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Posted: December 10, 2012

Get on it to get in it: Tri for a Cure lottery Jan 31-Feb 3

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Maine Cancer Foundation’s annual Tri for a Cure race registration fills up every year. And fast. In years past, triathletes spent an anxious few minutes hitting the refresh button on their computer in a quick, repetitive fashion. In short order they found out if they made it in or didn’t. This year, registration is being done lottery style.


Tri for a Cure 2013 Registration Lottery
Jan 31 –  Feb 3
$10 non-refundable processing fee required

Help fight cancer here in Maine by becoming a part of the 2013 Tri for a Cure!

We are pleased to invite everyone to enter the lottery for a spot in the 2013 triathlon.


Important Dates:

Jan 31 – Feb 3
Lottery Entry
$10 non-refundable fee required*

Feb 4
Lottery Winners Announced

Feb 4 – Feb 8
Deadline to Complete Registration
$90 registration fee required**

Feb 11
First Waitlist Announced

May 1
Drop Out Deadline***

May 2
Second Waitlist Announced

June 13
Twilight 5K road race

July 18
Fundraising Deadline****

July 20
Expo & Packet Pickup

July 21
Tri for a Cure Race Day!
8:00 am start time

* The lottery will begin at 5pm on Jan 31 and continue to Feb 3 at midnight, eastern standard time.
** Individual registration requires a $90 non-refundable fee. Team registration requires a $65 non-refundable fee, per person.
*** Participants who drop out before May 1st are not required to meet the $350 fundraising minimum and will not be charged.
**** Each participant in the 2013 Tri for a Cure is required to commit to a $350 fundraising minimum. Any participants who do not meet the fundraising minimum will be automatically charged the remaining balance on or after midnight, 7/18/13.


Q. How many slots are there in the Tri for a Cure?
A. The initial lottery selection will be limited to fill 850 slots.

Q. How is the lottery selected?
A. Lottery winners will be randomly selected using, an independent 3rd party organization.

Q. I surpassed the $2000 fundraising level last year. Do I need to enter the lottery?
A. No. All $2000+ fundraisers are guaranteed entry and will be contacted individually with registration details.

Q. I want to have a team. Can all three women on my team enter the lottery?
A. Yes.

Q. Do the registration fees count toward my fundraising goal?
A. No. The registration fees help to pay for the event site, your athlete shirt and a one-day USAT race insurance.

Q. Are entry slots transferable?
A. No. Unused slots will be allocated to the waitlist.

Q. Can men enter the Tri for a Cure?
A. Sorry, boys. You’re not tough enough.

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