Official Rules of the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit

1. How to Enter

To enter, teams (which must consist of a minimum of two (2) members, with one member over the age 18, and one member under the age of 18) (each a "Team" and collectively, "Teams") must complete an official Great Outdoors Pursuit ("Contest") team registration form and consent forms (minors' parent/legal guardians must execute consent forms on behalf of minors). Registration packets can be downloaded from the Great Outdoors Pursuit website or picked up at all state and forest facilities. Completed forms must be submitted online at www.riparks.com, dropped off or mailed to The Great Outdoors Pursuit, c/o RI Division of Parks and Recreation, 1100 Tower Hill Road, North Kingstown  or any state park or forest facility, or emailed to rigreatoutdoorpursuit@gmail.com to ensure entry.

To be eligible for the Grand Prize, Teams must visit all four guided park pursuits on the designated dates and at the designated times, and complete at least three of the self-guided pursuits between the Kick-off Event and the Grand Finale. Teams that visit less than seven, but more than four pursuits will be eligible for 1st and 2nd place prizes at the Grand Finale. Teams that participate in fewer than 4 pursuits are eligible to attend the Grand Finale, but are not eligible to compete for Grand, 1st or 2nd place prizes. By entering, all team members warrant and represent in connection with their participation in the Contest that they: (1) will not engage in any dangerous activities that may be likely to cause personal injury to themselves or others or property damage; and (2) will act in a mature and sportsmanlike manner while participating in the activities.

All registration materials in addition to any materials submitted via the Great Outdoors Pursuit web site (including any photographs, videos, images, or other intellectual property submitted to the Division by any Team) (collectively, "Additional Materials") become the sole and exclusive property of the Division, and receipt of registration materials and/or additional materials will not be acknowledged or returned. The Division is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled registration materials, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic, including without limitation, problems with the web site through which entrants download/submit registration materials. Only fully completed registration materials are eligible.

2. Eligibility

Participation is open only to legal residents of the United States. At least one member of the team must be a year-round, legal resident of Rhode Island. Void outside of the United States and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of the Division, and any other organizations involved in the production and/or administration of the Contest are not eligible to win prizes. Teams are not authorized to participate in the Contest if they are not located within the United States. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

3. Prizes

The Grand Prize will be awarded to the top scoring Team. Secondary Prizes will be awarded to other participants for achievement. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions.

4. Conditions

All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Participation in Contest and acceptance of prize constitutes each entrant's and each winner's permission for the Division to use his/her name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, picture, portrait, voice, biographical information, Submission and any statements made by each winner regarding the Contest or Sponsor for advertising and promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating, entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless the Division, the State of Rhode Island, their respective advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Contest, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Contest-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. Teams who do not comply with these Official Rules, or attempt to interfere with this Contest in any way shall be disqualified. Decisions of the RI Great Outdoors Pursuit planning committee are final. The State reserves the right to cancel or postpone events in the event of a major weather event or emergency. There is no purchase or sales presentation required to participate.