February 27, 2018
Update: While Worlds have started, if you have not entered you can still do so if you get your picks before the action starts Friday morning and we will give you the computer picks (top 3 picks) for the events that were contested on Thursday. Click here if you need a LetsRun.com login.
You can check your scores below or change your picks for events that haven’t started.
Change your picks:
The $200,018 LRC Running Warehouse Prediction Contest will make Worlds even more interesting.
The contest is quite simple. You don’t even need a lot of knowledge of track and field to play and we encourage you to invite your friends to play in a group. You pick the top 3 in the running events, the pole vaults, men’s long jump, and women’s high jump, from our guide. You get points for how many picks you get correctly. We score your picks and 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.
Prizes- Hoka One One Fly Collection Shoes of Your Choice
Thanks to Running Warehouse and Hoka One One we’ve got some great prizes.
Hoka One One has its new Fly Collection with three new shoes, the Mach, Cavu, and Elevon, designed to help you fly through your runs.
The top three in the contest get the Fly Collection shoe of their choice + a $100 Running Warehouse Gift Certificate.
1st Place- $100 Running Warehouse Gift Certificate + Hoka One One Fly Collection shoe of your choice from RunningWarehouse.com
2nd Place- $100 Running Warehouse Gift Certificate + Hoka One One Fly Collection shoe of your choice from RunningWarehouse.com
3rd Place- $100 Running Warehouse Gift Certificate + Hoka One One Fly Collection shoe of your choice from RunningWarehouse.com
The winners need to be from the US. (If you’re not from the US we’ll try and work something out).
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. Former US World Champs 10k runner Scott Bauhs helps put together all the prizes for our contests.
Perfect Ballot Bonus
$200,018 Perfect Ballot: 1 winner maximum (if more than one winner they will split the prize). The perfect ballot bonus will be paid out equally over 10 years. A perfect ballot means you pick first, second, and third in the correct order for all the events in the contest.
$2,018 Perfect Distance Ballot: 1 winner maximum (if more than one winner they will split the prize). The perfect ballot distance bonus will be paid out if you pick the top 3 in the 800, 1500, 3000 for the men and women perfectly. Shouldn’t be that hard right?
Indoor Prediction Series Grand Prize
We also are having an indoor prediction series combining our contest for Indoor USAs, World Indoors, and NCAAs. In addition to the individual contest winners we’re going to award a grand prize title to the overall winner of the indoor prediction contests (We think we’ll just combine the scores of all the events). The overall winner will receive the entire Hoka One One Fly Collection- the Mach, Cavu, and Elevon.
How It Works *Click here if you have a login already and want to get started
*Click here if you need a LetsRun.com login (If you’re redirected to the homepage after clicking on this link it means you are logged in and already have a letsrun.com login, please use that)
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 events in the contest close at 1:45pm Eastern on Thursday, so get your picks in by then.
Note: Since Worlds starts the middle of the week and we want to encourage entries, if you don’t get your picks in for Thursday’s events (The women’s 3000 and women’s high jump, we will give you the top 3 picks that the rest of the people in our contest pick for the women’s high jump and women’s 3000).
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. We’re 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 $20,018 prize is the sole responsibility of LetsRun.com.
This contest is in no way affiliated with the IAAF.
*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 and Hoka One One for sponsoring our contest. They’re the most knowledgeable people out there on running shoes and have free two-day shipping AND free returns.