Conference running tours are becoming more and more popular, as a morning activity prior to meetings and conferences. And starting directly from the hotel – it couldn’t be any easier.
Many meetings and conferences involve full days of powerpoint presentations, workshops and meetings, with little time to leave the hotels and meeting facilities and even less time seeing the city where the event is taking place. Most business people know the feeling of spending 3 days in a foreign city and having seen nothing else than airports, taxis, hotel rooms and offices and meeting rooms. Our conference running tours is a breathing space, a time to switch off, a time to simply feel a new city and ensure your meeting or conference participants are physically and mentally ready for a full day ahead. Its a combination of running and sightseeing and its the perfect start to a busy day.
Our conference running tours continuously rank high on the conference feedback forms as an activity that people thoroughly enjoyed and an activity where runners had the opportunity to experience a city while also networking. So as a conference organiser you are in for some street cred and high fives if you include this in your activity…..just saying.
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I worked with Go! Running Tours for a large scale corporate event. They went above and beyond my expectations and were able to run a successful tour for all participants involved over a period of three days. Responses from the representative via email were fast and they made the planning process seamless. The feedback from participants was excellent. I would highly recommend this company for both small and large groups.– Sarah Bersh
Business Development Specialist
Large Group Running Tours
Running tours for large groups is available in all our destinations. We can accommodate for fast runners, slow runners, barely runners and organise the running event according to your desires. Perhaps you want everyone to interact and experience a city together regardless of fitness which means that we keep the distance down (usually around 5-7 km, but that is fully up to the customer) split into groups and run a preannounced pace. Or perhaps, the aim is to get a proper good exercise in the bag before hitting a day of powerpoint slides in which case we would divide runners into groups according to fitness level and where we adjust according to pace and distance. Some will run 5 km while others will cover for example 8 km. We either create a fully customised route(s) for your event or adjust one of our existing tours to suit your event and needs.
However, you envision your event to happen we will accommodate and when you have to organise this event we will ensure to equip you the best with descriptions, images and guidelines on how to sell and organise this internally in your company or conference. We are with you all the way.
Conference Running Tours as an Intimate Experience
Our conference running tours are not only for large groups. We are often asked to do running tours for the executive team of a company, or the board, or a CEO meet up for large international corporations. We are also guiding tours as part of customer relations or key account management. Before going into a full day of negotiations, some people may want to treat their business partners to a run, to provide them an exclusive service that suits their lifestyle and also to break the ice before a full day of business dealings. So instead of the bottle of wine, or the local souvenir in corporate colours that you provide a business guest, then how about giving them a unique running tour of your city instead with a local guide….just a thought ;-). It has worked for many others, it may also work for you. One thing is for sure, we will do our very best to ensure that the running tour is unforgettable and a great experience on a business trip.
Sustainable Tour Activity
Conference running tours are needless to say probably the most CO2 friendly activity you can do as part of your conference or meeting. Zero emission except for maybe a bit of heavy breathing during the run. As many conferences and meetings aim to minimise their CO2 footprint, our conference running tours are increasingly being offered as a way to achieve this goal. No buses, no Segways, no emission, no energy resources required. Just pure joy, sweat, incredible cities and enthusiastic runners. Voila!
Conference Running Tours as Networking
Running is also a great means of networking. No suits, no skirts, no ties, and everyone is equal in their lycra and trainers. Invisible barriers are broken down when everyone is running and sweating their way through a new city while seeing the main sights and enjoying the vibe of the city they are visiting. Our conference runnings tours invite runners to interact in a new way and when they return to the conference and meeting they have a common shared experience and business after that is usually so much easier.
The days where the only place to network with colleagues and business partners was late at night in the bar have gone. Now the place to chat with the CEO and colleagues from different departments is on an early morning run or post-meeting afternoon run.
Enough of the writing, reading, explaining and convincing. Let’s see if we can’t get your conference event up and running (pun intended).
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