While the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay is a grass roots event, we try our best to improve the experience each year. For 2018, we’re providing our race teams with something innovative, interactive and most of all strategic. Good-bye old-fashioned race days... Hello RaceJoy!
RaceJoy, what’s that?
A mobile app with more than 300,000 downloads, it’s designed specifically for running, cycling and triathlon events all across the United States. By using your smart phone, it delivers real time performance information and gives the ability for family and friends to show their support from all around the world!
Strategize and Connect with Other Teams
As part of the 2017 race, we had a team use it as part of our pilot. The result? Everyone was blown away at the experience. It gave them an opportunity to know each team member’s pace and strategize their overall race. Most of all, it made all of us realize we could connect everyone while the race is happening! Why race alone when you can be part of the Lake Tahoe Relay community when it’s live?
Key Features for Spectators & Participants
Here are just a few of the key features spectators and participants will have access to:
Live Phone Tracking
Track up to 50 participants live as they travel the official course! This is not an estimator and is based on the actual position of the participant's phone. It also includes NearMe alerts and a handy MeetUp feature.
GPS Progress Alerts
Receive progress alerts for yourself and others as you cross milestones along the course. Typically, alerts are sent at EVERY MILE and include location, pace, elapsed time and estimated finish time.
Send motivational, pre-recorded audio cheer clips or personalized Text-to-Cheer messages to race participants leading up to, during and after the race.
OK, so how much does it cost?
It’s FREE! That’s right. If you’ve signed up for the event, there is no charge to use RaceJoy since the interactive race day features are provided as part of your race day experience. Since this is our first year rolling it out, please share your thoughts and give us some feedback.
See you in a few weeks and be sure to download the app ahead of time (Download for Apple or Download for Andriods) and make sure to check out our RaceJoy how-to page to learn how to use the app so you get the most out of the interactive race day features available in RaceJoy app.