What’s the buzz about our next virtual event, Doggy Dashers?

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With the participant community already representing 20 states, we thought it’d be fun to interview a registrant and hear what’s got her most excited about the event. Keep reading to hear why Emily’s so stoked to be signed up for Doggy Dashers! Continue reading

Three Barks for The Puppy Run, animal rescue, and more virtual events coming your way!

Gametiime’s second virtual event, The Puppy Run, recently came to a successful conclusion. With nearly 700 runners (including adults, kids, and plenty of four-legged friends), it was another swag-filled, social running experience enjoyed by runners in 44 states across the country.

tag_thepuppyrun_1433698777If you’re not yet familiar with a virtual run, it’s an event allowing runners to run locally but connect nationally (and perhaps even globally in the future). By signing up, registrants become part of an online participant community — centered around the event’s theme and charitable beneficiary. They run where and when they would like (within a given timeframe), share results, photos, and stories of their adventures, and receive exclusive merchandise in the mail to remember the experience.

For The Puppy Run, we introduced some brand-new additions to our offering, including:

  1. Three run distances for participants to choose from (5K, 10K, and half marathon)
  2. Customized ribbons for each of the distances above
  3. The addition of a dog registration specially-made for our favorite running buddies
  4. A more streamlined process for submitting your finishing time

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Gametiime wraps up the Pi Day 5K, donating $900 to empower STEM education for girls

As mentioned in our previous post, our very first virtual run, the Pi Day 5K, was a big success! Before the event, we had a guess that our growing running community and other runners around the country would be jazzed up about three things:

  1. The opportunity to run as part of a uniquely-connected online community
  2. Being part of a fun-themed event with an impactful cause
  3. Receiving awesome, exclusive merchandise mailed to their door!

Over 750 runners later, it was clearly true — the Pi Day 5K was a sweet, mathematical hit. Over the weekend of 3/12 to 3/15, runners across all but 5 states (as well as 3 Canadian provinces) submitted hundreds of photos on Instagram, finishing times for their well-earned miles, and received coveted Pi Day 5K swag and prizes.

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Races of Gametiime: Inaugural Ruff Run 5K & 2.5K Walk kicks off the 2014 Redmond Pet Fair

  • Race Name: The Ruff Run
  • When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 | Where: Redmond Senior Center (Redmond, WA)
  • Prize Drawing: The Ruff Run is giving away two FREE entries to the Gametiime community! Click here for your chance to win!

Ruff RunThe City of Redmond is introducing a new run and walk and it’s going to be a dog gone good time! As part of the City of Redmond’s Annual Pet Fair, runners and walkers can participate in the Inaugural Ruff Run. It’ll be a great local event where you can bring the whole family, including those in strollers and (of course!) your four-legged family members as well! Read more about what Ruff Run race director, Sarah Sandquist, had to say about this first year run and walk!

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A Dozen of the Most Beautifully Picturesque Races in California

Our hand-picked collection of gorgeous race venues you just have to see for yourself…

1. Big Sur International Marathon in Carmel, California

Source: Big Sur International Marathon

In this extremely popular event you’ll run along scenic Highway One, one of thirty-one All-American Roads, from Big Sur to Carmel. This race is USATF certified and a Boston Marathon qualifier features stunning views of the redwoods, rural ranches, and the Pacific Ocean.

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Kaskade announces EDM-inspired Spark Run 5K Race Series, melding the electronic music and running worlds

10172700_484722154962737_6471821482525765650_nRunning, as we all know, not only energizes the soul but fills our senses with powerful and memorable experiences. What also invokes these feelings? Great music!

It comes as no surprise then that Kaskade, world-renowned music artist and promoter of healthy lifestyles, has announced plans to combine music and running into an interactive and sensory 5K night run called The Spark Run.
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Gametiime launches its visual race directory nationwide

Today marks a big day in the evolution of Gametiime

Since launching our service down the west coast (Washington, Oregon, and California) as well as in New York and New Jersey, we’ve heard great feedback about how it’s made discovering races easy and fun.

As of this announcement, runners nationwide can now use Gametiime to find their perfect race — wherever they live or wherever they’d like to travel.

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