Hi Trippers!

Race Addict: A good kind of addiction.

Race Addict: A good kind of addiction.

If you’re like me, you run a lot of races and it can be a challenge to keep track of everything. My race shirts hang in the closet, my race bling on a race medal hanger (need to get another one soon). I even keep my race bibs together.

But where do you store all of your vital race information like:

  • Race Name
  • Location
  • Date
  • Start Time
  • Results
  • Bib Number
  • PR’s
  • and much more…

For the longest time I kept all of my race info on an excel spreadsheet (nerdy, I know) but showing that to friends (even racing ones) was about as exciting as displaying quarterly business projections. And creating a PowerPoint presentation seemed like overkill.

But thanks to the advent of smartphones and the exponential proliferation of apps, we can download a useful digital wonder that brings a smile to our face… and I’m not just talking about Candy Crush Saga (damn, it’s addictive though).

Let’s hear it for Race Addict: a great running application for your mobile devices that keeps track of everything race-related: past, present and future.

With a few simple keystrokes (aka touchscreen touches) you can input tons of info about your races that will be stored forever, is sortable and readily accessible no matter where you are… all for only $1.99 (the cost of just 3 extra jelly fish in Candy Crush Saga). Oh, and since we’re all about style, please note you can choose from four different screen colors (I went with blue myself).

Check out some screen shots below:

And not only does Race Addict let you input the data most used by runners, it also lets you bring out your runner’s OCD by letting your store detailed additional info like:

  • Race website link
  • Race Expo Info
  • Entrance Fee (see what you’re paying to feed your race habit)
  • Hotel Name
  • Notes/Misc data

Check out the Race Addict website:

Race Addict Website:

You can also visit Race Addict on Facebook (give ’em a “Like”):

Race Addict Facebook Page:

You can also follow them on Twitter (Follow away)

Race Addict Twitter Link

And here’s the good news, we’ve teamed up with Race Addict to present the “LET’S BE ADDICTS” Contest.

Here’s your chance to win one of FIVE FREE* downloads of the Race Addict App.

Here’s what you do…

  1. Go to the Tripping The Kenyans Facebook page (and give us a “like” while you’re there). You can also leave a comment on whatever page this post appears.
  2. Leave us a comment listing the very first race you ever ran (and the year you ran it).

That’s it.

Winners will be chosen at random. (Contest ends at 5pm PST on June 5th)

NOTE: While the Race Addict app is available for both the iPhone and Android phones, the free contest downloads will only work for iPhones (Google Play doesn’t allow download codes… shame on them).


Get addicted and… Run on!

Posted on May 29, 2014, in Contest, General, Tech & Gear and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. My first fun type race was the Princess half marathon at disney world in 2012. I say fun type run because I was in the Air Force and ran many forced runs, but I didn’t enjoy them. There is something to be said about running because you have to and running because you want to.

    • Huge difference between having to run and wanting to run. Heck we even pay for the right to run. Thanks for commenting and reading.

  2. My first half marathon was in April of 2013 and it was the Go Girl Half Marathon. Can’t believe hoe much better trained I am now!! And I’m addicted to running!!!

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