For the 2015 Patch Sprint, race #1 will go to the participant (racer or trekker) who generates the highest total of donations for the Adirondack Scholarship Foundation.
To qualify, a participant may either make the highest donation, or have as many people as he or she can recruit donate on their behalf to add up to the highest amount. As of February 17, the highest donor amount is $250.
Prior to 2013, #1 was worn by the defending overall race champion "but as this is, first and foremost, a fund raiser, and secondly a race, we thought it more appropriate to honor the highest donor," said event co-founder Greg Henderson.
The contest for #1 will close on May 15.