Here’s a fun 10,000 mile year-end company virtual race

We thought we’d seen just about every twist on virtual racing there is… and then along comes another giant twist! This December, staffers from WEST Inc aim to try to combine their exercise (converted into miles) and cover a 9,698 mile route, shaped as a ginormous W, for a¬†virtual race …

How do you set up a #group in a Racery virtual challenge?

You’re looking at the Racery.com challenge you’ve just joined and notice that, at the top of the Athletes (or Runners) tab, there’s a list of groups. Clicking each link shows you who else is in that group. You start feeling left out — why doesn’t your division, town, company, state, …

What’s the ideal lead time for announcing a virtual race?

We frequently get questions about best practices for virtual races. One question is particularly common: how much lead time is needed between announcing a virtual race and actually starting the race? That depends. At the one extreme, a group of tech-savvy athletes who know each other well and frequently communicate …

NEW! Virtual stair climbing challenge: Mount Everest or bust

Who hasn’t dreamed of climbing Mount Everest? If not for a few minor details — altitude sickness, -30 degree breezes, $45,000 fees, unstable ice, giant crevasses — most of us would have tried by now, right? Today you can challenge colleagues to use stairs climbed at home or work to …