposes by Sponsor and those authorized by Sponsor, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and agents are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; (ii) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of any prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; (iii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes; or (iv) late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to enter the Promotion or to deliver the notification to Winner. Moreover, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, interrupted, or scrambled transmissions, unavailable web sites, networks, servers, or systems, or other connection or transmission problems, technical malfunctions of the computer, software, web site, or any combination thereof, problems associated with any virus or other damage caused to any participant’s system or other problems of any kind, whether mechanical, electronic, or human.


If a selected Winner is unable to accept the prize, is not reachable within a reasonable time after notice, or is found to be ineligible for any reason, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Winner who will be randomly selected from the remaining eligible entries.


Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Sweepstakes, or change any element thereof, at any time if tampering, unauthorized intervention, or other technical problem of any sort corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Sweepstakes, or due to printing errors or other mistakes in the production of the Sweepstakes, or for any other reason. Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify, in its sole discretion, any person or entity who is in violation of these Official Rules. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. All decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. By entering, participants agree to be bound by the Official Rules, and release Sponsor and its agents and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any and all liability, loss, or damage arising out of their participation in the Sweepstakes or with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize.


List of Winners: Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope by June 15, 2019 to: Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, Attn: Mercy Home Heroes, 1140 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607.