As with any competition, there are contest rules for the Commuter Challenge.
Individual Daily Prizes
Each participant can earn one entry per day into the prize drawing by logging a sustainable trip (carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, transit, electric scooter and ridehailing) on the Gohio Commute calendar or by logging their trip with the RideAmigos Commuter tracker app. Participants may earn a maximum of one entry per weekday regardless of the number of times they log a sustainable trip. Prize drawings will occur on weekday mornings for the prior weekday. Winners will be notified within 24 hours of each drawing (with the exception of Friday winners, who will be notified on the following Monday) via the e-mail address they used to register for the Commuter Challenge.
To be eligible for the daily drawings, participants must log their eligible trips by 11:59 p.m. EDT each day. Participants may win a maximum of two daily prizes per week (Monday – Friday). The daily challenge prize drawings will last from October 15-26, 2018. Winners will be permitted to to select a gift card from the approved gift card list and may choose to either pick up their gift card at MORPC or have it mailed. Contest organizers are not responsible for any prizes that are unsuccessfully delivered via mail and will not replace the prize.
See our prizes page for a listing of prizes available!
Individual Grand Prizes
For each day a participant logs a sustainable commute on the Gohio Commute calendar, that person will gain an entry to the grand prize drawing on October 29, 2018. A total of 10 entries may be made per participant (one for each day).
There will be three grand prizes awarded at the end of the challenge:
1st name drawn: $100 Visa cash card
2nd name drawn: $200 Visa cash card
3rd name drawn: $300 Visa cash card
To be eligible for the grand prize drawing, all eligible trips must be logged by Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Participants may win a maximum of one grand prize.
Winners do not have to be present to win their prizes. However, they must claim their prize within five business days upon notification of the award. After 5 business days, the original winner will forfeit their right to the prize, and a new winner will be drawn.
Claiming a Gift Card Prize
Gift cards may be claimed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-888-742-RIDE. Gift cards must be claimed within 5 business days of their awarding. If a prize goes unclaimed after 5 business days, it will be forfeited by the original winner, and a new winner will be drawn using the same entrants as the original prize drawing.
Winners may choose to either pick up their gift card at MORPC or have it mailed. Contest organizers are not responsible for any prizes that are unsuccessfully delivered via mail and will not replace the prize.
The Central Ohio Commuter Challenge is open to any individual 18 years of age or older who lives or commutes in the 15-county Central Ohio area of Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Knox, Fayette Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, Ross, or Union counties. Limit one registration per individual. Contest is not open to MORPC, COTA, SMRT Columbus ,CoGo, or Enterprise Rideshare employees, board members or their immediate families.
Commuters who are physically unable to log their daily commutes at gohiocommute.com are welcome to phone in their sustainable commutes and claim their prizes (1-888-742-RIDE). MORPC staff will ensure the diverse populations of Central Ohio may participate in the challenge.
By participating in the Commuter Challenge, individuals agree to the use of their names, hometowns, likenesses and/or recognition information for promotional purposes in any medium without additional compensation, or notice to winners, to the extent permitted by law. Winners will be posted on Facebook.
The Central Ohio Commuter Challenge does not discriminate against any individual or participant because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation and/or any other factor as specified in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and subsequent amendments. The Central Ohio Commuter Challenge will comply with all federal and state laws regarding such.