$200,021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Prediction Contest

By LetsRun.com
June 8, 2021

It took a little longer than expected but the NCAA Track and Field and Championships are heading to the new and glorious Hayward Field. The championships start Wednesday with the track finals, except for the 10,000m, on Friday and Saturday.

To get you pumped up for NCAAs, the $200,021 On D1 Outdoors Prediction Contest is here. On Running has been sponsoring the Countdown to the Trials on LetsRun.com and with the Trials next week in Eugene, what better way to get you pumped up than with a prediction contest for the collegiate ranks.

(Click here to skip to the entry links or keep reading for more info.)

On RunningThe contest is very simple. You pick the top 3 in the running events at NCAA outdoors (we are leaving out the 10,000m so you have until Friday to get your picks in). You also pick the team winners. We score your picks and determine a winner.

It’s easy to do.

And in a LetsRun.com first, we’re letting you change your picks until the finals for each event starts. So if a favorite goes out early, you can change your picks.

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 8 pm eastern on Friday, so get your picks in by then).

Prizes — On Running Shoes Of Your Choice

On is taking the running industry by storm and the top 3 in our contest win the On shoe of their choice. Rumor even has it that an On has a new marathon shoe coming out very, very shortly.

We’ll be giving away On shoes and the iconic LetsRun.com tshirt to our top 3 in the contest.

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On shoes and LRC Shirts to the Winners

1st Place – On Running Shoe of Your Choice + LetsRun.com or 1:59:40 Shirt
2nd Place – On Running Shoe of Your Choice + LetsRun.com or 1:59:40 Shirt
3rd Place – On Running Shoe of Your Choice + 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).

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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). Pick the winner in each event correctly.

How It Works *Click here if you have a login already and want to get started
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 (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 4pm 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.

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 $200,021 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.

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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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