Technology and running are our two true passions! XL Run is a product of XL Communities, Inc. We’ve been incorporated since 2007, but have been doing web development for over 10 years. Our lead developer, Kevin McCallum, started coding ecommerce websites while serving in the Air Force in the late 90s. Co-founder Julie Dural started doing graphic design work and software design while studying marketing and accounting and running cross country at King’s College in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
XL Run was born in January of 2011 as a result of running many races with little or no technology advancements. We knew there had to be a better way to allow participants to find their way around a foreign city that they’ve come to run as well as allow friends and family to track their progress. With the Internet, smart phones and the social media boom, people have grown accustomed to instant gratification. An app with XL Run gets a runner where they need to be on race weekend and gives them their well-deserved bragging rights instantly by allowing them to connect their Facebook and/or Twitter accounts and posting their splits and results automatically. We’ve come a long way the past 10 months, and we’re always making updates to our product.
We also thought of you, the race director, when designing our product. We’ve built a powerful and efficient system with our admin tool that allows you to update your app instantly 24 hours a day. Need to remind runners about when to catch the shuttle in the morning? Use the News feature and send out push notifications! Want to save your runners some time at the expo? Upload your registrants and allow them to look up their bib number right on their phone. It’s very easy to update the app even after it goes live!
If you have any questions about our company or our product, feel free to contact us! We’re available Monday – Friday, 9AM – 6PM EST, but we’re always checking email on our smart phones