$200,021 LRC Running Warehouse NCAA Indoor and XC Prediction Contest

Ready, set, pick. First event closes Friday at 3pm eastern.

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By LetsRun.com
March 10, 2021

It’s been a while but the NCAA Track and Field and Cross Country Championships are back in a big way this year.

Friday and Saturday are the NCAA Indoor Track Championships from Arkansas and then Monday we’ve got the NCAA Cross Country Championships from Oklahoma.

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And to celebrate we’ve got a combined $200,021 LRC Running Warehouse 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 individuals in the distance events at NCAA indoors and NCAA cross. You also pick the team winners. We score your picks and determine a winner. Your NCAA cross country individual and team picks count double. 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.

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.

(The first event in the contest closes at 3pm eastern on Friday, so get your picks in by then).

Prizes — Running Warehouse Gift Certificates

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.

We’ll be giving away Running Warehouse Gift Certificates and the iconic LetsRun.com tshirt to our top 3 in the contest.

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Running Warehouse Gift Certificates and LRC Shirts to the Winners

1st Place – $150 Running Warehouse Gift Certificate + LetsRun.com or 1:59:40 Shirt
2nd Place – $100 Running Warehouse Gift Certificate + LetsRun.com or 1:59:40 Shirt
3rd Place – $50 Running Warehouse Gift Certificate + LetsRun.com or 1:59:40 Shirt

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

*Click here if you have a login already
*Click here if you can’t remember your login and need to look it up
*Click here if you need a LetsRun.com login (If you are redirected that means you are already logged in)

Perfect Ballot Bonus

$200,021 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.

$2,021 Winners 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 winners in the all the individual events in the contest.

$2,021 XCPerfect Ballot: 1 winner maximum (if more than one winner they will split the prize). Pick the top 3 individuals and teams in the right order for men and women for the cross country meet.

How It Works *Click here if you have a login already and want to get started
*Click here if you can’t remember your login and need to look it up
*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 3pm Eastern on Friday, so get your picks in by then.

Also, you don’t have to fill in all of your picks at once.

Scoring
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.

NCAA Cross is double 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.

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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 $200,021 prize is the sole responsibility of LetsRun.com.

This contest is in no way affiliated with the NCAA.

*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.

Click here if you have a login already
Click here if you need a LetsRun.com login

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.

If you like this contest, remember spread the word on Facebook!

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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