June 23, 2015
Our world famous prediction contest is back!
The 2015 USA Track and Field Championships start Thursday in Eugene, Oregon with the crucial World Championship spots on the line and we’ve got the $200,015 LetsRun.com- RunningWarehoue Prediction Contest to help you get started. Before we get to the details, let us state that this contest is no way at all is this contest TUE approved and officially affiliated with USATF.
And we’ve got some great prizes to our winners thanks to RunningWarehouse.com and the upcoming release of the New Balance Vazee Pace, “A perfect light-weight trainer for your everyday training to your fastest tempos.”
1st Place Gets a $250 RunningWarehouse.com Gift Certificate and the a pair of the soon to be released New Balance Vazee Pace
2nd Place Pair of New Balance Vazee Pace
3rd Place Pair of New Balance Vazee Pace
$200,015 Perfect Ballot: –paid out over 10 years. 1 winner maximum (if more than one winner they will split the prize). A perfect ballot means you pick the top three in the correct order for every event for both sexes
$20,015 Perfect Distance Ballot: Pick the top 3 in correct order in every distance event (800 thru 10k) correctly. 1 winner maximum.
$2,015 Single Sex Distance Ballot: Pick the top 3 in correct order 800 thru 10k for one sex. 1 winner maximum.
How It Works
The process is quite simple. You pick who you think will get 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the running events, the men’s long jump (Ashton Eaton takes on the best) and women’s pole vault (collegiate stars vs Jenn Suhr) and we give you a list of the top entrants with a picking guide.
We have a feature that allows you to change your picks up until
about 10 minutes before a particular event is scheduled to start.
The first event closes at 6:40pm Eastern on Thursday.
Also, you don’t have to fill in all of your picks at once.
Even if you know very little about some of the events we have a picking guide for you and our event preview are going live on LetsRun.com.
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.
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.
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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Thanks to RunningWarehouse for sponsoring our contest. They’re the most knowledgeable people out there on running shoes and have free 2 day shipping AND Free returns.