Boosting interactions in virtual races for charities

The virtual race for the TechGirlz charity shows off two recent improvements in the Racery activity feed. Below, you’ll see how the bigger avatars help emphasize human participation and socializing. And you’ll notice that the ‘activity feed,’ where racers can track each other’s real time mileage logs, now include real …

How hard is it to enter a virtual race?

Whether you run, swim, cycle, row or walk, entering one of our virtual races is faster than lacing up your shoes, ordering a beer, or brushing your teeth. Here’s a new video that shows how to enter a virtual race and then log your first miles. The only thing missing …

How to learn what people want (but don’t yet know they want)

“A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them,”¬†Steve Jobs famously said¬†about the importance of not depending on customers for new product cues. Obviously, most of the time, people do know what they want — a bigger pair of pants, a hotter bowl …

How a virtual race teaches history and geography

We take distances for granted. They’re marked on highway signs that whiz by at 70 miles an hour — 205 miles to Asheville, 83 miles to Kansas City.  And, as adults, we run shorter distances and know what that feels like — 5k, 10k, 13.1 miles. Some people even know …

How to use a virtual race to motivate a team of runners

A virtual race is an awesome way to motivate a high school or college cross country or track team, whether in season or out of season! Just add up all the miles you think a strong runner will accumulate during a season of training. Add 30% to that tally to …