Golds Gym's March Madness Tournament Rules

Tournament Rules

NOMINATIONS: February 26, 2013 – March 6, 2013

This is where we ask you, our fans, to submit your favorite workout song by a duo or group.  Remember, we’ll also be receiving nominations from our trainers, celebrity friends and athletes as well.  Based on the submissions, we will seed the 64 songs in our 2013 March Music Madness bracket at www.MarchMusicMadness.com

To nominate a song, follow these instructions:

Email your nomination for the BEST workout song by a duo or group to MarchMusicMadness@goldsgym.com!

Be sure to include:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number
  • Song title of your nomination
  • Artist (must be band, duo or group) of the song you are nominating
  • The charity you are supporting – this must be a charity classified 501(C)(3) with the US Government
  • Why you love working out to this song

If multiple people nominate the same song, the person who was the first to nominate it will be chosen.

You will be notified by email if your nomination was selected to be on the bracket and you were the first person to nominate it.

A team of fitness and music experts will review all of the submissions to seed the brackets.

If your original song nomination is chosen and your song is crowned the Battle of the Bands Ultimate Workout Song, Gold's Gym will make a $5,000 donation in your name to the charity of your choice! (Note: only one $5,000 donation will be made on behalf of the individual who was first to nominate the winning song.)

The bracket showing the list of the people responsible for nominating each song and the charity they are playing for will be live at www.MarchMusicMadness.com  by March 11, 2013.

VOTING: March 11, 2013 – April 22, 2013

  1. On www.MarchMusicMadness.com, click the "Start Voting" button or click on an album icon.

  2. Click "Connect with Facebook" to begin voting. You’ll be required Login to your Facebook account.

    1. To play a song to help make your decision, click the album icon (Spotify is required to play songs).

  3. To vote on a song, click the checkmark.

    1. You will then be able to see which song you voted for, share to Facebook or Twitter, and see overall voting percentage for the songs in that match-up.

    2. In the first 5 rounds, if a song you voted for moves on to the next round, you get one point.  In the final round, if the song you voted for is crowned the Battle of the Bands Ultimate Workout Song, you get 25 points!  Your total point score will be visible on the www.MarchMusicMadness.com page in the top right hand corner.

  4. Click “Next” to vote on next matchup or click “Previous” to see what you’ve already voted for.

  5. Continue until you've voted for all of the match-ups in the round.

  6. You will be notified via email when the current round is closed and can come back to vote for second round!

  7. Once you return, you can see your point score in the top right corner (how many points you’ve received from the previous round) as well as which songs you picked correctly.

    1. The prizes that will be awarded after each round are outlined below. 

    2. Winners with top point scores will be notified via email and/or Facebook after each round of voting. 

    3. A leaderboard will be posted on the Gold’s Gym Facebook page each week. 

  8. To vote for the next round, follow steps 1-7 above.

  9. Repeat these steps for each round until the Championship round!

Once voting is closed and a winner has been chosen, you will be alerted via email and can go back to listen to the winning song and check your final score!

PRIZES:

  • Round of 64
    • Voting opens on March 11
    • Voting closes on March 17 @ 11:59pm EST
    • If you have one of the Top 50 point scores after Round 64 closes you will receive an Easy Squeezy Bottle.
    • If there are tied scores for the 50th place score, all of the participants who tied at that point level will receive the prize. 
  • Round of 32
    • Voting opens on March 18
    • Voting closes on March 24 at 11:59pm EST
    • If you have one of the Top 25 point scores after Round 32 closes you will receive a Dad's Ol' Worn Out T-shirt.
    • If there are tied scores for the 25th place score, all of the participants who tied at that point level will receive the prize. 
  • Sweet 16
    • Voting opens on March 25
    • Voting closes on March 31 at 11:59pm EST
    • If you have one of the Top 15 point scores after the Sweet 16 round closes you will receive a Soft Fleece Drawstring Bag.
    • If there are tied scores for the 15th place score, all of the participants who tied at that point level will receive the prize. 
  • Elite 8
    • Voting opens April 1
    • Voting closes on April 7 at 11:59pm EST
    • If you have one of the Top 5 point scores after the Elite 8 Round closes you will receive a Gold’s Gym Fan Pack featuring an Easy Squeezy Bottle, a Dad's Ol' Worn Out T-shirt and a Soft Fleece Drawstring Bag.
    • If there are tied scores for the 5th place score, all of the participants who tied at that point level will receive the prize.
  • Final 4
    • Voting opens on April 8
    • Voting closes on April 14 at 11:59pm EST
    • If you have one of the Top 5 point scores after the Final 4 Round closes you will receive a free 3-month membership to your local Gold’s Gym.
    • If there are tied scores for the 3rd place score, all of the participants who tied at that point level will receive the prize.
  • Championship Round
    • Voting opens on April 15
    • Voting closes on April 18 at 11:59pm EST
      • April 22 Battle of the Bands Ultimate Workout Song is announced and Grand Prizes are awarded!
    • The person who nominated the Battle of the Bands Ultimate Workout Song Champion receives a free 1-year membership and their charity of choice receives $5,000!
    • If you have the Top score after the Championship Round closes you will receive a free 1-year membership to your local Gold’s Gym and a Kinect for Xbox 360 Prize Pak!
    • If there is a tie for the Top point score, the first tie-breaker will be the participant who chooses the Battle of the Bands Ultimate Workout Song correctly.
    • If both participants chose the Battle of the Bands Ultimate Workout Song correctly, the second tie-breaker will be the total point score each participant earned in the Round of 64.   

LEGAL:

  1. Must be a legal US resident. 

  2. Must be 18 years of age or older. 

  3. The winning charity must be classified 501(C)(3) with the US Government.

  4. All prizes will be given away at the judges’ discretion. 

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