Some people like to debate the plausibility of love at first sight, but no one ever talks about love at first step. In the past dating opportunities occurred naturally at your local restaurant, meeting through friends, church or at the grocery store. Now technology has updated our status to "complicated" that makes actually meeting in person an obstacle in itself. Surprisingly, one third of those who use online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met online. (PEW Research Center). Our goal is to offer a comfortable environment for our guests to meet new connections face-to-face. Our demographic is a combination of young, active, successful professionals looking to enrich their lives with new relationships.
As a matchmaking 5K, Love Me Run is carving out its own niche by melding the ever-changing worlds of dating and fitness. It offers its participants the chance to literally move forward with their relationships instead of simply swiping them left or right.
Here's how Love Me Run events work:
Race prep: You'll have the opportunity to mingle with other participants prior to the race. Then, you'll be randomly matched with a fellow racer, who you'll get to know during the event. All told, you'll complete the 1K course five times with five different matches.
Running Zone: In this portion of the course, you and your "date" will find a comfortable pace and run side-by-side until you reach the next zone, which is the . . .
Speed Walking and Talking Zone: Absolutely no running is allowed in this zone—instead, you and your partner will chat, and prompters along the course will pop up to keep conversations moving.
After the Race: Following the race, we will cool down and allow you to re-connect with your favorite matches or meet new connections. Enjoy a beverage and a snack with a side of flirty fun! ;)
Virtual SWAG Bags will offer your some exciting pre Love Me Run shopping incentives! Keep an eye out!
10 AM MEET ME AT THE BAR (Juice Bar / Perfect Bar)
10:45 WARM UP
11 AM EVENT BEGINS
Men and women will line up to be matched with a running partner for a 1K loop FIVE different times. The 1K loop is broken into zones = Running / Walking & Talking (with conversation prompters to help you dive into deeper, more meaningful conversation)
We also invite you to take a break at our Hydration Stations along the way! In addition there will be a Water Station at the Start Line in case you need to cool off while you're waiting for your next match!