Jessica Morrow – I enjoy running on my own and definitely do most of my weekly mileage by myself. Sometimes on a long run by yourself you can start to doubt yourself and what you are doing. You come up with excuses to do less than your best. I love races, especially really big races with thousands of participants. Running with friends or running a race with a lot of people gives you visual representation that you aren’t the only crazy person out there. Longer distance races like half marathons and marathons are really fun because you know that most everyone there has been putting in same training hours as you. It sort of justifies your own training. Running is such an odd solitary sport that test your physical and mental endurance. Seeing other runners is like, “Yay! We are all doing this alone, together!”
We launched Gametiime Groups Beta a couple months back and, have since brought on two batches of avid running groups. We’ve seen them connect for meet ups, share tips and experiences, and (of course) have a place to discover and share races they love to do — easier than ever.
Here are our largest groups on Gametiime. Click below to join any you’d like!
A little less than a week ago, we launched race finisher medals — a way to recognize your efforts and add a little race bling to your Gametiime profiles. Here’s our leaderboard of top 10 race finisher medalists currently on Gametiime. Check out their profiles, give ’em a congrats, and start verifying your race finishes to get medals too! Continue reading →
As Gametiime continues to evolve into a more and more robust platform for runners to socially connect, it’s only appropriate that we give you additional ways to communicate with one another. Whether it’s for a good luck or a few quick tips leading up to an event, or a congratulations after a successful race finish, we thought it would be useful to give to give you the ability to leave a comment on a friend’s saved race. Continue reading →
Since launching our first batch of running groups weeks ago, we have helped running groups across the country to connect digitally and coordinate race meet ups easier than ever before.
For those of you in these running groups, you are showing us the value of social connections and having the ability to discover races based on what your friends are doing to the tune of 60,000 relationships* between fellow group members near and far — and it doesn’t stop there. All the while, you’ve also helped your respective charitable causes, running clubs, and brand sponsors raise awareness by personifying their mission as a healthy, active, and social race participant.
* A relationship is formed when one Gametiime user follows another and opts-in to receive notifications about the races they have saved, photos they have uploaded, and comments they have posted on Gametiime.
Prize Drawing: The Pettet Endurance Project is giving away two FREE pieces of merino running gear to the Gametiime community! Click here for your chance to win and don’t delay! Winners will be announced next Wednesday (10/15) at 4pm PT.
Pettet Endurance Project is a new merino wool apparel company based out of Seattle, WA. They focus on providing the highest-quality merino wool apparel for today’s runner, with all their goods carefully cut and sown in the US, and by turning the traditional apparel business model on its head. We had the awesome privilege of chatting with Greg Poffenroth, Founder of PEP, who gave us a glimpse into the company’s history, differentiators, and next moves.Read more about the running apparel company below!
Since launching our first batch of running groups for Gametiime Groups Beta, we have empowered thousands of runner connections around the world, provided a great way for runners to share race schedules, photos, and insider opinions, and given brands and causes another platform to spread their mission across the running community. Continue reading →