We chat to fellow runners online or meet them at run clubs all the time, but how often is it that you make a new friend at an event?
We are very excited to partner up with racecheck to transform race participation into a more social experience. Together, we aim to give all runners the opportunity to meet a new running friend from the moment they enter the Guildford 10k on 13 October. Not everyone has a running buddy (yet), but by offering runners the chance to join a team community, everyone has the opportunity to meet new (and probably local!) people.
If you’re already one of the hundreds of runners who have already signed up for this exciting new road run, you will have already chosen your “racecheck team”. So what does this mean?
All Guildford 10k participants will receive a complimentary headwrap (buff) which reflects a racecheck team colour. During online registration, runners are invited to join either #TeamPink, #TeamOrange or #TeamTurquoise. Invite your friends to join the same team as you, or challenge your colleagues to race against you in a different team – you decide what you want to get out of being a racecheck team member!
If you follow @racecheck and @aatevents on social media*, you can “e-meet” other Guildford 10k participants who will be representing their teams using their team hashtags: #TeamPink, #TeamOrange or #TeamTurquoise. Motivate each other, encourage others to join your team and share your training stories. We recommend that you download the racecheck IOS app to receive racecheck team updates.
On race day, the colour-coded buffs will help you to easily identify other people in the pack who are running in your team – so in the spirit of encouraging others, why not make the effort to give them an extra cheer if you see them in the pack?
Those who thrive on the competitive aspect of running as part of a team will enjoy the racecheck team results table. Who will be the winning team – #TeamPink, #TeamOrange or #TeamTurquoise?
We’re particularly pleased to be working with our friends at Racecheck to transform Guildford 10k participation into the ultimate social experience. Racecheck have a fantastic online community of over 500 athletes – many of who will be taking part on 13 October. The community is founded on their members’ passion for sharing race experiences to benefit other athletes, and belief in their motto: #neverracealone.
Behind this active online community is the racecheck platform itself – a website and IOS app aimed to help athletes find, book and plan great endurance events. Their platform helps transform event participation into a wider social experience by enabling athletes to connect with each other online, and share race calendars and results.
You can get a personal experience being offered tailored race recommendations and tens of thousands of past participant reviews helping athletes find their perfect race. It has been dubbed “the Trip Advisor for sporting events”.
So why not download the racecheck app today, and start enjoying the benefits of being a part of the racecheck and Guildford 10k community:
1. Community. Racing is better with friends. Follow your fellow participants and get notified of friends’ activities, including race calendars, finish times, and reviews. Crowdsource your racing experience and register for races on the fly.
2. Up to date. Follow your favourite races and get notified about last minute deals, updates, and announcements.
3. Reviews. Tens of thousands of reviews to help you find your perfect race. Tap into the experience of the community for unbiased feedback, and use our multi-tiered rating system to assess an event from many different angles.
4. Find. Specify your sport, distance, date and location, then sort results by those closest to you and by real participant ratings. Looking for a specific type of course?
* Follow @racecheck and @aatevents on social media. Use your team hashtags #TeamPink , #TeamOrange and #TeamTurqiouse to join the conversation.
Like @racecheck and @aatevents on facebook.
Follow @racecheck and @allabouttri on Twitter.
Follow @racecheck and @aatevent on Instagram.