Sound Transit will kick off the 10-year anniversary of start of service for Tacoma Link with an enter-to-win contest that begins this Thursday. Service on the 1.6-mile light rail line from the Tacoma Dome Station to the Theatre District began Aug. 22, 2003.

“Since Tacoma Link began operation, more than nine million riders have used the service,” said Pat McCarthy, Chair of the Sound Transit Board of Directors and Pierce County Executive. “Light rail is a well-used and needed transit service that will continue to grow in popularity as work moves forward to expand its reach.”

Sound Transit Boardmember and Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland said some 3,600 people ride Tacoma Link to numerous destinations along the six-station route on a normal work day.

The sweepstakes, which runs from Aug. 8 through Aug. 31, asks riders to name their favorite destination along the Tacoma Link line. Participants can enter to win by going to the Sound Transit Facebook page. One entry per person is allowed.

Contestants can also complete and mail a postcard to enter. Postcards are available at Freighthouse Square, the Tacoma Visitor Information Center, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Downtown on the Go office, and other locations. A complete list of where to pick up and drop off postcards is available at Postcards must be submitted or postmarked by August 31.

Winners will be selected on by random drawing on Sept. 25. The grand prize winner will receive a Tacoma Getaway package that includes an overnight stay at the Hotel Murano with parking and breakfast for two, a Savi Day Spa couple’s pedicure package, a salon treatment for two at Salon Miro, and two $20 gift cards at TWOKOI Japanese Cuisine. All grand prizes have been donated by participating businesses.