December 8, 2015 – RunSignUp and RunnersConnect are partnering to offer races access to training plans specific to their race. Races can opt to work with RunnersConnect for customized race training plans that help their participants train together, encourage them to follow each other’s progress, and extend the excitement of race day to the entire training buildup.
RunnersConnect has joined the RunSignUp Technology Partner Program, a program designed to provide Race Directors and Timers an even more integrated approach to using RunSignUp technology with their technology of choice. RunSignUp Founder/CEO Bob Bickel noted, “We are always looking for technologies that can enhance the race experience and give our Race Directors the opportunity to build their running base. Partnering with RunnersConnect provides RunSignUp Race Directors with a resource for robust training programs and a community building tool for their runners.”
A race can benefit from RunnersConnect in several ways:
- Runner Success: In addition to a custom training plan, runners have access to coaching support along the way, and are connected to a supportive community to keep them motivated. Successful runners are happy runners!
- Community & Buzz: By allowing participants to train together, share their experiences, and connect during the buildup to your race, RunnersConnect helps you build a stronger community and generate buzz around your event.
- Easy Results for You: Races have the option to extend exclusive discounts to their participants, or help generate additional revenue by sharing sales of training plans. With the RunSignUp partnership, either option is quick and easy for the race.
RunnersConnect Founder/CEO Jeff Gaudette commented that, “I’m confident that we have built a platform which, with the addition of our RunSignUp partnership, can help take the experience of race day, for your race, to the next level.”
RunSignUp Race Directors can access RunnersConnect directly from the Tech Partners section of their Race Dashboard, or via http://runnersconnect.net/runsignup/.
RunSignUp is the leading innovator of online tools for Races and Running Clubs. Services include RunSignUp for race registration, RunSignUp Go for Race Day, RunSignUp RD Go for Timers, RunSignUp Clubs to enable membership management, and RaceJoy for mobile race experiences. More than 4,000 race directors, timers, and running club officers use these services today, including leading organizations like the Boilermaker Road Race, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., Fifth Third River Bank Run, The Blacklight Run, The Glo Run, Leone Timing, and many more. Services are free except for processing fees when conducting monetary transactions such as 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. For more information, visit www.runsignup.com.
RunnersConnect was founded in 2011 by Jeff Gaudette. After years of coaching individual runners online, Jeff realized there was an important piece missing to his athlete’s training – team support. The RunnersConnect team is now over 600 members strong, and has helped 867 runners in the last 2 years record new personal bests from 5K to the marathon. We have also grown to 7 coaches, a team doctor, nutritionist, writers, and an awesome development team.