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 …

How nudges help motivate virtual race participants

Life is busy, and we’ve all got too many things to remember to do. A tide of to-do lists washes over us daily. It’s hard enough remembering all the things we HAVE to do like… buying milk… or turning out the light… or emptying the dishwasher… or changing the oil. …

Nine ways to use a virtual race to promote company fitness

From doing step challenges, you already know that people stretch further when challenged to compete day-to-day with their colleagues on a simple goal like total steps/day. As the step totals rise week by week, staff push to keep pace with… or pass… their peers. Everyone benefits from the competition. The …

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. “Competitive groups frame relationships in terms of goal-setting by the most …

A step challenge upgrade — host a custom online company fitness challenge online

Tired of collecting employee exercise logs, then entering the miles into a spreadsheet to track everyone’s progress? Automate the process by launching a virtual fitness challenge through Racery’s full-service online platform. As employees log daily exercise miles, their progress is automatically updated on a virtual route and leaderboard. And racers …