August 16, 2015
The $200,015 LRC Running Warehouse Worlds Prediction Contest is ready for takeoff and delivery. The 2015 World Track and Field Championships start Friday night in the USA (Saturday morning in China) and our prediction contest is here to make Worlds way more interesting to watch. Thanks to Running Warehouse, Saucony, and Molly Huddle we’ve got some cool prizes for our winners.
First take a minute to look at this video from Running Warehouse that actually features Worlds medal hopeful Molly Huddle and shows her delivering shoes.
Pretty cool. They’ve even got a Molly Huddle Page on the Running Warehouse site and a longer 1 minute video like the one above. Thanks to Running Warehouse, Saucony and Huddle for thinking outside of the box.
Prizes: We can’t promise Molly will deliver your shoes, but we do have some great RunningWarehouse.com Molly Huddle/Saucony themed prizes for our winners.
1st Place- $250 RunningWarehouse.com Gift Certificate + Pair of Saucony Shoes of Their Choice + Saucony T-shirt + Autographed Molly Huddle Poster
2nd & 3rd Place- Pair of Saucony Shoes of Their Choice + Saucony T-shirt +Autographed Molly Huddle Poster
4th-10th Place – Autographed Molly Huddle Poster
And if you want to get really greedy we have some special prizes for greatness:
$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 on the track for both men and women (800 thru 10k- we make it easy and don’t make you pick the marathon) 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.
The contest is quite simple. Anyone can play and we encourage you to play with your friends in a group.
You pick who you think will get 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the running events, the men’s and women’s high jump, the men’s triple jump and the women’s pole vault. We give you a list of the top entrants with a picking guide, so even if you know nothing, you’ve got a chance.
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, the men’s marathon, closes at 7:30pm Eastern on Friday, so get your picks in by then.
Also, you don’t have to fill in all of your picks at once.
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.
Play in a Group vs. Your Friends
In our contest, you can create your own 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 $20,015 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].
If you like this contest, remember spread the word on Facebook!
Thanks to RunningWarehouse for sponsoring our contest. They’re the most knowledgeable people out there on running shoes and have free two-day shipping AND free returns.
And they love Molly Huddle, check out her video below or her page on RunningWarehouse: