Contests & Promotions

2015 Costume Contest

Categories for the April 12, 2015 race will be announced soon.

2014 Costume Contest Winners

  • Texas Icon – Show us your Texas pride! Dress up as your favorite Texas Icon, Texas landmark, or Famous Texan.
  • Texas-Icon
  • All Orange, All the Time – Our favorite university makes its home here in Austin, Texas. We love our college town pride.
  • Orange
  • Crazy Socks – Decorate your favorite compression, cotton knee highs, or tights! Loud colored shoes are a bonus.
  • Crazy-Socks
  • Everyone’s a Hero – Dress up as your favorite superhero on race day! From Superman to civil servants, we welcome all.
  • Super-Hero
  • Wild Hats – Whether you’re a Texas cowgirl, English royalty, or an avid sports fan wear or decorate your favorite hat.
  • Crazy-Hat
  • Best in Show – Surprise and delight us! We love our costumed participants.
  • Best-inShow

Contest Rules and Restrictions

Eligibility Requirements

  • Only registered race participants are eligible for contest.
  • Participant must have photo taken at the MarathonFoto area in Butler Park upon exit of the finish line chute.
  • Participant’s Cap 10K race number must be visible in the photo.
  • Winners are selected by Race Committee.
  • One $50 Visa Gift Card prize awarded from each category.
  • Winners announced on 4/9/14.
  • Upon acceptance, winner agrees to complete Contest Release Form to receive prize.
  • Prize must be picked up during business hours (8:30a—5:00p) at the Austin American-Statesman, main lobby, 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704.
  • Prize must be claimed by 5/6/14.

Rules & Restrictions

Official Rules

1. REGISTRATION/RACE ENTRY REQUIRED. ONE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

2. Eligibility Subject to the additional restrictions below, each individual contest (the “Contest”) is open to legal U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico) who are 18 years or older and are physically located in the U.S. at the time of entry. Employees of the Austin American-Statesman, Cox Enterprises, Inc. and each of its respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries and advertising and promotional agencies, and the family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees, are not eligible to enter or to win. The term “family members” includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, grandchildren and in-laws, regardless of where they live. All contest specific rules will be included on its respective submission page.

3. How to Enter
Race registration is on the official registration site, www.active.com. The Statesman Cap 10K site, www.cap10k.com has a link to registration as well as active.com site. Sponsor will be the official timekeeper for the contest. By participating in any Contest, you agree to be bound by Sponsor’s Visitor Agreement and Privacy Policy, which are hereby incorporated by reference. Multiple race entries are not allowed and will not increase the odds of winning. Refunds will not be granted for multiple entries.

By submitting an entry to Sponsor, participant represents that he or she is the owner or has permission from the owner to do so at no charge for editorial use. Participant authorizes statesman.com, Austin360, the Austin American-Statesman and any of its agents or affiliates to publish and republish the entry, but not to sell individual reproductions of participant’s work. Participant retains ownership of the entry and in no way surrenders any copyright. Participant also agrees that he or she as owner of the entry may be identified as such when published, and that there is no guarantee of publication made by acceptance of his or her submission.

The use of multiple identities and/or accounts is prohibited, and any attempt to obtain more than the stated number of entries will void that participant’s entries and may result in participant’s disqualification. Incomplete, forged, altered, automated, mechanically-reproduced, lost, late, misdirected, garbled or illegible entries will be disqualified. Sponsor will not be responsible for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender, Sponsor, or Sponsor’s Contest application service provider. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent, provided that such person satisfies all other Contest eligibility requirements. For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account.

All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned. Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted or the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons who submit false or misleading entry information or who Sponsor determines to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest.

To enter without a purchase, please send a postcard with your full name, address, email and phone number to Cap 10K VIP Promotion, P.O. Box 2936, Austin, TX 78768. Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2014 in order to qualify.

4. Winner Selection Each day, starting on March 11 through March 17, 2014, a winner will be randomly selected from the previous day entries (previous day is any registration submitted between 12:00 am and 11:59 pm). All decisions of the Contest judges are final.

