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Welcome to our third annual March Lunacy tournament! This is the perfect opportunity to support your favorite races while discovering cool new challenges and hidden gems.

Over the next three weeks (six rounds of voting), 64 races in four regions will compete for the title of “America’s Rave Race.” Road races, trail races, short and long distances, even gods and giants — they’re all here, and your votes determine which races advance to the next round.

Schedule of voting:

Round One (64 races): March 18-20 (Mon-Wed)
Round Two (32 races): March 21-24 (Thurs-Sun)
Sweet Sixteen: March 25-27 (Mon-Wed)
Elite Eight: March 28-31 (Thurs-Sun)
Final Four: April 1-4 (Mon-Thurs)
Championship: April 5-8 (Fri-Mon)
America’s Rave Race 2019 announced: April 9 (Tues)


Round Two of voting ends this Sunday, March 24 at 11:00pm EDT, and will advance races into the Sweet Sixteen of the bracket. So vote now and urge your running friends to do the same. GOOD LUCK!

Note: Seedings are largely based on 1) total number of 2018 finishers and 2) RaceRaves ratings across all distances, with each of last year’s Final Four races earning the top seed in its respective region.

As an added incentive, two randomly selected participants at tournament’s end will win a sweet prize package from our partners, along with an eye-catching RaceRaves classic tech tee, singlet or race hat. The more rounds you cast your vote, the higher your chances of winning. Two additional prize packages will be awarded to the two voters who pick the most winning match-ups (out of 63). See details below.


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HOW IT WORKS: To qualify for and be automatically entered into our random drawing, you must submit your votes for any of the six rounds of the tournament from March 18 – April 8, 2019. Voting for Round One and Round Two closes at 8:00pm PDT/11:00pm EDT on Wednesday, March 20 and Sunday, March 24, respectively; voting for the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight rounds closes at 8:00pm PDT on Wednesday, March 27 and Sunday, March 31, respectively; and voting for the Final Four and Championship rounds closes at 8:00pm PDT on Thursday, April 4 and Monday, April 8, respectively.

Each participant will earn four (4) entries into our random drawing for voting in each of the first two rounds, three (3) entries for voting in each of the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight rounds, two (2) entries for the Final Four round and one (1) entry for the Championship round. Thus, voters can earn up to 17 total entries. In addition, two prize packages will be awarded at the end of the tournament to the two voters who select the most correct (winning) match-ups. In the event of a tie, a random drawing will determine the winners from among those participants with the same number of correct match-ups selected. Our overall Grand Prize winner (i.e. the voter who picks the most correct match-ups) will receive a FITLY minimalist running pack, $50 Injinji gift card and $25 INKnBURN merchandise credit, while the winner from our random drawing of total entrants will receive a $50 Injinji gift card and $25 INKnBURN credit. The runner-up in each drawing will receive a $50 Injinji gift card. Each winner will also receive their choice of a RaceRaves classic tech tee, singlet (women’s style only) or race hat.

On or around April 10, 2019, RaceRaves will select the prize winners and notify them by email. If a winner fails to respond and claim their prize by 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, April 28, 2019, then another winner will be randomly chosen and secure all the glory and spoils therein.

An email address is required to ensure only one entry per person per round and to notify our winners at the end of the tournament. Only legitimate email addresses will have their votes counted and be entered in the giveaway. By submitting your email address you agree to receive periodic emails (including our monthly “Off to the Races” newsletter) from RaceRaves and only RaceRaves — you can unsubscribe at any time, and we’ll never share your info with anyone. We want you all to ourselves!


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