This weekend, the Hogeye Marathon & Relays is taking things to the next level by offering RaceJoy’s advanced tracking and interactive race day features in its 42nd running.
With the addition of RaceJoy, participants can get an extra motivational lift by knowing others are tracking them, receiving live continual progress updates and fun, encouraging cheers from friends and family.
The Hogeye Marathon takes place in Springdale, Arkansas and this will be the first year the race organizers will use RaceJoy to provide a unique race day experience for its participants and spectators.
This fun, historic event offers a variety of course options for whatever distance you’re looking to complete, including a marathon, half marathon, 5K, and a 4-person marathon relay. This year, there’s also a new course that will take runners past the city’s five major parks and will include a portion of the Lake Fayetteville Trail.
As part of this year’s event, RaceJoy is added as a complimentary service. Those who download the app and carry their phone on race day will have access to live runner and walker tracking on an interactive map view. Friends and family, both at the race site and from the comfort of their homes, can track participants and know exactly where they are along the course.
Participants and spectators will also receive GPS-based progress alerts that include information like pace and estimated finish time. Participants have the option to post these alerts to their personal Facebook and Twitter walls in real-time.
Supporting fans can go hog wild sending participants cheer in RaceJoy at any time. They can send funny prerecorded sound clips or brief motivational music clips or type in a custom message that is played instantly in audio format.
Here’s one of the pig cheers available for users:
It’s clear the race organizers are dedicated to the tradition of Hogeye Marathon being a one-of-a-kind experience, and that participants fully embrace the day’s festivities. We are excited to be a part of Hogeye and look forward to changing the race experience together! Good luck runners!
Interested in Offering RaceJoy?
Learn more about the advanced tracking and cheer features for participants and spectators and all the tools available to race organizers on the RaceJoy website or your RunSignUp dashboard. To RaceJoy Ready your event, we require a two-week lead time prior to the race date and an electronic version of the course map (KML/GPX format preferred).