What IS Racery?
Racery makes motivation fun. Through real races on virtual routes, we create motivation and camaraderie for companies, charities and clubs.
We promise our partners:
Racery is the brainchild of a team of people who love to exercise. With an office in Durham, NC and one in Budapest, Hungary, Racery staff wanted to create a way to tie our love of exercise into a virtual competition. Since our proof-of-concept race in 2014, we've organized thousands of events.
Meet the team
Compacted into a single punctuation mark, Henry might be a hyphen — connecting words, skills, ideas and people. After working in Hungary as a journalist, he’s been building web-gizmos since 1996 — SaaS websites for French newspapers, DIY ad networks for bloggers, ginormous ad campaigns for movie studios, elegant analytics for Twitter. But none of that outshines Henry’s giddy love for Racery, which welds together his fascinations with running and connecting people. Returning to his roots as a journalist, Henry profiles racers and race sponsors on Racery’s blog — write him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If Kayla was a punctuation mark she would be the Interrobang — basically a question mark superimposed on an exclamation point (sometimes appearing as ‽), representing a simultaneous question and exclamation. Have you talked to Kayla?! If so, this will make sense to you immediately. If you've had a problem submitting, broken our system (calling out some of our craziest running groups here,) had a question about your race, or a deep thought about life and reached out to us, you may have reached Kayla’s inbox. She thinks of herself as that over-excitable friend that makes sure you reach your goals by whatever means possible — which usually means she bugs the crap out of the rest of the team until something gets done. Have a problem? A general inquiry? An existential life question? Don't be afraid to reach out to email@example.com. Helping you is her thing.
If Kristof was a punctuation mark he would be the Asterisk, which is commonly used as a wildcard character in computer science. He likes the challenges he faces in keeping the Racery servers running fast, reliably and efficiently, but - as a true asterisk - he is also ready to solve any problem that comes around, the more difficult the better.
Tamas as a punctuation mark would probably be the ivy leaf (❧). With a rainforest at his doorstep his favourite activity is trekking in nature, where he gathers his thoughts and learns wisdom through exploring nature’s patterns. As a long standing member of the Racery developer team he keeps shaping the code base to meet the ever changing demands of the seasons, making sure this organic growth also retains a solid structure at its core.
In the movie of Letters Zsolt would be ZWSP (zero width space or UTF8 0xE2), a special character intended for invisible word separation and for line break control.
Zsolt's role in Racery's code development is mostly invisible but ensures that parts of the system work together seamlessly and racers can enjoy a smoothly running (pun intended) service.
Zsolt started web development over ten years ago in the academic scene and a few years later he transferred to the for-profit business of online advertising and website hosting. Today Zsolt leads the team of engineers behind Racery.com. When not in the trenches he enjoys short runs around Budapest's beautiful Margareth Island, going on a bike ride with his older son and spending countless nights with hacking microcontrollers and embedded devices.