5. Prizes and Odds There will be a total of seven (7) VIP packages awarded, for a total of fourteen (14) individual prize packages. The prize for the contest is listed on www.cap10k.com and has a value of $130.00. The VIP parking is valued at $8.00, VIP tent entry valued at $20.00 and 2015 Cap10K race entry fee is valued at $45, and a package contains these elements for two people. Winners will not receive difference between the actual retail value at the beginning of the Contest and the actual retail value at the time of prize delivery nor value of prize during registration process of 2015 Cap10K.
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries each day.

6. Winner Notification and Acceptance Winner will be notified via email (provided during registration process) and will also be posted on the Statesman Cap 10K’s official Facebook page every morning by 11:59 am from March 11 – March 17, 2014. In order to claim a prize, potential winner must respond to Sponsor’s notification within five (5) business days of notice or attempted notice. Potential winners may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law), which must be notarized and returned within five (5) business days of notification.

Sponsor’s inability to reach a potential winner after a reasonable (as solely determined by Sponsor) effort has been made, the failure of a potential winner to timely respond to a prize notification, the return of any prize notification as undeliverable and/or a potential winner’s failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, result in the potential winner’s disqualification and the selection of a substitute winner by a random drawing among all remaining eligible entries received during the Contest period. Sponsor will conduct up to five (5) alternate drawings, after which the prize will remain unawarded.

A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL SPONSOR HAS COMPLETED ITS VERIFICATION OF PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY.

A winner may waive the right to receive a prize. Prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. No substitutions allowed by winner. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes or components of prize packages with a prize or component of equal or greater value. Winner is solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on a prize. Winner may be required to provide his/her valid Social Security Number to Sponsor for tax purposes and/or complete an IRS W-9 form in order to claim a prize. Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes on prize value and, as applicable, will be issued an IRS Form 1099 based on the prize value determined by Sponsor. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor.

7. Publicity Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes the winner’s irrevocable consent to the publication or other use by Sponsor and its licensees of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media, including the Internet, for any commercial, publicity or promotional purpose, without limitation, review or approval, or additional compensation.

8. Participation By participating, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and any Contest judges or administrators selected by Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Contest is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest. Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date. Proof of sending or submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor.

9. Release BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, EACH PARTICIPANT AGREES TO FULLY RELEASE, FOREVER DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, COX MEDIA GROUP, INC., COX ENTERPRISES, INC., AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, ADVERTISING/PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND PRIZE SUPPLIERS AND EACH SUCH COMPANY’S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, INJURIES, AND DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE CONTEST, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, OR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY, LOSS OF ENJOYMENT, OR ANY OTHER HARM WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF: (1) PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST; (2) THE QUALITY, RECEIPT, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE; OR (3) ANY TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY THAT IS RELATED TO THE CONTEST OR ANY PRIZE.

10. Limitations of Liability BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, PARTICIPANTS ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING THE WEBSITE AND THE PRIZE(S), ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND THAT SPONSOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE PRIZE(S) AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF THE RELEASED PARTIES IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.)

THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR: (1) ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE INFORMATION, WHETHER CAUSED BY PARTICIPANTS, PRINTING OR PRODUCTION ERRORS, OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR EMPLOYED IN THE CONTEST; (2) TECHNICAL FAILURES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO MALFUNCTIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, OR DISCONNECTIONS IN PHONE LINES OR NETWORK HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE; (3) UNAUTHORIZED HUMAN INTERVENTION IN ANY PART OF THE ENTRY PROCESS OR THE CONTEST; (4) TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR WHICH MAY OCCUR IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTEST, THE PROCESSING OF ENTRIES, OR THE NOTIFICATION OF ANY WINNER; OR (5) ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM A PARTICIPANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE.

Only the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules is available to be won in the Contest. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming, or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate eligible prize claims.

11. Construction The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

12. Sponsor All contests are sponsored by The Austin American-Statesman. The decisions of Sponsor and/or Contest judges regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Contest. For a list of winners or a copy of these Official Rules, visit http://www.cap10k.com/contests-promotions or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “2014 Cap 10K Winners List/Official Rules” (as applicable), Austin American-Statesman Audience Department, P.O. Box 670, Austin, Texas 78767. If you have any questions regarding this Contest, please contact us at cap10k@statesman.com