More Reasons to Stop Using Widgets

We have posted in the past that we will not be supporting widgets. This is due to modern browsers stopping support. Safari stopped supporting session tracking several months ago, and Chrome will stop in July. As we discussed a year and a half ago, widgets are not a good long term strategy for putting functionality on […]

New Version of Safari Breaks Widgets

Any customer using widgets, even Partner Websites, should switch to a simple button and link to the appropriate RunSignup site directly. Unfortunately, Apple has released a new version of Safari that prevents session tracking. This is a necessary feature on complex web applications such as a registration. “ITP will now block all third-party requests from […]

The Declining Future of Widgets

Over the next year we will be “deprecating” our widgets. As the Java programming language has defined: “You may have heard the term, “self-deprecating humor,” or humor that minimizes the speaker’s importance. A deprecated class or method is like that. It is no longer important. It is so unimportant, in fact, that you should no longer use it, […]

Google Analytics Supported Widgets

We are continuing to push the envelope and improve our support for Analytics, making it easier for races to use cross-domain tracking by adding widgets with Google Analytics supported configuration. Cross-domain tracking allows races to report website traffic information (including e-commerce data) to their Google Analytics accounts with accurate attribution of the traffic sources. We […]

Fundraiser and Race Series Widgets Added

We have added a couple of new widgets. The first is a list of Top Fundraisers.  You have the ability to set the number of fundraisers who appear, and as usual customize the look and feel to match your website.   The second widget is for Partners only, and allows you to create a Race […]

Add Race Widget Customization

You can now customize the “Add Race” Widget that many running stores and clubs use to enable races to post on their race calendar by renaming “Race” to something else, like “Event”. In the Widget Creation, you select the “Add Race Widget” (top red circle), and then rename the word “Race” to whatever you want, […]

Widget Creation and Editing Simplified

Widget are the way to embed RunSignUp pages directly on your own website (kind of like how you can embed YouTube videos on your website). We have simplified the Creation and Editing of Widgets by breaking them into two pieces. The Widget Creation allows you to set the name, pick the widget type (like Race […]

Add RunSignUp Widgets in your Race or Club Website

We have added the option to place any RunSignUp Widget into a Race Page of your RunSignUp website. This can be convenient for lots of purposes – like highlighting some other races on your website, or putting a calendar of races on a Club website. To set this up, just go to a page you […]

Widget Setup Changes for New Website Support

As we transition all of the pages for the new Race Website, we have also introduced the ability to use the new Color Customization to widgets. During the transition period (until around the end of September, 2015) the old color styling will also be available for older pages. During the transition period, if you want […]

Donor and Fundraising Goal Widgets

Now you can put a scrolling list of donors anywhere on your website, as well as our cool fundraising goal wheel. The example on the right shows each widget. These widgets can be placed anywhere on your website with a simple line of code. Building these widgets is simple. Go to the Promotion -> Widget […]

Edit Registration Widget

We have added a new widget – “Edit Registration” as one of the widget options that can be created. This widget allows a race to have a webpage to direct people to who want to make changes to their registration. With this widget on your site, runners can now go directly to their registration for […]

Race Calendar Widget Updates

The RunSignUp Race Calendar Widget is useful for Timers, Running Clubs and Running Stores who want to have a list of races in their area on their own websites. The example on the right is from Playmakers Running Store in Michigan. The calendar widget lists races. All you need to do is put a simple line […]

Widget with Responsive Design Websites

The RunSignUp Widget now works with Responsive Design websites. The planned new Widget 2.0 release next week will make some of this easier, but the technical documentation is below for completeness: The widget is now responsive to the custom width. The tab colors will need to be overridden in widgetHead.tpl, but the custom width feature […]

Race Listing Widget Beta Overview

How many sites have a list of races?  Timers, Running Stores, Running Clubs all would like to have a current list of races.  And how much of a hassle is it to maintain them?  What if you want others to add to the list in a self-serve manner?  How do you handle the year as […]

