Personality Perceptions By Event Type – Guest Blog

Guest Blog by Victoria Waldman and Theresa Lewis of Fueled Insights. Highlighted in Fueled Insights’ previous article “The Fight for Runners’ Recreational Dollar,” household income is flat, entry fees are on the rise and there is an abundance of fitness activities.  Runners’ disposable income and time are being squeezed.  Therefore, it’s important to understand the […]

RaceJoy Goes the Distance

This past weekend, RaceJoy was available for many different road races across the country, including two ultra distance courses where we experienced record-breaking usage by some incredible long-distance athletes. The longest usage of RaceJoy’s GPS tracking to date occurred at this past weekend’s Burning River 100 Mile event in Willoughby, Ohio with close to 30 […]

Race Transfer Credit Flexibility

When you as a race director move someone from one event to another, you now have the flexibility to give them credit for that transfer or not. For example if I transfer someone from the Half to the Full Marathon and the full marathon costs $20 extra. Some race directors want to make that $20 […]

Standard Questions

We have added Standard Questions – which creates a standard set of information that can be used across races and is stored as part of a runner’s profile and be reused. This list will expand in the future. The first 3 Standard Questions are: Emergency Contact Name Emergency Contact Phone Cell Phone Number for Important […]

Text Messaging Now Available for Races

We have added the capability for races to do text messaging with their participants. This can be useful for emergency situations such as delaying the race due to lightning. This feature is not meant to be used for marketing purposes! This option is available under the Notifications section, and must be authorized by RunSignUp. One […]

RunSignUp Availability and Disaster Recovery Implementation

We have been asked by a customer to document our disaster recovery plan, and we figured that it might be useful to document this for other customers as well as provide an example to other websites who might want to use a modern approach to these topics. As with most modern apps, most of our […]

Team Improvements for Transfers and Captain Management

We made the following updates to teams: 1.  When you transfer (event or bib), it auto-selects the team of the original registration.  It also properly handles team size caps when you are transferring for a team that is full. 2.  An option on the team type setup to disable captains from adding and removing members.  It also has an […]

Check-In App Beta Testing with 10,000 Person Races

You may have noticed a new feature in your RunSignup Race Day Go Dashboard to do Off-Line Check-In. This is currently in public beta – meaning anyone can use it, but you understand there are still changes going on and it is not fully functional or tested. This past weekend, Blacklight Run and Night Nation […]

Even the Maine Lobsters Love Some RaceJoy!

It was a fun weekend for RaceJoy at the Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5K. Not only were we onsite for this event, but we also got to eat some delicious lobster during the Lobster Bake and the chance to meet great people over the course of the weekend. The Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & […]

Post-Events Surveys Are Essential And Easy With Endure Strong

GUEST BLOG: by Andrew Webb of Endure Strong. Producing an event is hard work. There are a hundred things that need to be accomplished in order for an event to take place, and then there are a hundred more things to do in order to make it an excellent event. While organizing an event, it […]

Presentations from the RunSignUp Race Director & Timer Symposium

We had a great 2015 RunSignUp Race Director & Timer Symposium! Below are the presentations that were made on Tuesday. We will be doing videos on the website that you will be able to see here. RunSignUp Symposium Kick-Off and Overview by Bob Bickel: Pittsburgh Marathon and P3R History and Community Connections by Dee Stathis: […]

RaceJoy Celebrates Independence Day with Patriotic Themed Races!

July 4 is always a big race day across the country. People used RaceJoy at all types of running races this past weeke­­nd – from the iconic Peachtree Road Race in Georgia to the Team RWB Firecracker Race in Daytona. July 4 is always a big race day across the country. People used RaceJoy at […]

Improved Deferral Options

We have added some convenient deferral options. First, you can now specify specific dates (we will be moving to this as a standard over the coming weeks rather than # of days before an event). Second, you can now specify different deferral policies (dates and prices and on/off) on a per event basis as shown […]

New Check-In App Hardware Recommendations

As we get ready to release our new Offline Check-In App, we wanted to review the details on the best options for hardware. We are also including specific installation instructions. This is a Google Chrome App, which has a major advantage in that is can run on any device. The negative is that printing devices […]