While we are proud of RunBuddy, it pains us that it must exist.
Because violence against female joggers exists. Hit & runs exist. Heart attacks on lonely roads exist. We would have loved to champion an app that was already available and offered the running/riding community robust protection at an economical cost. But shockingly, none existed.
That’s why RunBuddy exists.
In 2017, three women were murdered within days of each other while out for their jog. As good stewards of the distance running community, we were angered. We were compelled to do something material that would make the sport we love safer and more enjoyable. RunBuddy is our answer.
RunBuddy is designed to keep you connected to your friends and loved ones during your independent exercise. Your “Buddies” will know when you begin an activity, when you end, see your location in real time, and if an alert is triggered – the people you know and trust the most are there to check on you.
Privacy is hyper-important to all of us. With RunBuddy, you chose who you want to oversee your exercise and when. Furthermore, you are not a product. Your data is not shared with any 3rd parties.
We believe that this level of safety should be available to as many people as possible. That’s why RunBuddy is free to download – allowing anyone with a smartphone to be a “Buddy”. To access the alert features, the annual subscription is only $9.99.
We hope RunBuddy brings peace of mind to loved ones and provides people with a safer experience during their walk, run, or ride.
-Ruthie, Kelly, and Scott – RunBuddy Co-Founders