Features of run running


run running

Run running is a sport that mimics the act of running. Participants run on treadmills for either distance or speed, depending on the event. It is streamed live over Twitch or uploaded to YouTube after completion, all while commentators provide commentary on what’s happening in real-time. The more popular runs tend to have hundreds of viewers at any given time.

What is the history of run running?

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The first attempt at this type of run was held in early 2013, with Reddit user /u/Raiinford hosting a marathon stream on Twitch. After having some equipment problems and being swarmed by trolls, he ended up canceling the event. He then hosted a second marathon two months later, but that too was plagued by trolls and ultimately failed as well.

The next full marathon was hosted in July 2013 by /u/thesk8ter8888. He streamed marathons on Twitch with his friends for about a year before moving on to other projects. The runs were typically held on the weekends when people had time to run.

The first marathons were plagued by trolls and technical problems, but as time went on the community began to police itself. While there are still trolls that pop up now and then, the community is typically able to deal with them quickly.

When did run running start?

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Run running has been around since the very early days of Twitch and YouTube streaming. It got its start in 2013 and took off over the next couple of years, becoming a weekly event on both platforms. Since then it’s become more competitive and organized with record-breaking marathon times happening every month or so.

Why should I watch run running if it’s just people running on treadmills?

It might seem boring at first, but it can be quite entertaining. Runners are typically very competitive and try to break world records for speed or distance. Sometimes they can get pretty creative with their runs, doing things like jumping over obstacles on the treadmill or running without hands. There is also typically a hype man that controls the audio equipment, providing entertainment with his witty comments and music choices.

This isn’t to say that there aren’t boring runs – there are plenty of people who run at their own pace for hours on end – but it’s up to you to decide whether you like watching something like this or not.

Features of run running:

* Streams are held on official channels such as Twitch and YouTube.

* Most capture equipment is provided by sponsors of the runners, such as Elgato Gaming and Blackmagic Design. Sponsors typically provide multiple products to contestants in hopes that their equipment will be used for setting a world record or placing first overall (which makes them look better to future sponsors).

* Streams are usually organized by an individual or company that will provide prizes, organizing the contestants into heats that all run at the same time. Some have their own prize pools or have had sponsors donate prizes. Prizes can be anything from money to games for participants, viewers, and even commentators. Hosts typically set up donation goals that are met by the fans of the marathon, with all money being split among participants, charities, or other causes.

* Contests are usually held for both speed and distance records. Speed runs are when contestants try to reach their goal in as little time as possible while still completing the run successfully. Distance runs have the contestants running as far as they can before the time runs out. In some cases, both speed and distance records are held for different parts of the run, such as a speed record for the first half and a distance record for the second half.

* Technical difficulties and trolls sometimes occur during marathons, but there is usually someone who can solve the problem. A typical run might still get a couple trolls, which can be amusing in their own right, but they typically stop after the first couple of hours when everyone is more focused on getting world records.

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