How do you create a virtual race?

Whether you anticipate a few dozen participants or thousands, it takes just a few minutes to create a robust virtual race for company morale-building or charity fundraising. Before diving into creating the race, you should decide: How long will the race will last? One month works well for most companies. …

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 …

Relay teams will spice up your next charity or company virtual race

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 …

Convert any activity into miles in an inclusive virtual step challenge

If your company wants to host a virtual fitness challenge that’s inclusive, we’re ready to help! While many fitness challenges focus only on runners or walkers, Racery recognizes all types of activities. The more people you can involve in your company’s challenge, the more motivation and chatter you’ll generate. A participant …

Research shows that virtual races can double exercise rates

As companies seek to promote fitness using monatary rewards and gift cards, a key solution often gets ignored. New research by the University of Pennsylvania shows that simply putting people in a competition can nearly double their workout levels. ‚ÄúCompetitive groups frame relationships in terms of goal-setting by the most …

Everyone wins motivation in a virtual race for corporate fitness

What’s the biggest reason to join a virtual race? Racers say… MOTIVATION! We recently surveyed participants in a virtual race for nearly 350 employees of more than a dozen companies in the Greater Kansas City area. Asked how the 17-day race had impacted their exercise, almost everyone said the race …