Fundraise with a virtual run art challenge (new!)

For charities looking to offer its backers a virtual contest that’s both social and physical, we’ve created a new race mode: the run art challenge. Participants will download Racery’s Android or iPhone app and then track where they walk or run. Our online map will then display each participant’s route. …

Examples of sizzle reels for virtual races

Sizzle reels are a fantastic way to celebrate and remember the spirit of a virtual race. These recent videos, below, use photos that racers posted during their respective events. Hosted by wear blue: run to remember, the Piestewa Challenge honored the 174 women who have given their lives in continued …

Motivate virtual racers with beautiful personalized digital bling

Racery’s virtual races motivate racers with lots of types of digital bling. Some racers print their personalized bibs or awards to display on an office wall or refrigerator, others share their digital versions on social media. The bling examples below show what every racer gets in standard Racery events. The …

Eleven reasons a virtual race works better with teams

Want to supercharge your next virtual race? Invite racers to compete on teams! Teams add extra layers of competition to a virtual race. In addition to Racery’s standard individual leader boards, teams jockey in real-time leader boards that tally team miles and (in charity races) contributions. Teams engage people who …

‘Awesome’ virtual charity race ‘runs itself’ for JA South Dakota

This spring when Junior Achievement of South Dakota started pondering how Covid 19 would affect its work, two things were clear, says Rachel Petersen, events manager for the organization. First, looming economic dislocation meant that JA’s programs for K-12 students—about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship—would be more important than …

How to price a virtual race’s entry fee to maximize fundraising?

For a nimble charity, a virtual race creates multiple touch points and levers for fundraising—with none of a road-race’s hassles like renting porta potties, securing permits or risking a rain-out. While many charities try to maximize race proceeds by charging high registration fee, we hope this post convinces you that …