Nike+ Run Club Offers Personal Pacers Via Uber

Nike+ Run Club Offers Personal Pacers Via Uber (Nike)

Running with my pacers (Nike)

In New York City for the world’s largest marathon on Sunday, November 1? Want to run like a pro with your own personal pacer? Now you can thanks to Nike+ Run Club and on-demand car-service Uber.

Instead of finding a ride with the Uber app, users can request a Nike+ Run Club pace team to lead them through a personalized on-demand jaunt around New York City for one day only: Saturday, October 31 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Best of all, it’s free!

Nike+ Run Club Offers Personal Pacers Via Uber (Nike)

Up a hill (Nike)

Nike+ Run Club sessions are 2-3 miles and tailored to your request. Pacers will also lead you through running-specific dynamic stretching, and gift you with some gear at the end of the run. Runs begin and end at your location, which must be between 72nd Street and 14th Street in Manhattan.

Nike+ Run Club Offers Personal Pacers Via Uber (Nike)

Running Midtown Manhattan (Nike)

Requesting a Nike+ Run Club pacer is exactly like requesting a car. I know, I had a chance to test out the service before it launches to the public. But instead of a car, two Nike+ Run Club pacers greet your on foot, with a race bib that looks like a license plate.

Nike+ Run Club Offers Personal Pacers Via Uber

My pacers! (Nike)

Once you open the Uber app and enter the promo code RUNNYC, you’ll see “NRC PACER” alongside your usual Uber choices like “uberT” and “uberX.” You’ll also see where NRC pacers are located near you with the Nike+ swoosh on the map.

Nike+ Run Club Offers Personal Pacers Via Uber

NRC

Yes, you have to have a payment method on file (I had to update mine). But don’t worry, the Nike+ Run Club service in free.

Once I put my request in, the pacers were on the move. Uber estimated they’d reach me in 6 minutes. It actually took them just 5 minutes.

Nike+ Run Club Offers Personal Pacers Via Uber

My pacer

With my stick-on bib in place, we started with dynamic stretches targeting quads, hip flexors, calves, and hamstrings.

Nike+ Run Club Offers Personal Pacers Via Uber

Stretching (Nike)

Then we hit the town. I have to say, I felt like a celebrity running around the city with two pacers and a photographer chasing after us!

Nike+ Run Club Offers Personal Pacers Via Uber

City streets (Nike)

It was my first run after 10 days off from plantar fasciitis and a small heel spur. So I asked my pacers for an easy run so I could feel out my foot.

Nike+ Run Club Offers Personal Pacers Via Uber

Chattin’ (Nike)

We kept a nice conversational pace and chatted the whole way. One of them, Daniel, is running the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday (I’m one of the race announcers), so we had a lot to chat about. It was perfect. They checked in with me throughout the run to ask how my foot was feeling and made sure all was good.

Nike+ Run Club Offers Personal Pacers Via Uber

Squats under the Queensboro Bridge (Nike)

We paused a few times for squats, lunges, high-knees and other drills before going back on the run.

Nike+ Run Club Offers Personal Pacers Via Uber

Lunge twists (Nike)

Nike+ Run Club Offers Personal Pacers Via Uber

Twistin’ (Nike)

At the end of my 2.5-mile run and drill workout, my pacers gave me a Nike-Uber running hat, KIND Bars, and a bottle of water. And of course, high-fives all around.

Nike+ Run Club Offers Personal Pacers Via Uber

High five (Nike)

Nike+ Run Club Offers Personal Pacers Via Uber

High five (Nike)

Want to request a Nike+ Run Club pace team on Saturday, October 31? Here’s how!

How To Uber Nike+ Run Club

  1. Open your Uber app
  2. Tap the profile icon and select ‘Promotions’
  3. Enter code RUNNYC to unlock the special pacer view
  4. Request your Nike+ Run Club Pacer between 8 a.m.—1 p.m. on Saturday, October 31
  5. Sessions can include up to 2 runners per request, so bring a friend

Have fun out there on Saturday with Nike and Sunday with the marathon!

Nike+ Run Club Offers Personal Pacers Via Uber (Nike)

On the run (Nike)

Nike asked me to test out the service. I wasn’t compensated in any way. As always, all opinions are purely my own. Seriously. For more information, read my disclosure policy.

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Karla Bruning

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Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the New York City Triathlon + contributor to Shape, Redbook, Runner's World + other publications. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now it's her job. She's run 8 marathons, 30 halves, 10 triathlons + open water swims. When she's not running, talking about running or writing about running, she's snuggling her baby, spoiling her dog + compulsively traveling.

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    Fun! If we were here for the weekend, we might have tried it out ourselves.
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      It was really fun. Loved having someone else do the guess work, while I just got to ride along. It reminded me that I need to get back to team workouts, now that I can run again!



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