mayathon marathons are where we challenge people to buddy-up and do 26 minutes of exercise a day for 26 consecutive days. That’s right, 26 minutes a day, not 26 miles.
Our first mayathon marathon took place from 1 to 26 May. Over 3,000 people took part. Being active for 26 consecutive days is quite hard, but we saw an amazing 37% of people manage all 26 days with 54% doing at least 20 out of 26 days.
Of course mayathon isn’t just about being healthier, it’s about being happier too, so it was great to see that people’s mood levels increased by an average of 25% after they’d done their daily activity.
And mayathoners who were buddied-up managed to complete on average 38% more days than those without a buddy – definite proof of buddy power!
We had some great feedback from our mayathoners. Click here to see what they had to say.
Our next mayathon marathon is happening in October 2020 and, following feedback from our users, the app has now been updated to allow you to be buddies with up to 5 other people.
There will be more improvements coming in early 2021, including a ‘buddy-feed’ for you to share messages and photos with your buddies and the ability for mayathoners to start their own personal challenges whenever they want.