While professional sporting events see participation only from professional athletes, mass participation events like city marathons, cycling events and various kinds of races are open to all. People from all walks of life are allowed to participate in such events with various sponsors awarding generous rewards to winners and runners up. With dozens of events happening all across the globe, most people have a hard time finding an appropriate one and registering for it. Let’s Do This is a startup that acts as a marketplace that allows people to search for mass participation sporting events and registering for them with ease.
Let’s Do This has successfully raised a cool $5 million in a seed round of funding with investments from 22 time Tennis Grand Slam Champion Serena Williams and the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt. It is a Y Combinator alumnus with capital from a number of reputed angel investors in Silicon Valley.
Let’s Do This acts as a marketplace for racing events and its platform boasts of listing for over 30,000 races in the United States, United Kingdom, Asia, and Australia. Moreover, races across a wide array of disciplines which includes foot races, cycling events, swimming events, marathons, obstacle events, etc. are listed on the Let’s Do This platform.
Founded by two childhood friends and having a team that consists of employees who have worked at some of the largest tech firms in Silicon Valley, the idea behind Let’s Do This was to encourage more people to participate in physically challenging events and push them toward leading a healthier life.