So here it is folks, the contest you’ve all been waiting for! We’re going to be awarding prizes, extra swag and a chance for YOU to be the official prognosticator of the inaugural Groundhog Day Marathon! What is a prognosticator you ask? Good question, let’s see what Wikipedia says…
prog·nos·ti·cate [prog-nos-ti-keyt] verb, prog·nos·ti·cat·ed, prog·nos·ti·cat·ing.
verb (used with object)
- to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy.
- to foretoken; presage: birds prognosticating spring.
verb (used without object)
- to make a forecast; prophesy.
We’re leaving that 6 more weeks of winter crap to Gus’s less interesting cousin Punxsutawney Phil. Give us your best prediction, whether it’s six more weeks of “whatever” or something even more interesting.
AND THEN: Show up ready to rock in your best Groundhog garb and write your official prediction on the banner. We’ll have sharpies. We’ll pick the best (aka most hilarious). The best dressed Groundhog Runner declares your prediction to the people.
Why should I dress up as a Groundhog? Because, if you do it well enough we’ll award you Extra Swag and a Free Entry into next year’s race. Not too shabby.