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Go Hybrid and Combine In-Person Events with Challenges to Increase Reach and Sponsor Value

June 29, 2021

Sodisp is the most complete and engaging platform to host hybrid events and challenges. The only platform with Strava, Garmin, and Polar auto-sync. Start your hybrid event or challenge today on sodisp.com!

As more and more events are able to go back to in-person events, it’s key to support both in-person and do-anywhere events on the same platform. This not only offers best-in-class experience to all participants but also increases sponsor opportunities by increasing the reach of your event.

Integrated results platform for in-person races and do-anywhere challenges

Most events will be able to return to some form of in-person events over the coming months. That does not mean there is no place for do-anywhere challenges anymore. Combine your in-person race with a do-anywhere challenge (for anyone who cannot join on race day) to increase the reach of your event. This allows more inclusive events, allowing everyone to participate, regardless on their geographical location and availability on race day.

The sodisp platform offers a single unified platform to host both do-anywhere challenges and in-person race results. All on the same (fully-customizable) event page!

Use the collected data of the auto-synced activities from the GPS trackers of your participants to promote relevant upcoming events at exactly the right time. This allows you to keep them engaged with your brand throughout the entire year!

Social leaderboards with selfies, comments, and certificates

All events hosted on sodisp come packed with a range of social engagement features to keep participants engaged from start to finish. Results and leaderboards show the avatar of the user and allow liking, commenting, and easy sharing. Participants can upload their selfies and download their finisher certificates.

Maximize sponsor value

Hosting your event on the sodisp platform not only brings benefits to the participants but also increases sponsor value:

  1. More and longer relevancy: sponsors benefit from the longer relevancy a do-anywhere challenge offers. Not only will they be visible on race-day itself, but also in the weeks (or even months!) leading up to it.
  2. Increased visibility: sponsor messages can be integrated at plenty of locations on a sodisp event. A few examples for sponsor placements: as part of the headers, as a banner on top of the leaderboards, on the design of a badge or finisher certificate, in email communication, andplenty more options are available!
  3. Fully customizable integrated solution: all events on sodisp can be fully customized to match the event branding. Include your own Google Analytics code to track behaviour and engagement across the entire user journey.

Auto-sync with all major fitness brands for the best possible experience

Using our unique Garmin, Strava, Fitbit, MapMyRun, Polar, Suunto, and COROS integrationsowners of these devices can automatically sync their activities the moment they save an activity on their app/watch! We will take their activity and connect it with the virtual challenges they participate in.

We also support manual entry and the upload of gpx files to allow everyone to join the challenge. We automatically validate each activity based on the selected activity type to keep leaderboards clean.

Host your virtual or hybrid event on sodisp for the ultimate experience

Hosting a virtual challenge on sodisp is easy; using our powerful self-service tools help you can go live within a day! Competitive pricing solely based on the actual number of registrants for your event with no up-front or hidden fees. Do you have a larger event or questions about a white-label or tailor-made solution? Contact us to discuss pricing and possibilities.

Contact us (or request a demo) at hello@sodisp.com to learn how we can support you with your hybrid or virtual challenge.

About sodisp: The name sodisp is short for social distancing sports. sodisp.com was launched in May of 2020 by the founder of the largest running app in The Netherlands with over 10 years of experience in the endurance sports industry. sodisp.com is the most engaging challenge platform available on the market. Feel free to contact us at hello@sodisp.com.