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Upcoming changes to scoring on sodisp to further motivate athletes to improve their social distancing

June 27, 2020

sodisp is a brand new sports platform to quickly create virtual events and challenges. It's free to use for most events. Start your virtual event today!

June 27, 2020 – Our mission at sodisp is to encourage outdoor fans to enjoy the great outdoor responsibly during these worrying times. The goal of our unique scoring system has always been to award more points for activities that had lower estimated people density on the route. This to encourage our users to go out early in the morning or late at night and avoid busy parks and city centres.

Challenge your participants to improve their social distancing

Now more than ever, we can make a difference for others around us by promoting and maintaining social distancing. Instead of focusing on the negative, we turn it around and challenge our users to optimize their social distancing while enjoying their outdoor activities.

By using gamification techniques we award points for avoiding crowded places, such as city centres, and for doing workouts off peak-hours.

Changing from penalty points to bonus points

Up until now we have calculated our sodisp points based on the total completed distance minus some penalty points. Those penalty points were based on the estimated people density. We will be changing this per July 1 to a bonus point system where we award you if you keep more than average social distance.

Changing into a bonus point system is more in line with our mission: the more social distance you keep, the more points you score!

Connect using Garmin and Strava

sodisp allows participants to connect using their Strava app or Garmin device. We automatically sync runs, walks and rides from Strava and Garmin, it all goes automatically! We also support manual upload of gpx files for users without Garmin or Strava.

Every run or ride gets a score which is based on the estimated people density at that specific track and at that moment in time. Read more on our scoring system.

Available now and free for most events

To celebrate our launch, starting a virtual event on sodisp is free of charge for all events with less than 10,000 participants. Do you have a larger event? Contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Creating your own virtual event takes only a few minutes; simply go to https://sodisp.com/and click on the ‘Create Your Event’ button at the top. After the quick setup, your participants can join using their Strava or Garmin accounts or quickly create a new account.

Feel free to drop us a line at [email protected] when you have a question or if you want to know how sodisp can help your event be more successful.

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].