2013 NCAA Track Nationals Prediction Contest

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by: LetsRun.com
June 4, 2013

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Our world famous prediction contest is back!

The 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships start Wednesday in Eugene, Oregon and we’re rolling out our $20,013 Prediction Contest just in time. Before we get to the details, let us state that this contest is no way at all officially affiliated with the NCAA.

How It Works

The process is quite simple. You pick who you think will get 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the distance events, the team title chase, and the men’s high jump, men’s 400m, women’s 100m, and women’s 4×400.

We have a feature that allows you to change your picks up until
about 10 minutes before a particular event is scheduled to start.

We’ve been nice and we’re not closing any events until the start of the women’s 10k on Wednesday. So you have until 10:10 pm eastern on Wednesday to get your picks in.

Also, you don’t have to fill in all of your picks at once.

Even if you know very little about some of the competitors competing, we have our men’s preview here, our women’s preview here and Track and Field News has top 10 form charts in every event.

Scoring

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, that’s 4 total points).
  • 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:

Perfect Ballot: $20,013 A perfect ballot means you pick the top three in
the correct order for every event for both sexes – doing it for just
one sex doesn’t count as a perfect ballot. 1 winner maximum. If more than 1 person has a perfect ballot, the winner will be selected by random drawing. The $20,013 will be paid out over 5 years.

Perfect Track Distance Ballot (Both Sexes):$2,013 A perfect ballot means you pick the top three in
the correct order for the 800, 1,500, steeplechase, 5,000 and 10,000 for both sexes – doing it for just
one sex doesn’t count as a perfect ballot. 3 winners maximum. If more than 1 person has a perfect ballot, the winner will be selected by random drawing.

Now, we know you’re almost certainly not going to have a perfect ballot, so we do have some prizes for you.

Thus as is the case with the NCAA athletes, you too are competing solely for pride unless you are lucky enough to get top three.

1st Place: $100 Cash and a LetsRun.com Tshirt

2nd Place: $50 Cash and a LetsRun.com Tshirt

3rd Place: $25 Cash and a LetsRun.com Tshirt

In our contest, you can create your own group and play against your friends.

Group Scoring: Remember, you can sign up to play in a group and 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. If the contest is cancelled, the prizes will not be awarded. 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
and countries that is, we don’t know. Also you need to be of the right minimum age, which we’ll say is 15 to be safe. No purchase necessary. And yes, we can win our own contest. If we beat you, you’ll hear about it for sure. The $20,013 prize is the sole responsibility of LetsRun.com.

*And we’ll try to 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.

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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 [email protected].

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