We launched Racery back in 2014 to help individuals motivate each other, even when they weren’t exercising in the same physical location. Each person’s daily mileage was logged on a virtual route, and her/his rank was marked on a leaderboard.
Later, companies and charities hosting virtual races for their staffers asked us to add “teams” to allow individuals to contribute personal miles to a team total. Each racer’s new mileage log would advance her/his team avatar on the virtual route. Kapow, our virtual competitions became relay races.
Since then, we’ve had autoworkers racing between factories spread across Europe, staff spelling a company’s first initial (W) across the US, donors traveling among firehouses in NYC.
We’ve seen teams galore — purple vs green versus blue, sales vs admin vs factory, Hufflepuff vs Slytherin.
These relay races showed that even people who claim they’re not competitive actually love to contribute to help a team win. Indeed, people often stretch further when contributing to a team. The same goes for charity fundraising, which shows up in team leader boards.
Now, we’ve taken our virtual relays one step further, allowing entire groups to roll all their miles together into a single avatar that progresses on the map. We call a “uniteam.” This mode lets the group cover much longer distances — think 15,000 miles around the US… or around the moon!
What are you waiting for? Test Racery’s core motivational features for free by creating a team or teams in this 5-day virtual relay race!