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 hosting 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. In essence, these virtual competitions became relay races.
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 a team total. In fact, people often stretch much further than when they’re striving only for personal success.
That’s what all the research says too: contributing to a team motivates people to excel.
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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!