Better Team Results support for Teams and Cross Country

We are happy to announce a whole new generation of Team Results on RunSignup. While it helps improve the previous team results capabilities tremendously, we are probably most excited by the support for Cross Country Results (probably because there are a bunch of cross country nerds working here at RunSignup). As covered in the Team […]

Corporate Teams: When, Why, and How to Use Them (or not)

Corporate Teams are one of the most powerful RunSignup features, but they aren’t one we talk about a lot for a very simple reason: they aren’t appropriate for most races. For most events, the basic Group/Teams function is ideal, but for true corporate team events, the corporate team feature is extremely robust and flexible. Technical Account Manager […]

RaceTrends: The Attraction of Teams

Successful race promotion goes beyond the obvious social media, race flyer, email marketing model and looks at ways to get participants more involved as de-facto ambassadors for the event. One simple option: Groups & Teams. Teams (or groups) can have a broad definition. A few usages we see: Relay teams Competitive teams (scored as a […]

RaceJoy Record: Most Relay Teams at Colfax Marathon

RaceJoy had the most usage of relay teams at a single race since its inception at this last weekend’s Colfax Marathon in Denver, Colorado with close to 700 teams using RaceJoy. RaceJoy recently released an industry breakthrough where it virtually ties relay team phones together to provide progress alerts for the team. Colfax is one of […]

Aligning Teams and Fundraising Teams

While some races want to have a separate definition for Teams and Fundraising Teams, there is also a need to align these so they are essentially the same. This has an advantage in that a team can be created or joined on the first step of registration rather than waiting until the Fundraising step. To […]

Administrator Password for Relay Teams

We have added a setting that allows an administrator password to override Group/Team passwords during onsite registration. We received feedback that many team members don’t actually know their relay team password, which can be confusing during onsite/race day registration. This administrator password can be added in the Kiosk Settings under Go Race Day>>Race Day Registration>>Kiosk Mode. […]

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. […]

Corporate Teams – Purchase Additional Entries

We now give Corporate Team Captains the ability to buy additional entries for the race. The cost is the same set for that team type in the Corporate Team setup. This is a new option that is enabled in the Corporate Team Pre-Paid Package dashboard setup: You can also set up packages with defined # […]

Corporate Teams – Changing Employee Status

CAUTION – USE THIS FEATURE CAREFULLY. We have added an option to allow Race Directors and Corporate Team Captains to change the employee status of participants. The idea is that if someone signed up as an employee for the corporate team, but are actually not an employee then their employment status can be changed. Race […]

Coupons for Corporate Team Teams

Yes, that title was intentional. RunSignUp has extensive support for Corporate Teams. This is where a company is typically providing some sort of support for employees, like helping to pay for entry fees, or providing discounted fees to members of Corporate Teams (perhaps because the company helped with sponsorship of the race). Since the company […]

New Compressed Team Report for Triathlon Teams

We have added a new Compressed Team Report that is perfect for triathlon teams. It puts each team onto a separate line of a spreadsheet that you can export with the following information: Team Type Giveaway Bib Registration ID (I’m going this was the membership number) Waiver Accepted This is available from the Participants -> […]

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 […]

The Race Director – RunSignUp Integration Now Supports Teams

The Race Director has released a new update that enables team support.  Please see Appendix B of the manual for the details and limitations. We continue to get great feedback from timers on this integration, and are continuing to do continual improvements as suggestions come in. Getting Started – RunSignUp Integration with The Race Director

Open API Extended to Teams

Our Open API continues to expand. You can see all of it at RunSignUp.com/API. We recently added a set of functions to get and set Team information: https://runsignup.com/API/race/:race_id/teams/team-types/GET – Get the team types.  You’ll need this information to create a new team. https://runsignup.com/API/race/:race_id/teams/GET – List existing teams.  This way you can see if a team exists. https://runsignup.com/API/race/:race_id/teams/POST – […]

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 […]

Corporate Teams, Competitive Teams and Fundraising Teams

RunSignUp supports three types of teams for races: Fundraising Teams Competitive Teams Corporate Teams Fundraising Teams is the ability for a group of people to join together as a team for the purpose of raising money for a charity run.  In RunSignUp, race directors can enable this capability so that anyone can create and join […]

Announcing RaceJoy for Virtual Challenge Events!

