240 Timers Get RaceDay Certified!

  RunSignup’s RaceDay Timer Certification tour held its final session in Orlando this week and  attracted the highest attendance of the four-city locations with 100 timers being certified. An impressive 240 timers are now certified on RunSignup’s RaceDay Technology Suite and have received in-depth training on race day technology with an emphasis on RaceDay Scoring […]

Welcome, Lewis Jones!

Lewis Jones has joined our Richmond, VA office as a Customer Success Manager! Previously, Lewis worked at Race IT for 5+ years, operating as a jack-of-all-trades who handled everything from financials to analytics to data management to account management…and more. He has a strong background in marketing, analytics, and the endurance industry, as well as […]

eventbaxx Offers Free Trial

RunSignup Technology Partner eventbaxx is offering a 7-day free trial to let race organizers explore their digital sponsorship experience. We first introduced you to eventbaxx with a blog post and webinar in early 2018. The free trial offer is timed to let race organizers explore new updates to the eventbaxx experience, including a new UX design that simplifies […]

Year to Year Participant Declines

We are preparing our yearly Race Trends Report for release at the RunningUSA conference. One of the stats is a comparison of races that happened in 2017 and 2018 where we could measure growth or decline. The Top 1000 Races has a decline in participants of 2.5%, falling 44,589 to 1,777,344 participants. We also track races […]

Interview with Chris Tomlinson from Corrigan Sports Enterprises

Corrigan Sports Enterprises began in 1991 as a marketing and event implementation for golf events before growing to include multiple Running Festivals, including the Baltimore Marathon & Running Festival and the Oakland Running Festival, and other large and small running events. Today, they serve around 60,000 running registrants in a year. We sat down to talk […]

Timer Certification in San Francisco

This week’s RaceDay Timer Certification Tour is in San Francisco where we’ve been training race timers on RunSignup’s RaceDay technology. We intentionally kept this venue to be a smaller group than the others and it has been great to have more one-on-one interaction with 35 west coast timers.     As part of the process, […]

New Colors and Banner Images for Race Websites

We have refreshed the default color options and banner images we have for race websites. Of course you can choose your own, but most races just opt for the defaults. This is also in preparation for our update of the left menu navigation template in the next couple of weeks (which will automatically update over […]

RaceJoy’s Map Building Tool Made Easier

In preparation for the RunSignup RaceDay Timer certification program, our team of developers has enhanced RaceJoy’s map building tool to ensure it is easy to self-manage by timers. More than 200 timers will be certified on RaceJoy by the end of January, 2019. Certified RaceDay Timers are able to offer RaceJoy as an add-on service to […]

Re-Live The Symposium: Youth Events, Business Sessions, and More!

We captured some of our favorite presentations from the RunSignUp Symposium on video and are gradually sharing them with all our customers and friends. You can check out all the presentations that have been uploaded here: https://resources.runsignup.com/symposiumpresentations/ Newly released videos include: Youth Events: Advantages and Challenges, with Gary Kutscher of the OC Marathon Gary, is […]

How Secure is Your Race Website?

I was talking with someone today about whether races feel an obligation to keep their customer data safe. The conversation was triggered when I was talking to a small registration company owner and found they had many security vulnerabilities like their site being susceptible to SQL Injection, Cross Site Scripting, and lack of a security […]

Big Showing of Timers in Dallas, Texas!

We are at our second location of our four-city RaceDay Certification Timer Tour. Last week in Philadelphia went very well and we made some minor tweaks to the certification process based on our experience there. Timers are using the new and easy-to-use RaceDay CheckIn app to check in for the certification training. We emailed out QR […]

Active Integration Clarification

We announced a set of integrations that we are working on with Active a couple of days ago and there has been confusion and concern. First, this is a technical integration. There are a variety of customers with a cross set of technologies. For example, there are dozens of timers who time thousands of races […]

RaceDay Timer Certification Sell Out!

As many of you know, we’ve launched a new RaceDay Timer Certification program where we are providing on-site training  during a four city tour across the country. The tremendous response from timers is a pleasant surprise.  We were expecting about 20-30 people at each location, but we’ve actually sold out each location and have added greater […]

ACTIVE Network and RunSignup Collaborate to Meet the Emerging Needs of the Endurance Community

1/8/2019 – ACTIVE Network and RunSignup are excited to announce our joint cooperation on a set of technology initiatives, which will make it easier for event organizers and timers that use both solutions to provide the best event experience possible. The two organizations recognize the need to offer an open choice of systems for race […]

CRM – Import Participants Update

Your RunSignup CRM is the place to keep ALL of your participant information. Importing participants is important to every race – whether you still get paper entries still, or have some last minute registrations, or you are moving to RunSignup from another platform (thank you!). We’ve updated our longtime Import Participants tool! Here is the […]

Developer Intern Position

We are looking to hire a summer intern software developer to help RunSignUp continue to provide great web services and mobile apps and cutting edge technology to the running and fundraising communities. This is a great opportunity to understand what a real development environment is like, do some good development, work with some very bright […]