Locked-In Pricing for Cap Priced Events

With our Participant Count price increases always has the downside of people being upset they did not get the price they wanted. The default way it works is the first X people who click Submit on the Checkout page to process their transaction. The problem with this is that we redirect the participant back to […]

Strike-Through Pricing for Event Grouping

When you group events together to make the display of events clearer, you can now also do strike through pricing. If all events are the same price and have the same strike through price, it will appear like this: If the events are different prices ad different strike through prices, then it will show the […]

Participant Count Pricing for Races

We already introduced pricing based on participant count on a per-event basis. For example the 5K is $5 for the first 25 people and $10 for the next 25 and then $25. We have expanded this to Race based as well. This aggregates the total number of people across all events. This is configured by […]

Multi-Event Pricing with Event Grouping

We have made an enhancement to the multi-event pricing feature that was recently released. Multi-Event pricing now works in conjunction with Event Grouping. If a race has set-up event groups under Race>>Registration>>Event Grouping. The group drop-down menu will appear before the event selection drop-down during registration. (The drop-down box default text can be customized at […]

Corporate Teams and Age-Based Pricing

We now offer an option to allow for age-based pricing with corporate team registrations. If this option is turned on, the age-based pricing will override any special corporate team pricing the race may have set-up.  This is a very nice option for races where students and/or seniors receive discounts that might be greater than the discounted corporate team pricing. […]

USA Triathlon Membership Pricing Changes Coming

USA Triathlon has notified us of their plans to increase Membership Pricing effective January, 1, 2016. Our integration with USATriathlon will change effective that day as we.. Here is their notice: UPCOMING CHANGE For the first time in four years, USA Triathlon is increasing the adult annual membership fee $5, from $45 to $50, and […]

Pricing and Differentiating Your Race

Fueled Insights, a market research firm, recently published a report that helps races understand why they need to differentiate their race. The report is available (and highly recommended!) as a PDF below: Fueled Insights – The Fight for Runners’ Recreational Dollar One of the analyses they dive into is the rising price of races: The […]

RunSignUp Results Pricing

With the release of RunSignUp Results 3.0, we will be introducing new pricing mechanisms. Races who use RunSignUp for registration will still get free results and notifications. The pricing is really meant to address our customers (especially timers who can not dictate registration providers) who use a mix of registration platforms and want to use […]

Group and Team Pricing

With the release of RunSignUp Teams 2.0, we have added a number of powerful options for pricing and packaging to help your race: Encourage more participants to sign up together at one time. Allow people to sign up separately and still be seen as a group or team. Encourage the size of teams and groups […]

Using Loyalty Lists with Reserved Entries

We have added a feature that allows races to tie a loyalty list to a multi-use reserved entry. This is a great way to create a link with special settings (overriding registration caps, allowing registration when the race is closed, special pricing, etc) while also making sure that only specific people can use the link. […]

GiveSignup Strategy

In September we announced a Series A funding round from Payroc that allows our company to accelerate the growth of both RunSignup and GiveSignup. In our typical openness, we wanted to share why GiveSignup is a key and complementary initiative to drive that growth. Allison Bickel, GiveSignup’s Lead, wrote this as an assignment for one […]

RaceJoy for Challenge Events Webinar Recap

RunSignup’s mobile app, RaceJoy, can now be used for distance-based challenge events and is fully integrated with RunSignup’s Challenge Platform. The recorded webinar below provides an overview on the features available for participants and for event organizers to help take their challenge events to the next level. RaceJoy offers an excellent way to provide an […]

Geographic Shipping Charges Expand Virtual Race Opportunity

With the rapid growth of virtual events and challenges, we are seeing International demand for many events. Our latest release allows custom pricing (and exclusions) based on Country and/or State. This helps virtual events raise more by expanding your geographic target, and ensures you do not lose money on costly shipping charges. As one customer […]

GiveSignup – The New Alternative for Nonprofit Ticket Events

GiveSignup has steadily built a ticket platform that’s purpose-built for nonprofits and serves as a modern alternative to Eventbrite, Crowdrise, Classy, and Blackbaud. GiveSignup Tickets is built on the core RunSignup platform, with the same payment processing integrity and cutting edge features that continuously improve. There are a number of reasons to move to GiveSignup for your […]

Registration or Ticket?

