How it works

Behold, the bracket! The initial time trial will be used to organize everyone into 16 balanced heats of 5 runners each. In Round 1, the winner in each heat will advance, plus the next three fastest runners from adjacent heats. After Round 1, we'll have 40 runners remaining in the winners' half of the bracket, in 8 balanced heats of 5. In Round 2, the format repeats: the winner in each heat will advance, plus next fastest three runners from adjacent heats. 40 becomes 20. In Round 3, 20 becomes 10. In Round 4, 10 becomes 5.

All participants will be able to run all rounds of the tournament! Even if you're eliminated from winning the championship, you won't be eliminated from the fun and thrill of the tournament!

In Round 5, we'll have a championship heat of 5 runners, plus 15 additional heats of 5 that will be competing for 6th place, 11th place, 16th place and so on. No matter your speed, experience, or skill level, you should have a very competitive final heat!

Upon conclusion of the tournament, we'll have awards for the following:
  • Tournament Champion
  • Top male, 11-20 years old
  • Top male, 21-39 years old
  • Top male, 40-49 years old
  • Top male, 50-59 years old
  • Top male, 60-69 years old
  • Top female, 11-20 years old
  • Top female, 21-39 years old
  • Top female, 40-49 years old
  • Top female, 50-59 years old
  • Top female, 60-69 years old
Click on the bracket below for a full PDF version. We'll have a huge printed version on hand that we'll fill out as we go!