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Saturday 1 February 2020

Win a 3 night trip to run the Marathon du Médoc, the marathon for wine lovers

Closing Date: Monday April 22 2019

Win a 3 night trip to run the Marathon du Médoc, the marathon for wine lovers
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The Irish Independent has teamed up with Sports Travel International to offer one lucky reader and a friend the chance to win a 3 night trip to run the Marathon du Médoc in France.

Join 8,500 runners to drink wine, dress up and explore the most famous vineyards of France at the Marathon du Medoc.

Each year this exuberant marathon provides runners with a brand new theme to add to the party like atmosphere. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the race and the theme is ‘Super Heroes’!

So dress up as your best-loved super hero and run through the outstanding wine region of Margaux near Bordeaux, sampling local wines as you run.

Not a course to chase a PB, but this is a wonderfully unique and vibrant marathon experience, and perfect for wine lovers. 

This fantastic prize includes:

  • 3 nights for two people with race entries and flights.

  • Twin room on a bed and breakfast basis

  • Pasta Party & Sunday Walk.

  • The services of the Sports Travel International Guide.

NB: A medical certificate is compulsory for those take part in any running event in France and must be provided to travel. 

For more information, visit www.sportstravelinternational.com/events/marathon-du-medoc/

To enter simply complete form below along with unique code found in the Irish Independent.

Terms & Conditions

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Prize Specific Terms and Conditions
  1. The competition is to win a 3 night trip to Marathon du Médoc in France, for 2 people sharing a twin room on a bed and breakfast basis with return flights.
  2. To enter the competition, fill in your details along with the code found in the Irish Independent between March 30 and April 12, 2019 or complete entry form printed in the Irish Independent and post to Medoc Marathon Competition, PO Box 11, Independent House, 27-32 Talbot St., Dublin 1.
  3. The competition runs until Monday April 22 2019 at 11.59pm.
  4. Winner will be notified by phone or email and details passed on to the prize supplier.
  5. Prize is fixed for the 6th – 9th September 2019.
  6. All prizes are non-transferable or redeemable for cash and the winner must travel.
  7. A medical certificate is compulsory for those take part in any running event in France and must be provided to go on the trip.
  8. Flights are with Ryanair from Dublin or Cork airports.
  9. Accommodation is Twin room on a bed and breakfast basis.
  10. Includes a Pasta Party & Sunday Walk.
  11. No other meals or drinks are included.
  12. No travel insurance included, prize winner must organise their own appropriate cover.
  13. The winner and their guests must have a valid passport, and valid visa if required.
  14. No airport transfers are included.
  15. No spending money is included.
  16. The winner must consent to take part in any publicity as requested by Sports Travel International which may include the use of photographs or testimonials from their trip.
  17. The competition closes on April 22, 2019. No entries will be accepted after this date.
  18. The prize must be accepted within seven days of the competition winner being notified and booked within 14 days.  The right to the prize will lapse after this time. 
 Terms and Conditions
  1. Promoter & Data Controller: Independent News and Media Public Limited Company, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1 (“INM”).  INM Events will provide the prize to the winner.
  2. By entering, all eligible entrants agree to abide by each and all these terms and conditions.  The entry form will be part of the overall terms and conditions. Misrepresentative or fraudulent entries will invalidate an entry.  Where a competition involves a voting process: offering or receiving any incentive for voting is not permitted and will invalidate the vote, and may disqualify the recipient of the vote.  INM reserves the right, with or without cause, to exclude entrants and withhold prizes for violating any of these terms and conditions.  INM reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions.  Any amendments will be published on the website.
  3. Promotion is open anybody over 18 years of age.  INM reserves the right to request written proof of age from the winner.
  4. Each entrant can enter an email address once only.
  5. Use of a false email, name or address by an entrant will disqualify them from receiving any prize.
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  7. The competition winning entry will be selected in a draw by an independent judge.  The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence or communication will be entered into. Winner (s) will be contacted by email, telephone or post.
  8. In the case of conflict between these rules and such specific directions/terms and conditions, these rules shall prevail.  By participating in this competition, you are deemed to accept these rules and the specific directions/terms and conditions applicable to the individual prizes, as specified above.
  9. Failure to claim a prize within 7 days will make any claim invalid.  Prizes not claimed within the specified time limit will be deemed to have been forfeited and may be disposed of by INM without any liability to the winner.  
  10. No responsibility is accepted for entries damaged, lost or mislaid and proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery.  No entries will be accepted by agents, in bulk or from third parties.
  11. Winners will be notified within 20 days of the relevant closing date by email, phone or post. Names of winners of major promotions are available by sending an SAE to Independent News & Media, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1 up to one month after the closing date.
  12. INM will endeavour to deliver prizes within 14 days of winning. Where this is not possible the winner will be notified of the delay.
  13. Any additional costs and expenses incurred by the prize winner are to be the responsibility of the prize winner.
  14. Unless otherwise stated, all taxes, insurances, fees and surcharges are to be the sole responsibility of the prize winner.
  15. The determination and decision of INM on all matters shall be final and no competition correspondence will be entered into. INM reserve the right in their reasonable discretion: (a) to disqualify any claimant, competitor or nominee whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the rules or the intention of the promotion and to declare as void any or all of their claims or entries based on such conduct; (b) to declare as void any claims or entries resulting from any printing, production and/or distribution errors (including but not limited to any error(s) in the magazine, this website, and/or other printed materials, or where there has been error(s) in any aspect of the preparation for or conduct of the promotion materially affecting the result of the promotion or the number of claimants or the value of claims; (c) to add to or to waive any rules on reasonable notice; and/or (d) to cancel the promotion or any part of it at any stage in the event of circumstances beyond INM’s reasonable control.
  16. Prizes are non-transferable and may not be re-sold  If a prize is unavailable due to circumstances out of INM’s control, INM will take all reasonable steps to substitute the prize with a suitable alternative.  No cash alternative will be awarded in lieu of stated prize(s).
  17. INM accepts no responsibility for the supply, non-supply, purported non-supply or delay in supply of prizes to be provided by a third party including, without limitation, failure of the prize winner to receive ownership of the prize.  Prize winners are responsible for booking and/or completing other formalities directly with the specified third party.
  18. The promotion may also be declared void should a printing or production error in connection with the competition appear in the magazine or on this website.
  19. Entrants acknowledge and accept that publicity may be given to competition winners and winners’ names and images may be published on Independent.ie website, social media channels and other website(s) relating to the promotion. Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required.
  20. All entrants agree not to engage in any interviews or make any statements in connection with or arising from the competition without the written consent of INM.
  21. INM reserves the right to publish entries (including parts of entries) other than the winning entry and publication does not necessarily mean the entrant has won a prize.
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  23. INM will not be liable for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind or lost or unavailable network connections that may limit or prohibit an eligible entrant’s ability to participate in the competition.  Other than death or personal injury arising from the acts or omissions of INM or its employees, INM will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winner’s (or their guest’s) enjoyment of the prize.
  24. INM reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend a competition and/or vary competition rules at any time without prior notice.