PacePartner App - Mobile Lifestyle App For Runners

We are changing the way people travel and run by allowing runners to connect and find local running communities wherever they go!

Iman
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Project Ends on September 14, 2019

Project Description

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!

Thank you!

Iman Wilkerson, Founder/CEO of Step By Step Run

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will the app be available?

We plan to launch summer of 2019 in San Diego.

How can I make money pacing people?

The app gives runners the opportunity to get paid to pace other runners in their area. You can set your own schedule and earn money while you are paired with runners who want to explore the city like a local or to be paced for their training. 

How much money can I make?

The amount of money that you can make is dependent upon the distance run, not time.  The minimum you can make is $20.

How are paced runners (PacePartners) vetted?

Good question! At Step By Step Run, safety is very important. Anyone who signs up to pace runners must pass a background check like other gig-economy platforms, such as Uber or Wag!.

Runners would also have an in-person meeting with a team member to verify that they can run the paces they indicated on their profile. Once you're approved then you'll be ready to run with people on the app!

Can I be a PacePartner?

As long as you pass the background check, anyone can sign up to pace runners in their area. 

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Run Tour in San Diego for 2
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Social Media Shout Out
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Social Media Shout Out
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Monetary Contribution

You choose the amount, give what you want!

We appreciate your in-kind donation that brings us closer to our goal!

1 Supporter
Contribute
$5
High Five Vibes!

We appreciate the push to keep on going!

1 Supporter
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$25
Social Media Shout Out

#thankyou Receive some love on Step By Step Run's social media platforms + newsletter

    18 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $50
    Spotify Playlists + Shout Out!

    You will receive a link to 2 Spotify playlists curated by Step By Step Run:

    • Playlist 1: Get Hype| When you need some motivation before you run/workout.
    • Playlist 2: Chill Out | Vibes to cool down after your run/workout

    Plus: a Social Media Shout Out!

    7 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $100
    Run Tour in San Diego for 2

    Step By Step Run provides unique guided run tours throughout San Diego's neighborhoods so that visitors can run like a local and not like a tourist.

    You and a plus one can choose one run tour with the Founder, Iman Wilkerson:

    • Sunset Cliffs at Sunset Run Tour
    • North Park Donut Run Tour
    • North Park Brewery Run Tour *includes a pint at last brewery
    • Downtown Brewery Run Tour *includes a pint at last brewery

    Plus: 

    • Social Media Shout Out
    • Spotify Playlists Curated by Step By Step Run
    15 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $200
    4 weeks of 1-on-1 Online Run Coaching

    Get 4 weeks of private, online run coaching from Coach Randy Locklair, a Road Runners Club of America Level 2 certified distance running coach.  Whether you're a new runner, a first time marathoner, or an experienced runner looking for some new motivation to get faster or more consistent, Coach Randy can help!

    *Start anytime in the next 12 months.

    Plus: 

    • Social Media Shout Out
    • Spotify Playlists Curated by Step By Step Run
    1 Supporter
    Select this reward
    $500
    Drippin w/ Step By Step Run Swag

    Who doesn't love a tote bag to hold your purchases AND a koozie to keep your beer cold, especially one that reminds them to Explore. Run. Have Fun.?

    Plus: 

    • Social Media Shout Out
    • Spotify Playlists Curated by Step By Step Run
    • Your choice of a guided run tour for 1 in San Diego 
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $650
    16 weeks of  1-on-1 Online Run Coaching

    Get 16 weeks of private, online run coaching from Coach Randy Locklair, a Road Runners Club of America Level 2 certified distance running coach.  Whether you're a new runner, a first time marathoner, or an experienced runner looking for some new motivation to get faster or more consistent, Coach Randy can help!

    Plus: 

    • Social Media Shout Out
    • Spotify Playlists Curated by Step By Step Run
    • Guided Run Tour in San Diego for 2 OR Step By Step Run tote bag
    1 Supporter
    Select this reward
    $1,000
    VIR - Very Important Runner

    This is your ticket to move up on the wait list and be one of the first users!

    Plus 

    • Explore. Run. Have Fun. Tote Bag
    • Explore. Run. Have Fun. Koozie
    • Spotify Playlists Curated by Step By Step Run
    • Guided Run Tour with Iman for 2
    • Social Media Shout Out
    0 Supporters
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    You're the real MVP!

    You take the cake!

    Not only will you be sporting Step By Step Run swag while getting hyped from a curated playlist, you'll be looking FRESH from having a worked with a personal stylist! She'll provide you with a styling consultation, wardrobe edit, and shopping recommendations.

    *If located outside San Diego, this can be conducted over video chat.

