Cancelling Your Race? Now There’s A Feel Good Solution For Your Runners & Partners
March 12, 2020
Motigo Technology to Provide Events With Audio Powered Virtual Race Experiences
Denver, Colorado – March 12, 2020 – With our beloved running industry facing unforeseen challenges and increasing uncertainty around prospective cancellations due to the Coronavirus, Motigo, the pioneer in delivering personalized audio to athletes during their activities and races is making its platform available to events forced to cancel their race day. Using the Motigo app, events can offer their runners a free, immersive audio run experience as a way to soften the blow of an unfortunate cancellation while also engaging their community in an authentic, feel good way.
With a typical setup period of 48 hrs or so, Motigo can work with any event to create audio based, virtual “race” experiences within the Motigo app for iOS or Android, allowing runners to complete their planned race day distances wherever they are and whenever they want – all while being cheered on and supported by audio messages from friends and family as though it were the live event. Plus events along with their sponsors (if desired) can also record and deliver engaging and entertaining messages to enrich the experience – for example, races can create in-run audio tours with messages to help runners feel like they are out there on the actual course, hearing periodic audio messages about course landmarks, points of interest, and other race or destination specific attributes they would have encountered on race day.
“As runners ourselves, we know firsthand the emotional distress caused by being unable to participate in a planned race – most often its due to a personal injury. The road to race day entails multiple months of training coupled with an emotional excitement which builds as the race nears, and while we could never replace that experience, we take pride in being able to provide everyone who has trained hard and readied themselves, with an alternate experience to somehow try and help fill the void created by an event cancellation due to Coronavirus”, said Dan Nagler, Co-Founder of Motigo.
With a history of enriching the runner experience for event partners such as the Marine Corps Marathon, Austin Marathon, Des Moines Marathon, Big Sur, Destination Races, Hospital Hill and various other great events of all sizes, we’re here to help if we can.
Interested events and race directors can reach out to [email protected] to learn more about the various ways to use the Motigo technology as a virtual solution in the unfortunate case of event cancellation.
Motigo is a mobile based, social application that connects runners to their biggest supporters. Created by a Colorado husband and wife team, Motigo delivers Emotional Fuel™. Its proprietary personalized audio messaging creates a timely and powerful connection between runners and their friends and family via personal, pre-recorded audio messages, which runners automatically hear at selected intervals throughout their event. The app, available for iOS and Android, helps runners overcome the mental and emotional challenges associated with running-event participation, while enhancing the experience for all. From consumers to non-profits and race sponsors, everyone involved in running wins with Motigo. For more information, visit getmotigo.com.
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