Giving Tuesday Product Roadmap

Our mission at GiveSignup | RunSignup is to build great technology that helps our nonprofit and endurance customers engage and activate supporters to raise money and grow communities. In addition to helping your organization with fundraising events, GiveSignup also helps nonprofits grow and streamline year-round giving with a suite of donation and standalone fundraising features. […]

Race Registration Market Analysis – September, 2019

We do a US Registration Market Analysis every 6 months: September 2015 March, 2016 September, 2016 March, 2017 September, 2017 March, 2018 September, 2018 March, 2019 We try to improve on it with your feedback (so feel free to send suggestions or corrections to bob.bickel at runsignup.com). We do this as part of our own […]

Race Registration Market Analysis – March, 2019

We do a US Registration Market Analysis every 6 months: September 2015 March, 2016 September, 2016 March, 2017 September, 2017 March, 2018 September, 2018 We try to improve on it with your feedback (so feel free to send suggestions or corrections to bob.bickel at runsignup.com). We do this as part of our own internal market […]

Race Registration Market Analysis – September, 2018

We do a US Registration Market Analysis every 6 months: September 2015 March, 2016 September, 2016 March, 2017 September, 2017 March, 2018 We try to improve on it with your feedback (so feel free to send suggestions or corrections to bob.bickel at runsignup.com). We do this as part of our own internal market evaluation processes […]

RunSignUp May Newsletter

  May’s Top News: Custom Source Tracking for RaceInsights RaceInsights, our analytics machine that tracks every click, registration, and transaction on your race website, can now track custom sources to provide a granular look at your marketing ROI. Set up custom URL’s to use for specific campaigns – a Facebook Ad, a promotion from a […]

techgirlz Workshop at RunSignUp!

RunSignUp UX developer Meredith Klein is heading up our first RunSignUp-hosted techgirlz workshop on May 23, 2018. The workshop is for any middle school girls local to our Moorestown office who are interested in learning about creating a website via WordPress. Some details: In this workshop, students will create their own website using WordPress. They […]

Instagram Integration Changes

Due to changes in the APIs from Instagram, we will be removing the “Instagram User Widget” and “Instagram Hashtag Widget” from our custom content pages. What’s Happening: Instagram shut down several of their APIs that we have used to gather Instagram media to display on race, club, and partner websites. Their replacement APIs are not yet available […]

U.S. Registration Market Analysis – March 2018

We do a US Registration Market Analysis every 6 months: September 2015 March, 2016 September, 2016 March, 2017 September, 2018 We try to make it better with your feedback (so feel free to send suggestions or corrections to bob.bickel at runsignup.com). We do this as part of our own internal market evaluation processes, but share […]

RunSignUp January Newsletter

January’s Top News RunSignUp Releases New Race Website Template: We kicked off 2018 by releasing our second template option for the thousands of races that take advantage of our free race websites. The new template option runs in parallel to the legacy template and races can select the template they prefer. Highlights of the new template include: Brand […]

Share Your Interactive Course Maps

Races offering RunSignUp’s RaceJoy mobile tracking and cheer sending can now publicly share their official interactive course map built in RaceJoy. Race organizers are able to post their official course maps on websites, through emails, or on social media sites like Facebook. What makes RaceJoy’s map tool unique is its responsive nature versus being a […]

RaceInsights Into Bayshore Marathon

Bayshore Marathon opened this morning. This is a very popular Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K in Traverse City, MI. The Half Marathon is already sold out, and when they opened at 9:00 this morning there were a crush of people waiting to register. This year, they have RaceInsights to see what is happening: They can […]

U.S. Registration Market Analysis – September 2017

We do a US Registration Market Analysis every 6 months: September 2015 March, 2016 September, 2016 March, 2017 We try to make it better with your feedback (so feel free to send suggestions or corrections to bob.bickel at runsignup.com). We do this as part of our own internal market evaluation processes, but share it since […]

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