A race can change your life. Finishing your first 5k, marathon or triathlon is proof that you can do and be more than you previously thought, giving you a level of confidence that trickles down and enriches all areas of your life. Racecheck is a community and race discovery platform with a mission to enhance people's lives through event participation. It is a one-stop solution helping athletes of all levels find, book and plan great races around the world, while connecting participants and facilitating the sharing of their event experiences with race reviews. Founded in the UK in 2016 by two siblings, Racecheck currently boasts one of the largest global event directories with tens of thousands of athletes using it to discover great events around the world, and used by over 1200 race organisers to help promote their events to new audiences and drive more entries.
Racecheck (racecheck.com) is a website and iOS app, facilitating customised race search by using specific criteria like sport type, distance, location etc, and then helping athletes decide whether the event suits them by reading race reviews from past participants. The one-stop solution nature of the platform enables athletes to use their booking-provider agnostic registration interface to book select events, then find and book accomodation options near the start line. Their approach ensures benefits for athletes, race organisers and their booking providers as organisers do not need to switch from their existing booking software or platform. Their mission is to streamline what is currently an incredibly fragmented process, helping athletes get to the start line as quickly and smoothly as possible, while also helping organisers target the right event to the right athlete at the right time in a cost effective way. Race organisers can also create an account and list their events for free, then leverage their leading review platform to attract new sponsors and differentiate from other events near by. While their proprietary technology allows us to boast one of the largest global event directories with the ability to maintain and add thousands of new races per month, it is the strength and support of our athlete community who share into our values and mission that really make us stand out.
Racecheck was co-founded by siblings Alexandros Tanti (CEO) and Katerina Tanti (Community & Sales) who since 2009 have participated in 70+ endurance events around the world, meanwhile identifying a clear need from athletes and race organisers for a platform such as Racecheck. They have now grown into a team of 8 spread across London and Greece, with deep technological and market expertise, industry veterans and even past Triathlon World Champions helping them grow into a leading global platform.
"It is our mission to get as many people as possible developing a belief system that they can go after any goal and achieve greatness in life, to show you how a great race can truly become a catalyst for a life-changing experience. Reviews and the power of community associated with the act of helping peers make better race choices are pivotal to this mission, because it helps people uncover the events where such a transformative experience is possible." - Co-Founders Racecheck