RunSignup January Newsletter

2019 RaceTrends Report Shows 1.0% Participant Growth Our 2019 RaceTrends Report, an annual analysis of the state of the endurance industry is out now! Released at our inaugural 2019 Winter Symposium, the report was built by mining RunSignup registration and finisher data over a five-year period to generate transparent statistics, identify trends in the industry, […]

RaceDay Tools: Web CheckIn Update

You’ll notice when you navigate to CheckIn Tools on your Race Dashboard, there has been a consolidation of tabs.  Race >> RaceDay CheckIn By clicking Mobile App, you will land on the normal CheckIn App settings to set password and available dates.  There were no changes to these settings/features. By clicking Web CheckIn, you’ll notice […]

Webinar Recap: Grow Donations and Fundraising with RunSignup

More than 8,000 nonprofits use RunSignup to raise more and save time. This webinar reviewed the different ways that fundraising events set up registration, donations, and fundraising on RunSignup, and covered the best settings and tools to grow donations and incentivize fundraisers. There are more donation and fundraising tools than ever before, and this webinar […]

2020 Winter Symposium: Sales Tax, RaceDay Technology, and Tools for Partners and Timers

Our 2020 Winter Symposium is over, but there’s still time to catch up. You can view the slides from presentations anytime, and now the video recordings of our sessions are starting to pop up. Next up: Sales Tax and Your Race With Kevin Harris Kevin Harris, RunSignup CFO and COO is back with more on […]

Timer Survey Findings

The timer survey findings are in! This was the industry’s first timer-focused market survey and provided some valuable insights. We received input from 213 industry timers. The survey was open to all timers. Though, we expect we had a higher concentration of timers that currently use RunSignup’s platform of products, the sample size was large […]

Digital Race Bag Technology for Race Management Companies

Our technology partner previously known as eventbaxx has great news for race management and timing companies after rebranding to Fanomena Events. Digital Race Bags have become indispensable in the endurance sports scene. Major races and expos such as the San Francisco Marathon, OC Marathon, Charlotte Marathon, Kansas City Marathon, Honolulu Marathon or the BMW Berlin […]

Save the Dates: RunSignup Symposiums for Summer 2020 and Winter 2021

The dates are confirmed! The next two RunSignup educational Symposiums for race timers, race directors, and nonprofits will be held: Summer 2020: July 27-29, Philadelphia PA Winter 2021: January 25-26, Orlando FL Both events will offer industry professionals an opportunity to invest in their education and connect with their peers, with three intersecting tracks focused […]

Tracking Equipment with Rental Essentials

One of the interesting topics at the RunSignup Symposium was a session on tools that people use. Ryan Griessmeyer from RaceDay Events raved about a tool he uses to track all of his equipment inventory from barriers to cones to timing mats and controllers – Rental Essentials. Basically, what Ryan digs about Rental Essentials is […]

GiveSignup January Newsletter

2019 RaceTrends Report Our 2019 RaceTrends Report is here! The report uses the 50,000+ races, runs, walks, and rides and 7+ million participants who registered on our site in 2019 to evaluate the state of the US market. The report includes data and insights on endurance event giving trends: Fundraisers who linked their RunSignup fundraising […]

2020 Winter Symposium: Sponsor Recruitment and Marketing with your CRM

Our 2020 Winter Symposium closed out on 1/14, but if you missed it, there’s still time to catch up. You can view the slides from presentations anytime, and now the video recordings of our sessions are starting to pop up. Next up: Sponsor Recruitment With Jeff Fitch Jeff Fitch joined us for a premiere session […]

2020 Winter Symposium: Recap and Resources

Our inaugural 2020 Winter Symposium brought together 250+ race directors, timers, nonprofits, and industry professionals for 2 days of education and networking in sunny Orlando, FL. If you made it down to join us, thank you for your time and attention. But if you didn’t, we have plenty for you to catch up on. Presentation […]

