We’ve heard you say time and again just how motivating it is to strive for specific goals with deadlines, so we’ve combined that with the magic of group encouragement.
How It Works:
● Create a Running Group and select the challenge of your choosing: total distance over a week or month, or number of runs over a week. Decide how long you want it to go for. Pro tip: have fun with names and definitely use emojis. (See the screen below as an example.)
● Invite your friends—we think this is the perfect motivation for that one who’s been on the fence about running. Groups can include up to 25 people, and you can invite new people even after a group has started.
● Get running! Your group will get notified as you complete your runs towards the target, and the progress window will show just how close you are. There’s even a chat section for some friendly encouragement (or taunting). The ensuing notifications you’ll get are a big reason why a creative Running Group name makes for more fun.
You can download Runkeeper from the App Store for free.