One of the frequent questions we get is what is the difference between a registration and a ticket platform. This blog explains the difference and helps nonprofits decide which one to use. Participants Register Registration systems are built to handle not only the purchase, but also the collection of information needed for event day participation. […]

RunSignup September 2020 Newsletter

RunSignup Raises $2.6 Million from Payroc for Strategic Initiatives We are pleased to announce that an investment affiliate of Payroc is making a minority investment in the RunSignup | GiveSignup business to help fund the continued rapid expansion of the RunSignup customer base and provide additional fundraising capabilities to the nonprofit market with GiveSignup. What […]

RunSignup | GiveSignup Business Blueprint

We often get asked about the reasons for our success achieving 25-30% market share in the endurance market. And as we enter the Nonprofit market with GiveSignup, people are wondering where we fit and whether we will have success there as well. This will be a long blog about the blueprint we have followed for […]

Guest Blog: Virtual Race Insurance Program Through Strategic Risk

This guest post includes a press release from our Marketplace Partner, Strategic Risk Transfers. For additional information, see below the release.Worcester, MA – Strategic Risk Transfers (SRT) today announced the debut of their virtual race liability insurance program. “As COVID physical distancing restrictions began to force races to convert to virtual format, race directors were […]

RaceJoy: Custom Audio Race Experience Announcement

We are pleased to announce RaceJoy’s dynamic audio race experience is now available real-time for virtual and on-site race events.  Previously, custom recorded audio files were required to be loaded at least 10 days in advance of the race date. Now, custom recordings can be added at any time – even as the event is taking […]

RunSignup July Newsletter

Fun with Challenges Virtual Challenges got another round of updates this month, with more digital rewards in the form of milestones, badges, and milestone notifications. With all the rapid releases to Challenges over the previous months, we decided it was a good time take stock of some of the creative and innovative ways that customers […]

Going Virtual with RaceJoy!

Races offering a virtual race experience can deliver an interactive, socially safe race experience with RaceJoy. Below is a new RaceJoy quick overview video that covers the key features of RaceJoy for participants, spectators, and race organizers. From live participant track, cheer sending, automated user results, and so much more – Keep your race experience […]

Q2 2020 RunSignup Results

This is our first full quarterly report during COVID-19. As we have discussed over the past several months, this has impacted our entire community, and certainly RunSignup/GiveSignup negatively. You can review past results here: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, Q1-19, Q2-19, Q3-19, 2019, and Q1-20. Summary Numbers As expected, the numbers are all down […]

Price Changes Coming Sept. 1

We will be rolling out new pricing on September 1, 2020 for all new and renewed races. Races created or renewed before then will have our current pricing until their event is complete. Our pricing has been the same for the past 10 years – RunSignup.com/Pricing and GiveSignup.org/Pricing, and the time has finally come for changes […]

Community Roundup 5/13/20 – Applying the Lessons of Physical Races to Virtual Ones

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 you can find all the previous highlights archive here. Today’s creative events look at virtual events or challenges that have been created by organizations that normally put […]

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 […]

Webinar Recap: Make Money, Save Money

This webinar was a high level look at some ideas you can use to make money and save money right now. If you want to dive deeper into any of these ideas, we have a ton of resources below to get you started: Webinar Recording Slides https://runsignup.com/GoVirtual State of the Industry Where are we today? […]

Timer Business Strategies During Covid-19

Timers, like many businesses, are facing difficult times in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet more people are getting outside and running than every before.  We expect there will be a surge of interest for running events as things begin to open up. We also expect the need to have virtual race options is […]

Webinar Recap: (Free) Virtual Events with Donations and Fundraising

Nonprofits are dealing with canceled fundraising events and a severe decrease in donations. It’s time to go back to basics: engage your communities while saving money and making money for your nonprofit. People need connection more than ever, and free virtual events (or a small registration fee) with donations and fundraising are a perfect way to […]

Community Roundup: Healthy Kids

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 you can find all the previous highlights archive here. Today’s highlight is a look at a single program taking hundreds of races virtual: Healthy Kids Running […]

Make Money with RunSignup

Every event organizer is trying to figure out how to generate revenue right now. Here is an overview of ways to can use RunSignup to potentially make some money. We also have a sister blog for ways to Save Money with RunSignup. Here is a quick list: New Virtual Race Replace/Extend Your Race with Virtual […]

RunSignup February Newsletter

Customer Success Stories February 17, 2020 was a big day for our customers, with RunSignup processing over $3.4 million across 50,000 registrations. In addition to everyday race registrations, the day saw a 30,000 person lottery drawing for the Blue Cross Broad Street Run, a 1,400 person drawing for the Horribly Hilly Hundreds, and two sellout […]

RaceDay Timer Newsletter: February

Race Timers’ Monthly Update We are pleased to shine the spotlight on Steve Turrisi, co-founder of Race Day Professionals. Steve is a RaceDay Certified Timer who truly embraces new technology. Recently, Steve took the initiative to offer RaceJoy for one of his important Florida races. The event organizers weren’t that familiar with RaceJoy and initially not that engaged about the […]

What Should Your Processing Fee Be?

A couple of years ago we wrote a somewhat intellectual blog on the “Price Elasticity of Processing Fees” that included fancy graphs. As we talk with lots of customers at the RunningUSA conference, this is once again a hot topic. The simple fact is that participants will pay a higher processing fee. We see that […]

Race Timers’ Monthly Update

Race Timers’ Monthly Update Thanks to the 200+ timers who participated in the Race Timer Survey. We received valuable insights pertaining to the timer business, and we will be making use of this information to help support you in your timer business. Top Three Timer Challenges: 1. Managing and Training for Staff 2. Not enough time 3. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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