Ultimate Race - Rules
Ultimate Race is a contest which costs nothing to play, but make sure you read and understand the following rules before playing, particularly the section about claiming prizes. The Ultimate Race game is scored automatically to eliminate human error, and all rules are strictly followed and enforced for all players.
How it works
The Ultimate Race is a fun-to-play handicapping challenge, which tests each Covers members handicapping ability across several sports. Picks are submitted until the first 50 participants cross the finish line by reaching the 100-win target. Once 50 members have reached 100 wins, the contest will end.
Participants are limited to a maximum of four picks per day, selecting any combination of sides or totals. Participants can select any game available on the Race game sheet. Pick options will change as selections are made - you will be required to submit picks across various sports.
Games with point spreads (Football and Basketball) are subject to availability. Money line sports (Baseball and Hockey) are subject to availability and games with a heavy favorite (Money Line greater than -150) will not be available for selection.
In the event of a postponed, suspended, cancelled, or removal of a event for any reason (Rain Delay, Act of God, Death, Re-Schedule, etc) participants will not be able to submit an alternate pick for that day as a replacement. For each correct selection participants will earn one win, which will be used to rank you relative to the other contestants within the contest. The more total wins you earn, the better your rank will be. The top contestants according to the final standings will be eligible to win prizes.
Standings will update throughout the day, every day, as games are completing. This is an important note to remember for players who are closing in on the finish line - the start times of the various games on the selection board could play a key role in determining your final position on the leaderboard.
The final standings (positions 1 - 50) will not be considered official until 72 hours after the 50th contestant has reached the 100-win target. During this time we will verify that all members' final placement in the contest is in accordance with the rules.
Users can achieve a maximum of 100 wins for this contest. A user will be given the opportunity to select up to four picks per day; granted odds are available on four selections. Once a contestant reaches 97 wins, they will be limited to a maximum of three pick selections to start the day. The number of pending picks a contestant has at any given time can never exceed the number of wins remaining for the contestant to reach 100. For example, any participant at the 99-win level to start a new day, will have the opportunity to make one selection only. If that selection loses, they may make another selection on that day if more games are on the board once their game is graded from a pending status - to a completed status.
Random Prize Drawings
Every week for the duration of the Ultimate Race, Covers Media Group will conduct a random prize drawing, with the winner receiving a Covers Prize Pack consisting of a Hoodie + Hat + Coffee Mug. In order to be eligible for this random drawing, an Ultimate Race contest participant must have submitted their 4 daily picks every single day within the preceding 7-day period prior to the random prize drawing taking place.
The race will officially end after 50 participants have reached the 100-win mark. Throughout the race, the following tie breaker will be used to rank users on the overall leaderboard in the event that multiple users are tied with a specific number of wins. If multiple users are tied, the earliest start time of their last winning pick (game) will be used as the tie breaker (time as listed on the pending page). As the second tie breaker, if users remain tied, the earliest pick time that each of the contestants entered with their last winning pick will be used to determine the leader. This will be determined by a time stamp recorded when each pick is submitted.
How to Register
Limit (1) username per person/email address. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
Prizing Structure (in USD)
$2,500.00 Cash - Awarded to the first person to reach 100 wins
$1,000.00 Cash - Awarded to the second place finisher
$500.00 Cash - Awarded to the third place finisher
$350.00 Cash- Awarded to the fourth place finisher
$225.00 Cash - Awarded to the fifth place finisher
$100.00 Cash - Awarded to the 6-10th place finishers
Covers Hoodie - Awarded to the 11-20th place finishers
Covers Hat - Awarded to the 21st-30th place finishers
Covers Coffee Mug - Awarded to the 31st-50th place finishers
Covers Prize Pack (Hoodie + Hat + Mug) - Awarded weekly via random drawing for duration of contest
Total prize purse valued at approximately $6500.00 USD
Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.
All prize winners must have a valid internet e-mail address. To be eligible to receive postal prizes, entrants must have a valid US or Canadian Postal Address. PO Boxes are not acceptable. Cash prizes will be sent to any user who can provide a valid PayPal account. International (ie. outside North America) prize winners of a non-cash prize will not receive that prize via postal delivery, and will instead be paid a dollar amount equivalent to the prize value via deposit to PayPal account.
Conditions of Participation
No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. All federal, state, local and provincial laws and regulations apply. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. All winners of prizes valued at $600 or more must sign and return a Declaration of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release within 7 days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use winner’s name and/or likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, winner agrees to hold Sponsor, its respective directors, officers, employees and assigns harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize.
Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the game process. Caution: Any attempt by a contestant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the game is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent of the law.
For a copy of the most recent winners list please send a self-addressed envelope to:
The Ultimate Race
Contest Winners List
Covers Media Group Limited
Please allow 3 – 4 weeks for a reply to be mailed.
The sponsor of Ultimate Race is Covers Media Ltd., whose mailing address is Victoria House, Victoria Place, Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland.