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2021 Competition Format

Competition dates: Feb. 24–26, 2021

Day 1–3: Virtual business case competition hosted by the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business
Day 3: Virtual awards events

Team Composition:

  • Teams will consist of four graduate students.
  • Teams must include at least one male and one female competitor.
  • Every team member must be a current student at the educational institution affiliated with the application submitted by the team.
  • Teams may include any combination of part-time and full-time graduate students.
  • Teams may not have more than one executive MBA student participate.
  • Only one team per university may compete.

Registration Information

Registration for Race & Case 2021 has closed. A link to register for the 2022 competition will be posted when it becomes available.

The registration process is first come, first served to the first 10 teams that register and pay a $250 non-refundable deposit.

A team is not fully registered until the application form is completed and the non-refundable deposit is submitted. Registration for 2021 closes when the 11 available team slots are filled. Teams registering after this will be placed on a standby waitlist and will be admitted on a rolling basis should a slot become available after the registration deadline.

Case Presentation

The case portion of the competition will make up 90% of the overall score. The competition will focus on a business case with an ethical dilemma. The case will be delivered to each team prior to the date of the competition. Each team will present their solutions twice, to two separate panels of live judges.

A random drawing will determine the order that each team will present.

Presentations should be formatted as PowerPoint. Teams may request additional formats, pending the approval of the Race & Case organizers. The presentation must be given in English.

Virtual Race Component

In lieu of our usual ski and snowboard race, we’ll have a virtual race for competitors. More details about the race component of the competition are to come.


A cash prize pool will be divided among teams whose combined case and race scores place first, second and third. The winning team will receive the Race & Case Winners’ Cup to display on campus for the following year and will be automatically eligible to compete in the next year’s competition.