The Prokit Story
Prokit celebrates adventurers and the athletic experience, whether you’re just getting started or breaking world records. We exist to help you cut through the noise to find the best information and community you need to reach your potential.
Our passion for human potential and the outdoors can be seen in the backdrop of our headquarters; the adventure playground north of the Golden Gate in Marin, California.
We’re just getting started, and would love your feedback by emailing us at email@example.com. Thanks for being part of the community, and helping us make Prokit a welcoming and inspiring place for everyone.
The idea for Prokit started to form in 2013 when David Swain was trying out cyclocross racing. He had two young kids, an intense job at Instagram and little time to fit in his love for running, skiing, cycling, surfing and the outdoors. Cyclocross was the perfect outlet and had all the aspects he was looking for. A community, short intense races that required less hours on the bike, and whole lot of adrenaline. But the basic questions to get started were too hard to answer. How to train, what gear to use, where to race, what to eat, what races your friends are doing – universal questions for any sport where there has to be a better way to find trusted insight from the experts.
On a parallel path, Angela Zaeh was working at Facebook and recovering from a ski accident in late 2013 and rediscovering her love for running. She was an accomplished runner in Germany in her youth, and transitioned to cycling and skiing in her 20s with the mountains always common thread. After a year of recovery, she slowly stumbled into ultrarunning. It combined her love of adventure and roots in the Alps with a community of people who share a passion for new experiences and reaching their potential. She ran into the same issues as David, but at a more intense level. What gear to use, how to eat over long distances and multiple days when you’re carrying it yourself, how to train, how to find the right races, logistical travel issues, and how to stay in touch with people she’s met along the way.
Angela and David got together for a run on Mt Tamalpais in Marin, CA in February 2018 and the idea for a new platform for athletes was born. Prokit exists to celebrate the athletic experience and make the best information, community and insights accessible to everyone. To help us all go further, train smarter and reach higher.
What we stand for
We care deeply about making Prokit a positive and supporting community that helps everyone reach their physical and mental potential. We’ve outlined what we stand for in our Community Guidelines and encourage you to check them out.
We hope you join us in helping to:
🏃🏽♀️Empower female athletes
🤟🏽Inspire our youth
🏔Protect our environment
Are you ready to join our small team of tech industry veterans to build the platform for athletes? Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and your story.
We’re based in Marin, California and take the Bay Area’s heritage in innovation and combine it with the birthplace of the mountain bike and the nation’s oldest trail running race. The backdrop of Mt. Tam, Stinson Beach and the Bay with a reverse commute from the North Bay, East Bay and San Francisco. Ferry’s running into Larkspur and Sausalito, and biking & running paths abound for the human-powered commute.