How to Create Effective Websites

Events using RunSignup for registration are encouraged to watch this recorded webinar to explore ways to create more effective websites. The session covers defining you key goals, such as increase registration and inform participants, and then ways to optimally use RunSignup’s FREE website builder to achieve these goals.

Organization Websites Released – Stepping Stone to V2 Partner Websites and V2 Registration / Race Websites

We laid out our plans for our next generation website capability in this blog post in December, 2021. As with most things at RunSignup, we do incremental releases and continually get market feedback and improve. We released another milestone this week – Organization Websites. This takes the website capability that is built into our TicketSignup […]

Website Builder V2 Plans

The two most important communication and marketing capabilities we provide our customers are websites and emails. (See an example website we host with our first-generation website hosting for The Woodlands Marathon here). We are working (very hard) on rolling out a new generation of each over the course of 2022. We explained the plan for […]

Playlist Support Added to Websites

We have added Apple and Spotify Playlist support directly into websites. Simply add your Apple or Spotify Playlist ID to a custom content section and it will appear on your website: As Race Roster helpfully pointed out, it is fun to add a playlist that helps define your race. Especially with virtual races, music is […]

Using our own Free Race Websites

Over the past few weeks, we have had to put out a LOT of information quickly. We wanted to do that with a website. However, our main website has a lot of restrictions on it for PCI compliance purposes where every line of change requires code review and special deployment procedures. This put several people […]

New Virtual Race Website Hub

Since mid-March, we’ve been rolling out Virtual Race content and new features to help races convert their physical events to virtual ones, quickly and efficiently. But as social distancing has become the norm, virtual races are becoming more than just a stop-gap option – they are creating a bridge in the endurance community to keep […]

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 […]

Donation Website Cover Pages

With GiveSignup’s donation websites, any nonprofit can create a beautiful website for their nonprofit or donation campaign with a custom domain or subdomain, built-in security, mobile responsiveness, SEO optimization, and integrated donation confirmation information. Cover pages let nonprofits create websites that look as professional and unique as the missions they represent. GiveSignup’s Donation Websites look […]

Rich Text Editor Option for Website Cover pages

We have released another extension to our Cover page components for RunSignup Race Websites, as well as GiveSignup Nonprofit Ticket Websites and Donation Websites. This gives you the flexibility to add richer text, as well as your own images. Here are some example sections from cover pages built with the rich text editor: As with […]

Donation Websites: CSV Upload for Offline Donations

You can now upload a CSV file of offline donations to any donation website. This makes it efficient to enter a large number of offline donations to your donation website. First, you will need a CSV file with the data you would like to import. Required fields for your CSV include: First Name Last Name […]

Add Offline Donations to Donation Websites

When your nonprofit receives donations by cash or check, you can record as a Manual Donation in your Donation Website Dashboard. All Manual Donations will count towards your donation goal progress, show in the top donor scroll, and appear in your donation reports. You can add offline donations by navigating to Donations >> Manual on […]

Website Cover Page Data Components

As discussed when we first announced Cover Pages, we are beginning to add live data components to cover pages. We have added three, with many more to come over the next two months: Event Tiles – the squares that appear on a normal race or nonprofit ticket website now appear on your cover page. Top […]

Symposium 2019: Designing a Professional Race Website

Your brand is important. That’s why we continue to create features for you to make your RunSignup site your own. Over the past year, we’ve released several features so you can take your race website one step further. This year, we had RunSignup’s Matt Sinclair hold a session at Symposium to run you through how […]

Donation Websites

Donation websites are now available as part of RunSignup for Nonprofits’ Early Adopter Program. Donation websites will be publicly available to qualified 501c3 nonprofits in mid-July. Your nonprofit will be able to use flexible and fully customizable donation websites in a variety of ways: Seamlessly integrate with your nonprofit’s website as a way to accept […]

Using SubDomains with RunSignup Websites

In addition to Domains, you can also use SubDomains with RunSignup Websites. This can be very powerful if you already have a primary website and want to reinforce that brand, or you have multiple events on RunSignup and you want to tie them all together with the feel of a single website and domain name. […]

Google Domains Website Example

This feature will be publicly released in mid April, 2019. RunSignup is offering “BYO Domain” to our free website hosting for races and nonprofits. In this example, we bought the domain name MoorestownTrails.org on Google Domains, and then pointed that domain to RunsignUp so that name can be used in addition to RunSignup.com/MoorestownTurkeyTrot. This blog covers the […]

Infrastructure behind RunSignup’s Free Websites with BYO Domains

As usual, we have put a lot of work and investments into the new Domains offering we have coming out in mid April, 2019. Security and availability are top of mind for us as we host tens of thousands of websites and process hundreds of millions of dollars. We can’t go into details for security […]

GoDaddy Domain Website Setup Example

This feature will be publicly released in mid April, 2019. RunSignup is offering “BYO Domain” to our free website hosting for races and nonprofits. In this example, we bought the domain name ScottCoffeeRun.com on GoDaddy, and then pointed that domain to RunsignUp so that name can be used in addition to RunSignup.com/ScottCoffeeRun. This blog covers […]

UX Update: New Race Website Template

Our new vertical navigation race website template is now available! We have been working hard to design and develop new options for your race website. Let’s take a look at the highlights of the new design. Modern responsive design with a fixed vertical navigation. Our new template features flexible vertical navigation. This works really well […]

New Colors and Banner Images for Race Websites

We have refreshed the default color options and banner images we have for race websites. Of course you can choose your own, but most races just opt for the defaults. This is also in preparation for our update of the left menu navigation template in the next couple of weeks (which will automatically update over […]

How Secure is Your Race Website?

