Ladies and gentlemen - start your engines! The best free contest in sports betting is back on the track, the Ultimate Race, and it returns April 22.
The rules are simple: the first person to get to 100 wins crosses the finish line and wins the incredible first-place prize of $2,500 in cash! The prizes don't stop there with the top 50 contestants all walking away with something. (Complete contest rules found here. Prize list below.)
Over 8,000 users from our dedicated community took part in the last Ultimate Race and Covers has now given away over $500,000 (U.S.) in cash and prizes since 2010.
Dave Larsen from New Jersey won the seventh Ultimate Race during March and April 2010 picking college basketball, NBA, MLB, NHL and some Arena League football.
"My plan was to hopefully hang around and then get hot at the end which is what happened when I jumped like six or seven spots in the last few days by going 14-2," Larsen told Covers.
On April 23, 2010, Larsen was behind after losing Game 1 in the Denver Nuggets-Utah Jazz first-round playoff series, which would have won him the Race.
The next day, he weighed his options with the early game, which was the New York Mets vs. the Atlanta Braves.
"Either take a later game and hope the Braves lost," Larsen explained of his thought process, "or take the Braves and if they win I finish third, or just go for it and take the Mets."
Larsen went for the third choice and spent the final inning of the game barely hearing the game on the radio in his truck. But he did hear the final out.
The Mets were +119 but pulled out a 3-1 win with Manny Acosta taking the win out of the bullpen.
"Came home and went right to the computer and there was my name (PSU12) at the finish line," Larsen remembers.
"What I ended up doing with the money was paying bills and such..." Larsen wrote in an email. "YEAH RIGHT! Took the wife and went to Atlantic City for a few days once the check arrived!"
FIRST PRIZE $2,500.00
SECOND PRIZE $1,000.00
THIRD PRIZE $500.00
FOURTH PRIZE $350.00
FIFTH PRIZE $225.00
6TH TO 10TH $100.00
11TH TO 20TH Covers Hoodie
21ST TO 30TH Covers Hat
31ST TO 50TH Covers Coffee Mug
WEEKLY DRAW Covers Prize Pack (Hoodie + Hat + Mug)