WalkJogRun.net is tailored to runners, joggers and walkers looking for a better way to plan their routes. The site features tools that allow users to make up their own routes based on Google maps. Other features are included to give the user a better perspective on how effective their route will be. Walk Jog Run presents a great way to discover a new route, which is especially important when old routes become stale.Show more screenshots »
WalkJogRun has been growing, with over 100,00 registered users and more than 52,000 unique visitors every month. The site was originally created to present a better way for health conscious internet visitors to plan their next jogging, walking, or running route. Through the skill of knowledgeable individuals, Walk Jog Run has thrived and now includes numerous features and a large community. Co-founder Adam Howitt funded the Walk Jot Run project completely out of pocket, along with the help of co-founder Jeff Kenny. Briana Scalzo is Chief Editor and has also played a large role in helping Walk Jog Run become the immensely popular exercise resource is it today.
WalkJogRun presents a new way to do a very mundane thing. Many other sites offer information about exercise, and there are plenty of mapping tools on the internet. Walk Jog Run takes many aspects of these sites and brings them together into a single runner, jogger, and walker’s tool. The site’s functionality is tailored to this niche demographic which allows it to be very good at what it does.
WalkJogRun features a very basic, but functional site design. A majority of the homepage is taken up by a large Google map of the United States. Along the left hand side, additional information is given to explain what the site is and how to use it. Advertisements are visible on the site, and are a little intrusive by overlapping with the map. However in general, the ads are relevant to the theme of the website, offering athletic accessories and apparel. Still, a more strategic placement would enhance the appearance of the site.
To create a new account, visitors can click the grey “Create Account” link found at the top right hand corner of the homepage. A white pop up box presents the registration form, which requires a username, email address, password, gender, year of birth, and activity type. A check box is automatically selected to sign the user up for occasional email updates. Users can uncheck the box manually if they do not wish to receive these messages. Click the “create account” button at the bottom of the form to submit the information and begin using WalkJogRun.
WalkJogRun encourages more people to sign up through free membership. Anyone can stop by and create a new account at no cost. There is advertising on the site and an area for deals, but other than that, the site is entirely dedicated to mapping out new routes for runners, joggers, and walkers. As soon as the account is created, the user can begin accessing all features found on the website.
Obviously, anyone that walks, jogs, or runs regularly, or plans to start, can appreciate the tools found on Walk Jog Run. The site is completely dedicated to this type of athlete, whether the user is the casual walker, jogger, or runner, or very serious about the activity. The zero price makes it even more attractive for anyone that wants to get into shape but is doing so on a tight budget.