Global Runner Guide - RunAway App
This is the story behind my idea to build RunAway, and App that guides travelling runners to get to know a city while doing their daily running ritual.
Annie is a runner, she travels a lot because of work and also because she loves to know new places. Every time she is in a new city she dreams she could just click a button on her phone and find a running route that is safe, close to her hotel, full of beautiful sight seeing places, and challenging enough to fit her exercise goals. However all she has is a hotel concierge that writes up a map for her to follow, but that she can never really follow. As a result, she skips running and goes to the treadmill in the hotel gym.
Well, if you are a runner, you know how frustrating it can be tu run inside on a treadmill, especially if you know you could have an awesome run getting to know a city by running along tracks that offer great views. So, yes Annie still dreams of her global running guide App.
But we will change that! For all those Annies in the world, I have developed RunAway, and App that automatically knows where you are, and what your exercise preferences are, and shows you all the routes in the city that meet your training goals and preferences and offer you a real sightseeing experience.
You can select routes based on closeness to your hotel, level of difficulty, distance, runner population, and what type of experience you want, whether it is just running, challenging your record, meeting fellow runners, or having a quick ride in along places worthwhile seeing in the city.
RunAway will also help you connect with runner groups, or running trainers in the city, so that you can keep on training for a marathon even when you are travelling.
While you are running, this App will alert you via voice activation features of "must see" places along your running route.
So, for all those global runners, here is your best travelling companion for the best global running experience.