"CIGNA Falmouth Road Race Challenge" is an essay contest where the winner, and a guest, will receive an all expense paid trip (up to $5,000) to participate in the CIGNA Falmouth Road Race in 2009. The contest is open to U.S. residents, who have a life altering disability or illness, or have overcome a life threatening disability or illness to tell us their personal triumph stories, how they have inspired others to overcome adversity, and why they want to race in Falmouth.
The deadline to submit an essay is Friday, March 6, 2009 at 5 p.m. EST. U.S. residents 18 years of age or older, who currently have, or have overcome, a life-altering disability or illness who want to share their personal triumph story, how they have inspired others to overcome adversity and why they want to race in Falmouth, Mass., on Aug. 9, 2009, are elligible.
Rebekah Whitehouse, chief marketing officer for CIGNA Group Insurance has pointed out that this contest is strongly aligned with our company’s overall mission of improving the health, well-being and security of individuals.
Contest details, official rules and entry forms are available at www.cigna.com/falmouthroadrace. The winner will be announced on or about May 8, 2009.
Official Contest Rules (PDF 57K)
Contest Entry Form
2008 Contest Winner
All contest entrants must also meet all of the official race requirements:
Because of the extreme traffic congestion in Falmouth on race day, we must reopen the roads to vehicular traffic as soon as possible. If you cannot complete the race in 12 minutes per mile or better (84 minutes), we ask you not to enter. The roads along the route will be opened after the 12-minute-milers have passed and the race will be officially over at 11:45 a.m. The MINIMUM AGE for all race participants is seven years old on the day of the race.
If you wish to be considered for seeding within the first two start groups, you must send proof of performance in the form of results from a USATF certified 10k or longer race you have run within the last 12 months. Placement into one of the first two starts is based on the number of runners requesting seeding and the quality of their times. If you do not qualify for the first two starting groups, you will be placed in a group appropriate for your submitted time. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in a random seeding.