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If you run, you probably already know. Strava is where the runners are.
Keep track of you and your friend’s miles, races, routes, effort, and more – all in one place. I, myself, have been using Strava practically since I started running a few years ago. I have it set so that my Garmin watch automatically syncs all my data straight to Strava. Literally no work on my end. I love having all my stats in one spot and being able to scroll through and check out what my friends are up to. I can “like” and comment on their runs – give them Kudos for a job well done.
In world where we wish we could join a group run regularly but also have busy lives, Strava is great for bringing runners together – near and far.
Probably one of my favorite things about Strava – you can join clubs and challenges. Create a club for your local running group, or join existing clubs. Challenge your friends to run a segment of your run route faster than your previous time or challenge yourself to run a certain distance for the month. Possibilities are endless!
Plus, (for those of you who already know everything there is to know about Strava!) something NEW I want to mention:
Strava just launched an initiative called The Last Mile that rewards finishing a race strong and celebrates the grit of digging deep and leaving it all out on the course. When you join the challenge and make the last mile split of your Half Marathon or Marathon race the fastest, you will unlock a $10 donation from Strava to Girls on the Run, an organization that inspires girls to take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms. Learn more about this great charity here: https://www.girlsontherun.org
The Last Mile: https://strava.app.link/h0AkExgAOV
Only 1% to 3% of runners on Strava complete their last mile as their fastest in half and full marathon-distance activities, but it’s something that is within reach for every runner. To help them do it, Strava is giving every athlete who signs up at thelastmile.strava.com 30 days of Summit for free!
So, let’s achieve our goals and help dreams come true for our youth! Whether or not you have Summit or the free version, I highly recommend joining Strava for all it has to offer. I’ve had the free version for years and am loving the community!
Join me in a few of my favorite Strava clubs:
BibRave Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/bibrave
Strava Run Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/strava
Charity Miles Run Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/charitymiles
Curious about the story of Strava? Check out this podcast interview with the founders of Strava: https://youtu.be/_qB0c_XWXso
3 thoughts on “Strava: Where the Runners Are”
That’s awesome!! I actually have been racing with the last mile as the fastest a decent amount recently and I’m a Girls on the Run coach, so this is perfect! I hadn’t heard of this until I saw your post.
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That is awesome! Perfect!! It’s a brand new thing that Strava is doing! I hope we can spread the word and a get a lot of $$ for Girls on the Run! How did you become a coach? That sounds awesome.
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A new program started up at the local YMCA and someone posted in a Facebook group about it, so I volunteered! I’d heard of the program but it wasn’t in too many locations in our area.