Timers can now take advantage of RunSignup’s new RaceDay Mobile Timing app as a back up for chip timed events or as an alternate timing solutions for smaller events with limited budgets or inability to have timing equipment on the course. It is an ideal solution for endurance events such as Ultra distances, track and field, cross country, running or cycling events and water events, and is an alternative option to Time Machine and WebScorer. The recorded session below provides timers with an overview of the products features and how-to instructions.
Our Volunteer system and Voucher capability might be the perfect combo for many events looking for ways to reward their volunteers. This is especially convenient for race management companies who have multiple events each year and you may reward a volunteer with a free (or maybe half off) event of their choosing if they volunteer […]
Ultra Running Magazine has started up a new Weekend Update email that is really packed full of news, results, interviews and links to lots of other information the Ultra and Trail community will love. You can see the updates here. And signup for the newsletter here. Here is an example snippet: And the weekly results […]
Events are the best way for breweries to increase foot traffic, drive sales, engage with existing customers, and get new people to your brewery. While the beer industry grew just 1% in 2021, the craft brewer industry continues to experience higher growth rates, expanding by 8% in 2021 according to the 2021 Annual Craft Brewing Production Report. […]
UltraRunning Magazine, known as “the voice of the sport” since 1981, has recently completed an integration with the RunSignup Results API to automate the population of results data on their free and open Ultra Results Listing service. UltraRunning Magazine provides race results and also curates individual results across all registration and results platforms. Here are […]
We are very excited to announce RunSignup’s RaceDay Mobile Timing App for timing of smaller events and backup for chip-timed events. Through the convenient use of Android and Apple phones and tablets, event timers are able to use the free RaceDay Mobile Timing app to log finish times and the order of finishers through the app. The app works in conjunction with RunSignup’s results platform for real-time results publication. This is ideal for timing smaller endurance events such as Ultra distances, track and field, cross country, running or cycling events and water events. In addition, the RaceDay Mobile App is a valuable backup solution – similar to Time Machine devices – for larger events and for top finisher verification.
If you have a race that looks like it may be in the path of Hurricane Ian, below are some tips for managing your event in a questionable weather situation. But even if you’re not in Ian’s path – or likely to see any weather that extreme, a communication plan for extreme weather can be valuable to all races. We encourage events to have a contingency plan in place that can be activated when needed.
As described last week, we have a planned upgrade happening on our databases this week. We have done a number of tests and are hopeful for a quick and non-impactful transition. We also have planned and tested fallbacks as well. We will be doing the Database Shard (less important database tables) on Tuesday morning, and […]
We are excited to announce our newest team member, Yusuf Kajee. Yusuf is joining us as a Software Developer and will be working on and expanding mobile applications of RunSignup Software To welcome Yusuf to our team and to give him the opportunity to tell his story, we spent time learning more about him both […]
App Flow Updates Added “Backup Timer” App Flow, and helper text for how each App Flow should be used (tap the “i” next to “Select an App Flow). Score & Publish Results Participant Data will sync down from RunSignup, and all of your results will be uploaded to RunSignup. Any existing results at RunSignup for […]
We like to hear from people in the industry to find out more about them and how they use RunSignup’s products. Recently, RunSignup’s Steve Bingham-Hawk chatted with Michelle Craske with Sommer Sports to get some inside scoop. For those of you not familiar with Sommer Sports, it is an established race management company located in Clermont, Florida. It’s founder, Fred Sommer, is highly regarded as one of the long-time substantial influencers of the triathlon industry and helped the industry transform throughout the years. He has also continued to stay abreast of changes in the industry to continue to provide a sought-after race experience. Fred has also been a valued customer of RunSignup and uses its many capabilities to support the events they manage and the participants and volunteers who take part in in them.
We are planning to do an upgrade to Amazon AWS Aurora MySQL 2 sometime in the next week and a half. We expect less than 5 minutes of potential system impact. Another blog will be posted the day before we do the upgrades. Planned Impact There should be minimal impact with the whole upgrade process […]
We’re shaking things up this winter and heading out on the road to meet more of our customers! After evaluating our internal events goals, we have decided to forego our Winter Symposium in lieu of a series of smaller events in more corners of the country. This Roadshow will allow us to connect with customers […]
One of the many FREE tools events using RunSignup can take advantage of is RunSignup’s RaceDay Photo platform. Events can improve the race experience by providing an elevated experience with free photos that are integrated with their personal race results. You can create albums for your event and offer team photos as well. Plus, you can offer sponsors branding opportunities by applying sponsor logo watermarks to photos. This webinar offers a quick how-to on how to set this up and easily load in photos.
Feature Updates Improved Syncing Performance in a number of ways. Updated Icons to current standards. Bug Fixes Fixed an issue causing giveaways to not be copied over when transferring a participant to another Event. Fixed an issue causing the app to not be available for download on Chromebooks that only have a single, front-facing camera. […]
We have been doing the race registration market analysis every 6 months for many years. We include a ton of analytical data, and also include our analysis of happenings and directions in the market (of course that analysis is done from our perspective and is sometimes biting to competitors but tries to be honest). Here […]
You can now send and schedule emails to your fundraisers from Email V2. This enables your peer to peer fundraising event to easily communicate with fundraisers throughout the fundraising period. If your event offers peer to peer fundraising teams, you will be able to send to 3 categories of fundraisers: To send an email to […]
With RunSignup, your event gets a free website that’s easy to design and customize. We do a lot to optimize the websites of more than 27,000 events each year, including making sure that your events are easily found online. One of the many benefits of having your events on RunSignup is that they are automatically […]
We have a great many events that use RunSignup for important causes throughout the nation. When we saw a virtual free event, Finish Eliza’s Run, to respond in a unified indignation to the death of a fellow runner, Eliza “Liza” Fletcher, we thought we share to help build awareness.
Feature Updates Added MileSplit Report Section Type and Export Function. You can now create MileSplit Exports from Reports that have MileSplit Report Sections added to them. So, if you need to generate a MileSplit Export, first you need to create a Report that includes MileSplit Report Sections for each Event you have in your Race, […]
Feature Updates Updated Loading Progress Component. We improved the loading indicator, adding progress for loading Fundraiser data separate from the Participant/Volunteer data. Added the ability to quickly edit a Preset from the Configuration setup by tapping the arrow next to the Preset Name. This should make it easier to update a currently selected Preset by […]
Email Marketing is the most valuable marketing channel for events, and RunSignup makes it easy to send unlimited emails with free and integrated Email Marketing. This blog walks through 5 of the emails your event should send – and the postponement/cancellation email that we hope you don’t have to send! Each sample email includes: Registration […]
We continue the series on strategies to Increase Registrations with Pricing strategies by focusing on ways to apply discount incentives to encourage group participation and tap into the social nature that is the foundation of endurance events. This post covers two of the approaches available for race organizers using RunSignup’s registration platform: Multi Person pricing and Group/Team discounts. Both build in incentives for participants to encourage others to participate in the event with them greatly expanding your reach.