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December Race Director Newsletter

50,000 Registrations in 7 Minutes!

Your race probably does not need to sign that many people up that quickly, but all of our customers are going to benefit from theScalability and Availability project we have recently concluded.  We were motivated as runners because of race websites that are unresponsive during registration, or after big races trying to see results.  We were motivated as technology people to solve this very difficult problem with our industry leading Cloud Technology.

It took over 500 servers to test and successfully complete this monumental effort.  As a result we found lots of ways to improve our system under this much stress.  You might notice how much faster RunSignUp is than Active – this be because of the hard work we have done that benefits even the 100 person 5K.

Oh, and we can handle over 100,000 requests per minute for results viewing.  So if you have a big race – we are ready for you!

New Race Director User Interface

We have just rolled out the new UI for Race Directors and Timers! This not only makes RunSignUp look great, but adds some nice functionality and great ease of use!

Highlights include a quick view on registration count vs. previous year, wider layout, Action Links at the top, clearer Tab layout, and redesigned accordion styling to take action on one or all events.

Over the coming months we will continue to improve the usability of each page.  We are starting on the left and moving to the right along the familiar Tab structure everyone loves.

Let us know how you like the new look, and if you have any suggestions (or find bugs!) by emailing us at info@runsignup.com.

RunSignUp Webinar

We have started a new way to better service our customers by holding a monthly “First Tuesday Webinar”. We will pick a topic that people are interested in and do a live video feed that anyone can join. We will also open the floor to questions and try to answer all of them!

See our first webinar by clicking here.  And join us on our next First Tuesday Webinar on January 8 at 7PM Eastern. Click here to register!

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