1. The weight loss part of the contest will begin on Monday, February 6 and end on May 26, 2017. Those who lose at least 5% of their starting weight will be elibible to participate in the weight maintenance contest, which runs from May 29 - September 1, 2017.


  2. Participants must live in Greene County and be over the age of 18. In order to enter the contest, you must be a member of a participating worksite or organization, or go to one of the weigh-in locations identified by the Greene County Rural Health Network.


  3. Each participating worksite must have an onsite coordinator who will conduct and record weigh-ins.


  4. Initial and final weigh-ins must be done on the same scale. Additionally, similar clothing should be worn at initial and final weigh-ins to get the most accurate data.


  5. Participants can join the contest anytime in the first 2 weeks, but weights will not be adjusted and duration of contest will not be extended.


  6. Two categories of winners will be chosen based on percentage of weight lost and total pounds lost.


  7. At no time will the weight of an individual be announced or posted. All weights are considered strictly confidential (unless permission granted by contestant).


  8. This contest is meant to encourage adoption of a healthier diet and/or exercise plan. Use of prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and/or medical procedures is prohibited.


  9. Coordinators will report weights to Event Director on a timely basis (to be determined as contest progresses) in order to be eligible to win prizes.


  10. Individual participating worksites/weigh-in locations are allowed to create incentives for their own participants(i.e. weekly pool, healthy lunch, etc). This is separate and distinct from the overall contest.


  11. Last, but not least....have fun!