Re-Order Ticket Groups

You can now easily drag and drop ticket groups to re-arrange the order in which they appear on your ticket event website and in the ticket purchase path. To re-order your ticket groups, go to the Ticket Event Wizard >> Step 2. Using the left-hand drag icon, re-arrange your ticket groups. Click Save Sort Order […]

Gala: Ticket Groups and Levels Example

Ticket Groups and Levels Blog Series GiveSignup ticket events offer flexible ways to display the ticket options to potential ticket buyers. Ticket options are categorized into groups and levels. A ticket group is a category of ticket levels that correspond to part or all of a ticket event. At least one ticket group is required. Ticket levels are a sub-category of ticket groups, […]

Ticket Groups and Levels 101: Example Setups

GiveSignup ticket events offer flexible ways to display the ticket options to potential ticket buyers. Ticket options are categorized into groups and levels. A ticket group is a category of ticket levels that correspond to part or all of a ticket event. At least one ticket group is required. Ticket levels are a sub-category of […]

Fundraising Dinner: Ticket Groups and Levels Example

Small-scale fundraising events: Spaghetti Dinners and Pancake Breakfasts GiveSignup ticket events are great for small and simple fundraisers, like pancake breakfasts and spaghetti dinners, because our platform is flexible and free. You can set up your events on GiveSignup, pass on the processing fees, and generate additional revenue for your nonprofit for no cost. Here […]

Golf Tournament: Ticket Groups and Levels Example

Setting up Ticket Groups and Levels GiveSignup ticket events offer flexible ways to create ticket options for potential attendees. Ticket options are categorized into groups and levels. A ticket group is a category of ticket levels that correspond to part or all of a ticket event. At least one ticket group is required. Ticket levels […]

Multi-Day Events: Ticket Groups and Levels Example

Setting Up a Multi-Day Event  Multi-day events, like festivals, are easy to set up on GiveSignup’s ticket platform. Most multi-day events choose to create ticket groups for each day of the event, with ticket levels for variants like times, adult/child pricing, or even location.  Example Setup for a Multi-Day Festival This is one way to […]

Hide Sold Out Ticket Groups & Levels

We have just released a new feature for ticket events. There is now an option in the event wizard to automatically hide ticket groups or ticket levels that are sold out on the event page or the ticket purchase screen. It is located in Step 3 (Purchase) under Waiver and Other Registration Settings. Here is […]

Tying Groups and Fundraising Teams together

RunSignUp offers three different ways to group people together: Groups/Teams – this is a generic grouping mechanism that allows for things as diverse as Triathlon relay teams to social groups of people to get together. Corporate Teams – this is a powerful way to allow organizations to set up teams that they pay for and […]

Groups/Teams Videos

We have completed the new Video How To’s for Groups and Teams.  All your questions are answered: How to Set Up Race Groups http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOfkdbZ8qig How to Set Up Race Group Pricing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8O1vKjEkW4 How to Assign Race Group Bibs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqXcZdhlHm0 How to Create a New Race Group (for Race Directors) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjF7mR8phNM How to View/Edit Race Groups […]

RaceDay Scoring Update Gives Timers Real Time Progress Stats and Meters

October Update! Race timers are invited to watch this recent update on RaceDay Scoring. Now is a great time to prepare for the comeback of onsite events – especially for those virtual hybrid events with defined course paths and flexible start times. Reporting and Visual Improvements: Recent changes include significant improvements in the dashboard and […]

Advice for First-Time Race/Challenge Directors

Virtual races aren’t really new – but with COVID-19 restrictions turning in-person events into virtual ones, experienced race directors are learning what it’s like to be a rookie director all over again. This episode of talkSIGNUP covers tips for a first-time virtual race director (or a second-round virtual director hoping to improve). Key Takeaways Utilize […]

Corral Management System Updates

With the increasing need for corral management to increase safety during COVID restrictions and limit the number of people in a given time, corral management has become very important. We have updated our Corral Management System to make the existing functions easier to understand and use since more and more races are using them. Now […]

Team Results for Challenges

We have released a whole new generation of Team Results capabilities on RunSignup. We have an Open Team Results API that scoring platforms like The Race Director and RaceDay Scoring can use for posting more typical race and complex team scoring like Cross Country. We have also included Challenges to automatically produce Team Results when […]

