RunSignUp January Newsletter

January’s Top News RunSignUp Releases New Race Website Template: We kicked off 2018 by releasing our second template option for the thousands of races that take advantage of our free race websites. The new template option runs in parallel to the legacy template and races can select the template they prefer. Highlights of the new template include: Brand […]

Is Your Registration Company Safe?

With the decline of registrations in our sport, the overabundance of small registration providers, the closing of RaceIt, and most customers abandoning another vendor because of a scenario we predicted in “The Big Short and Registration Payments“, races should make sure they have a viable registration company. Races have the right and responsibility to vet […]

Sports Backers Transitions to RunSignUp

Sports Backers made the transition to RunSignUp’s event management platform in 2018 to provide seamless registration to participants across its outdoor fitness events, better engage the Richmond community, and manage event day operations. RunSignUp, the leader for registration, promotion, and event management in the endurance industry, empowers Sports Backers to market and manage its events […]

Updated Race Websites – Facebook Feeds, Countdown clock and more

We have released another update to our new Race Websites Template, with some new cool options: Facebook Feed Twitter Feed Countdown clock Event highlight labels Redesigned dashboard page for customization Here is a sample page with the new content and countdown clocks and event highlight: This shows a simple example of the event highlighting: Setup […]

RaceDay Scoring Team

Building great software is a complex art. It takes a blend of understanding the problem, creating an innovative solution, leveraging advanced technology, and being able to build a complex system based on code. It does not just happen. You can’t just outsource it to some consulting company. It takes the right blend of people to […]

The Race Director Announces 2018 User Conference

Moorestown, NJ – The Race Director, timing software used by more 20,000 races to score 8.7 million participants in 2017, has announced their 2018 User Conference. The conference will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 8:30am-4pm at the Hyatt Place Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. Registration for the conference is now open and is limited […]

Auto-Import Past Year Fundraiser Contacts

As part of our CRM efforts, we now automatically import past year contact information that fundraisers may have imported or donated in past years. This makes it simpler for fundraisers to contact people to ask for support in the new year. Here is an example of a fundraiser’s contact list. From this management page fundraisers […]

Race Website Improvements

We continue to make continuous improvements on the new Race Website template, with some more improvements expected next week. We will be shifting all new races to this new template by default. Remember you can shift your race website to the new look and feel very easily – just refer to our original announcement on […]

Guest Blog – Digitization – the future of race events

This guest post is from Marc Grewenig, CEO of our new technology partner, eventbaxx.  Being a race director certainly is a full-time job. Not just that you are constantly involved in scheduling, planning and directing upcoming events, you also have to process past ones in the aftermath. Moreover, other tasks like advertising to generate participants […]

Help Wanted – Development Interns

We are hiring two interns for our software development team for the summer of 2018 – one in our Moorestown, NJ office (Philadelphia suburb) and one in Orlando, FL. We have had great success with this program, with over a half dozen interns over the years. Three of those interns actually work at RunSignUp full […]

Fundraiser Email Updates

Now, when a fundraiser sends an email through their fundraising center, they can select specific contacts from the fundraising list. Before, a fundraiser needed to select all contacts on their list. Here is an example of the selection option in the fundraising center: We also added the option for fundraisers to save draft emails. During the […]

Registration Company Viability

The closing of RaceIt in November may prove to be the canary in the mine for registration companies in the declining race registration business. There are now rumors of another failing registration company, and there could be more coming. The real harm comes to the races, with a number of fairly large races being owed […]

Why RunSignUp Asks for Payment Account Information

As a Payment Facilitator, we have a responsibility to the banking industry and the credit card networks to do background checks on any race who is processing money thru our site. This is to try to prevent things like money laundering, or bad businesses who will not fulfill the obligations of what they are selling […]

Designed to Delight: Launching the new Runsignup.com

You might notice that our homepage looks a little different. As web trends and technologies evolve, company websites that once were modern and fresh can start to feel a little tired. RunSignUp is a growing and innovative company and it needs to have a website that reflects that. That is why we have launched a […]

RaceInsights – Donation and Registration $

RaceInsights now allows you to see specifically the amount of money coming from Registrations and Donations. Here is an example. Note how the table at the bottom shows the amount of each coming from website referrals and from email (you can drill down further to find which websites and which emails): Simply click on the […]

API Integration Quick Start

If you are a developer and looking to integrate with the RunSignup API, here is a quick start overview of how to make things work. You can do testing on https://test.runsignup.com.  Here are the generic Getting Started and Overview pages from the site, but here is the general flow: Authenticating with the API There are multiple ways to do this […]

Share Your Interactive Course Maps

Races offering RunSignUp’s RaceJoy mobile tracking and cheer sending can now publicly share their official interactive course map built in RaceJoy. Race organizers are able to post their official course maps on websites, through emails, or on social media sites like Facebook. What makes RaceJoy’s map tool unique is its responsive nature versus being a […]

RunSignUp and eventbaxx Announce Partnership

Moorestown, NJ and Saarbrücken, Germany – RunSignUp, the leader in Race Management and Registration software, and eventbaxx, the leader in digital race bags have announced a partnership and technical integration. The integration is available immediately to RunSignUp customers on the Technology Partner Dashboard. Races using both platforms can now easily sync participants via the RunSignUp […]

RunSignUp Converts to an S Corporation

Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp has converted our entity type from a Limited Liability Company to an S Corporation effective January 1, 2018. This conversion is due to the continued success of the company, as outlined in our 2017 Year in Review. This change does not have any impact on our operations or contracts with suppliers and customers, although we will update our contracts to […]

RunSignUp Releases New Race Website Template

Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp has released a second template option for the 15,000 race websites that are automatically built for all races listed on the site. RunSignUp provides events with a full website (not just a simple webpage) to increase brand visibility, create a hub for all race information, and ensure that all race directors […]

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