Timer Survey Findings Debrief

Timers can get a debrief on the recently completed Timer marketing research survey by watching the recorded session below. More than 160 timers participated in this year’s survey. Topics covered include general timer business attributes, impacts of Covid-19, timer strategies, and timers’ use of race day technology.

One of the most important takeaways is that now is the timer for timers to proactively approach races with comprehensive race services beyond traditional timing and scoring events. Otherwise, another timer might beat you to it.

Key Timer Takeaway: Expect increased competition and be proactive and creative with your races.

The RunSignup tools most used and most valuable to timers include:

  • Virtual race registration
  • Virtual results
  • RaceJoy
  • Challenge platform
  • RaceDay Bibs: e-bibs, dynamic bib assignment, etc.

RunSignup RaceTrends Report

Make sure to check out this year’s informative RaceTrends Report. This annual report seeks to provide practical information about the state of the industry, including demographic shifts, pricing trends, marketing effectiveness and fundraising best practices. In 2020, we reviewed how COVID-19 reversed trends, disrupted traditional operations, and introduced new types of events.

Upcoming Timer Training

Timers can sign up for upcoming sessions and watch recorded past sessions by accessing RunSignup’s Webinar calendar. Personalized training and questions is available and timers can schedule a one-on-one session here.

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