Step By Step Run is a running company that provides unique guided run tours and local run buddies for runners so that they can run like a local and not like a tourist when they visit San Diego.
We are developing PACEPARTNER, a mobile app that supports a runner's lifestyle by connecting runners to local running communities from city to city, starting in San Diego!
How can runners be safe and train for personal bests while engaging in new running experiences when they travel?
Word of mouth or Google are some of the many scattered channels that a runner has to go through to find information on where to run.
Current running apps only track performance, motivate runners, and recommend routes.
Step By Step Run is fulfilling an untapped market opportunity by developing PACEPARTNER, an app that supports a runner's lifestyle by connecting runners to find community wherever they travel.
Travel + Run With Ease
PACEPARTNER is a mobile lifestyle app for runners to use while they travel or when they are in their home city.
Runners can find the best runs, ALL reviewed by local runners; hire a vetted local run buddy to explore the city with; or discover a race at the last minute.
The app also gives runners the opportunity to do what they love-- get paid while you run, like Uber for runners!
PACEPARTNER is your go-to lifestyle app for runners, by runners.
Safety in Numbers
Did you know that 60% of women have experienced some kind of harassment when on a run? And 40% of runners (men + women) don't feel comfortable running when it's dark outside?
As runners we understand that while it's exciting to discover new places on foot, it's also important for us to feel and be safe. We not only want you to use the PACEPARTNER app as a tool to discover new cities when you travel, but to also feel safe while you run with a vetted local runner!
Similar to any gig-economy app, a background check and in-person vetting will be required to lead people on runs.
This summer we plan on gaining early adopters by launching the beta version of PACEPARTNER in San Diego.
This means that when you visit San Diego you will be able to know the best places to run contributed by local runners, find a local race at a discount and hire a local run buddy to stay accountable to your active lifestyle.
Stay tuned for when we roll out local running content in select cities!
We're asking for a minimum of $35,000 to finish the development of the app's features, maintain the app's performance and market across various digital channels.
Because PACEPARTNER is a community fueled app, crowdfunding at this stage makes sense! Your contribution gives us the foundation to create community for runners to connect IRL (in real life) through our app.
We truly appreciate your contribution to get us closer to our financial goal. Please sign-up to be on the wait list and/or share our campaign with your community of runners!
Iman Wilkerson, Founder/CEO of Step By Step Run