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Sodisp virtual platform to selected to host the 2nd Annual Mermaid 24 Hour Virtual Relay starting on May 15th

April 27, 2021

Participants can invite friends or co-workers to create their own team or join an existing Mermaid team as an individual for this unique, time based relay. Event hosted on the Sodisp.com virtual platform.

San Jose, CA (April 27, 2021) The Mermaid Series, a women’s focused triathlon and running race series is gearing up for the 2nd Annual 24 Hour Virtual Relay. Last year the event filled to capacity with participants from five different continents joining together and handing off the baton from one runner to the next over the 24 hour event. The event will leverage the Sodisp virtual platform and their robust tools for managing teams and customizing relay slots. Participants have the option to create and manage their own team or sign up as an individual and join one of the Mermaid managed teams. The event is broken up into 1 hour relay slots and participants can sign up for one or multiple slots throughout the 24 hour period. This gives teams the flexibility to assign relay slots based on how many members their team will have.

“We’re constantly coming up with ideas to create fun and engaging events for our participants. The virtual platform is a key element to hosting a successful event and it has to be able to handle the backend logistics,” said Carlo Facchino, Founder of the Mermaid Series. “From team management to the ability to fully customize your relay slots, Sodisp has put together a platform that can be tailored to your exact needs.”

The 24 hour relay gives participants from around the globe the opportunity to run during their favorite time of day, or night! Participants can sync their favorite GPS device or manually enter in their time. The leaderboard will give teams a real time view of their miles as teams compete to see who will cover the most miles over a 24 hour period. “Last year, the 24 Hour Relay was by far one of our most engaging virtual events. From sunrise to sunrise, we loved seeing the constant stream of photos from participants as they kept the baton moving!” Teams and individuals can register for the event at: www.mermaidseries.com

Using the unique Garmin, Strava, Under Armour, Fitbit, Polar, Suunto, and COROS integrations available on Sodisp, owners of these devices can automatically sync their activities the moment they save an activity on their app/watch! Next to relay races Sodisp offers 9+ other challenge modes to create unique and engaging experiences. Events interested in hosting their own event, challenge or relay race can contact Sodisp at [email protected] to learn how we can support you with yourevent.

About Mermaid Series: The Mermaid Series provides a positive and encouraging community for women from all backgrounds to experience the joy of crossing the finish line. Based in California, the Mermaid Series hosts in-person events in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Colorado and Washington. Since the pandemic, the Mermaid Series has welcomed over 9,000 virtual participants.

About sodisp: The name sodisp is short for social distancing sports. sodisp.com is launched in May of 2020 by the founder of the largest running app and community in The Netherlands and with over 10 years of experience in the endurance sport events industry. sodisp.com is the latest platform to combine gamification with outdoor sports to allow its users to enjoy the great outdoors, even in this challenging post-corona era. Feel free to contact us at [email protected].