Organized by Sun Country Sustainability Fund, a non-profit organization raising funds for free and accessible public EV infrastructure, the E-Mazing Race Contest (“Contest”) is a celebration of the world’s fastest Level 2 EV Chargers and a drive for economic, social and environmental sustainability. The purpose of the E-mazing Race is to generate awareness; demonstrate electric vehicles (EVs) and the Sun Country Highway EV Charging network; and prove that renewable energies are a viable transportation alternative. The Contest is a symbol of Canadian innovation and our social, economic and environmental stewardship. The Sun Country Highway charging stations are meant to complement existing transportation fuel sources, empower existing EV owners and enable further EV adoption.
The E-mazing Race demonstrates that we do not need to rely exclusively on governments to fund or deploy EV infrastructure projects. The E-mazing Race showcases what small but passionate groups with the right entrepreneurial spirit can do to drive the electric vehicle revolution. Sun Country Highway Ltd. (“Sun Country Highway”) is a major sponsor of the E-mazing Race.
E-Mazing Race Contest Rules
Contest Period: E-mazing Race participants (“Participant(s)”) begin their journey on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 1300 hours (ADT). Participants are encouraged to start from one of our official race lines but are allowed to create their own race from anywhere in North America at contest start time (1300 ADT, September 29, 2014). The E-mazing Race concludes Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1300 hours (PDT) with a finish line in Vancouver, BC. Participants must cross finish line prior to conclusion (1300 hours) to be recognized as completing the journey and to receive the finish line bonus points and awards.
Start Locations: A registered vehicle can start from anywhere in North America. Ceremonial start locations and dates to be held across Canada and the United States (U.S.) are listed below and subject to change. Please check our website www.e-mazingrace.com regularly for further details. We encourage Participants to join other racers at any of these locations for a ribbon cutting departure event with local media. Extra points are given to racers departing from a starting line. The largest bonus will be given to vehicles travelling to the Official Start Line in Summerside, PEI (exact location to be confirmed shortly) – including pre-race bonuses and prizes for exploring the island of PEI the week prior to race launch. Big incentives to come to PEI and celebrate the start.
Ceremonial starting point locations include:
Summerside, PEI – Official E-mazing Race Start Line (bonus points), Location details coming soon, September 29, 2014, 1300 hours (ADT)
Seattle – September 29, 2014 1000 hours (PDT)
Hamilton – September 29, 2014 1200 hours (EDT)
Ottawa – September 29, 2014 1200 hours (EDT)
Trois Rivière – September 29, 2014 1200 hours (EDT)
*At each departure site a Sun Country Highway representative or designated volunteer will marshal the departures.
Staggered Starts: All vehicles will be released at 5-minute intervals from the organized start locations. This will be based on a draw – selecting participant numbers out of a hat.
The E-Mazing Race Contest (“Contest”) is open to all participants with a plug-in electric powered vehicle (“EV”) capable of charging with a J1772 connector. Plug-In hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will compete in a separate category against other PHEVs (examples include: Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius and Via Motors VTRUX).
Charging at all charging stations is on a first-come-first-serve basis. To reduce bottlenecks, participants driving EVs will have priority over PHEV participants at charging stations. This is critical to keep the event fair and flowing! We thank you for your cooperation.
Safety Above All Else:
Despite the Contest name, E-mazing Race is NOT a race but rather a rally touring across the continent. We encourage all Participants to operate their vehicles within the confines of the law and observe safe driving practices on public highways. Safety should always come first. E-mazing Race does not condone any reckless or unlawful driving/ behavior, and therefore any sign of such will result in immediate disqualification.
It is the Participant’s responsibility to ensure that their vehicle is registered and safe to operate on public highways in all states and provinces in North America. Passing an event technical inspection does not mean the vehicle is legal on public highways. Only the vehicle’s owner and/or operator can determine that, and/or relevant public legal authority.
Proof of insurance and current government registration with displayed current license plates (or “temporary tags”) are required for entry and must be valid in all jurisdictions that the vehicle will be operated in.
Participants are responsible for their own costs and expenses associated with their participation in the Contest.
Participants are responsible for their own smartphone device and the costs associated with its operation in order to use the E-mazing Race App.
Participants will be judged using a points-based scoring system. Each participant must register their visits to Sun Country Highway EV Charging Stations and collect the most points to win the event. Charger points are awarded based on location of EV Charger; with “out of the way” and pre-determined locations receiving higher points. Extra points are awarded for start line and finish line participation; sharing the most photos; generating 100+ followers and receiving 100+ likes. Participants will register their location and points with a smartphone using the new E-mazing Race (EMR) App. Participants must take a picture of themselves (“selfie”) in front of each EV charger and post it on EMR App. Smartphone EMR App may also be used to track racers on a map and scoreboard. Scoring will be updated daily on the EMR App and website. Best results will be summarized at Finish Line event.
In the event the participant runs into problems posting, an email with photo can be sent to email@example.com to manually register points. Team name, charger location and serial number must be identified in the email.
Prior to race launch; bonus points will be announced on the E-Mazing Race website for specific locations across Canada – Stay tuned!
The largest incentives will be offered to Participants travelling to the official launch in Summerside, PEI – including pre-race bonuses and prizes for exploring the island of PEI up to one week prior to race launch.
For more on how the E-mazing Race App works please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants may only register once at each host location (1X) during the race to receive points. The photo captures Participant’s unique identity and GPS location as they visit each Sun Country Highway EV Charging Station.