Team Results API

The foundation of our new Team Results, which is used for general Team Scoring and Cross Country as well as Virtual and Challenge events is our open Team Results API. Virtual Races and Challenges need to set up Groups/Teams for their participants to create and join. Once they do, the team results will appear in […]

Real Races with Social Distancing: How Vacation Races Held the Bryce Canyon Ultras (651 participants) and Zion at Night (815 participants)

Real races with social distancing continue to happen and Vacation Races is leading the way with the Bryce Canyon Ultras (May 30-31, 651 participants) and Zion at Night (June 5-6, 815 participants). Salem Stanley, Founder & CEO of Vacation Races, says, “What participants want from a race and perceive as being safe has changed. What […]

RunSignup Virtual Symposium: Registration Now Open!

Like so many of you…we’re going virtual.  We’re not going to try to replicate the full experience of a Symposium. Instead, we’re focusing on content to help you now, with an emphasis on virtual options and modified events – but also a number of lessons you can carry into “normal” operations. We’re new to this too, […]

WV Strong Summer Running Challenge

Update: Here are their Week 2 Numbers: Some fun stats for Week #2 of the Challenge:Total Number of Registered Participants = 1,044 (23 new participants)Total Number of people who have submitted mileage = 936 (89.65%)Total Number of people on pace to complete their challenge = 528 (50.57%)Total mileage submitted = 42,964.0 Ricky Campbell of AP Timing […]

RaceJoy Anywhere for Virtual Events

We recently launched the RaceJoy’s race anywhere feature for virtual events offering location independent events. With such a high interest from race directors and timers across the country, we held a Webinar this week to go over the capabilities and how virtual events can get the most of them. As the industry has shifted to […]

Real Race Examples with Social Distancing: 220 Person Race in Indiana

Real races continue to happen as timers lead our industry into the “new normal”. This past weekend, the Social Distance 5K provided a truly competitive racing experience for the participants while adhering to all local and state regulations and CDC social distancing and safety guidelines. Please note that all states and communities have different reopening […]

Cross Country Summer Training Challenges

High school and college cross country teams use the challenge platform to not only track summer training, but also for fundraising. We have created two examples that Bob is in the process of getting approval to use at the high school he used to coach at (Moorestown) and where he ran in college (Bucknell). You […]

Multiple Activities Added to Challenge Events

The next release of our Challenge software is now available – multiple activities. This blog will use a Triathlon as an example, but think creative. Gyms will be able to use this to track multiple challenge activities – maybe pushups, sit-ups and pull-ups. Yoga studios might want to have challenges based on the amount of […]

Coronavirus Impact on Races Week 11

Please see RunSignup.com/Coronavirus and RunSignup.com/GoVirtual for recommendations and tools. We also released Looking Forward: Guidelines for Races this week as well. Things continue to evolve as of May 3, 2020 from Week 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5,  4, 3 and 2 of the Coronavirus.  The transaction volume we saw the past week is 37% lower than the same week last year. The 37% is a pretty good improvement […]

Webinar Recap: Making the Decision to Go Virtual

This year is the 36th Annual Scott Coffee Rotary Run (yes, that’s the race that inspired Bob to start RunSignup). It’s a big fundraiser that the Moorestown Rotary Club relies on and it serves an important role in bringing our community together. Cancelling the race wasn’t a great option – so we decided to make […]

Flexible Timing Now Available w/RaceDay Scoring & The Race Director

As areas of the country are preparing for the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, RunSignup is working on ways we can support the industry through technology. We are pleased to share that RaceDay Scoring and The Race Director now have the ability to capture both start and finish reads with overlapping start and finish time […]

Coronavirus Impact on Races Week 10

Please see RunSignup.com/Coronavirus and RunSignup.com/GoVirtual for recommendations and tools. We also released Looking Forward: Guidelines for Races this week as well. Things continue to evolve as of May 3, 2020 from Week 9, 8, 7, 6, 5,  4, 3 and 2 of the Coronavirus.  The transaction volume we saw the past week is 40% lower than the same week last year. The 40% is a pretty good improvement from […]