    Plus 

    • Your ticket to move up to the top of the wait list and be one of the first users!
    • 4 weeks of 1-on-1, online run coaching from Coach Randy Locklair, a Road Runners Club of America Level 2 certified distance running coach.  
    • Explore. Run. Have Fun. Tote Bag
    • Explore. Run. Have Fun. Koozie
    • Spotify Playlists Curated by Step By Step Run
    • Guided Run Tour with Iman for 2
    • Social Media Shout Out

     

    0 Supporters
    Select this reward

    Rewards

    Monetary Contribution

    You choose the amount, give what you want!

    We appreciate your in-kind donation that brings us closer to our goal!

    1 Supporter
    Contribute
    $5
    High Five Vibes!

    We appreciate the push to keep on going!

    1 Supporter
    Select this reward
    $25
    Social Media Shout Out

    #thankyou Receive some love on Step By Step Run's social media platforms + newsletter

      18 Supporters
      Select this reward
      $50
      Spotify Playlists + Shout Out!

      You will receive a link to 2 Spotify playlists curated by Step By Step Run:

      • Playlist 1: Get Hype| When you need some motivation before you run/workout.
      • Playlist 2: Chill Out | Vibes to cool down after your run/workout

      Plus: a Social Media Shout Out!

      7 Supporters
      Select this reward
      $100
      Run Tour in San Diego for 2

      Step By Step Run provides unique guided run tours throughout San Diego's neighborhoods so that visitors can run like a local and not like a tourist.

      You and a plus one can choose one run tour with the Founder, Iman Wilkerson:

      • Sunset Cliffs at Sunset Run Tour
      • North Park Donut Run Tour
      • North Park Brewery Run Tour *includes a pint at last brewery
      • Downtown Brewery Run Tour *includes a pint at last brewery

      Plus: 

      • Social Media Shout Out
      • Spotify Playlists Curated by Step By Step Run
      15 Supporters
      Select this reward
      $200
      4 weeks of 1-on-1 Online Run Coaching

      Get 4 weeks of private, online run coaching from Coach Randy Locklair, a Road Runners Club of America Level 2 certified distance running coach.  Whether you're a new runner, a first time marathoner, or an experienced runner looking for some new motivation to get faster or more consistent, Coach Randy can help!

      *Start anytime in the next 12 months.

      Plus: 

      • Social Media Shout Out
      • Spotify Playlists Curated by Step By Step Run
      1 Supporter
      Select this reward
      $500
      Drippin w/ Step By Step Run Swag

      Who doesn't love a tote bag to hold your purchases AND a koozie to keep your beer cold, especially one that reminds them to Explore. Run. Have Fun.?

      Plus: 

      • Social Media Shout Out
      • Spotify Playlists Curated by Step By Step Run
      • Your choice of a guided run tour for 1 in San Diego 
      0 Supporters
      Select this reward
      $650
      16 weeks of  1-on-1 Online Run Coaching

      Get 16 weeks of private, online run coaching from Coach Randy Locklair, a Road Runners Club of America Level 2 certified distance running coach.  Whether you're a new runner, a first time marathoner, or an experienced runner looking for some new motivation to get faster or more consistent, Coach Randy can help!

      Plus: 

      • Social Media Shout Out
      • Spotify Playlists Curated by Step By Step Run
      • Guided Run Tour in San Diego for 2 OR Step By Step Run tote bag
      1 Supporter
      Select this reward
      $1,000
      VIR - Very Important Runner

      This is your ticket to move up on the wait list and be one of the first users!

      Plus 

      • Explore. Run. Have Fun. Tote Bag
      • Explore. Run. Have Fun. Koozie
      • Spotify Playlists Curated by Step By Step Run
      • Guided Run Tour with Iman for 2
      • Social Media Shout Out
      0 Supporters
      Select this reward
      $2,000
      You're the real MVP!

      You take the cake!

      Not only will you be sporting Step By Step Run swag while getting hyped from a curated playlist, you'll be looking FRESH from having a worked with a personal stylist! She'll provide you with a styling consultation, wardrobe edit, and shopping recommendations.

      *If located outside San Diego, this can be conducted over video chat.

      Plus 

      • Your ticket to move up to the top of the wait list and be one of the first users!
      • 4 weeks of 1-on-1, online run coaching from Coach Randy Locklair, a Road Runners Club of America Level 2 certified distance running coach.  
      • Explore. Run. Have Fun. Tote Bag
      • Explore. Run. Have Fun. Koozie
      • Spotify Playlists Curated by Step By Step Run
      • Guided Run Tour with Iman for 2
      • Social Media Shout Out

       

      0 Supporters
      Select this reward