We are super excited to share that RaceJoy’s is now fully integrated with RunSignup’s virtual Challenge Platform! RunSignup has quickly become the chosen challenge platform provider for fitness and nonprofit communities. The integration of RaceJoy, the industry’s leading race day mobile app, strengthens and expands the challenge experience by offering real-time engagement with participants and automated […]

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 […]

Q&A: RunSignup Raises $2.6 Million in Series A Funding from Payroc for Strategic Initiatives

RunSignup, Inc. is pleased to announce that an investment affiliate of Payroc will become a minority investor and the Company will begin using Payroc as a preferred payment processing platform. 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 […]

COVID Self Report Pass

Guest blog from Paul McMullen – Creator of the COVID Self Report Pass The Iowa State Triathlon Championship on July 26, 2020 used a new software solution to screen volunteers and athletes for symptoms of COVID-19.  It took an Olympic athlete, the owner of True Timing Systems and RunSignUp to execute an effective and efficient COVID-19 Action […]

More Fun with Milestones and Badges

Challenges are long and, well, challenging. Milestones and badges offer intermediate goals for your participants, rewarding them and keeping them engaged throughout the Challenge. We now have new options to complement your Virtual Challenge Milestones & Badges with custom messages and email notifications via Additional Display Settings. Once you have saved a milestone you will […]

Webinar Recap and Recording: Keep Challenge Participants Engaged with Milestones and Badges

Milestones and badges are the latest way to keep your participants engaged in your challenge, offering them intermediate rewards on the journey to their goal. RaceDay Product Manager Matt Avery detailed types of milestones you can set, adding custom badges, and using milestones to keep your participants motivated. Milestones can be set for teams or […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Live Map Tracking for Challenges

The next release of our Challenge software is now available – live map tracking. You can see it live on some challenges already – for example the Buckeye Challenge (yes, the challenge is to run around the perimeter of Ohio). This results page will be improved by the end of the week, but the map feature is […]

Local Communities Embrace Virtual Events

Every morning, we wake up to a Google Alert with all the news that includes “RunSignup”. Occasionally it’s news about us; more often, it’s local news about races that use our platform and link to their registration. Lately we’ve seen a shift: all the races popping up are virtual, and the local news is learning […]

Coronavirus Impact on Races Week 12

Please see RunSignup.com/Coronavirus, RunSignup.com/GoVirtual and Looking Forward: Guidelines for Races for recommendations and tools. Things continue to evolve as of May 17, 2020 from Week 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5,  4, 3 and 2 of the Coronavirus.  The transaction volume we saw the past week is 25% lower than the same week last year. The 25% is a very good improvement from the 37% the previous week […]

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 […]

Community Roundup 4/27/20 – The Long Game

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 are a mashup of longer virtual events – a four 5K series, a 50 hour […]

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 […]

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 […]

2020 Winter Symposium: Corporate Team Events and A Better Website Solution

Still looking for video recordings of our 2020 Winter Symposium sessions? We have our presentation slides available now and are continuing to upload videos on our YouTube Channel. For now, enjoy our next two sessions: Corporate Team Events With Eric Cone and Matt Sinclair Corporate Teams are a unique way to drive registrations by allowing […]

Webinar Recap: Grow Donations and Fundraising with RunSignup

More than 8,000 nonprofits use RunSignup to raise more and save time. This webinar reviewed the different ways that fundraising events set up registration, donations, and fundraising on RunSignup, and covered the best settings and tools to grow donations and incentivize fundraisers. There are more donation and fundraising tools than ever before, and this webinar […]

Timer Survey Findings

The timer survey findings are in! This was the industry’s first timer-focused market survey and provided some valuable insights. We received input from 213 industry timers. The survey was open to all timers. Though, we expect we had a higher concentration of timers that currently use RunSignup’s platform of products, the sample size was large […]

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