Wednesday, July 8, 2020
7:00 AM (Your Time)
SQUATCHINOLOGY (SEASON 1)
t’s Runner Vs. Runner…🏃♀️🏃♀️ Or 🏃♀️🏃♂️ Or 🏃♂️🏃♂️
Get ready for the Inaugural Squatchinology Virtual Running Tournament (Season One) that kickoffs on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 7:00 AM your time!
The Squatchinology Virtual Running Tournament is a 40 Day Virtual Running Event that will feature 64 Runners of all Running Experience Distances (5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2, 50K, 50M, 100K, 100, 200) that will battle their way mile by mile until they reach the Final Round of the Tournament and are crowned Top Dog of Season One! 🏆👣🐶 🙌
This is no ordinary Virtual Running Event because the Squatchinology Virtual Running Tournament features weekly Head to Head runner competition on a Mileage Point Based System that is designed to level the playing field between Beginner Runners and Elite Ultra Runners. Beginner Runners will be generously Seeded in the Tournament Brackets and will be given more Points for their Running Efforts than Elite Ultra Runners which will no doubt keep Elite Ultra Runners scrambling to avoid getting knocked out of the game by a Tournament Underdog!! Points will be awarded by Mileage Ran in a 4 Day Week Window and Runners that accumulate the most Points each week will continue to move further into the Tournament. Be aware that there is also a Charity Component to this event and Runners will have the Opportunity to purchase additional weekly Mileage Points to increase their odds of Winning. All funds generated by purchased Mileage Points will go directly to a local charity to be named at a later date. Be ready to bring your A-Game because it will be "Dog Eat Dog" in this Virtual Running Tournament as Runners try to Outrun, OutPace, OutSmart, OutDistance, and OutSquatch their Competition!
Tournament Seeding will be based on a Runner's Personal Best Distance Finish during any running event in the last 3 Years or their Personal Best Distance during a Self-Supported Run. During the UltraSignup Registration Process runners will be asked for their Personal Best Distance and based on their responses they will be assigned either a #1, #2, #3, #4, or #5 Tournament Seed…
Seed #1 = Completed a 50 Mile, 100K, 100 Mile, and 200 Mile run in the last 3 Years
Seed #2 = Completed a 26.2 Mile/50K run in the last 3 Years
Seed #3 = Completed a 13.1 Mile run in the last 3 Years
Seed #4 = Completed a 10K run in the last 3 Years
Seed #5 = Completed a 5K run in the last 3 Years
Please feel free to email the Race Director at Squatchinology@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding what you should select as your Tournament Seed Assignment.
Round 1 = July 8, 2020 (Wednesday) - July 12, 2020 (Sunday)
Round 2 = July 15, 2020 (Wednesday) - July 19, 2020 (Sunday)
Round 3 = July 22, 2020 (Wednesday) - July 26, 2020 (Sunday)
Round 4 = July 29, 2020 (Wednesday) - August 2, 2020 (Sunday)
Round 5 = August 5, 2020 (Wednesday) - August 9, 2020 (Sunday)
Final Round = August 12, 2020 (Wednesday) - August 16, 2020 (Sunday)
Monday = Mandatory Rest Day
Tuesday = Mandatory Rest Day
Wednesday = Tournament Run Day
Thursday = Tournament Run Day
Friday = Tournament Run Day
Saturday = Tournament Run Day
Sunday = Tournament Run Day
Tournament Points can only be earned by running on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (Pick any 4 Days to Run) with Monday and Tuesday deemed as Mandatory Rest Days for all Runners.
Each Round (Wednesday thru Sunday) runners will have the opportunity to select different Running Distances (i.e. 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2, 50K, 50M, or 100K) in order to earn Tournament Points based on their Tournament Seeding. Runners are only allowed to run and submit 4 Running Distances each Round. Please Note that available Tournament Point Distances are CAPPED at ONE DISTANCE “Greater Than” a runner’s Personal Best Finish or Distance.
Tournament Points that are up for Grabs for running the following Distances:
Seed #1 | 5K = 4 Pts | 10K = 8 Pts | 13.1 = 12 Pts | 26.2 = 16 Pts | 50K = 20 Pts | 50M = 24 Pts | 100K = 30 Pts
Seed #2 | 5K = 6 Pts | 10K = 10 Pts | 13.1 = 14 Pts | 26.2 = 18 Pts | 50K = 22 Pts
Seed #3 | 5K = 8 Pts | 10K = 12 Pts | 13.1 = 16 Pts | 26.2 = 20 Pts
Seed #4 | 5K = 10 Pts | 10K = 14 Pts | 13.1 = 18 Pts
Seed #5 | 5K = 12 Pts | 10K = 16 Pts
After each Round, all Runners are RESPONSIBLE for submitting their Tournament Distances/Points to the Race Director each Sunday Night by 10:00 PM (Mountain). All Runners that fail to submit their Mileage Points will automatically be eliminated from the Squatchinology Virtual Running Tournament. Runners that have the most points based on 4 Days of Running will WIN their Bracket and move on to the Next Round. If two Runners accumulate the same amount of 4 Day Points, the tiebreaker goes to the Lower Seed (ie. #5 Seed will Win a tiebreaker with a #1 Seed). If both Runners have the same Tournament Seed then the tiebreaker will go to the Runner that had the most 4 Day Points from the previous week.
A Tournament Distances/Points Template will be emailed to all Registered Runners at a later date.
