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Disclaimer: This contest is no way affiliated with the NCAA
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2009 NCAA Track Champs LetsRun.com Prediction Contest
Our world famous prediction contest is back!

The 2009 NCAA Meet starts Wendesday in Arkansas and we're rolling out our world famous prediction contest in appreciation.

How it Works
The process is quite simple. On the next few pages you will pick who you think will get 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each distance event, each relay, plus the men's and women's 100, the men's 400, and the team competiton. Inevitably, some competitors may drop out at the last minute or your buddy may call you with inside info and you'll want to change your picks. We have a feature that allows you to change your picks up until about 10 minutes before a particular event is scheduled to start. So you don't have to fill all of your picks at once. For those of you who work for a living, this is a very important feature. We know you can only fool your boss for so long and make it look like you are actually doing some work, so now you hopefully won't get fired for participating in the contest. You can partially fill the bracket out and then come back later.

Even if you know very little about some of the foreign competitors competing we have our most detailed form chart ever to help you out. Plus, you've got a few days to get your picks in, so take your time.


The scoring is as follows:

  • Each person that you correctly pick to finish in the top 3 = 1 point
    (It doesn't matter if you actually get the pick exactly right. If you pick someone for 1st and they finish 3rd you still get the point. Vice versa is true as well. If you pick them to get third and they get third, it's still only one point)
  • Each event winner picked correctly = 3 more points (you pick someone for first and they get first)
  • Each event picked perfectly - All three picks: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the right order = 2 more points (Here the order is key)

Do you understand the rules fully? The following example should explain any questions you have. If you pick 1st, 2nd, and 3rd correctly in any event in the proper order, it is 3 points (1 point for each person in the top 3)+ 3 points (for getting the winner correct)+ 2 points (bonus for perfect pick of top 3 in order) = 8 points.

The more points the better.

Now for the Prizes:

We'll announce the prizes next week but we do have a bonus for a perfect distance ballot.

$20,900 - For a perfect distance ballot (picking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd perfectly for the 800, 1500, steeplechase, 5k and 10k on both the men's and women's side).  1 winner maximum. If more than 1 person has a perfect ballot, the winners of the $20,800 will be selected by random drawing. The $20,900 will be paid out in a lump sum.

Group Scoring: You can also sign up to play in a group to play against your friends.

Oh yeah, only one entry per person. No computerized/mechanical entries. I'm sure we should have a bunch of legal stuff here. How about this: your picks and your login name are not private and may be displayed on our website. And we're not responsible if the free contest gets cancelled for any reason including if our database crashes. We'll do our best to keep everything running smoothly. The top 3 in any event are final when we determine them at the end of the meet and this may not be the ultimate final top 3 (mainly due to drug busts in the future). Additionally, this contest is obviously void where prohibited by law, which states that is - we don't know. No purchase necessary. And yes we can win our own contest. If we beat you, you'll hear about it for sure.

We have a guide to help you with your picks and are not responsible for any errors in the guide.
*And we'll try and keep events open until 10 minutes before each event but we're not guaranteeing anything.

(Please note: For tie-breaking purposes, we'll first look at the number of 1st places correctly chosen. If there's still a tie, we'll look at the number of 2nd places correctly chosen ,and then if need be, the number of 3rd places correctly chosen. If there still is a tie, we'll conduct a random drawing.)

Sound easy? Then get started.

You'll be able to login and check your scores during the contest. You need a letsrun.com login to play.
If you have any questions email us at letsrun@letsrun.com

Need help making your picks? See our men's preview here and women's preview here

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