Congrats to IMAthlete and Enmotive

Enmotive announced today that they have acquired imATHLETE. This follows on the heels of Gatehouse acquiring Enmotive last year. Gatehouse Live also acquired Rugged Maniac in 2018. Gatehouse was a small division of New Media Investment Group, which owned 150+ newspapers nationwide. New Media acquired Gannett in 2019, which also owned over 150 newspapers including […]

Email Capture Pop-Up for Races

Grow your email lists and convert anonymous website visitors to real participant and donor leads with RunSignup’s new Email Capture pop-up. Create and customize a sleek email capture form in seconds: no developer required, the pop-up works immediately on your race website, and, like all RunSignup features, it’s free. Convert website visitors into participants and […]

Tough Mudder Potential Bankruptcy

Bloomberg reported that Tough Mudder creditors are trying to put the company in bankruptcy. “Signs of distress have been hovering, with CEO Kyle McLaughlin departing the company. The company’s website says ticket sales have been suspended. Creditors are attempting to push the organizer into bankruptcy over $855,000 they say the company owes them.” Bloomberg OCR […]

Partner Introduction: ROADiD

We have a handful of partners for our upcoming Winter Symposium. Since we’re working with vendors that we know and trust (they all work with customers of ours!), we want to introduce you to each of them in advance of the event! Meet: ROAD iD Who can we meet at the 2020 Winter Symposium?Allison Howell, […]

Webinar Recap: Mobilize Your RunSignup Data with Artificon

Artificon is a new product created and built by the Tuck Consulting Group. Artificon uses RunSignup’s open API to integrate your RunSignup data with the other tools that your nonprofit or race organization uses to deliver its mission. If you’ve been manually entering or importing your data into Salesforce, Constant Contact, or any other product, […]

RunSignup CRM Success Story

A large race that opened registration on RunSignup yesterday wanted to be able to see which participants registered from different links that they use to market their race. This is important to the race because: They can allocate marketing spend towards channels and ads that have the best return on sign ups, transactions, and/or donations; […]

PCI Audit Complete

We have been issued a new Attestation of Compliance for PCI. This is our yearly report issued by an independent auditor that does an annual (and quarterly) multi-dimensional audit of our system and processes to ensure we meet the highest levels of compliance with the credit card industry standards. RunSignup spends considerable effort, and we […]

Welcome Justus Fee

Justus Fee is joining the RunSignup team as a coop student software developer in the Moorestown, NJ office. He’s a senior at Rowan University pursuing a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and is the first of many Rowan students working with RunSignup as part of the Cooperative Education Program. His programming passion is to create tools […]

Fundraising: Team Fundraisers

Team fundraising can be a great way to encourage competition and community for your fundraising event. RunSignup makes it simple for your fundraisers to sign up, become a fundraiser, and join or create a team.Please Note: You must enable Donations and Individual Fundraisers before you can enable Team Fundraisers. There are five tiles that organize […]

Partner Introduction: Let’s Do This

We have a handful of partners for our upcoming Winter Symposium. Since we’re working with vendors that we know and trust (they all work with customers of ours!), we want to introduce you to each of them in advance of the event! Meet: Let’s Do This Who can we meet at the 2020 Winter Symposium?Archie […]

We’re Hiring – GiveSignup Inside Sales Rep

Do you… Have a passion for nonprofits? Love working with the latest and greatest technology? Want to bring technology solutions to thousands of nonprofits? Want to work with a dynamic and cutting-edge tech company that’s using the art of technology to make a difference in the endurance and nonprofit market? We are looking for a […]

RunSignup’s Long Term Advantage

A recent article in the NYTimes, Short-Term Thinking Is Poisoning American Business, talks about the short term focus: Public Companies: “being evaluated by investors on their ability to produce immediate financial value, almost always in the form of value-extracting activities such as cost-cutting, price increases, share buybacks or other forms of financial engineering.” Private Companies: […]

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