Welcome to our fourth annual March Lunacy tournament! In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we want to provide a healthy (and entirely online) outlet to help runners stay positive and continue to support their favorite races while also discovering 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 sunshine and moonshine — they’re all here, and your votes determine which races advance to the next round.
Schedule of voting:
Round One (64 races): March 16-18 (Mon-Wed)
Round Two (32 races): March 19-22 (Thurs-Sun)
Sweet Sixteen: March 23-25 (Mon-Wed)
Elite Eight: March 26-29 (Thurs-Sun)
Final Four: March 30-April 2 (Mon-Thurs)
Championship: April 3-6 (Fri-Mon)
America’s Rave Race 2020 announced: April 7 (Tues)
Our fourth (Elite Eight) round of voting ends Sunday, March 29 at 8:00pm EDT, and will advance each regional champion to the Final Four. Note: Only one vote per person, per round will be counted. GOOD LUCK!
Note: Seedings are based largely on 1) total number of 2019 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, one randomly selected participant at tournament’s end will win a sweet prize package from our partners, along with an eye-catching RaceRaves tech tee, singlet or race hat. The more rounds you cast your vote, the higher your chances of winning. An additional prize package will be awarded to the voter who picks the most winning match-ups (out of 63). See details below.
Please thank our partners!
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 16 – April 6, 2020. Voting for Round One and Round Two closes at 5:00pm PDT/8:00pm EDT on Wednesday, March 18 and Sunday, March 22, respectively; voting for the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight rounds closes at 5:00pm PDT on Wednesday, March 25 and Sunday, March 29, respectively; and voting for the Final Four and Championship rounds closes at 5:00pm PDT on Thursday, April 2 and Monday, April 6, 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, one prize package will be awarded at the end of the tournament to the voter who selects 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.
Each winner will receive a gift from Sun Basket: their classic 2 person/3 meal plan, including taxes & shipping (an $85 value). Sun Basket ships to most zip codes in the United States, excluding AK, HI, and parts of MT, NM, and ND. If your area is not serviced, you’ll receive a $50 VISA gift card instead. The winner who selects the most correct match-ups will also receive a $100 ROAD iD gift card; the winner from our random drawing of total entrants will receive a $50 ROAD iD gift card. Each winner will also receive their choice of a RaceRaves tech tee, singlet (women’s style only) or race hat.
On or around April 10, 2020, 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 26, 2020, 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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