10.10.10 -- A fun race idea for the weekend
Yesterday I received an e-mail for what sounds like a fun idea for a race, playing off Sunday's date of 10/10/10. Here's the info:
Ten - Ten - Ten Run on 10/10/10
Well, someone had to have this crazy idea on short notice, so here it is:
Meet at Canton Waterfront Park across the street from DuBurns Arena between 8:30 and 9:30 AM on Sunday October 10, 2010 for a 10K run. The rules are as follows:
Distance: 10 Kilometers (6.2 miles)
Entry fee: $10.10 (bring the dime, since all change will be given in the coin of the realm, not bills!!!!!)
Free Entry: To all runners bringing a drivers license that proves that their birthday is 10/10/XXXX.
Starting time: Variable, you pick between 8:30 AM and whenever.
Winner(s): Runners finishing closest to 10:10:10 AM. If no runner finishes exactly at 10:10:10 AM, then the closest finisher to that time will be declared the winner. If two people are identically spaced on either side of the target finish time, then there will be two first prizes!
Winner -.10 + $10 + 10 x $10 bills
- If the winning time is within TEN seconds of the target (10:10:05 to 10:10:15) then the winner will also receive a Timex Ironman Watch.
- If the winning time is within 1.0 seconds of the target time (10:10:095 to 10:10:105) then the winner will also receive the brand newTimex GPS Speed /Distance system with an MSRP of $300.
-If the winning time registers to depart at exactly 9:07:00 AM and maintains a 10:10 pace to finish at exactly 10:10:10, then in addition to the ten cents plus $10 + 10 x $10 bills, Timex Ironman Watch, and Timex GPS system, that person will also receive a free pair of shoes from the Falls Road Running Store.
Rules: ABSOLUTELY NO WATCHES, HEADSETS, or ELECTRONIC DEVICES (iPHONE etc) of any kind. This is so you have to judge your pace based on your training year to date. No help from watches or smartphone apps.. Leave your electronic devices at home or in the car. Anyone wearing a watch, iPod, smartphone, GPS system or other potential timing aid will need to tag the device and leave it at the registration TENt. Determine the time
Race day registration only. Maps and water on the course. If planning to come, please rsvp a heads up to email@example.com so we have plenty of refreshments for all.