“Running is for everybody” says Jenni Dubman, cofounder of Nth Degree.
For runners, the track on a Tuesday night is sacred. It's the hardest workout of the week, where runners push their limits, full of sweat and long strides. And its intimidating, especially for new runners.
On a San Francisco track in 2019, Nth Degree was founded by Mando Torres, Jenni Dubman and Coach Mike Olzinski to make the track more welcoming and inclusive for runners of all paces. By uniting as a group, Nth Degree helped runners of all types realize that they too can work hard and belong on the track. Nth Degree created a true community; a welcoming and social space where fast and new runners alike can motivate and encourage one another to be better athletes and humans. To reflect Nth Degree's social and welcoming values off the track, they started using Heylo to keep everyone connected throughout the week.