April Race Director Newsletter

Race Day Registration More races are beginning to use technology to help automate race day registration.  There are several benefits: Better data collection Faster processing and shorter lines Appeals to younger runners Lets people register at home, on their smartphones and at kiosks Kiosks double as Results Look-up Stations RunSignUp recently released our Race Day […]

RunSignUp USAT Triathlon Insurance

One of the big challenges Triathlons have is organizing USAT insurance for non-USAT members.  For those of you who are not familiar, USA Triathlon has a great insurance program for their members and races.  Members get insurance in all official USAT sanctioned events.  Non-Members must get a one day insurance for $12.  But collecting this […]

Availability During Updates and Upgrades

Today we made a nice update to our Discount/Membership capabilities to better support Triathlons by giving Race Directors and Triathletes a very simple way to add USAT Insurance.  To accomplish this, we needed to update some pages for race directors as well as participants.  More importantly, we had to update the database structure to not […]

RunSignUp Results

RunSignUp offers a full set of results posting and display capabilities. Auto-upload from Timer systems like RunScore and Race Director Beautiful, modern look and feel Powerful search Mobile ready Configurable Post on any website via Widget technology Videos: Uploading Pre-formatted Results Uploading and configuring CSV Results Uploading from RunScore Viewing Results Here is a powerpoint […]

Online Race Day Registration

Enabling online race day registration can improve the operation of your race, and make things better and easier for your runners.  This is a complete overview of the process with pointers to more specific resources on each topic. On the right you will see the major steps to enable Race Day Registration.  Here are the […]

Bib Handout

In our last blog, we talked about Bib Assignment – giving each person a bib number.  This blog discusses the options available for handing out bibs to your runners. There are three basic options for bibs – pre-printed, printing labels, and dynamic bib assignment.  We discuss each of these in the slides and video below. […]

Continuous Delivery of New Code

As anyone who uses RunSignUp knows, we  are rapidly innovating – just take a look at this blog.  There are several secrets to our fast cycle time – great developers, limited scope and focus just on the running market, wonderful customers who give us amazing feedback, and a software infrastructure that is built for fast […]

Mobile Registration for the Young Crowd

We have a Graffiti Run using RunSignUp.  We did some analysis and 47% of the people registering are doing so from a mobile device.  We see an overall rate of about 29%, so the increased rate is most likely due to the younger demographic than most road races see. (Note you can see the same […]

March Race Director Newsletter

Corporate Team Runs/Walks Corporate Team Races are events where organizations fund employee participation.  Many times these events are done around Wellness and Health campaigns. These races are typically very different than a normal race.  Some organizations may want to pay for all or part of the entry fees for employees and potentially family and friends. […]