FAQs

What is #RunChat?
The #RunChat tag was created by Scott Miles (@irunnerblog) and David Hylton (@runningbecause) in June 2010 as a Q&A format Twitter chat. In addition to the traditional chat hour, the #RunChat tag is now used thousands of times each week by runners to connect, share blog entries, and ask questions.

When is #RunChat?
The Q&A Twitter chat is held at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month; 10 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Sunday. 5th Sundays are TBD a few weeks ahead of time.

How can you join #RunChat?
We recommend using a 3rd party Twitter source that allows you to easily create columns to watch the #RunChat feed, as well as adding moderators in a separate column to easily see questions. TweetDeck and Hootsuite are sites that allow you to easily do this.

Who joins in #RunChat?
Runners of ALL levels are welcome to join the chat. The Twitter is full of runners just starting out all the way to seasoned ultra runners. You may even see the “Mayor of Running” Bart Yasso at #RunChat …

What is @therunchat?  The Twitter account @therunchat is the official #RunChat Twitter handle where all weekly information is first delivered, and is also the handle that does most of the Tweeting about other #RunChat events. You’ll also see occasional simple questions during the week …

What are some of the other #RunChat events?
In addition to weekly chats, there are often #RunChat challenges, a blogger month, a Scavenger Hunt (#RunChatHunt), and more.

How do sponsorships work?
#RunChat’s founders work directly with running-related companies on scheduling sponsorships. Many companies offer prizes and/or discount codes for a week, often longer, to the #RunChat community.

What are the other Twitter chats with the #RunChat name in them? 
They are in no way affiliated with #RunChat or its founders. #RunChat: Be There, or Be Running is trademarked with the U.S. Patent Office.

Page updated July 2015.