The Run-Down Contest is indefinitely closed...
But the Fantasy T&F League is now open!

Prizes to be Won1

  • A Perfect Dealer, Inc. will provide the contest winner with 2 pairs of New Balance running shoes - his and hers models (M803NB and W803BK *)!

  • will provide second place with one month of coaching under the Gold Medal Program ($80 value, US) -- the highest level available!

  • Third place will receive a month's supply of Ultima Replenisher ($34.95 value, US). Ultima is the official sponsor of USATF and numerous road races.

  • Fourth place receives The 4 year Running Planner, a complete calendar and training log ($19.95 value, US), from

  • For the January/February Contest, Trail Runner Magazine will again provide the next six highest placers with a copy of their February issue.

* Description of the New Balance shoes for the 1st place prize:
This exclusive NB Concept Store release of the Best Selling All-Terrain Series Trainer, features heel and forefoot ABZORB® cushioning and provides great traction for the road and trail, in cool grey/black with red highlights.

A Durable Elite Series trainer in the tradition of the best selling All-Terrain Series Trainer. This newest release provides ABZORB® cushioning and stability for the road and trail, and utilizes New Balance's exclusive SL-1 last. This hot shoe is black with grey and white accents.

No purchase is necessary to enter. The only information required of you is for contact purposes, should you win. Still not sure? Maybe our Privacy Statement will ease any concerns. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

2001 Winter USATF National Cross Country Championships (official site, for informational purposes) - Vancouver, WA - February 17th - 18th

Last year's XC National Championships results

Results for February's contest are now posted.

  1. Pick the winning time of the Senior Men's 4k (February 17th)
  2. Pick the winning time of the Senior Women's 8k (February 17th)
  3. Pick the winning time of the Senior Men's 12k (February 18th)
  4. Pick the winning time of the Senior Women's 4k (February 18th)
  5. How many *combined* Senior Men and Women will place in the top 10 of both the long and short course races? (0-20)

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View Contest Results:
Jan/Feb, 2001
September, 2000
August, 2000
July, 2000 (Overall)
July 23, 2000
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July 21, 2000
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July 17, 2000
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February, 2000
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December, 1999
November, 1999
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August, 1999
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American Track & Field Magazine

Ultima Replenisher
The 4 year Running Planner

Trail Runner Magazine

A Perfect Dealer - New Balance  

To enter the contest, you must first set up an account. This is much simpler than it sounds:
  1. Go to the contest database (Enter the Contest) and select sign up for one here.
  2. Enter a User ID of your choice and your Email address - it is important that you enter a correct email address in order to receive your account Password, which will be sent instantly.
  3. Log into the database with your User ID and Password. For future contests, you will skip steps 1 and 2, going directly to step 3. Also, if you leave the Remember username and password for future logins? option checked, your username and password will be stored in a cookie so that you do not have to type them in for future visits.
  4. Click on the Enter Predictions link, answer the questions, and press the Enter Predictions button. You're done!
If you like, you can change your email address or your password. The password is encrypted, but you may want to select something easier to remember. The password has recently been changed to "contest" for all new accounts for simplicity. You can still change it to anything you desire. Ok, why the database instead of the old form submissions?
  • Less data entry on my part.
  • Ensures only one contest entry per email address.
  • Ensures valid email addresses (yes, I have received invalid addresses in the past which make it impossible to contact prize winners).
  • Allows you to modify your predictions any time during the month. Enter the contest at the beginning of the month so as to not forget, but make last minute changes if you learn something new about that month's event.
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1 Everyone is welcome to participate, but certain prizes cannot be shipped outside of the USA. Details will be provided if necessary.