Vancouver, BC, Saturday November 1, 2014 1:00pm (PDT) – Location details to be confirmed. Participants are not required to cross the finish line to participate; however, Participants must cross the finish line (exact location TBC) to be eligible to win and collect prizes.
Participants who travel the furthest, visit the most Sun Country Highway EV chargers, collect the most bonus points, and accumulate the most overall points, will have the greatest probability of winning the race. Points are awarded for every EV Charger visited as well as bonus points for joining Race activities. The highest bonus will be given to Participants joining the PEI for official start line (there will also be pre-start bonus point challenges on the Island the entire week prior to start). Bonus points are also given to Participants who join one of the other start lines across the continent; everyone who crosses finish line; and select host locations (to be identified prior to start date). Secondary prizes are available to Participants that post the best EV Charging photo and generate the most aggregate Facebook likes and Twitter re-tweets during the tour as well as for the most posts/updates to the Sun Country Highway Facebook page. All pictures and posts must be uploaded to the Sun Country Highway Facebook page to qualify. The photo should include the Participant driver, the vehicle and the EV Charger to qualify.
Notification of Winners:
Winners will be announced at the finish line in Vancouver, BC. Participants must cross the finish line (exact location TBC) to be eligible to win and must be present at the announcement to collect their prize. If the winning Participant is not present at the time that their name is announced, the Participant will forfeit their prize and have no recourse towards Sun Country Sustainability Fund or anyone else involved in the Contest. Acceptance of the prize, as awarded, releases Sun Country Sustainability Fund from all liability relating to the Contest. No substitution or transfer of the Prize will be allowed.
By participating, each Participant and the selected winner agrees: (a) to be bound by these Contest Rules and the decisions of Sun Country Sustainability Fund, (b) to release and hold harmless Sun Country Sustainability Fund, its affiliates, subsidiaries, and independent contractors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives including advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability for claims/damages including, but not limited to, claims/damages for personal injury, for property damage with respect to their vehicle including any wear and tear, to acceptance, possession or use or misuse of the Prize or participation in the Contest; (c) to permit Sun Country Sustainability Fund and Sun Country Highway to use the Participant’s name, address, city, province, of residence, photograph, video, or any likeness for advertising or publicity purposes without any additional compensation and (d) the winner agrees to sign a Declaration and Release Form to this effect.
The decisions of Sun Country Sustainability Fund in relation to this Contest will be final and binding on all Participants.
Sun Country Sustainability Fund shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription or registration of Contest entry information, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, faulty, incomplete, incomprehensible, or erased computer or network transmissions, line failures of any telephone network, failure of computer or EV charging equipment, software, smartphone app, inability to access any online service or web site, inability to submit the registration or entry form, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer, cellular phone, related to or resulting from their participation or downloading any materials in this Contest, or for late, lost, stolen, postage due, illegible or misdirected entries.
Sun Country Sustainability Fund reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or suspend this Contest, at its sole discretion, in the event of a technical failure, computer virus or bug, unauthorized human intervention, fraud or any other occurrence or cause beyond its control that corrupts or adversely affects the administration, security, fairness or normal operation of the Contest unless otherwise prohibited by laws.
Under no circumstances will Sun Country Sustainability Fund, its affiliates, subsidiaries, and independent contractors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, be required to award more Prizes than what is indicated in these Rules or award the Prizes other than in accordance with these Rules.
Règlements et objectifs de la E-mazing Race
Le principal commanditaire de cet évènement est Sun Country Highway / Éco Route Québec. La E-mazing Race est la célébration de l’infrastructure de recharge de Niveau 2 pour véhicules électriques la plus rapide au monde ainsi qu’une contribution au développement, environnemental, social et économique durable. Le but de la E-mazing Race est de démontrer les bénéfices des véhicules électriques, le réseau de recharge électrique Sun Country Highway / Éco Route Québec, les énergies renouvelables ainsi que la viabilité des transports alternatifs. Ce concours est le symbole d’une innovation canadienne et d’un leadership vers un tournant social, économique et environnemental. Les stations de recharges de Sun Country Highway / Éco Route Québec ont été mises en place dans l’objectif de compléter les sources d’énergie déjà existantes dans le domaine des transports, donner l’accessibilité aux propriétaires de véhicules électriques et permettre la conversion aux véhicules électriques.
De plus, la E-mazing Race a pour but de promouvoir et mobiliser les citoyens à ne pas avoir recours exclusivement à l’aide financière gouvernementale pour financer et déployer l’infrastructure des activités lies à l’usage et l’utilisation de véhicules électriques.
La E-mazing Race va démontrer qu’un petit groupe de gens passionnés ayant l’esprit entrepreneurial peut mener à terme la révolution du véhicule électrique de sorte que l’argent des contribuables puisse être utilisé dans d’autres programmes.
Règlements de l’E-Mazing Race
Déroulement du concours: Les participants de la E-mazing Race débuteront leur périple le TBD ou après cette date. L’évènement se conclut le (TBD) Summerside (IPE).Tous les participants doivent arriver à la ligne d’arrivée avant cette heure
La E-mazing Race débute mercredi, TBD
Vancouver BC - TBD
Seattle, WA - TBD
Saskatoon, SK - TBD
Ottawa, ON - TBD
Winnipeg, MB - TBD
Montreal, QC – TBD
New York, NY - TBD
Detroit, MI - TBD
Chicago, IL - TBD
*Il y aura, à chaque point de départ, un représentant de Sun country Highway / Éco Route Québec et/ou un volontaire désigné pour orchestrer le coup d’envoi.