August 8, 2016
CHECK Your Score/ CHANGE Your Picks HERE
The track and field portion of the big event in Rio starts Friday and the $200,016 LRC Running Warehouse Prediction Contest is here to make it even more interesting. The prediction contest is fantasy track and field at its finest.
The contest is quite simple. You pick the top 3 in all the running events in Rio, plus a few select field events. We score your picks as the Games go on and eventually determine a winner.
We give you a list of the top entrants with a picking guide, so everyone has a chance. A 13-year-old won our Marathon Trials contest. If you want more help, check out these betting odds (women here) for a particular event.
Get your non-running or casual running fans to play. You have until 10:10 a.m. Eastern on Friday morning to get your picks in (but you can change your picks up until 10 minutes before the first round of a particular event).
Running Warehouse has sponsored all of our contests for the last year and is THE place to go when you want to buy running shoes online. They are the most knowledgeable people out there on running shoes and have free two-day shipping AND free returns.
Thanks to RunningWarehouse we have some great prizes. And even though this is the Olympics, we’re giving prizes to 5 winners.
$20,016 Perfect Distance Ballot: 1 winner maximum (if more than 1 winner, they will split $20,016). A perfect distance ballot means you pick first, second and third in the correct order for all the distance events (men’s and women’s 800, 1500, 5000, 10000, steeple, and marathon) in the contest.
$200,016 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 first, second, and third in the correct order for all the events in the contest.
Running Warehouse usually has a shoe company as a joint partner in the LetsRun.com Prediction Contests, but because of IOC Rule 40, they want to highlight AthleteBiz instead.
AthleteBiz empowers our sport’s top athletes to be as successful ‘off the track” as they are as athletically. Fans get to enjoy ‘up close and personal’ profiles, compelling blogs and creative ways to access and support their favorite athletes. You can also buy shoes from athlete’s pages on AthleteBiz with a percentage of the proceeds going directly to the athlete. Click here to check it out.
You don’t have to fill in all of your picks at once. You can just fill in the ones you want to now, but make sure you hit submit or they won’t save.
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 $20,016 and $200,016 prize is the sole responsibility of LetsRun.com.
This contest is in no way affiliated with IOC, USOC or the Olympics.
*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. Also be sure to check out AthleteBiz to see how you can support your favorite track and field stars.