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USA Triathlon Membership Integration Press Release

USA TriathlonRunSignUp to Offer Real-Time USA Triathlon Membership

Verification At Online Event Registration

Customized platform to streamline process for participants and race directors

RunSignUp is pleased to announce that it has streamlined its online event registration process by offering USA Triathlon membership verification in real time.

This new technology allows athletes who are registering for sanctioned events to more easily purchase a USA Triathlon annual membership or one-day license, thus eliminating the need to carry cash or a USA Triathlon membership card to pre-race packet pick-up.

The newly launched system simplifies event registration for all parties impacted — the athlete, the race director, the registration engine and USA Triathlon.

“USA Triathlon is pleased to offer this new technology to a number of qualifying online registration engines that service our sanctioned events,” USA Triathlon CEO Rob Urbach said. “Our staff has worked diligently to bring this program to life, and we are excited to play a part in making the event registration process easier for all parties involved.”

“We manage and time over 25 Triathlons and Duathlons each year,” said Charles Sellers, founder of DQ Events (http://www.dqtridu.com/).  “Using RunSignUp with the new integrated USAT Insurance eases registration for triathletes, makes sure everyone is appropriately covered with insurance, and saves us significant time and effort in reporting and compliance checking.”

“We are happy to continue our tradition of working with other companies to solve problems for Timers, Race Directors and Runners,” said Bob Bickel, founder of RunSignUp.  “This was a great collaboration with USAT and triathlon event managers, showing what can be done by working together.”

This technology platform is the result of months of planning and execution by USA Triathlon’s information technology and membership departments, who worked alongside each event registration engine to develop a template that best fits each company.

If not already registered as an annual member of USA Triathlon, athletes can purchase a $45 one-year annual membership through USATriathlon.org. The benefits of membership include: subscriptions to USA Triathlon Magazine and the Multisport Zone weekly e-newsletter; exclusive sponsor discounts, giveaways & contests; inclusion in the official USA Triathlon National Rankings; the opportunity to compete in USA Triathlon National Championships; the ability to avoid $12 one-day license fees at races; automatic excess accident insurance coverage; and more.

A video demo and more information is available at http://runsignup.blog/2013/04/15/usa-triathlon-integration-how-to/.

About RunSignUp
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.  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.

About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 510,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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