Coronavirus Impact on Races Week 17

Please see Forward: Guidelines for Races, and for recommendations and tools.

Things continue to evolve as of May 17, 2020 from Week 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2 of the Coronavirus. 

The transaction volume we saw the past week is 10% lower than the same week last year vs. last week down 23%. This is due to the fact we had a number of large challenges this past week, including the Million Miles for Justice (all funds go to the NAACP, and they are partnered with a number of great organizations like Black Girls Run, Civil Rights Museum and others) which is

“Recognizing George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Rayshard Brooks and to raise funds to help fight against injustices in our communities.”

We’ve included two charts showing the total $ amount of transactions flowing thru our system on a weekly basis both pre and post Coronavirus. The first is a simple %, and the second is the actual transactions per week on our platform. For example, this past week was $3,571,682 vs. $3,964,465 last year. Also, you can see we were having a great year (up 29%) before the virus, so this does not represent the community as a whole…

The other point is that of that lower volume, of the 20 top races over the past week:

  • 8 are virtual races
  • 11 are challenges
  • 1 are real races scheduled for the fall

Virtual Symposium

Our RunSignup Virtual Symposium starts on Monday! Sign up – only $30 – and get some cool swag (yeah, we know some of you have so much swag you don’t want it – so we will give a discount if you don’t want it).

The 2020 Virtual Symposium is a lightweight, all online, version of our bi-annual educational symposiums for race directors, timers, and nonprofits. The virtual edition will focus on education to help race organizers now, with an emphasis on virtual options and modified events – but with lessons you can carry back to “normal” events as well. 

The Symposium will have five main components:

  • General sessions for everyone
  • Breakout sessions for specific types of users – Race Directors, Nonprofits and Timers
  • A RaceDay Scoring and RaceJoy Certification for timers
  • Round-Table Discussions 
  • An interactive morning run with a setup demo and post-run debrief

Bob will kick things off at 11AM Eastern on Monday morning. Signup and get an email each morning with the appropriate links and instructions for the general sessions and the smaller Zoom sessions.

Stay healthy.

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