This Is How One Crew Runs the Night

London's Midnight Runners Club

It’s what you do in the dark that puts you in the light.

That’s the mantra that Under Armour athletes and runners across our communities have embraced to shine the spotlight on their training and forego the kind of distractions that could take the focus off of their workout. But, what does it really mean to go dark?  For these athletes, going dark is about skipping that Friday party, missing out on a chance to hang out with friends, pushing themselves to their limits, and making sacrifices in pursuit of those moment of glory. Continue reading This Is How One Crew Runs the Night

Turn the Streets Into Your Canvas

Route Art Contest

Did you ever track an awesome route, look at your map, and think “this is a work of art!”? Every day, your workouts (purposely or by chance) create some of the most inspiring GPS-tracked artwork out there. We don’t want to let those artistic skills go to waste so we’re inviting you to join our Route Art contest and let your masterpieces shine. Continue reading Turn the Streets Into Your Canvas

Pep Talks Make You Smile

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Every feature on Endomondo is meant to keep you motivated and help you reach your goals. Stats, training plans, audio coach…each has its own merits and we love hearing that you enjoy working out with them.

There is one feature which we think doesn’t get enough attention, even though every time you get one, it’s sure to put a smile on your face. We’re talking about pep talks. For those of you who haven’t tried them out yet, pep talks are motivating, real-time messages read out loud to the person you send them to while they’re working out. Sending one is easy. All you have to do is go to your news feed and see which one of your Endomondo friends is currently tracking an activity. Then, type in your message which they’ll hear through their speaker (and have it posted as text on their workout too). If you could use some help figuring out how to send pep talks or are looking to learn more about them, check our our pep talk feature guide. Continue reading Pep Talks Make You Smile

2015 Roundup: Best Tour de France Nicknames

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The Tour de France is renowned for the excitement it stirs up among all the fans that tune in worldwide to follow the race. We’re fans of these athletes thanks to their passion and dedication to the sport, and we’re not alone, since this is one of the world’s largest sporting events with millions of fans cheering from the sidelines. Continue reading 2015 Roundup: Best Tour de France Nicknames

Calling All Photography Aficionados

Hey photography buffs, we know you’re out there! Ever take an amazing picture while out doing your workout and think “I’ve got to share this one”. Well, now you can…with us! We want to see those awe-inspiring snapshots of the cool sights you see while you work out. The best one will get pride of place as the cover of our Facebook and Google+ pages (yes, we’re on there too!). Continue reading Calling All Photography Aficionados

Growing Support For Movember

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November is here, and to the guys in our office, that can only mean one thing: Movember! They couldn’t wait to put down their razors and let their mustaches go wild. But, the guys also happen to be avid athletes, and so we pondered if sweaty staches would get in the way of their workouts. Their response was unanimous: “it’s worth it!” Continue reading Growing Support For Movember

Fun at the Color Run!

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Last Sunday, Odense hosted a Color Run. You’ve probably heard of them (or even attended one), but if not, a Color Run is basically a fun 5k run where you start off wearing white, and get blasted with colorful cornstarch powder every time you run through a color station. We had our own run to go to that day in Copenhagen, so we were feeling a little blue that we couldn’t make it. Luckily, a few of our friends were able to go, so they captured some beautiful shots and shared their awesome experience with us! Continue reading Fun at the Color Run!

Highlights from our first live event!

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There was an idea floating around the office for some time now about getting together to go for a run with our community, to take social fitness even further. Sure, we go out running all the time with our colleagues and friends, but never with our users. You might be thinking “A running event? Those happen all the time, so what’s the big deal?” But for us, this one was special because we’ve always wanted an opportunity to meet the people that matter most to us: our users!

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Getting ready for the run

We finally got our chance by hosting our first-ever “EndoMeet” event this past Sunday, and we are happy to say that, despite a rainy forecast that had us worried, it was a success! We went for a great run, enjoyed sunny Copenhagen skies, and got to meet many of our fabulous local users. We set up our meeting point next to the gorgeous Lake Pavilion (Søpavillonen), split up into our pace groups and got ready to start at 3pm. Our special guest, Henrik Them joined us for the full 6.3k run around the Søerne (the Lakes).

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Henrik Them and runners from the 4:30 pace group

He ran on the 4:30 pace group along with a few of the other intrepid runners. Henrik is one of Denmark’s fastest athletes, so it was a tall order to keep up with him! We managed to catch up with the group to snap a quick pic:

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the elite runners

We also had a 5:00 pace group, a 6:00/5k group, and a walking group too:

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we like this run!
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keeping a great pace
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the stroll around the Lakes

Two of our lucky users won their own official Endomondo t-shirts, and a few participants won Premium subscriptions!

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and the winners are…

All in all, it was a perfect way to spend our Sunday, and we can’t wait for the next one! Thank you to all of you who joined us!

If you’re reading this and thinking: “I want to go to an Endomondo event in my area”, please let us know! Drop us a line at event@endomondo.com, and let’s make it happen.

Free your endorphins!
The Endomondo Team