MapMyRun received a major honor last week from the help of our community. We have been named the People’s Voice Best Lifestyle Mobile App in the 17th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Awards PV Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp. This year, over 1.5 million votes were cast by people around the world for their favorite sites, videos, ads, mobile sites and apps and social in The Webby People’s Voice Awards.
Nominated against popular apps including Weight Watchers and The Food Network, MapMyRun garnered the most votes for the best of the best in the lifestyle category. This is an unparalleled honor and a major accomplishment for our team and entire community. With 11,000 entries from all 50 U.S states and over 60 countries worldwide, this year the competition was extremely fierce, and our work truly represents the best of the Web – and was voted on (and validated) by all of you!
MapMyRun will be honored at the ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, where CEO Robin Thurston will have the opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Highlights from last year’s 5-Word Speeches include: Pinterest’s “Pinterest loves you Ryan Gosling”; Bjork’s “A.E.I.O.U”; and Holocaust survivor Tibor Sands for The United States Holocaust Museum “Thank you for remembering me.” The show will be hosted by critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Patton Oswalt. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, fans can watch the show in HD at watch.webbyawards.com. A full list of both The Webby Awards and People’s Voice PV Winners can be found at winners.webbyawards.com.