Create and track group challenges

Exercise Is Socially Contagious

Use Challenge Hound to Create and Track Group Challenges

Create a Challenge

Invite Your Friends

Track Your Progress

An Awesome Way to Track Group Challenges

Challenge Hound is the best way to track group challenges. Challenge Hound graphs progress and provides metrics such as most elevation gained, number of activities per challenge, duration of activity for a challenge, and more. All challenge participants will always know where they stand and how much you have left.

Challenge Hound Core Features

  • Create personalized distance or elevation based challenges
  • Individual based challenges - each participant achieves the challenge objective
  • Team based challenges - everyone in aggregate reaches the challenge objective
  • Automatically track the challenge progress
  • Receiving emails after each activity with challenge status updates
  • Track challenge completion dates
  • Automatically sync activities through Strava
  • Manually add activities

Challenge Hound Works Behind the Scenes

Once you join a challenge, Challenge Hound will automatically pull down your activities from the leading tracking tools (Strava) and update the challenge. You'll get an email from Challenge Hound with your challenge progress and everyone else in the challenge can see the results online.

Private Group Challenges

People are most highly motivated when participating in a challenge with friends, family, and co-workers. All challenges created with Challenge Hound belong to a group. The group can be set to public or private. If the group is private, the group owner manages who can join and who cannot. This allows challenges to be targeted and prevents Olympic athletes competing with casual walkers in the same challenge. Creating a fitness challenge through Challenge Hound is the perfect tool for wellness programs to incentivize employee activity and fitness.

Want To Exercise More? Get Yourself Some Competition

A new study to be published in the journal Preventive Medicine Reports from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania found that competition was a far stronger motivation for exercise than friendly support. In fact, giving people friendly support actually made them less likely to go to the gym than simply leaving them alone. Overwhelmingly, competition motivated participants to exercise the most, with attendance rates 90% higher in the competitive groups than in the control group. Read More

Exercise Is Socially Contagious

Scientists found that through social networks runners clearly influence one another. Over all, if one person ran for about 10 minutes more than usual on any given day, that runner’s friends would lengthen their workout by approximately three minutes, even if the weather was discouraging. Similarly, if a friend ran faster than usual, his or her friends would tend to pick up their pace in their runs that same day. Read More