TOURNAMENT POINTS SUBMISSION
All Runners are RESPONSIBLE for submitting their Tournament Points for each Round to the Race Director every Sunday Night by 11:00 PM (Mountain Time). All Runners that fail to submit their Tournament Points will automatically be eliminated from the Squatchinology Virtual Running Tournament. Runners that have the most points based on 4 Days of Running will Win their Bracket and move on to the Next Round. If two Runners accumulate the same amount of 4 Day Points, the tiebreaker goes to the Lower Seed (ie. #5 Seed will Win a tiebreaker with a #1 Seed). If both Runners have the same Tournament Seed then the tiebreaker will go to the Runner that had the most 4 Day Points from the previous week.
TOURNAMENT GPS TRACKING (STRAVA)
All Runners will be REQUIRED to post their 4 Day GPS Running Results on the Squatchinology Facebook Event Page during each Round of the Tournament. All posted GPS Links must be verifiable…No Post No Points!
Runners Must Post:
 TWO Running Results from their Wednesday/Thursday/Friday runs on Friday Night by 11:00 PM (Mountain Time) and also post TWO Running Results from their Saturday/Sunday runs on Sunday Night by 11:00 PM (Mountain Time).
 THREE Running Results from their Wednesday/Thursday/Friday runs on Friday Night by 11:00 PM (Mountain Time) and also post ONE Running Results from their Saturday/Sunday run on Sunday Night by 11:00 PM (Mountain Time).
To keep running results consistent among runners, the Squatchinology Virtual Running Tournament will REQUEST that all runners utilize the Strava Running Application to track mileage for their runs.
TOURNAMENT RUNNING LOCATIONS
Runners are allowed to run their Tournament Miles anywhere that allows for Safe Social Distancing and does not violate any Federal, State, County, City, or Town “Stay at Home” Covid-19 Pandemic Orders. Tournament Miles can also be ran on a Treadmill for Runners that simply wish to Stay At Home.
TOURNAMENT AWARDS & SWAG
The Squatchinology Running Tournament is very excited to announce that it will be Teaming Up with the very talented Folks at Elevation Culture (who are based out of San Diego, California) to bring one of a kind Finisher Awards and Top Finisher Awards to "Season One" of our inaugural Virtual Running Tournament!
All Runners that Register for the Squatchinology Running Tournament are guaranteed a Tournament Bib, Short Sleeve Tech Shit, and an Elevation Culture Finisher Award. There will be surprise Swag giveaways throughout the entire Squatchinology Running Tournament and Runners that reach the Final Rounds will receive Top Finisher Awards!
Runner Count for the inaugural Squatchinology Virtual Running Tournament will be capped at 64 Runners. If the Squatchinology “Waitlist” grows larger than 64 Runners, additional Brackets and/or Virtual Running Tournament will be added as needed!
TOURNAMENT SELECTION SHOW
The Sasquatch Running Company will be hosting a LIVE Tournament Selection Show on Social Media to unveil the Squatchinology Virtual Running Tournament “64 Runner Bracket Selections” for Season One! Date and Time of the Tournament Selection Show is still TBD so Squatch for more details!
TOURNAMENT Q&A SESSION
The Sasquatch Running Company will hold a LIVE Q&A Session on Social Media prior to the start of the Squatchinology Virtual Running Tournament to cover ALL Tournament Rules and to make sure that ALL Runners are on the same page!
TOURNAMENT CHARITY (**IMPORTANT**)
Be Aware that there is also a Charity Portion to the Squatchinology Virtual Running Tournament! During Event Registration, Runners will be able to purchase up to 15 Additional Tournament Points that can ONLY be used in “Round 1” and “Round 2” of the Squatchinology Virtual Running Tournament. All Funds (100%) generated by Runners purchasing Additional Tournament Points will be Donated to the Landsharks Running Club (Kindergarten - 6th Grade) of Colorado Springs, Colorado. There is no better way to give back to the Sport of Running as a Runner, Race Director, or Running Event than to support Non-Profit Organizations that help bring the Sport of Running to those that are the Future of our Sport!
For more information about the Landsharks Running Club (Kindergarten - 6th Grade) of Colorado Springs, please visit their website at: https://www.landsharksrunningclub.com
THE LAST SQUATCH STANDING / SECOND CHANCE TOURNAMENT
All Runners that sign up for the Squatchinology Running Tournament are AUTOMATICALLY registered for the The Last Squatch Standing / Second Chance Tournament. A Runner now has a second way to showcase their Running Skills because this Second Chance Tournament is based on the Cumulative Miles that a Runner runs throughout the Squatchinology Running Tournament. Thus, A Runner’s overall Standing/Ranking in The Last Squatch Standing pool of Runners will be determined by their Cumulative Total of Tournament Miles Ran during the Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, Round 4, Round 5, and Final Round tournament dates of the Squatchinology Running Tournament. So even if a Runner is eliminated in Round 1 of the Squatchinology Tournament, they should keep on running in order to compete against all other runners based on Overall Cumulative Miles Ran from the Start of the Squatchinology Running Tournament (JulY 8, 2020) to the End of the Squatchinology Running Tournament (August 16, 2020). Runners also have the opportunity to score The Last Squatch Standing / Second Chance Tournament Swag and Awards!
Since the Squatchinology Virtual Running Tournament is an inaugural event, there is a chance that an unexpected issue may arise during Tournament Play that will need to be addressed. All Tournament issues or concerns will quickly be forwarded to the Sasquatch Running Company Ambassador’s for a ruling. All ruling that pass through this 18 Member “Squatch Council” will be quickly communicated to all Tournament Runners.
Please be aware that Tournament Rules, Tournament Points, Bracket Layout, Tournament Dates, Runner Swag, or “Other Items” may be Subject to Change before July 8, 2020. Please make sure to check back in for new Tournament Updates!
TOURNAMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Sasquatch Running Company
Owner, Race Director & Ultra Runner