MIAMI, Florida: – Miami-based RunLive, one of the world’s first gamified social running platforms, has agreed to sign on as a partner for the Kingston City Marathon. Race Day is Sunday, March 17 in Kingston.
Founded by Mike Thompson and David
Mullings, Jamaican entrepreneurs based in Florida, RunLive recently graduated
from the leAD Sports Accelerator in Berlin, Germany.
“We originally planned to
launch in Berlin first but could not pass up the opportunity to be part of
Kingston’s first marathon” said Mike Thompson, a former Development
Operations Engineer, who came up with the idea for the app 2 years ago.
David Mullings has been named as an Ambassador
for the Kingston City Marathon and the RunLive team will help to drive
visibility for the event via promotion in the app, posts on social media and
bringing at least one Instagram running influencer to participate and share her
experience with her followers. RunLive has over 135,000 followers on Instagram.
While plenty of other running apps
with a social component do exist, most of them focus on mapping your run and
tracking statistics but do not offer a way for runners to connect and compete
“I was introduced to Mike by a Florida
angel investor group to help him scale and was really impressed with his
product. I committed to help raise capital and invest but got sucked in by his
drive and the product roadmap” said co-founder David Mullings who is also a
mentor with the Branson Center of Entrepreneurship Caribbean and Founder
Co-Chair of Kingston City
Marathon, Nicola Madden-Greig welcomes RunLive on Board – “We are pleased to
have this new and emerging team partner with us for Kingston’s first certified
marathon. We look forward to the reach this partnership can create, and we hope
as the event progresses, we will add more participants.”
The app is currently available for
iOS devices and the Android beta is scheduled to be released in late February.
Investors include leAD Sports, which was founded by Klaus, Horst and Stefan
Bente, grandsons of Adi Dassler, the founder of Adidas.
The RunLive app allows users to
connect with runners across the world and run together in real-time for the
ultimate running experience. Turn your sweat into sweet rewards when you earn
RunCoins by completing challenges, logging runs and winning races. Learn more at
Klaus, Horst, and Stefan Bente are
the oldest grandchildren of Adi Dassler. Together they founded the leAD Sports
Accelerator and Adi Dassler International Family Office to revive their
grandfather’s legacy. But they’re not alone. leAD is backed by an exclusive
circle of international top investors from different areas that all have a
strong foothold in the sports industry. Their objective is to support the
visionary innovative strength of young founders with the same enthusiastic team
spirit – and far beyond the accelerator program.
About Kingston City Marathon
What started out as the Kingston
City Run six years ago, the event has now added a marathon to its existing 5K,
10K and half marathon course. The certification of the marathon by the
IAAF/AIMS is significant and it identifies the value of an event like this in
the Creative City of Kingston. For more go to www.kingstoncityrun.com or
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