$200,019 LRC Running Warehouse World Outdoor Track and Field Prediction Contest

By LetsRun.com
September 20, 2019

The 2019 World Track and Field Championship in Doha, Qatar are almost here. The only thing better than world track and field in September and October, is the $200,019 LRC Running Warehouse Worlds Prediction Contest to make it even more interesting. (Click here to skip to the entry links or keep reading for more info.)

The contest is very simple. You pick the top 3 in the all the running events and a few select field events (pole vaults and men’s shot and men’s triple) from our guide of the top entrants. You get points for how many picks you get correctly. We score your picks and determine a winner. You don’t need a lot of knowledge of track and field to play and we encourage you to invite your friends to play in a group.

It’s easy to do. Tens of thousands of you have played over the years.

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.

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(The first event in the contest closes at 9:35 am eastern on Friday Sept 27, so get your picks in by then).

Prizes — HOKA ONE ONE Rincon + Running Warehouse Gift Certificates

HOKA ONE ONE Rincon. Men click here, women here

Running Warehouse has sponsored our contests for years and that is because they are a great company (that has free 2 day shipping on shoes) that understands runners.

The top 3 finishers in our contest win a pair of the HOKA ONE ONE Rincon shoes. The Rincon is an “uptempo running shoe that hits the trifecta for weight, energy return, and underfoot protection”.  .(Click here to read a review of the Rincon). The top 2 also win Running Warehouse gift certificates

1st Place- $100 Running Warehouse Gift Certificate + HOKA ONE ONE Rincon 
2nd Place- $50 Running Warehouse Gift Certificate + HOKA ONE ONE Rincon 
3rd Place- HOKA ONE ONE Rincon 

The winners need to be from the US. (If you’re not from the US we’ll try to work something out).

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Perfect Ballot Bonus

$200,019 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.

$20,019 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, 5000, 10,000, steeple and marathon for the men and women perfectly. Shouldn’t be that hard right?

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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 9:35  a.m. Eastern on Friday September 27th, 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. 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 $200,019 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.

Get Started
Sound easy? Then get started.

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You’ll be able to log in and check your scores during the contest. You need a LetsRun.com login to play. If you have any questions, email us at letsrun@letsrun.com.

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Thanks to Running Warehouse 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.

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