Runtastic brings Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials to life with new story run
Runtastic Teams Up with 20th Century Fox to Create Interactive Listening Experience for Runners
September 10, 2015 – Runtastic and 20th Century Fox have teamed up to develop a brand new Story Run – “The Scorch Trials: Hunted.” Inspired by the upcoming movie Maze Runner – The Scorch Trials, listeners are transported into the movie’s storyline and join the cast in escaping the perils of the Scorch. The new Story Run is now available, just in time for the global release of the movie which is now in theatres.Unlike traditional podcasts and audiobooks, Runtastic Story Running offers listeners interactive running experiences that are built to 35-minute interval training plans. In The Scorch Trials: Hunted, the listener slips into the role of the narrator and joins the Gladers in taking on the WCKD – the powerful organization at the heart of the newest Maze Runner movie. To beat the bounty hunters and survive the dangerous city full of Cranks who have been infected by the Flare virus, the only option is to run.“All the running we’ve done to get here. All the suffering since we came to the city – it will mean nothing if we don’t run for that bridge with all we’ve got. Faster! All the strength we can find, every reserve of energy that’s inside – we need it now! We’ve got to make it to that bridge!”Written by Spencer Baum and narrated by Robert Forge, The Scorch Trials: Hunted has been specifically designed to meet the needs of runners. Perfectly aligned cinematic sounds, produced by David Ritt, accompany the story and push listeners to peak performances by speeding up or slowing down the pace. By taking this approach, interval training becomes more thrilling, entertaining and motivating.The Scorch Trials: Hunted is now available on iOS, Android and Windows. Simply download the flagship Runtastic app, open the “Story Running” tab in the drawer menu and select the in-app purchase.For more information, visit www.runtastic.com/storyrunning.About RuntasticFounded in 2009, Runtastic has rapidly grown into an innovative suite of apps, products and services that track and manage health and fitness data to motivate individuals to get in shape, stay healthy and improve overall fitness. In August 2015, the company was acquired by adidas Group.With more than 140 million downloads and 70 million registered users on Runtastic.com, Runtastic’s mobile applications sync directly with proprietary hardware to track distance, speed, pace, duration, heart rate, calorie consumption and route traveled (via maps) when running, biking or engaging in other exercise activities. The results can then be viewed directly within the app, via Runtastic GPS devices or on Runtastic.com, where users can view their online training log, get detailed data analysis and compare with others. Whether you are a novice or an athlete, Runtastic makes exercise easy and fun. Additional information can be found at Runtastic.com or you can follow us on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.About Maze Runner: The Scorch TrialsIn this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.About 20th Century FoxOne of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.