Kentucky Lifts Sales Tax on Nonprofit Events

Good news in at least one state – Kentucky has lifted their sales tax on nonprofit events. As we’ve written about before, sales tax is going to be an increasingly complex labyrinth for races and even nonprofits to navigate. With 50 different states instituting 50 different methods of collecting taxes (not including local jurisdictions like […]

RunSignup March Newsletter

Top News: March 2019 Race Registration Market Analysis The endurance industry is built on a diverse set of technology platforms with no centralized data aggregator, making it challenging to estimate the true market. In September 2015 we started a project to continuously evaluate (and update) the size and status of the market. During that time, […]

Race Registration Market Analysis – March, 2019

We do a US Registration Market Analysis every 6 months: September 2015 March, 2016 September, 2016 March, 2017 September, 2017 March, 2018 September, 2018 We try to improve on it with your feedback (so feel free to send suggestions or corrections to bob.bickel at We do this as part of our own internal market […]

Big Run Media at the Richmond Race Director Forum

We’re hosting an interactive Race Directors Forum in Richmond in April, in conjunction with the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K, and we’ll be joined there by industry marketing veterans Big Run Media. For a sneak peek, we asked Big Run Media’s Co-Founder and Creative Director Thomas Neuberger a few questions about the business of marketing races. […]

RunSignup Launches Annual Alan Jones Timer Award

  New Award to Recognize Exceptional Race Timer   We are very excited to launch the annual Alan Jones Timer Award to recognize an industry race timer who has clearly made an impact on improving the race industry. See the official press release here. Overview As the backbone of the race industry, timers have the opportunity to […]

Randomize “Add a Donation” Charity at Checkout

If your race supports multiple charity partners, you can now randomize the charity that shows on the checkout page for non-donors. This allows races with multiple charity partners to take advantage of the option to ask non-donors if they would like to tack on a small donation before they check out. When enabled, approximately 10-12% […]

Team Fundraising Page Co-Captains

Last year, we released a co-captain feature for team fundraising pages. The feature gives team fundraising captains the ability to grant other users captain access for their fundraising team. This is helpful for large fundraising teams or teams that are managed by corporations. Team captains can grant this access from the FUNDRAISING section of their […]

RaceDay Certified Timer Spotlight: Craig Chiger

Craig Chiger, founder of Start to Finish (located in Long Beach, NY), attended RunSignup’s RaceDay Certification training in Orlando, Fla. this year. Since then, he has incorporated RaceJoy’s  live tracking and cheer sending as one of the standard services they are now offering as part of their overall timing package to all 50 races that they […]

RaceDay Results: How To

RunSignup offers an open and flexible approach for timers to deliver live results. Check out this video where Matt Avery, RunSignup’s RaceDay Product Manager, provides an overview on how you can take advantage of RaceDay Results. This is one of the educational presentations provided during the RaceDay Timer Certification tour. Timers posting results through RunSignup’s […]

Default Fundraising Goals

We added the ability to set default fundraising goals for fundraiser teams and individual fundraisers. Default fundraising goals automatically populate a team or individual’s fundraising page(s) with a fundraising goal that you determine. Fundraisers can edit the default goal to greater than or less than the suggested amount. This lets your race set expectations for […]

RunSignup Symposium Host Hotel

Our Host Hotel for the 2019 RunSignup Symposium is now taking reservations for our group block! The Host Hotel is the Marriott Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown (converting to an Autograph Collection Hotel, the Notary, in summer 2019). The recently renovated hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is centrally located directly across the […]