Review sourced from Frederique Bros, Women Love Tech
This is new and I love the concept. It’s not just a running app but it’s more like Uber and Airbnb for your running shoes. This app will revolutionise the way runners of all abilities find and join running groups.
The app is called “RunGroup” and it’s a FREE and easy to use social running app that uses GPS tech to help people find, join and create running groups that match their abilities, timetable and goals in their local area, city or anywhere in the world.
Put simply, what Uber and Air B&B are for finding transport and accommodation, RunGroup is for Runners finding running groups and running partners.
RunGroup’s founder, Vic Pisani says RunGroup is for every runner from people who have never run before to elite athletes and he hopes it will increase participation in running for fun, fitness, friendship and open up a new and more connected runners world.
“Life is so much better when you share it with another person and studies show when it comes to your health, friendships and fitness so is running. Group running changed my life five years ago and I want more people to experience the same positive impact.
“Many beginners avoid joining running clubs as they’re intimidated by an incorrect assumption that running groups are only for super fit and high level runners.
“The irony is, joining a RunGroup is the BEST thing a beginner could do, as the support, health, accountability and motivational rewards of running with a group delivers massive physical and psychological benefits you can’t get from running alone.
“The RunGroup app removes that psychological barriers for beginners by helping find others like themselves in their area – with the same abilities, timetables and goals. For regular runners and elite athletes it also connects them a worldwide running community of runners of similar goals and abilities to share their run or race training with. And for people who take their running shoes on their travels, I hope RunGroup grows to become their travel companion to help runners find a welcoming local running Group.
“Using the app you could arrive in New York or Paris one day and the next day you’re running with friendly locals you found on RunGroup ready to take you on their local run – for free. It’s like Uber and Airbnb for your running shoes.
“RunGroup’s free closed group messaging function is also perfect to use for spam free group updates or words of motivation and encouragement. We’ve got groups using RunGroup on every continent of the planet now and some exciting ideas and updates to come so things are looking very exciting for runners using RunGroup.”
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