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 …

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 …

New feature: ambassadors

Want to reward racers for recruiting friends and colleagues to join your virtual race? Racery’s ambassador feature is for you. The feature: includes a personalized recruit racers link in the welcome email each racer receives after signing up suggests this link in the about section racers see after they’ve signed …

New feature: team chat with 2team

To boost camaraderie and competition in team races, team members can now have team-only chats in the race’s message board. A racer just types 2team to start a team chat. Teammates get an email with the message and a link to use to reply. Replies don’t require 2team and don’t …

Work-from-home tips to share with colleagues

To some, working from home sounds like a dream. For others, it’s a nightmare. Sure, there’s no commute and business-casual suddenly feels like dressing up. But these luxuries come at the very real expense of no in-person brainstorming and socializing, which are half the fun of a healthy workplace. Our …