Rules Holiday Challenge Decathlon

Rules of the "Decathlon Holiday Challenge" contest organized by Group Pentathlon (GP)



The Contest period begins on December 21, 2023, at 8:00 a.m., and ends on January 08, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. All times are Eastern Time.


By registering on the Pentathlon des neiges Sun Life website and making at least one post on the “Pentathlon des neiges en mode virtuel” Facebook group.


The Contest is open to all adult residents of Canada (18 years and older). Employees, officers and directors of the Pentathlon Group and its partners in this contest, as well as persons with whom they are domiciled, are not eligible to enter the Contest.


(a) One grand prize: a set of equipment for cross-country skiing, cycling, skating, snowshoeing and running. Value: $2,400.

(b) One cross-country ski kit, $930 value.

(c) One cycling kit, $1,210 value.

(d) One skating set, $350 value.

(e) One snowshoeing set, $460 value

(f) One running kit, $400 value

(g) One sports discovery kit, $575 value

(h) 6 (six) “Coup de cœur” prizes, valued at $280 each ($1,680 total)

Total value of $8,005


(a) For the prizes mentioned in 4.a, 4.b, 4.c, 4.d, 4.e, 4.f and 4.g, a random draw will be held on January 12, 2024 among all eligible persons (registered and having published on the facebook group). For the prizes mentioned in 4.h, Pentathlon Group will determine, at its sole discretion, the “Coup de cœur” publications earning these prizes.

(b) Participants who are declared winners will be notified by e-mail no later than five (5) business days following the draw.

(c) To be declared a winner, entrants must respond within ten (10) days of the publication notifying them that they have won. Any selected entrant who does not respond within this ten (10) day period will be disqualified. No media is delegated to notify the winner.

(d) Prizes must be claimed by February 25, 2024. A special shopping evening for contest winners may be organized. Attendance at this event is not mandatory, and prizes may be claimed at another time by the winners.

(e) Prizes must be picked up in person with identification at Décathlon Ste-Foy.

(f) Winners will be responsible for any additional costs not specified herein as being included in the prizes.

(g) No financial compensation will be offered or payable if the actual value of the prize is less than the total value indicated in these rules. Each prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be transferred or exchanged. Décathlon and Groupe Pentathlon reserve the right, at their absolute discretion, to substitute a prize with another of equal or greater value if the advertised prize is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason whatsoever.

(h) Except as expressly provided herein, the Contest prize is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind.

(i) The decisions of the Pentathlon Group or its representatives are final and without appeal in all matters relating to the Contest and the awarding of a prize.

(k) Selected entrants may be required to provide proof of identity when claiming a prize or otherwise in connection with this Contest to facilitate accurate identification of winners.

(l) In the event that a selected entrant does not meet the conditions set forth in these Contest Rules or refuses or forfeits a prize, the Pentathlon Group reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to cancel said prize, to select another entrant from among the remaining eligible entries according to the process described above, or to donate the prize to a charity of its choice.


By accepting a prize in the Contest, the winners : demonstrate compliance with the Contest rules; acknowledge that the prize is not transferable (except as provided herein and only at the absolute discretion of the Pentathlon Group) and must be accepted as awarded, unless otherwise specified; consent to the use of their names, places of residence, voices, statements, photographs or other representations for advertising or informational purposes, in any format whatsoever, by the Pentathlon Group or its advertising agencies in connection with this Contest or the prizes related thereto, without compensation or prior notice; and releases the Pentathlon Group, its advertising or promotional agencies, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability in connection with the Contest or the awarding or use of any prize in connection with the Contest.


The Releasees assume no liability and all entrants release the Releasees from any and all claims, actions, damages, demands or liabilities whatsoever in connection with participating or attempting to participate in this Contest and the prize, including without limitation the administration of the Contest, the selection and confirmation of a winner and the planning, awarding and use of any prize.


By entering the Contest, each entrant consents to the collection, use and disclosure of his or her personal information for the purposes and in the manner described herein. All information provided by entrants is collected by Pentathlon Group and is subject to Pentathlon Group’s privacy policy.

Online entrants may be offered the option of receiving commercial e-mail messages or other communications from the Pentathlon Group or its partners. However, eligibility to participate in the Contest does not depend on participants’ consent to receive such messages or communications, and consenting to receive such messages or communications will not affect participants’ chances of winning the Contest. Participants may unsubscribe from the communications mailing list at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of any communication sent.

(a) LAWS AND RULES. The Contest will be held in accordance with these rules, which may be modified by the Pentathlon Group without notice or liability to entrants. Entrants must comply with these rules and will be deemed to have received and understood them by entering the Contest. The terms and conditions of this Contest, as set forth in these rules, may not be modified or counter-offered except as provided herein. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

(b) CANCELLATION AND MODIFICATION. The Pentathlon Group reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest or to amend the Contest rules at any time, in any way, without notice, for any reason whatsoever. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, the Pentathlon Group reserves the right to terminate or suspend the Contest or conduct a random draw from among all eligible entries previously received.

(c) CONDUCT. The Pentathlon Group reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to disqualify any entrant without notice if it determines that the entrant: has violated the Contest rules; has cheated or attempted to cheat during the entry process; has tampered with the Contest or any website used in connection with the Contest; has acted in an unsportsmanlike or inappropriate manner with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass another person; or has attempted to interfere with the proper conduct of the Contest.

(d) ONLINE ENTRANT IDENTITY. If the identity of an online entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder associated with the e-mail address provided at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant, provided the account holder’s name matches the name on the entry form. The person assigned to the e-mail address by an Internet service provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the e-mail address provided will be considered the authorized account holder. The selected entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the selected entry. All online entries must be sent from a valid e-mail account. If the authorized account holder’s name does not match the full name on the entry form, the PM may disqualify the entry from the Contest at its absolute discretion.