Kick off the Holiday Season with a Halloween Themed Race in RaceJoy!

Whether your race is eerily screeching past October or ringing in the New Year, the fall and winter holidays offer the perfect chance for participants and spectators to get out and enjoy the change of seasons. Races across the country are embracing the holiday season through running, walking and cycling experiences that also offer RaceJoy.

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Adding to the fun race experience of costumes and themed post-race celebrations, race organizers are offering RaceJoy’s live phone tracking, progress alerts and cheers!

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Each runner, walker and cyclist who carries their phone will have access to RaceJoy’s interactive race day features.

For those family and friends who prefer to stay in the comfort of their homes during the cold winter seasons, RaceJoy allows them to stay connected to their loved ones out on the course by tracking them live on a map view as their blue dot moves along the course. Users can also get updated on tracked participants’ progress with in-app notifications that provide continual updates with pace and estimated finish time.

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So, whether you want to track them along the course from home and motivate remotely or brave the cold to greet them at the finish, RaceJoy can help make your race day experience easier!

Supporting family and friends can also motivate their tracked participants by sending fun, prerecorded audio cheers or personalized Text-to-Cheer messages.

RaceJoy loves the holiday season, and we’ve got you covered with special cheers for each season. Don’t be too scared to try the sample Halloween cheer below!

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Kicking off the holiday season includes Halloween and costume races such as:

Races! Don’t miss out on the chance to offer RaceJoy’s advanced tracking features to your participants and spectators. Affordable pricing options are available for any race or sponsor to offer the interactive race day experience. Innovative tools for race organizers are available including race day monitoring and race operations management. For more information about offering RaceJoy, click here or watch this video overview.

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Queen Bee Half Marathon Participants Buzzed with Race Joy!

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The Queen Bee Half Marathon on Saturday, October 8th buzzed through Cincinnati as more than 3,000 finishers took to the streets. Race organizers of the Flying Pig Marathon are also the hosts of this weekend’s women’s half marathon and offered RaceJoy’s interactive race day experience to their participants and spectators for free for the second time this year.

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Organizers offered RaceJoy at the Queen Bee Half in 2015, its inaugural running, and the response continues to be very positive. Nearly 1,500 participants and spectators used RaceJoy this year for its live phone tracking, GPS-based progress alerts and Send-a-Cheer features.

Each participant of the half marathon and 4-miler events were able to access RaceJoy to be live tracked by their supporting family and friends as they moved along the course. Participants carry their phones and spectators can see where they are in real-time on the race’s official course map.

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Participants are also able to receive progress updates that are based on the GPS location of their phone and include information like pace and estimated finish time. Queen Bee Half Marathon alerts were issued at every mile. More than 15,000 alerts were sent to participants and their supporting family and friends!

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Participants can also choose to post these progress updates to their personal Facebook and Twitter walls in real-time. More than 250 alerts were posted to social media during the event!

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The Send-a-Cheer feature is a RaceJoy favorite, allowing spectators to send fun, motivational audio cheers to their tracked participants. Almost 3,000 cheers were sent including great usage of our Halloween cheers for October! What an un-bee-lievable show of support!

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Check out these popular Halloween cheers!

The cheer feature also allows users to send custom Text-to-Cheer messages allowing personalized messages to be sent in audio format.

The Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds for local charities that focus on women. The race weekend included plenty of pampering, swag and fun – all the perfect ingredients for a great girls’ weekend.

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The event offers a half marathon and 4-mile course that starts and ends at JACK Casino, buzzes through some of Cincinnati’s historic and scenic neighborhoods, and is lined with entertainment from bands and DJs.

Thank you race organizers for embracing RaceJoy and providing this one-of-a-kind race day experience for your participants and spectators!

 

Interested in RaceJoy for Your Race?

RaceJoy has moved to a free-only model for participants and spectators. If you’d like to offer RaceJoy at your upcoming race, affordable pricing options are available for any race or sponsor to offer the interactive experience. Innovative tools for race organizers are also included, such as race day monitoring, race operations team tracking and news alert system. Watch this overview to learn more.

More information about offering RaceJoy is available here.