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A Borderless Running Community, Where Everyone Is Welcome.
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UPDATE: OCTOBER 2022
This original content below was created when we first launched Run As You Are in April 2022. The project has evolved to involve a much broader community. Visit the above Project Website link for all updated information and sign-up.
by Nick Lo
Running is developed, not learnt. From the day we take our very first steps, the gait cycle is hardwired in our anatomical system.
From crawling to walking to running, locomotion is born from our innate desire to explore, to get from point A to point B, and to unlock new ways to interact with the world.
We are born to run, all of us.
by Rob Smith
Back in the summer of 2021 Nick and I started jamming on how we could bring a new and innovative art project to the Vancouver Running Co. community. We wanted to drive a project that celebrated diversity in run through visual art that would be created by our friend Marlon Soriano.
Shortly after beginning the yet to be named project, and seeing the first design ideas from Marlon, it became very apparent that his art deserved to be seen by millions of people.
NFT stands for non-fungible token. It is a digital asset that contains identifying information recorded in a smart contract.
This information is what makes each non-fungible token unique, and as such, they cannot be directly replaced by another token. This is the concept of fungibility. No two NFTs are alike, and as such each NFT is 1 of 1 and non-fungible.
This is quite different from fiat currency, where one dollar is the same as another dollar. There is no quantifiable difference between the two, and thus are fungible. The same thing exists with cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin. If you send someone one Bitcoin (very generous of you by the way), and they promised to pay you one Bitcoin back in the future, it wouldn’t matter to you which Bitcoin they send, as long as it’s one Bitcoin.
Blockchain is confusing, we get it. But we’re here to help. This technology will change the way we interact digitally and enhance the way we interact with our community.
To bridge the gap with education, here is our comprehensive guide on all the basics of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and NFTs.
At its core, Discord is a web-based communication app. If you're familiar with chat services like Slack, which many users are familiar with due to its widespread use in the business world, Discord is in the same category.
Originally developed for the gaming community Discord is now widely used within the NFT community, with each project (RAYA) utilizing it's own server to broadcast community/project updates, movement challenges for RunList (minting/purchasing priority) status, interact with fellow runners and RAYA members and more.
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Run As You Are is following a road map as we build our community of movement lovers. The date of mint (day you can purchase) is currently set for end of May/early June.
To stay up to date and join in the fun you will want to join the RAYA Discord and view the project roadmap above.
Stay up to date on everything RAYA by joining our Discord or Twitter communities.