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Monday, Mar 1, 2021 @ 12:01 AM
This Event Took Place Mon. Mar 1, 2021

It's March and it's MADNESS!

A basketball-inspired tournament but instead of dunking on people and sinking treys, you’re trying to run more vert than them. Every day of every week until there’s only one runner left.

Here's the format:

Starts Monday 3/1 at 12:01 am, ends Wednesday 3/31 at 8:59 pm

First Round: Monday 3/1 at 12:01 am - Sunday 3/7 at 6:59 pm

- all contestants go ham, top 16 continue on
- Seeding for Round Two is based on finishing vert for week- 1 through 16.
- Classic seeding style: 1 vs 16, 2 vs 15, etc. (see photo of bracket above)
- raffle for a Hoka gift certificate at 7 pm on FB Live

Sweet Sixteen: Monday 3/8 at 12:01 am - Sunday 3/14 at 6:59 pm

- head to head challenges
- raffle for a Hoka gift certificate at 7 pm on FB Live

Elite Eight: Monday 3/15 at 12:01 am - Sunday 3/21 at 6:59 pm

- head to head challenges
- raffle for a Hoka gift certificate at 7 pm on FB Live

Final Four: Monday 3/22 at 12:01 am - Sunday 3/28 at 6:59 pm

- head to head challenges
- raffle for a Hoka gift certificate at 7 pm on FB Live

Championship: last two runners go for three days (Monday 3/29 at 12:01 am - Wednesday 3/31 at 8:59 pm)

- raffle last Hoka gift certificate at 9 pm and the overall winner wins a $125 gift certificate for a Hoka One One online shopping spree

RULES:

1. Treadmills are okay- must provide photo evidence. Your treadmill MUST have a vertical gain function. Approximating your gain by grade and time will not suffice.

2. All GPS files and treadmill info must be uploaded to Strava. If you do not have a Strava account, get one now. We will be using a private invite-only group to tally the stats and data and having Strava is necessary these days anyway, so get one. Here is a link to the group: https://www.strava.com/clubs/MADVERT

3. Once your file is uploaded to Strava using GPS you must have access to the desktop version and use the “Correct Elevation” function. This normalizes the over-reporting of vertical seen on most Garmins as well as the under-reporting of vert seen on most Suuntos. Don’t worry about this- everyone will get equally screwed.

4. You must have your GPS files / treadmill photos and all pertinent info uploaded by the time the weekly deadline ends. Most weeks it will be 6:59 pm EST, except for the Championship round (8:59 pm). I’m doing this to give myself time to accurately look at all the data before the next round starts- I will be the ultimate arbiter of the data. If your files look fishy, I’m tossing the data. If you don’t like it, don’t sign up. Cheaters suck.

5. I hope to be a able to go live via FB or some other video streaming service to announce each week’s winners. Stay tuned for more on this- I'll have an official announcement by mid-February at the latest for this.

SWAG!

- We will raffle off five (5) Hoka One One gift certificates for $50 at the end of each round
- overall winner wins a $125 gift certificate for an online shopping spree on Hoka One One
- second place wins a $75 gift certificate for an online shopping spree on Hoka One One
- third and fourth place win $25 gift certificates for an online shopping spree on Hoka One One
- a VERTICAL MADNESS backpack
- a handmade, one-of-a-kind award from Ragged Cuts

What if I get knocked out?

That's okay- you're still "alive"!

If you get knocked out in the first week, don’t worry- you’re now playing for a discount or even a free race entry to a future Live Loud race.

10,000 feet gained = 10% discount

25,000 feet gained = 20% discount

100,000 feet gained = 50% discount

200,000 feet gained = FREE Live Loud race entry

This way you can stay in the "race" all month.

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