The 8th Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Indiana’s largest and fastest marathon offering a beautiful course highlighting the buildings and monuments in downtown Indy, provided RaceJoy as a runner tracking option at this weekend’s event.
In it’s record-breaking year, with more finishers than ever before, approximately 13,820, this was one amazing event for RaceJoy to be a part of!
Race organizers provided two forms of tracking for participants and spectators: standard text alerts and RaceJoy’s GPS tracking for 99 cents.
The official race timed text message alerts were provided by the End Result Company at the 10K (6.2 miles), 13.1 and 30K (18.6 miles) and finish. In addition to these official race alerts, people had the option to use RaceJoy for live GPS course tracking. For those who carried their phone and used RaceJoy, they received audio alerts at every mile on the course (28 total – includes start and finish) with pace and estimated finish time. Tracking spectators also received these alerts.
12,760 progress alerts were issued through RaceJoy
RaceJoy is a new technology for the Indy area and it was clearly embraced by the 2,100 race participants and supporting family and friends both at the race and around the country who used RaceJoy. More than 340 participants were live tracked on race day and 12,760 GPS progress alerts were issued through RaceJoy.
The race organizers promoted standard SMS alerts at designated timing locations and RaceJoy’s GPS-based course tracking through their website and social media. The promotion of RaceJoy allowed participants to know about the interactive race experience available to them.
Monumental Marathon Pre-Race Tweets
Monumental Marathon Pre-Race Website Home Page
Another RaceJoy feature available to participants and spectators before, during and after the race was the Send-a-Cheer function. Users also got to try out RaceJoy’s newest industry-first Text-to-Cheer feature. Close to 1,500 cheers were sent out over the course of the weekend. Way to #BeMonumental Indianapolis!
We’d like to say a special thank you to the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon organizers, participants and supporting family and friends for embracing RaceJoy! We hoped you enjoyed using RaceJoy and had a monumental race experience!
The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is a not-for-profit organization focused on educating youth in Indianapolis about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency by promoting health, physical fitness and wellness, and utilizing proceeds from fundraising activities, like the marathon, to fund charities with missions consistent with the purposes of the organization. With the help of the participants, spectators, sponsors, and volunteers, they have been able to donate more than $675,000 to Indianapolis Public School Charities. To learn more: http://www.monumentalmarathon.com
If you’d like to have your race added into RaceJoy, send your course map in electronic format (KML, GPX, or link to MapMyRun map) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Buyout options are available.