Race Peps F.A.Q.

Everything you need to know is here.

Thank you for registering! Follow these simple steps to create your first Race Peps race!

First log in to the Race Peps planner: https://runner.racepeps.com and click “NEW RACE” to create the race. A sidebar will appear – choose your event from the list or if you can’t find it, add the route with a GPX file.

You can usually find a GPX file on the running event’s webpage, or from Strava, Suunto, Movescount or similar services, for example at gpsies.com.

If you can’t find the route anywhere, or just want to add your own run, you can easily plot the route on gpsies.com.  Just plot your route and choose “EXPORT as GPX” – no need to register.

Once you have the GPX file, click “Import GPX” in the Race Peps planner, and choose the file on your computer. When you see a preview of the route, click “select”.

Next you will enter a name and description for your route, as well as set the start and end times.

Between the start and end time, your friends can send you LIVE messages, so make sure these are accurate and suites your time goals and start group. Always use the local times of the race location, no matter where you are when creating the race.

LIVE TRACKING allows your friends to see your location during the race on the friends portal. You can switch this off during the run from the app settings.

Next you’ll choose a password. You will use the password and event code to open that specific race in the Race Peps app when the race is about to start. When you open the race from the confirmation email received right after the creation, you don’t even need to remember the password.

Now you can click “Done!” and your race event will be created! You will receive a confirmation email with the link to share with your friends. Also the email contains a magic link to open the race directly from the email, and if that does not work for you, it has the event code and the password too – so no need to remember them.

Your friends can leave messages well before the race, so feel free post the link already! Keep in mind that anyone with the link can leave messages without registering.

From the link you shared your friends can see your race route and leave messages on the map. When you reach these points in your route, your phone will speak the messages to you or if the cheers are recorded ones, they are just played out! The page also has a countdown to the start of the race: when the race is on friends can send you LIVE messages, which you’ll hear immediately.

Practically all languages are supported with the written messages, so your friends can leave written messages in any language they want to!

No one – not even you – can read these messages, so no need to be shy with them. One message takes a few seconds, but the race is long – so tell your friends to leave lots of funny messages to keep you going through the race!

While your friends can leave messages from the web, you’ll need the app to hear them.

For Android phones: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.racepeps.android

For iPhones: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/race-peps/id1440008052?ls=1&mt=8

When the race is about to start, just find the confirmation email and tap the “open my race” button. This fills in the event code and password for you automagically. If this does not work, just copy and paste the event code and password in to the fields.

Then plug in your headphones and tap the PLAY button in the Race Peps app. You can individually turn off the LIVE messages or the ones on the map from the little buttons.

Let fly and squeeze 5 minutes from your time with the help of your friends!

After the race you can log in to the event planner to read and listen the messages – but don’t worry, no one else can see them.

Race Peps is always in development, so we would like to hear any feedback you have of the app. Everything helps, so don’t be afraid to send even seemingly obvious things!

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