Dirtbag Friends! I come to you with a special contest offer, which is almost a direct repeat of last year's special contest offer.
As you know, the Honolulu Triathlon is coming up and your favorite Dirtbag will competing in the Olympic distance event, my second time at this distance, the first time being last year's event! And if I've learned anything from Grantland.com's Sports Guy its that if something is fun to watch, its way more fun to gamble on. So as a Special Event Fundraiser Extravaganza Dirtbag Fitness proudly presents the 50/50 Guess My Time Challenge!
Here's the scoop:
-For every $5 sent in to Dirtbag Fitness using the PayPal link to the side, beneath the sponsor, Twitter, and followers widgets, you can have one guess at my overall finish time of the Honolulu Olympic Distance Triathlon in 15 second increments. The person closest to my actual time will be sent 50% of the total Dirtbag donations, with the other 50% going towards the care, feeding, upkeep, and competing of Dirtbag Fitness. (If this does well I'm using the money towards bigger and more expensive races, a cadence sensor for the bike, or new tri duds. If it doesn't I could always use more tire tubes.)
-For $25 you can have six guesses. That's one free guess, allowing you to block off a whole minute and a half for only $25.
-You must put your prediction in the comments below on this blog so everyone else can see and we don't get any doubles. Also, please send your predictions with the paypal payment so I have all your information in one place should you win.
-Rather than spoon feed you what I think my time will be, you've gotta use your noggin. I'll tell you it should be slower than two hours but faster than three.
-Remember, you must guess in 15 second increments. Please use a hours:minutes:seconds format for your prediction with along the lines of, "My prediction is a total overall time of 2:03:15. Dirtbag is a rock star of epic proportions!" or "I think Dirtbag will destroy the field with a final time of 1:56:30. I also think his awesomeness will cause any pregnant women he passes to spontaneously give birth, and any fertile but not pregnant women to suddenly become pregnant."
-To sweeten the pot, if you manage to guess my exact time to the second I'll send you 75% of the donations rather than 50%.
-This Fundraising Contest begins today and ends the night of May 19th, which is the day before the race.
If this goes well and there is lots of participation then the pot will be nice and healthy and you'll be able to buy that tank of gas you've always wanted. If it doesn't go well and only two people participate...well then I'll send thank you emails to Dirtbag Parents and Dirtbag Best Friend, give someone their ten bucks, and pretend this never happened.
The relevant information once more is :
$5 = one guess
$25= six guesses
Guess in 15 second intervals
Post guess(es) in the comments below.
Thank you for playing, donating, and reading and good luck to everyone!