I'm glad you asked mommy mommy. Since we now have a benefactor for the contest we can go ahead and set it up. Since I'll be doing all the work, while the benefactor will just be spending $5, I get to make up all the rules. And here they are:
Only people who have posted on this thread PRIOR to this post will be eligible. People who have posted what I deem to be positive things about Kip are not eligible, as I would be worried they are either Kip himself, or a friend of his, and could rig the contest. If you didn't assign a password to a username you used on this thread, you should do that now.
I will set up an entry website where you will submit the username you used for your post, the thread page number of one of your posts, and your predicted time. Once the contest closes (a day or two before the race) anyone who entered must post on this thread the time they predicted and the date they entered. I do all of this to prevent someone from entering 50 times. It's true that someone who posted under 5 different names will get to enter 5 times, but there's only so much I can do.
A predicted time (if the time you submit has already been predicted I will post on this thread that you need to make another prediction)
DNS with excuse of injury
DNS with excuse of illness
DNS with other excuse
DNF with excuse of injury
DNF with excuse of illness
DNF with other excuse
DFL is not a valid entry (although you might be right).
The winner will be:
The person whose predicted time is closest to Kip's chip time (either above or below). In the event of a tie, the faster predicted time will win.
If one of the 6 possible DNS/DNF entries is the actual result(I will judge which category it fits), a random selection from all correct entries will be the winner.
The contest will be voided if:
Kip announces before the contest closes that he will not be running the race.
We do not receive confirmation that Kip was monitored during the race and he completed the entire course.
I'll post the website of the contest entry after I set it up.