RunSignup February Newsletter

Top News: 2019 RunSignup Symposium and More Learning Registration is now open for the 2019 RunSignup Symposium, to be held in Philadelphia July 15th-17th. In its sixth year, the core of the Symposium remains unchanged: three days with a laser-sharp focus on collaborative education, technology, and networking with events from around the country. Following a sell-out […]

Race Director Forum at the Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K

As Bob blogged earlier this month, one of our Guiding Principles is continuous learning. Yesterday, we opened registration for our largest in-person educational opportunity, the RunSignup Symposium, but if you can’t make it to Philadelphia for the main event, we’re working to connect you to resources in as many arenas as possible. There is no […]

Interview with Brad McCleary of Bodies Race Company

Bodies Race Company is an event production company out of Kansas City that recently franchised to spread out across the country. We sat down to talk to their President Brad McCleary to talk about how they use RunSignup to support and manage franchises across the country.   Q: What’s a promotion that you’ve found to […]

Registration Open for the 2019 RunSignup Symposium

Moorestown, NJ – Registration is now open for the 2019 RunSignup Symposium, to be held in Philadelphia July 15th-17th. The annual conference brings together 200+ race directors, timers, and industry professionals from across the country in a unique industry event that emphasizes collaborative education, networking, and technology. The core of the Symposium is unchanged, with […]

Run Toledo Hosts Race Director Summit

  The Team at Run Toledo is presenting it’s first Northwest Ohio Race Director Summit on February 28 at 6pm in Maumee, Ohio. RunSignup is co-hosting as part of its strategy to provide industry timers with educational support for their race directors. RunSignup is launching a Race Director Summit program in April this year that […]

RaceDay Scoring – Public Feature Development

We are taking a step forward with publishing planned features in RaceDay Scoring – This provides our timing customers with a clear understanding of what is coming in future releases of the product. Next Update is likely coming in the next 1-2 weeks. In Development means we have people actively working on the project […]

Corporate Teams: When, Why, and How to Use Them (or not)

Corporate Teams are one of the most powerful RunSignup features, but they aren’t one we talk about a lot for a very simple reason: they aren’t appropriate for most races. For most events, the basic Group/Teams function is ideal, but for true corporate team events, the corporate team feature is extremely robust and flexible. Technical Account Manager […]

Web-based RaceDay Timer Certification March 19

Back by popular demand! For timers that were not able to make one of the sold-out RaceDay Timer Certification sessions in January, we are offering a web-based certification opportunity on March 19. After completing this day of in-depth sessions timers  will have exclusive access to special pricing, free race day tools, and new revenue opportunities. […]

Certified Timer Spotlight: Jamie Orr, Run The East

Jamie Orr, founder of Run The East, a Greenville, North Carolina based race timing and event management service provider recently completed RunSignup’s RaceDay Certification program. We noticed he was making full use of the various RaceDay Suite of Technology that RunSignup offers. So, we checked in with him to get some insights that we could […]

Multi-Race Bundles: Set Minimum & Maximum Races

We have made an enhancement to our Multi-Race Bundle options. You can now set the minimum and the maximum number of races that a multi-race registrant can choose during the registration process. For instance, you can set-up a multi-race bundle and include 10 races. Then, you can configure the settings to force registrants to choose […]

Three Great Marathon Movies

Make a minimum $50 tax deductible donation to Filmmakers Collaborative, a 501c3 not for profit, and support acclaimed marathon film director Jon Dunham in creating his new film Partenope: Finding A Lost City. You will get arguably the best three marathon movies ever made, including BOSTON, which the RunSignup community supported creating. Donations can be […]

RaceDay Certified Timers Embrace New Technology

It’s the first week after RunSignup’s RaceDay Certification tour and timers that went through the training are energetically embracing RaceJoy and RaceDay Scoring. Already, certified timers have enabled RaceJoy for more than 80 new races across the country. Some timers are choosing to try RaceJoy out at a smaller 5K event so they can get […]

Third Annual RunSignup RaceTrends Report Shows Flat Race Participation

Moorestown, NJ – RunSignup released their Third Annual RaceTrends Report exploring the state of the endurance industry. The report was built by mining RunSignup registration and finisher data over a four-year period to generate transparent statistics, identify trends in the industry, and provide recommendations to keep endurance events competitive in a crowded market. More than 40,000 races and […]

UX Update: New Race Website Template

Our new vertical navigation race website template is now available! We have been working hard to design and develop new options for your race website. Let’s take a look at the highlights of the new design. Modern responsive design with a fixed vertical navigation. Our new template features flexible vertical navigation. This works really well […]

ICYMI: Viral Social Marketing Webinar

If you missed today’s Social Viral Marketing webinar, we have you covered! Here is a summary of the webinar, along with a full recording and some additional resources.    Would you run a race because you saw an ad on Facebook or because a friend asked you to join them? Your participants can promote your […]

RunSignup is Hiring Interns for Summer 2019!

Do you… Have a passion for the race endurance industry? Love working with the latest and greatest technology? Want exposure and experience with an organization that interacts with thousands of races and charities in the endurance industry? Want to work with a dynamic and cutting-edge tech company that’s utilizing the art of technology to make […]

RunSignup Joins Race Directors Hub as a Community Partner

We’re joining with Race Directors Hub, the thriving endurance industry forum from the online resource Race Directors HQ, as a Community Partner to the Facebook group! The group was launched by Race Directors HQ editor Panos Gonos in October 2017 and has grown into Facebook’s largest online community of race directors and race management professionals. […]

Top 100 Road Races 2018 Analysis

We have assembled the Top 100 Road Races in a consolidated list and will be maintaining this along with our RaceTrends Report and bi-annual Registration Market reports on a continuing basis. This helps us understand the market better, and we hope it helps others as well. Since this is our first time, we are sure […]