Scroll down for the basic info and detailed rules so you know the ins and outs of what we’re doing!
Participating in the Challenge is FUN & EASY!
511NY Southern Tier Rideshare is a FREE resource to help you find carpool partners who live or work in Steuben and Chemung Counties. When you sign up for ridematching, you’ll join other riders and drivers in a secure database. Not only will you save money, you’ll also be eligible to enter a raffle to WIN a $25 grocery gift card when you register for carpooling.
Car-Free Challenge fans are invited to attend a celebratory wrap-up at the end of the Challenge. The celebration will be held October 11, 2016 at CCC’s Elmira campus during the Chemung County Coordinated Transportation Committee meeting 10am.
The Car-Free Challenge is a perfect partnership encouraging our residents to reconsider the single person car trip and think about walking, biking, carpooling, or taking the bus.
The Car-Free Challenge is supported by many partners working with the Elmira Chemung Transportation Council including 511NY Southern Tier Rideshare; C TRAN; and the Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care, The ARC of Chemung, Cornell Cooperative Extension Chemung County, and Capabilities.
Eligibility. If you reside, work, or attend school in Chemung County, New York, you are eligible to participate in the Challenge. You must participate at least 3 days out of 14 days in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing.
Timeframe.The Car Free Challenge will run from September 22 until October 5, 2016.
Registration. Once registration is open, you can register at any time before or during the Challenge. Make sure to select Chemung County.
Eligibility for Prizes. You may enter the Challenge and be eligible for prizes by visiting www.carfreechallenge.wordpress.com and logging your daily efforts there.
All entries eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing must be logged before the cut off time of 11:59 PM on October 5th, 2016. You must participate at least 3 days out of 14 days in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing. Daily winners of $20 gift cards will be drawn from the previous day’s entries (due by midnight each day).
Alternatively you may enter by sending or dropping off a 3×5 card with your name, address, email address or phone number, and description of Car-Free daily efforts to ECTC, Chemung County Planning Department, 2nd Floor, 400 East Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Paper entries must be received by October 6, 2016.
Daily Prizes. 14 daily gift cards worth $20 each. Grand Prize will be awarded at the Grand Prize Drawing on October 11th, 2016.
Grand Prize. One grand prize will be drawn – a Fit Bit Activity Tracker!
Prize Drawings. A random drawing will be held approximately 1 business day after the close of the each day’s entries to select daily winners. A random drawing will also be held on October 5th, 2015 to determine the winner of the Grand Prize. Organizers will notify each potential winner by e-mail or phone within 24 hours following the drawing.
Odds of Winning. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible people participating in the Challenge. Each day logged with Car-Free efforts counts as an entry. The more days logged by an individual, the greater the odds of winning a prize. Limit one log per day per participant.
Restrictions. Prizes are nonrefundable. The prizes may not be replaceable if lost, damaged or stolen. Sponsor is not required to (but may at its sole discretion) offer any substitutions, cash redemptions, or alternative to prizes awarded under this Contest. All prizes awarded are subject to the restrictions and limitations noted in these Official Rules, on the prizes and/or included with the prizes.
Thank you to the following local businesses for donating prizes.