The Data Runner

Supported OS Linux Mac OS Windows


Data Runner is a game in which your character searches a library environment for a player-specified metric. When the character finds the specified metric, the metric’s value is added to the player’s score. You can add Data Runner to your Datadog dashboard as a widget.

This extension is made possible by Datadog apps which extends the user-interface with third party content not supported natively. If you are interested in extending your Datadog experience for business or for fun, you can build out an app or game of your own.

For more details about Data Runner, see stuartlangridge/data-runner on GitHub.


  1. To display Data Runner on your dashboard, open the dashboard to which you want to add your widget.

  2. Use the + Add Widgets button to open a list of available widgets. Drag and drop the Data Runner widget into your desired position on the dashboard.

  3. Choose a metric for the game character to find.

Data Collected


Data Runner does not provide any metrics.


Data Runner does not include any events.

Service Checks

Data Runner does not include any service checks.


Need help? Contact Datadog support.

To build your own Datadog app, refer to the Datadog apps developer documentation.