For the second year, the Sheraton Society Hill will be our host hotel at the RunSignUp Race Director Symposium. Reserve a room at the Host Hotel A few highlights about the hotel: Rooms available at a group rate of $174 Indoor swimming pool open 6am-10pm 24-Hour Sheraton Fitness Center On-Site Cafe (with Starbucks) and Restaurant […]
Just a couple of interesting stats. Races have loaded over 38,000 Sponsors into our Sponsor Management System. Best Damn Race in New Orleans recently uploaded over 15,000 photos for their race. 64% of those photos were tagged with our Google Vision software. Not all of these tags were correct, and not all photos had tags […]
We wanted to provide an update on how things are going with RunSignUp prior to our biannual Endurance Registration Report in early April. The good news is that more races, timing companies, running stores and runners continue to recommend us. One of our key stats we follow is the number of races that process more […]
The Biz Dash 5K (a Corporate Team event in St. Louis) is gearing up to open registration for their second year on 4/7. Check out their highlight video from year one – sometimes, the best marketing you can do for your event is to remind everyone how much fun they had the year before! If […]
This past weekend, race organizers of the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness offered a fully-connected race using RaceJoy – not just for the participants and spectators, but for the race operations team as well. This was the first time the Wrightsville Beach Marathon used RaceJoy and people fully embraced the new technology – close to […]
We have improved the Results display on mobile phones to include a new drop-down for different result sets – like Overall and age groups. See the example below:
The 2017 Tobacco Road Marathon and Half Marathon offered RaceJoy’s live GPS tracking and cheer sending for the first time! This popular race weekend offers more than 20 miles of picturesque experience along the American Tobacco Trail in Cary, North Carolina. The Tobacco Road race weekend has grown to attract runners from around the world […]
There is now a convenient one page report to show the status of each sponsor:
Races are all about variety and what sets them apart, but it turns out that there is one thing that all races agree on: they want to get paid! As a payment facilitator and a PCI Level 1 Compliant Service Provider we take payment setup seriously, with a process designed to get our races paid accurately […]
You can now add a primary sponsor contact to each Sponsor on the Edit Sponsor page.
Sponsors now have HTML editing capability for their information and message. This gives races and sponsors the ability to customize their information to optimize the look and feel. See the HTML editor we have added on the left of this screen shot.
We have added some easy links for greater Sponsor Visibility: Your sponsors can now get visibility on: Your Race Website Confirmation Emails Marketing Emails Pre-Race Sponsor “Goody” Email Photo Watermark Result TXT Notifications RaceJoy Banners RaceJoy Progress Alerts
Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp announced that registration is now open for the 2017 RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium, to be held in Philadelphia July 17-19th. The Symposium, in its fourth year, brings together race directors and timers from around the country for industry educational sessions, networking opportunities, and training. For the second year, the Symposium will […]
One of the early disaster recovery mechanisms we built into RunSignUp is saving a full list of your participants in a CSV file once a day starting the week before your race. We send race directors an email link when this is first created each year. In the event RunSignUp is not available (knock on […]
We now automatically create a full webpage on your free race website. We automatically create a Menu item for your race, and segment the Sponsors according to levels on the page. This page is also available as a Widget for you to use on your own race website.
You can now invite sponsors to edit and manage their Sponsorship easily. Simple enter the email address of the sponsor and an invitation will be sent to them to be able to edit and manage their own Sponsorship. This will allow them to customize their logo, message (and soon offers).
Sponsor Levels can now have caps on them. For example you could have a cap of only 1 Premier Sponsor, 3 Gold Sponsors and 5 Silver Sponsors.
Along with the recently released BikeSignUp, TriSignUp and SkiSignUp, we now offer PaddleSignUp.com and AdventureSignUp.com branding for paddle sport and adventure customers who want their signup to be specific to their type of event. Like with BikeSignUp, all races are listed on each iteration of the site (BikeSignUp, RunSignUp, TriSignUp, AdventureSignUp, PaddleSignUp and SkiSignUp), and race […]
RunSignUp has been providing all of it’s customers a free email marketing system for the last two years. Having an email marketing system integrated with your registration platform has a number of benefits, including easily personalizing the content of emails to each participant and dynamic list assignment management that allows for pre-scheduling emails without missing […]
Back for year 2: join us for a friends and family March Madness pool! We are mostly runners and triathletes…but we like to have a little fun with other sports sometimes – we run a an internal Fantasy Football League, but March Madness provides an opportunity to get our friends, partners, and customers to join us […]
We released our First Annual Registration Trends Report this winter because, after years of increasing registrations, by the end of 2016, we had reached a critical mass of data that is comprehensive enough to demonstrate useful trends for our customers (and the broader running industry). It’s a lot of data, though, and not everyone has the time […]
The Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K is known for its picturesque setting in north Florida. People love doing this race with its out-and-back course featuring quaint beach towns (resembling homes like those in the Truman Show), dune lakes and beautiful beaches. This is the race that you hear about that gives a Vera Bradley […]
We have added the ability to track and invoice in our Sponsor Management system. This also includes new financial reports as well as easy renewal options. The updated Sponsor Management page makes it simple to see the status of your sponsors: There are three Status levels: Visible – whether the sponsor logo is visible on […]
We have added the capability to upload results automatically via Dropbox. This enables timers to have their results automatically synced to RunSignUp every minute if changes have happened to the result file. The basic mechanism to implement this is: Connect your Dropbox account to RunSignUp in the RunSignUp Dashboard. This will create a special RunSignUp […]
We frequently get asked, ‘Do I really need to click the Start My Race button as I cross the start line?’ We understand that some would rather not worry about clicking the button at the start of the race, and the simple answer to this question is: No, you do not have to click the […]