I was talking with someone today about whether races feel an obligation to keep their customer data safe. The conversation was triggered when I was talking to a small registration company owner and found they had many security vulnerabilities like their site being susceptible to SQL Injection, Cross Site Scripting, and lack of a security […]

A Better Race Website

Update: The recorded replay of Build a Better Website Webinar is now available. A race website is an ambassador for your event, telling the world what your race is about and why they should participate… but building and maintaining an independent race website can be time consuming and expensive. RunSignUp race websites solve many of the […]

Redesigned Footers for New Race Website Template

If you haven’t switched your race to the new website template, this is yet another nudge in that direction. We have improved the footer area for the new race website to include all of the links to pages at the bottom of each page, as well as a simple “Contact This Race” link. If you […]

Content Websites vs. Data Driven Websites

A race’s website is their primary means of branding a race, the promotional tool to draw runners, and communicate with participants about important information. Many race website suffer from one or more of the following problems: Old, insecure Not mobile ready Costly to update No one to update Disjointed, inconsistent user experience when jumping between […]

Updated Race Websites – Facebook Feeds, Countdown clock and more

We have released another update to our new Race Websites Template, with some new cool options: Facebook Feed Twitter Feed Countdown clock Event highlight labels Redesigned dashboard page for customization Here is a sample page with the new content and countdown clocks and event highlight: This shows a simple example of the event highlighting: Setup […]

Race Website Improvements

We continue to make continuous improvements on the new Race Website template, with some more improvements expected next week. We will be shifting all new races to this new template by default. Remember you can shift your race website to the new look and feel very easily – just refer to our original announcement on […]

RunSignUp Releases New Race Website Template

Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp has released a second template option for the 15,000 race websites that are automatically built for all races listed on the site. RunSignUp provides events with a full website (not just a simple webpage) to increase brand visibility, create a hub for all race information, and ensure that all race directors […]

Race Website New Template Beta

Note: The new Race Website has been released on January 2, 2017! Soon after your New Year Eve’s celebration, we will be releasing a major upgrade for Race Websites. This will provide every race with a second, more modern option that has a lot of flexibility in the design. Here is a sample default page: […]

Partner Website Image URL Enables New Display Options

The Philadelphia Marathon is using RunSignUp Sites to drive their dynamic website. We recently created a new feature that allowed them to put nice graphics to highlight new interactive map storyboards (really cool – check them out) on their front page (highlighted by the red box in this screen shot): To do this, simply create […]

Partner Website Home Button

You can now add a custom URL link for the “Home” button on your Partner Website (not available to race websites) that will redirect to another website. This is convenient for timers who are using the nice calendar and result features on Partner Websites, but want to redirect other traffic back to their main website. […]

RaceDay Scoring Website and Public Alpha

We are happy to announce the release of the new RaceDay Scoring website – RDScoring.com. This will be the primary communications and support channel for RaceDay Scoring, the Native PC and Mac scoring application currently in the early Alpha release stage that will be an eventual replacement for the PC software package The Race Director. Currently in […]

Google Analytics for Partner Websites

We have added the ability to tie your Google Analytics account to Partner Websites. Like Race Websites, this enables tracking for the entire website, including e-commerce data and registrations. For example, this is the type of report you can produce in Google Analytics if you tie your RunSignUp data to it (showing real data from […]

Large Races Using Partner Websites

We have a couple of large races like the Philadelphia Marathon and the Fifth Third River Bank Run that are now using our Partner Website infrastructure to host their race website. They are finding it more secure than WordPress, and quicker to add content and take advantage of their race database on RunSignUp. And it […]

Mobile Race Website Header Option

We have added an option that removes the automatic race name that appears on a race website when in mobile view. For example, the website looks like this: The “Scott Coffee Moorestown Rotary 8K Race” is the race name the system automatically puts on each race website in full view mode. That can now be […]

Partner Websites – Page Meta Description

We have added the capability to set the Meta Description to each page under the Advanced Page Options in each page on Partner Websites. The Meta Description is typically what is shown on a Google Search. For example: The setup is under the Advanced Page Options as you create or edit each page on your Partner […]

Customize Event Details on Race Websites

We have made some nice customization capabilities for generating a stronger “Call to Action” over the past month or so, including Strike Through Pricing and Event Highlighting with images and call-outs. By default, we include Details on each events that explain the ending registration date or the date of the next price increase. For example, […]

How To -Customize Your Race Website

One of the most powerful features of RunSignUp is a free race website. We provide simple tools that have a lot of power to add content, pages, customize menus, etc. Here are a new set of How To tutorials (this is the order that is most useful for new race directors): 1) https://runsignup.com/How-To/Add-Custom-Section 2) https://runsignup.com/How-To/Customize-Custom-Content-Display 3) https://runsignup.com/How-To/Edit-Menu-Order-and-Visibility 4) https://runsignup.com/How-To/Edit-Section-Layout […]

Endurance Event Education Webinar Series: Building a Better Website

We kicked off our new Endurance Event Education Webinar Series yesterday with RunSignUp 101: Building a Better Website. If you missed it, you can check out a recording of the webinar at this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8224863021398069249 Look for more webinars on everything from the basics of using the RunSignUp system to utilizing advanced features. One of the challenges […]

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