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 …

Put wings on your virtual turkey trot!

Planning to organize a virtual turkey trot for Thanksgiving 2020? Good news! Your virtual race can be bigger and better than last year’s road race. Bigger: Virtual races can be anywhere. Why not have everyone’s miles add up to push a team from your town’s public library to Plymouth Rock? And more people can join …

Nine features every virtual race needs

Virtual races only become real when enough racers believe in the race. Otherwise, virtual races are just “glorified time trials,” as Martin Fitz Huber put it in Outside Online. Based on thousands of suggestions from racers and race sponsors since 2104, we’ve built nine features that make virtual races real, …

Our first virtual horse race!

Fielding an inquiry from a group of horseback riders in Australia, we modified Racery’s race platform to include horse riding as an exercise mode. We asked organizer Bek Williamson about the race, and she sent this fascinating response: The Victorian Endurance Riders’ Association were looking for a way to motivate …