About us

SmartRunner went online in 2007 as the students Rolf Kluge and Roman Belter’s free time project. Before they ranked world’s fourth place as true pioneers in the field of location-based services at the 2005 Microsoft Imagine Cup in Japan presenting a concept combining GPS and cell phones. Since that time SmartRunner has become the leading GPS tracking community – also called Geotracking community - in Germany. More than 150 000 users have already published more than 300 000 tracks adding hundreds more every day.

In October 2009, we founded Smartrunner GmbH as proper businesses so we’re able to provide you with new features even faster and furthermore offer the best training and community tool in GEO-Tracking. With Alexander Trommen we’ve brought a long-time mobile-expert on board also helping us with internationalization. At the same Daniel Wild (Tiburon business development GmbH) and Roland Fassnauer (Fadelia Ltd.) joined us as two of the most successful business angels in Germany, already having brought out companies such as XING, StudiVZ, joinr, AdScale or Intershop and Pixaco / HPSnapfish. By now in the Leipzig office 6 employees are working on the daily improvement of SmartRunner.



Spent an entire year travelling in Australia performing an endurance test on SmartRunner.

Uncontested stroller pushing world champion.

Missed Oktoberfest due to launching Smartrunner GmbH.

A real SmartRunner: a god on keyboard and sports (he says).