The app is also a great way to connect to social media with links to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat as well as a built-in social wall, according to Perron. It’s a way to generate excitement and allow users to share their race experience. Organizers also use it to push direct messages to runners to alert them to schedule changes or provide other timely event updates.
Runners can also choose to set up an optional profile and log in for advanced features such as “My Schedule” that allows them to add events that they plan on attending or “My Message” that allows them to communicate with other users who are logged in. However, logging in is not required and all functions will work without it.
The app is free to runners, spectators, volunteers and the general public. It works on Apple and Android devices, including tablets and even laptops. It can be downloaded from the Apple App store or Google Play.