RunSignup April Newsletter

Make Money, Save Money The novel coronavirus has rocked the endurance industry, freezing in-person events and the income stream that comes with them.  While the future is unknown, we are seeing a rebound – not because things are returning to normal, but because the industry is full of innovative and resourceful race directors, timers, and […]

Coronavirus Impact on Races Week 9

Please see RunSignup.com/Coronavirus and RunSignup.com/GoVirtual for recommendations and tools. We also released Looking Forward: Guidelines for Races this week as well. Things continue to evolve as of April 11, 2020 from Week 8, Week 7, Week 6, Week 5,  Week 4, Week 3 and Week 2 of the Coronavirus.  The transaction volume we saw the past week is 44% lower than the same week last […]

Looking Forward Guidelines

We are happy to share a rough draft of our Looking Forward Guidelines: https://runsignup.com/lookingforward. With input from dozens of race directors, timers, governing bodies, and other industry partners, this living document is intended to provide ideas for a suggested path forward for races in the post-coronavirus environment that different groups in the endurance industry can […]

RunSignup’s Internal Coronavirus Response

We wanted to take time to document what has been happening inside RunSignup since the Coronavirus started. We have seen lots of different speculation from all sides – that we are small and therefore will be crushed by far larger competitors to speculation that we have all this money and are stealing from races by […]

Community Roundup 4/13/20

We’re checking in regularly to see what the endurance community is doing to keep the industry running forward in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. For more ideas, view fundraising efforts, creative virtual events, virtual challenges, and creative use of the Postponement Tool. Today’s creative events are a grab-bag of virtual options, including a scavenger […]

RaceJoy Monitoring Dashboard How-To

More race organizers and timers are turning to RunSignup’s RaceJoy mobile app for their virtual events to offer the more tangible experiences that go with a race. Such features include every mile updates, directional cues, remote cheer sending and tracking by spectators, and off course alerts. Race organizers can use RaceJoy’s Monitoring Dashboard for an […]

Community Roundup 4/08/20: Fundraising Efforts

We’re checking in regularly to see what the endurance community is doing to keep the industry running forward in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. For more ideas, view creative virtual events, virtual challenges, and creative use of the Postponement Tool. This time, we’re taking a look at a few creative solutions for raising money […]

Community Roundup 3/30/20

We’re checking in regularly to see what the endurance community is doing to keep the industry running forward in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. For more ideas, view creative virtual events, and creative use of the Postponement Tool. A Ultra-Flexible Virtual Challenge, with Semper-Fi Fund Semper Fi & America’s Fund Community Sports One of […]

Coronavirus Impact on Race Registrations – Week 2

As we discussed in our blog about ideas for preparing a plan in case your event is impacted by Coronavirus, we are starting to publish weekly updates on using year over year race data on the number of registrations. In Week 2, race registrations were up 0.9%. We use data from the Top 250 races […]

Central Kentucky Race Management: A RunSignup Case Study

Comprehensive race management for races that give back About Central Kentucky Race Management Central Kentucky Race Management was founded in 2017 by Jeff Proctor, initially called Central Kentucky Timing Services. The company has since expanded into race management and picked up two other co-partners, Damon Barnes and Greg Milby. With each founder fluent in different […]

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 […]

Ticket Event Questions

You can now collect additional information from your ticket purchasers and/or ticket holders with flexible Ticket Event Questions. To add questions for your attendees to answer when they buy tickets, navigate to Event >> Questions from your Ticket Event Dashboard. Click the orange Create a Question button to start adding questions. How to Create Questions […]

RaceDay Scoring Software Update

Did you miss the recent RaceDay Scoring software update for the month of October provided by Matt Avery? No worries, you can watch the recorded webinar here: The RaceDay team developers are churning out improvements. Some of October’s changes include the following feature updates. Feature Updates Added shut down confirmation dialogWe have had reports of […]

Healthy Kids Running Series: A Case Study

Motivating kids to lead a healthy and active lifestyle About Healthy Kids Running Series Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) was founded by Jeff Long, President and Founder of Pattison Sports Group. The nonprofit aims to combat childhood obesity by introducing children to the world of running. Open to kids aged 2-14, HKRS provides their runners […]

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