My name is Matthew Myles, and I am the Founder & CEO of RaceSavvy. At age 31, running and staying active has become a big part of my life. Although I wasn’t much of a runner as a child, in my early 20s right out of college I realized it was a great way to de-stress after a long day at work. Then after a year or so I became interested in races and completed my first half marathon. From there, my competitive side kicked in and I began signing up for more races and focused on improving my performance. Fast forward to today and I have now completed over 30 races, and average roughly 1,500 miles of running per year.
Despite improving my performance over the years, I will never be the type to win The Boston Marathon or qualify for the Olympics. Instead, I believe I have created a service that will help others in the running community. Here’s the story…
In early 2014, I found myself researching out-of-state marathons to potentially run that upcoming fall. I was looking for a marathon that met specific criteria that was important to me (large # of participants, reasonably priced, etc.). After visiting numerous websites and manually inputting key info from multiple races into a spreadsheet, it dawned on me that there had to be a more efficient way for runners to evaluate races and find their perfect match. And that’s when I came up with the RaceSavvy idea.
RaceSavvy.com will allow runners to search for races based on criteria most important to them, and then compare key information from multiple races side-by-side. This will give runners all of the information they need to make a decision in one spot, providing a more efficient search process. By providing a simplified search experience, RaceSavvy hopes to contribute to the continued growth of the sport’s popularity, which we believe will ultimately result in a healthier society.
We welcome any type of feedback from our users. If you have any thoughts on how we can provide a better user experience, provide better service or notice a piece of event information that is not accurate, please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org