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Official Rules and Regulations of the Snappin’ Chaplin Turtle Derby

  1. The Snappin’ Chaplin Turtle Derby benefits Main Street Perryville, a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The following is a summary of official rules. Copies of the complete Rules and Regulations, a list of prizes and, after the event, a list of prize winners can be obtained from Main Street Perryville by sending a written request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Snappin’ Chaplin Turtle Derby, c/o Main Street Perryville, P.O. Box 133, Perryville, KY 40468.

  2. All turtles for the Snappin’ Chaplin Turtle Derby will be launched into the Chaplin River on July 23, 2023 at approximately 7 p.m. The race course will be established by Main Street. The presenter reserves the right to postpone or reschedule the race or to determine a winner by random drawing in the event of inclement weather, acts of God or other circumstances beyond Main Street Perryville’s reasonable control.

  3. Once the turtles are launched, there will be no attempt to free or interfere with any turtle while the turtle race is in progress.

  4. The entry portion of each adoption paper must be completely filled out and delivered to Main Street Perryville or an authorized representative of Main Street Perryville, or mailed to Main Street Perryville at the address set forth in the first paragraph, and actually received by Main Street Perryville prior to the race for an entry to be eligible to win any prize. All adoption forms and money received after the race has started will be considered a donation to Main Street Perryville. Entrants assume the risk of non-delivery of any entries to Main Street Perryville or an authorized representative of Main Street Perryville.

  5. At least 2,000 turtles will be entered in the race. Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries. A number will be attached to each turtle which corresponds to the number on its adoption paper. Multiple turtle entries from one ticket will be assigned additional turtle numbers for identification. Tag numbers will not be provided to purchasers prior to the race. Prizes will be awarded to the person whose name appears on the adoption paper corresponding to the first qualifying turtle to finish and be gathered in the turtle trap.

  6. Prize winners will be announced following the race. Winners need not be present to win. If the winner does not claim his/her prize from Main Street Perryville within 30 days after the race date, Main Street Perryville will select an alternate prize winner through a random drawing of adoption forms.

  7. By adopting a turtle, winners consent to the promotional use of their name and likenesses by Main Street Perryville and its designees without additional compensation.

  8. The Snappin’ Chaplin Turtle Derby and its logo are registered trademarks of Main Street Perryville and GAME and no other person or entity is authorized to copy or otherwise use either without the express written consent of Main Street Perryville.

  9. The Grand Prize will be $1,000. All local, state and federal taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

  10. Steering Committee Members of the Snappin’ Chaplin Turtle Derby, their spouses and household members are not eligible to win.

  11. Prizes will not be awarded if adoptions were issued in exchange for a check issued for "insufficient funds" or credit card deemed "declined" "invalid" or "stolen."

  12. The Derby Turtle/Turbo Turtle Trek is a license fundraising event of GAME - Great American Merchandise and Events. The logo and the name Derby Turtle Race/Turbo Turtle Trek are registered trademarks of GAME and cannot be used or copied without its written consent.