Introducing our DIY virtual route builder (AND a fun contest!)

So….we’re SUPER pumped to announce one of our favorite new features to date. You can now create your OWN custom virtual routes hitting the waypoints that matter to you. Use your virtual challenge to virtually transport your donors and volunteers to the places and people — clinics, shelters, villages — …

9 ways to get the most out of Racery!

So, maybe you’ve been using Racery for a while. Maybe you’re a total newb. Either way we bet there are some Racery features that you have no idea exist….and this means you are missing some FUN!

NO WORRIES, we’re here to enlighten you….

1. We have an app!!! Actually…we have two apps. A Racery Virtual Races app for iPhone and one for Android. Go download the app that fits your smartphone needs for optimal mileage logging and race perusing.

2. Log your miles directly on the race page via web or app to see awesome Google Street Views of your virtual location, submit photos, and immediately get rewarded with your personal achievements!

3. Add a hashtag or three when you log miles!! This #awesome little feature allows for easy filtering of mileage logs within a race to see patterns in your own mileage, connect with other likeminded people, and #discover new information!! Tag your favorite routes, weather conditions, goals, even the area you run in. When you enter the “#” our software even automatically suggests popular hashtags!

4.Tag people by adding an @nickname to a comment, whether you’re running with them in real life or passing on the virtual route — and they’ll get a notification!

5. Add a photo — your shoes, buddies, a bloody knee — when you log miles. This will entertain (inspire? gross out?) other runners, and also be fun to look at six months from now in your personal log on your bio page.

6. Speaking of which, did you even know you’ve got a bio page with a complete record of your history, both in your current race and previous? You can find it by clicking on “my bio” in the navigation at the top right of your race page when you’re logged in! Or just add your bio after www.racery.com/____ and you’re  there!

7. Now that you know that it exists….FILL OUT YOUR BIO PEOPLE! You can upload a bio photo (this will personalize your avatar on the map), age, location, affiliations, groups and more!! Complete yours and visit others to get to know other participants.

 

8. Share your awards, bib and postcards— our digital souvenirs are optimized for sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — let your friends know what you’re doing and maybe they’ll be inspired to get out hustling too!

9. Use the messageboard for good, not evil. (Okay, maybe sometimes evil…) Share routes, healthy tips, race ideas, recipes, meetup information, funny anecdotes, or ask questions. Talking to someone in particular? Tag them in your message so
they get a nifty little notification.

These are just a few of our favorite Racery things. Have your own favorite Racery gem? We’d love to hear from you!! Give us a shout at team@racery.com!!

#NewYearNewHashtags — Racery introduces #hashtags

Why do we use hashtags? Well, if we’re being honest with ourselves there are a BUNCH of reasons — from hinting sarcasm (#sorrynotsorry), to keeping up with the news (#Brexit), to making the best out of a situation (#wokeuplikethis).  Hashtags help us filter through an endless stream of digital information …

Blueprint for a virtual race with a scavenger hunt

We’ve got virtual scavenger hunts on the drawing board. This functionality would allow racers to compete with their group in spotting various items on runs — a badger, a Maserati, a Japanese flag — during the course of a multi-week virtual race. It would be up to the group to …

Virtual races now with Google street view

Last week we rolled out Racery’s new street view functionality. This cool functionality works for both our paid and free virtual races. Please give it a try and let us know what you think! As of now, you can get a view of your exact location on the virtual race route …

Easily access your current virtual races

We’ve just updated the racer bio pages to include links to any current and upcoming races that a racer is participating in. So if you’re a runner or cyclist or walker or rower who is participating in one of our virtual challenges, this is your new hub!  Look in the …