Bosun Tijani a fitness enthusiast loved teams sports and keeping fit socially, however having lived in various cities he found that moving around a lot meant it was difficult to find regular fitness partners, so he founded Truppr.
Truppr is the social tool that connects people to fun and fitness activities around them so that regular exercise and healthy living becomes a lifestyle. Founded in 2014, Truppr was incubated in the Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) a launch pad for start-ups, transforming ideas to sustainable ventures that solve real Nigerian problems.
As we recently reported the latest CcHUB cohort includes the first Internet of things (iOT) venture, an online community for mothers & mothers-to-be and a platform for car owners to buy genuine auto parts & discover all things motoring.
Every month, Truppr organizes the TrupprRUN, a 5km timed run that has grown from taking place only in Lagos, to taking place across 11 cities in Nigeria and counting with over 2,000 signups till date. The 5k run sees runners of all fitness levels coming together to enjoy a morning of running with the Truppr fitfam. A full list of TrupprRun cities can be found at truppr.com/5krun.
Activties vary and Truppr is also heading to Kilimanjaro in June to climb Africa’s tallest mountain, taking “10 awesome individuals” on this trip and only a few slots are left.
In recognition of Democracy day, this May’s TrupprRUN for Democracy is in support of Nigeria’s growing democracy. The TrupprRUN takes place simultaneously across the various locations and every first timer will be given a free Truppr performance t-shirt at the venue. To join in the Truppr Run for Democracy, download the Truppr app on Android, iOS or Windows. If your device is not supported, you can sign up by visiting the website.