That’s Right! By No demand what so ever, the almost tolerable “Guess My Time, Win Crap” contest is back… and it’s happening NOW! This week’s contest revolves around the Run for the Schools 5k which is being held on 04/10/2010 at the Knoxville Zoo. $2 from each entry fee goes to the Knox County school that you designate on the entry form. So as a way to support Farragut Primary School (Can’t Hide My Dolphin Pride!) and get a good speed work run in, I am signed up for the race. This will be the first 5k that I am running competitively for some time. Not that my competitive abilities put me in the running for Overall awards and I have to pick my races carefully and have some people not show up for me to be competitive for Age Group awards, but I am racing against the clock and whoever is close to me in the last mile or so of the race.
Guess My Time and Win Crap Rules and Regulations:
1)All you have to do is guess my OFFICIAL finishing time for the race. I will provide some numbers below to help you base your calculation. Official Times will be what is recorded by the race officials. If I am not able to get that time, then I will use my watch time.
2)You can enter as many times as you want, however, your Guess with the latest timestamp on it will be your official guess.
3)Entries with a timestamp later than the advertised race Start Time will not count.
4)You can leave a Guess a number of different ways, thanks to today’s technology. You can leave a comment on my blog www.planet3rry.com, leave a comment on my Facebook post of the contest, leave a comment on my Twitter account, either direct message or mention is fine (I recommend using the hash #GMTWC, so it’s easier to find) or you can email me your time as well.
5)Winners, if I do not already have your postal address, will have to submit a mailing address for the Winning Crap, but beware… that does open you up to things such as Christmas Cards, Free Trial Sizes of embarrassing items and anything else that I deem to be humorous to me. I think past winners can testify that I am all bark and no bite when it comes to the “embarrassing stuff”.
6)In the case of ties, I will award the time with earliest time stamp, going down to the picosecond if I must.
7)If by some chance you guess my time exactly, you will win The Craptastic Prize!
So what exactly will I win?
That remains to be determined but it’ll be items that I have lying around. While I am not going to be giving away anything as cool as an iPad or something like that, it will be marginally useful. Primarily it’ll be things that won’t cost me much to ship. The Craptastic Prize will be in the form of a gift card from a store of my choosing with an amount of my choosing. It will be in addition too the regular Guess My Time, Win Crap prizes!
Race History and other race information
Race: Run for the Schools 5k
Number of Finishers: 276
Overall winner: Andy Baksa 15:24.0
Terry’s Finishing times for 5ks since 2004
Race Date Time Spring Sprint Apr-3-2004 24:03 Run for the Deaf May-8-2004 22:28 Fireball Classic Jul-3-2004 22:57 Scholar's Run Aug-21-2004 24:57 Run for the Deaf May-7-2005 24:01 Scholar's Run Aug-20-2005 24:36 Reindeer Run Dec-4-2005 23:14 Scholar's Run Aug-19-2006 25:12 Farragut Fall Classic Sep-23-2006 22:08 Spring Sprint Apr-14-2007 23:46 Scholar's Run Aug-18-2007 23:32 Reindeer Run Dec-2-2007 22:33 Spring Sprint Apr-12-2008 24:12 Ribbon Run Apr-19-2008 24:10 Run for the Deaf May-3-2008 23:27 Fireball Classic Jul-3-2008 26:23 Scholar's Run Aug-16-2008 24:58 Ribbon Run Apr-16-2009 24:11 Scholar's Run Aug-18-2009 26:21