Strava, the online network connecting the global community of athletes, has announced Running Races, a new feature on strava.com that unites race participants in an online community focused on specific races around the world. The feature connects runners in advance of race day to help them train and meet their race performance goals.
“Some of the common challenges in running a race are finding inspiration for your training routine and connecting with other people who share the same goal that you do,” said Alex Mather, vice president of product and user experience at Strava. “This new feature creates a virtual community of athletes who are planning to run the same race, helping them train and find extra motivation in the weeks and months leading up to a race.”
Each race-specific page sorts runners into groups based on their finish time goals, connecting them to the training activities of other race participants most like themselves. Running Races also provide a forum for discussing race-related topics like workouts, race day strategy and travel plans. Each race page has an interactive course map with elevation profile allowing runners to study the racecourse in detail.
Strava Running Races already has over twenty race pages that include iconic races in cities such as Boston, New York City, Paris and London. More races will be added in the coming months.
Pricing and availability
Running Races is a free feature available on strava.com today. Strava’s website and mobile apps are free and come with the option of Premium membership that provides in-depth analytics, motivational tools like instant results, and member-only rewards and benefits. Strava Premium membership is available for $6 USD per month or $59 per year.
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