All registered athletes will have their shot at the $$. The top 4 runners will come home with BIG $$$$!
The Bracket is a two-week challenge with sixty-four athletes.
Everyone who enters is eligible
Each week you will go through 3 rounds of the 6 round challenge. Each round, you will receive your head-to-head match-up and the details of the race showdown. If you lose a head-to-head match-up, you are eliminated from the competition and will be removed from the Strava group. Winners move on and still have a shot at the cash.
Each round, you will receive an email containing the rules for that week’s match. YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RULES, or you will be disqualified.
In order to seed each athlete, there will be an all-out 5k run to determine where you will be seeded. Once all athletes have submitted their 5k results and have been seeded––the six rounds will begin.
Before each round, you will receive a detailed email with the rules for that round. Just like in March Madness, the Bracket will start with 64 athletes, and this number will decrease as you move through the rounds. Round one – 64 athletes Round two – 32 athletes Round three – 16 athletes Round four – 8 athletes (Elite Eight) Round five – 4 athletes (Final Four) Round six – 2 athletes (The Finals)
The rules are simple and must be followed, or you will be disqualified from the tournament.
There is money on the line, so cheating will NOT be tolerated.
* Once you sign up, you will receive an email shortly with information for seeding on August 1, 2020.
*Shirts may not be included in registration
When does the bracket start?
The 5000-meter qualifying round will start on August 1, 2020. *Start can be delayed until a full bracket of 64 athethes is achieved.
Can I register for free and win the money?
YES! Thank you to our gracious sponsor, KOTA, entry fees are waived and there is big money on the line for the winners.
How will I know what the head to head match up details are?
You will be notified by e-mail with who you competition is and what the challenge is for that
How will the athletes be tracked? And where will their data be uploaded?
After you register, you will be emailed a link to sign up for the FREE private Strava group. If
you don't sign up for the Strava group, you will forfeit the round. Strava is how you will be
tracked in each round. You must have a wearable device that is correctly synced with Strava.
Again, ALL activities and rounds must be completed on a 400 METER track, tracked by a
GPS device, and uploaded to Strava. If you do not complete the round challenge on a 400-meter
track, you will forfeit the round.
Can run anywhere I want? Can I run on a treadmill?
No. ALL workouts, including the 5000-meter time trial for seeding purposes, MUST BE
DONE on a 400-meter track.
How will the top four athletes be paid?
Once all data has been uploaded and verified, we will send the four winners their respective
winning through PayPal, Venmo, or Check.
How will we know if we won our head to head battle and whether or not we advance to the next round.
You will be notified by email, and the Bracket will also be updated as soon as all results have
been submitted and verified.
What if I can't run on a 400 Meter track?
We are sorry, the only way to be able to compete is by completing all challenges on a 400-meter track.
Can I run at any time?
The head-to-head challenges must be completed on the day indicated. But you may run at any time during that day. If you cannot accomplish the runs during the scheduled days, you will be disqualified.