March 8, 2106
The world famous prediction contests have been a staple of LetsRun.com, but this week our prediction contests go indoors for the first time ever for a combined USA Indoor/NCAA Indoor Distance Prediction contest.
The $20,016 LRC Running Warehouse Indoor Prediction Contest hopefully will make USAs and NCAAs even more interesting and draw some more fans into the sport. A 13 year old won our recent LRC Running Warehouse Marathon Trials Prediction Contest and hopefully is now a fan for life.
The contest is quite simple. Anyone can play and we encourage you to play with your friends in a group. You pick the top 3 in the distance events at USA Indoors (800, 1500, 3000) with the exception of the men’s 800. We’re leaving out the men’s 800 as only one US guy has the world’s standard in the 800. Instead we’re also having you pick the top 3 in the mens’ 800 at NCAAs, the women’s 5000 at NCAAs (which is a rematch of NCAA XC), and the men’s DMR. So in total there are 4 men’s and 4 women’s event you pick. We give you a list of the top entrants with a picking guide, so even if you know nothing, you’ve got a chance.
Know next to nothing about these events? We’ve got a guide that will have you covered.
1st Place- $100 RunningWarehouse.com Gift Certificate + Pair of Brooks Running Shoes of Your Choice
2nd Place- Brooks Running Shoe of Your Choice
3rd Place- Brooks Running Shoe of Your Choice
Thanks to Running Warehouse and Brooks for sponsoring the contest. Take a look at the video below on the Brooks Beast’s Garrett Heath that even has a cool drone shot of him working out on the track.
$20,016 Top 2 Perfect Ballot: Paid out over 10 years. 1 winner maximum (if more than one winner they will split the prize). A top 2 perfect ballot means you pick first and second in the correct order for all the events in the contest including the NCAA events. (We’re doing top 2 because the top 2 in the USA events qualify for World Indoors)
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 800, closes at 6:55pm 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].
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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 two-day shipping AND free returns.