We recently heard some chatter about the Run Free fake marathon taking place this Saturday, with participants across the globe organizing themselves for the “greatest race that never was.” That’s right: Run Free isn’t actually free and you don’t really run…
Regardless of the confusion, we’re thrilled to hear about Run Free. We couldn’t ask for a better way to come together as an 80-country community.
So this Saturday, February 2nd, when the “greatest race that never was,” never actually happens, we challenge you to make it the biggest day in our history. Start a Yog or join another, just be sure to tag your point of view with #letsyog on Instagram.
Most importantly, get outside, get moving and have fun!
Today, we are excited to share the first version of Yog with you — a new, synchronous social running app for iPhone.
When you sign up for Yog, you will have two things at your disposal: a community of runners from around the world and the ability to run with any one of them, in real-time.
We began working on Yog just over a year ago when we saw how running with other people positively affected how frequently and how fast people run.
With this insight in mind, we looked far and wide for products that would provide a truly social running experience. What we found, however, was a collection of asynchronous run-tracking apps that allowed us to share and view activities in a stream, but none that actually connected us with other runners.
So we started building Yog with social at its core, rather than as a peripheral feature. In its most basic form, Yog is a social network, only rather than exchanging status updates, you are able to run with other Yoggers from all edges of the world, together, in real-time, while gathering statistics (and some medals) along the way.
Running with other people is helpful for everyone. Accordingly, we created Yog for runners of all skill, speed and experience levels. So whether you are looking for added motivation to get up and running, or you are in search of a training partner for your next marathon, there is someone on Yog for you - just no ghosts runners.
So whenever you are running with someone else on Yog, know there is someone, somewhere, trying to push their avatar past yours…
And with that, we welcome you to Yog. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
We hope you enjoy,