2018 Weav Run 5k Challenge

2018 Weav Run 5k Challenge

👋 Hello #WeavPR 👋 🎉

Completely new to running?
Seasoned, but looking to get faster? Or stronger?
In search of a way stay motivated this winter?

Kick the New Year off on your strongest foot by joining the Weav Run 5k Challenge!!!

Every year the internet blows up with “New Year, New You” challenges, and over 40% of Americans take the bait*. But come February, over 80% of those people give up. Yikes.

Taking that first step towards a goal is hard, especially the first few weeks. That’s why we want you to join us for the Weav 5K Challenge!

Why Weav? Because Weav Run syncs songs to your steps - run faster, so do they; slow down - voila! They do too. Running perfectly in sync with music basically lights your brain up like a Christmas tree - it releases a boatload of endorphins, boosts performance by 15-20%**, and magically decreases your experience of pain and fatigue. Basically, Weav helps you run further, faster, and it’s insanely fun!!

SO! For 6 weeks, from January 1st to February 14th, we’ll be running to hit our personal best (PR), or - #weavpr!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Download Weav Run (if you haven’t already), and get ready to blow your goals out of the water

  2. Choose your goal!

    1. Run your first 5k - first race? No problemo!!

    2. Run your fastest 5k - want to reach that next level? Hop aboard!!

  3. Choose an “accountabilibuddy”

    Find a friend, housemate, co-worker, neighbor, lover, elementary school gym nemesis, anyone who will help hold you accountable when the going gets tough!!

The goal is to get you to #weavpr! We’ll send you professional training plans to match your goals, as well as tips, inspiration, and support! When you hit that #weavpr (you will! you will!), you’ll enter a chance to win:

  • AirPods

  • Strava Premium Membership

  • $60 Lulu Lemon gift card


Oh, and did we mention we also just released a TON of new music AND a new Apple Watch app integration?!? This is the perfect way to ring in the new year! 🎶🎉🎶

We’ve got everything set up. The community awaits you at #weav5k. Now all you need to do is sign up for the challenge - don’t let this amazing opportunity for support, inspiration, and a chance at your best self run right by you!! 😉



  • Why a 5k?

    • Running a 5k is proven to be the best distance to build fitness and gain speed, for all levels of experience!

  • What if I’ve, like, never ran before?

    • All the better! This is a great way to get your feet wet, with a supportive, inspiring community of runners! #weav5k

  • What’s different about this New Year’s goal vs. any other New Year’s running challenge?

    • Actually, only 8% of Americans follow through on their New Year's resolutions, because most resolutions don’t have 1) clear, well-defined SMART goal, 2) clear plan for reaching said goal, 3) accountability to make sure you get there, and 4) not having the right spirit animal (kidding… kind of). For this 5k challenge, we’ve got you covered on all fronts, AND we’re using Weav’s groundbreaking tech to help you either become a runner or run faster than you ever imagined you could - all while struggling less!


  • Why six weeks?

    • Because that’s the optimal training time for a 5k. PLUS, this runs the New Years-Valentines Day gauntlet, when most people give up on their resolutions. Dedicate your run to a loved one/admired one (or yourself), and share the prize for your #weavpr with them! Hello running Valentine!! Either way, it’s all about #selflove during this time period!! ❤️

  • Do I have to share my goal on social media, or my time if I #weavpr?

    • In order to enter the chance to win the prizes, yes! For context, couples who elope are 12 times more likely to get divorced than those who throw a wedding with more than 200 guests. Public declarations of your goals and commitments increases the likelihood of sticking to them drastically.

Other questions? Feel free to shoot us a line!!

Cool runnings,
Team Weav

* Source article
** Via our favorite book on the subject

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