RunSignUp Releases Free Race Email Marketing Service
Partners with email and social media marketing leader iContact to allow race directors free email services for promoting races
Moorestown, NJ – March 9, 2012 – RunSignUp, the leading innovator of online tools for Races and Running Clubs, today announced the availability of a new free email marketing service. Available immediately, RunSignUp provides a free, fully integrated email service in partnership with iContact, a leading email and social media marketing company, to any race using RunSignUp for registration services. A video demonstration is available at https://runsignup.com/EmailMarketing/.
Race Directors who use RunSignUp will be able to create and login to their own iContact account. Using the advanced RunSignUp security system, co-race directors and timers who have been given permission will all be able to access and use the email service. It includes the following features:
- Transfer and update participant information into iContact.
- Generate and send emails easily.
- Reuse powerful email templates.
- Track email response rates like bounces, opens and forwards.
- Add other email lists, perhaps from previous year registrations downloaded from other services like Active.com.
- Promote your emails easily through Facebook and Twitter.
RunSignUp provides this service for free for up to 6 emails per race, and only for the purposes of promoting or communicating about the race director’s or timer’s race(s).
Geoff Alexander, director of product marketing, iContact stated “We are happy to provide our industry leading email marketing tools to Race Directors and Timers through this partnership with RunSignUp. With more than 1,000,000 users across the globe, we created the iContact Program Program to allow solution providers like RunSignUp to give their customers powerful, easy-to-use, and fully integrated email marketing for the running community.”
Chuck Block of the Michigan Running Foundation added “RunSignUp continues to bring us new and valuable features for managing and promoting our race. We have tried the new email marketing and found it very simple to use. We can use it for both updating runners who have already registered with any last minute communications, and for emailing past registrants to remind them to sign up. We will be using this to help the dozens of races we time and manage each year.”
Based in Raleigh, NC, iContact is a purpose-driven company that makes email marketing and social media marketing easy, so that small and midsized companies and causes can grow and succeed. More than one million users have signed up for an iContact account, and the company maintains B Corporation status, a certification awarded to companies meeting comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards. As part of its ongoing social mission, iContact applies the 4-1s Corporate Social Responsibility Model, donating 1 percent from each of its payroll, equity, product, and employee time to its local and global communities. Visit us online at iContact.com, on Twitter @iContact, at our LinkedIn Group, and at our Facebook page.
RunSignUp is the leading innovator of online tools for Races and Running Clubs. Services include RunSignUp for race registration, RunSignUp Clubs to enable membership management, and RunSignUp Sites for creating free websites for any running related organization. Over 1,000 race directors, timers, and running club officers use these services today. Services are free except for processing fees when conducting monetary transactions like race registration or club membership renewals. RunSignUp is founded by runners for runners, using technical capabilities to bring the power of cloud computing to benefit the running community.