RaceJoy is created specifically for running, cycling and triathlon events with a focus on the participant and spectator experience. Features vary by event and include live phone tracking, progress alerts, results, race information, photos, Send-a-Cheer and much more!
There are two distinct experiences in RaceJoy:
Featured Events (shown with the Event Logo):
These are events that have contracted with RaceJoy to provide a premium experience for participants and spectators. Features are free and provided by the event or sponsor(s).
-Live GPS, phone tracking on the course map.
-Send-a-Cheer! (fun motivational audio clips).
-NearMe alerts (spectators and waiting relay teams get an alert when a participant is drawing near).
-MeetUp tool for seeing where you are in relation to a participant.
-Automatic Progress Postings to Twitter (with your approval, of course!).
The following features may be provided by the event:
-Scored Race Results within moments of crossing the finish line.
-Essential race information like schedules, FAQs, race news, and more.
-Your official race photos.
-Optional Tracking with Progress Alerts: Some events offer BIBTAG tracking in addition to PhoneTrak. For these events there is no need to carry your phone as this is based on the participant’s BIB/chip as they cross over timing points on the course.
Add a Race?
If you would like a race to offer the full featured experience with official race progress alerts and results, please let the race director know about RaceJoy.
RaceJoy’s live phone tracking feature is ONLY activated during the hours of the event. When using Training Days, the athlete turns on/off tracking as needed. Use of this GPS technology running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. You may disable this under settings at anytime during the event to conserve battery life if needed.
Feedback and Support
We hope you enjoy using RaceJoy! Please share your experience in the App store to encourage others to try it out. If you have had any issues, or have feedback or ideas, please help us to improve the experience by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RaceJoy is created by a small family business and is dedicated to changing the race experience.
Fixes for Relay Type Events including improved support for participant resets for legs started out of sequence.
Ratings and Reviews
My fans loved it! Harder for me to use it on Apple Watch
Just ran my first 26.2, Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon. Had just loaded the app on iPhone 7, which I carried in a waist mounted zippered pouch. Also had my Apple Watch series 2.
My perspective: once I pushed the “start race” button, I stowed my phone. Muted all the audible updates. Notifications of each mile status was impossible to read. A lot of data for the small watch display, I had my prescription sunglasses with no bi-focals and I was running so I couldn’t keep the watch still enough to read. It also did not do split times, just overall average pace, I think, because I couldn’t read the display. I did notice some cheers come thru also. Again, couldn’t read much more than who they were from. Not sure if they were generic or custom, because I don’t know how or if I can go back and read cheers. Happy at the end that it tracked my overall finish time. Overall, app was not difficult to figure out and very importantly, did not crash.
My fans’ perspective: they loved being able to see where I was, so they could get ahead to the next cheering location on the route. That made it worth loading a new app the day before a big run, and my first marathon!
Overall, I would recommend app as is for sending your live location to spectators. Work on the notifications display for watch. Since I didn’t use it as my in-run tool, I can’t speak to its features for pace tracking.
Could be better
Love the tracking, love that anyone can follow and send audible cheers throughout the run, however don’t love that the person has to have the app to be tracked. May as well just sign up for basic race texts or use find my friends and skip the app.
Not everyone carries their iPhone or has space for an additional app. I’m sure that if the app is sanctioned by the race, it can track the bib chip not the phone.
The worst thing about the app is that you actually have to physically hit start when you begin running. A previous relay I was on, we all didn’t realize this until it was too late, so the app was basically useless.
I don’t get why the gps that has to be constantly running, draining your battery, can’t just track your whereabouts on its own. In a world where we track our mileage on watches, and listen to music...do I really need ANOTHER thing to start when I begin my race??
No...better off using find my friends app or something you already have. The negatives outweigh the positives for me.
Great way to keep supporters updated
I used RaceJoy at the Wineglass Marathon. It was ideal for keeping my husband updated on my progress so he could get to the finish in time, and I found out later that several other running friends were tracking me. So they knew my results as soon as I did! The cheers I received were a lot of fun, too, although I didn’t see most of them until afterward because I had turned off the audio splits (I didn’t want to stress too much over my pace). I was listening to music on iTunes, through Bluetooth headphones. It would be great if cheers could still get through the audio, even if splits are turned off.
- TRIPERTA LLC
- 89 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 TriPerta LLC
- In-App Purchases
- RaceJoy Phone Fun-Pittsburgh Marathon $0.99
- RaceJoy Phone Fun-Cherry Blossom $0.99
- PhoneTrak-Glass City Marathon $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.