Kinomap Marks Veteran’s Day by Partnering with Run for the Troops 5K
November 10, 2023
BOSTON (Nov. 10, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – This Veteran’s Day, Kinomap salutes the service of American troops at home and abroad, past and present, and is proud to announce that Run for the Troops 5K, will be among the races featured on Kinomap for Races.
Taking place Sunday, Nov. 12 in Andover, Run for the Troops supports New England organizations providing essential care to active military veterans and their families. Participation makes it possible to provide financial resources to New England-based organizations for veterans, including 2023 beneficiaries Ironstone Farm, Homeland Heroes Foundation, and Home Base.
“It’s an honor to partner with Run for the Troops 5K and support the event’s mission,” said Gary McNamee, Kinomap’s Managing Director of North American Operations. “One of the many great features of Kinomap for Races is that it allows troops deployed overseas or stationed away from their home cities to have a piece of home by letting them see, hear and feel a local course, participating in their favorite road races from anywhere in the world. We anticipate Run for the Troops will be one of the most popular simulated events for veteran participation when live on Kinomap.”
How is a simulated race different from a virtual event?
A simulated race takes place on a treadmill or other cardio equipment, where the athlete can experience the elevation gains and drops of the course, see the sights and spectators as if they were running on the course itself, hear the cheers from the crowds and ultimately cross the finish line just like being there on race day.
“This Veterans Day, we’re thrilled that Kinomap will be on course filming our event and making it possible for supporters anywhere to run the race in the future,” said Bill Pennington, Founder and Race Director of Run for the Troops. “We have raised over $500,000 for veterans’ programs since 2011. Kinomap will help us take our efforts beyond race day to runners and veterans worldwide.”
Video of the race day experience is displayed in first person on your tablet, TV or smartphone, and event organizers can easily collect registration fees, promote charity fundraising, distribute swag and medals to simulated participants and offer in-video advertising, providing sponsors a highly targeted and global reach.
Events everywhere are invited to film their courses and upload them to Kinomap. Interested race directors can learn how their event can be included here.
About Run for the Troops 5K
Run for the Troops 5K is a non-profit 501(c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to assisting our military heroes. Bill Pennington founded the organization to honor his parents and all those that serve our country. His mother served in the Marines and his father served in the Navy for 30 years. His desire to continue to honor and support veterans is fueled by the knowledge of the sacrifices his family, as well as all other veterans, have made. Held annually on Veterans Day weekend, Run for the Troops 5K has have raised over $500,000 for veterans’ programs since 2011. Learn more at https://runforthetroopsma.org/
About Kinomap for Races
Kinomap is a developer of a patented course simulator technology for treadmills and other cardio equipment. The company partners with marquee endurance events, creating a race day course simulation, capturing all the electricity and excitement of the event from a runner’s point of view for an interactive course preview of an event, or to train and visualize prior to race day. Entrants can also participate remotely and officially through running, cycling, and even rowing in their health club or living room. This can turn a local live foot race into an international multi-sport event, creating a wider opportunity for the race with a pay to participate experience, benefitting the race, its sponsors, its vendors, its charities and participants around the world. For more information, please visit Kinomap for Races.
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