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 […]

DC Timing: A Case Study

Providing races with the technology they need to succeed About DC Timing DC Timing has been in the endurance business since 2002, timing cross country, track and field, road, and trail races. In addition to timing running events, they also provide their services to cycling and mountain biking events. DC Timing utilizes top-of-the-line racing technologies […]

Central Kentucky Race Management: A GiveSignup Case Study

Creating community and raising more About Central Kentucky Race Management Central Kentucky Race Management, originally called Central Kentucky Timing Services, was founded in 2017 by Jeff Proctor. The company has since expanded into race management and picked up two other co- partners, Damon Barnes and Greg Milby. With each founder experienced in different areas of race […]

Central Kentucky Race Management: A RaceDay Case Study

Using RaceDay to differentiate your race Central Kentucky Race Management and RaceDay: An Overview Central Kentucky Race Management has seen great success in implementing the RaceDay Suite into their races. CKRM has watched their races become more technologically integrated since starting with the RaceDay Suite, transitioning several of their race event processes from paper to […]

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 […]

Bryn Mawr Racing Company: A Case Study

Guiding races every step of the way About Bryn Mawr Racing Company Bryn Mawr Racing Company started around ten years ago as a timing company partnering with the Bryn Mawr Running Company. The Bryn Mawr Running Company hosted a series of races and began to time their own events. After perfecting the art of race […]

Negative Split Productions: A Case Study

Expert Race Management for Multisport Events About Negative Split Productions Negative Split Productions is a full-service event production company with a second company that specializes in the production of extreme triathlons, Extreme Endurance Events LLC. Inspired by the Norseman Extreme Triathlon, Tony Sapp set out to bring similar events to the United States. Currently operating […]

Winter Symposium: What to Do in Orlando

Having our inaugural Winter Symposium in Orlando has its benefits. For a lot of us, it gives us the chance to trade in our cold winter for a few days in the warm Florida sun. And while we have a great series of educational sessions lined up for the days you’re here, there’s plenty of […]

Presentations from the 2019 Symposium

Many of you have probably seen that we have been posting several presentations from the 2019 Symposium on our YouTube channel, blog, and Facebook Page. All of the videos from the presentation have now been uploaded and can be accessed from the YouTube channel or our 2019 Symposium Video page. You’ll find video from every […]

Symposium 2019: Strategic Participant Management

Nothing makes participants happier than getting what they want. We want to make sure you can deliver the best possible experience to your participants, so we have extensive participant management features to help with doing just that. We included a participant management session at this year’s Symposium to help you understand the differences between these […]

Symposium 2019: Race Director Business

We love sharing the spotlight with our customers and colleagues. Each year, we try to invite industry professionals to share their extensive race knowledge with everybody. This year’s Race Director Business Session features Michelle Bettis of 3W races and Scott Sutter of RaceInsure. Join them as they discuss several business topics, such what race insurance […]

Symposium 2019: Closing and Q&A

The 2019 RunSignup Symposium was our largest Symposium to date, with almost 300 people in attendance. We wanted to be able to answer as many questions as we could, so we closed out our Tuesday educational sessions with a Q&A with Bob. We hope that everyone enjoyed our 2019 Symposium and are looking forward to […]

Symposium 2019: Timer Day Keynote Speaker

This year’s Timer Day was bigger than ever before. For the first time ever, we awarded a timer with the Alan Jones Timer of the Year Award. The award was named after Alan Jones because of his contributions to the race industry through the creation of the Jones Counter, age-based grading, and RunScore. It aims […]

Slideshow: Recruiting and Managing Race Sponsors

The RunSignup sponsor platform has a wide range of capabilities that help you process sponsor payments faster, promote your sponsors more, and manage sponsors easier. Keep sponsors happy by promoting their brand on your race site, as well as our runner tracking app, RaceJoy! RunSignup’s sponsor platform makes dealing with sponsors easy, so you have […]

Symposium 2019: The RaceDay Experience

As technology grows and develops at a booming rate, participant’s expectations for technology integrated races grow as well. The RunSignup RaceDay suite utilizes the power of advanced technology to deliver new solutions for your race. The suite covers everything from CheckIn to runner tracking (RaceJoy). Join some of our members from our RaceDay team from […]

Symposium 2019: Cross-Promotion with Multi-Race Bundles

Did you know that we offer a solution to allow participants to register for several of your races in one transaction? Multi-Race Bundles make registration easy for your customers, and registration management easy for you. You can use these bundles to upsell your races and drive registration to races that your participant may not typically […]

Symposium 2019: Creating a Community of Supporters

Supportive, happy customers are what helps your race grow. The more somebody likes your race, the more likely they are to speak positively about it to their friend. We had the opportunity to invite Nic DeCaire, of Fusion Racing, to our 2019 Symposium to speak about how you can create a community of supporters. Learn […]

Symposium 2019: Email Marketing Best Practices

Last year, 154 million emails were sent through the RunSignup email marketing system across 20,000 races. That’s a lot of emails. Email is one of your best bets when you are looking for mass communication methods for your race. An email marketing system will save you the time of manually sending communications from your personal […]

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 […]

RunSignup July Newsletter

Top News: Introducing GiveSignup, a Free Technology Platform for Nonprofits Nonprofits can raise more and save time with this new technology suite. GiveSignup is built on the foundations of RunSignup, and designed specifically for nonprofit organizations. GiveSignup is an all-in-one and open platform to power nonprofit revenue generation and supporter engagement. What’s included? Nonprofit Ticket […]

Symposium 2019: Timer Business

Similar to the rest of our products, our RaceDay suite and timer capabilities are constantly evolving, with new features being released. This year, we had two timers join us on a panel at our 2019 Symposium to answer some of your timing questions. First up is Scott Sutter from RaceInsure, where he’ll talk to you […]

Symposium 2019: The Right Team Option for Your Event

RunSignup supports several team options that you can enable for your race. Social or Competitive Groups/Teams, Fundraiser Teams, and Corporate Teams are all supported, each with specific features. RunSignup’s Sean Callahan and Emily Warejko took some time at the Summer Symposium to walk you through the different team options you have for your race. After […]

Symposium 2019: RaceDay Registration and CheckIn

A streamlined race day leads to happy participants (and race directors). With the RaceDay Technology suite, we aim to deliver you products to streamline typical race day tasks. RaceDay team members Matt Avery and Crisp McDonald spoke with some of our Symposium guests about our RaceDay Registration platform and RaceDay CheckIn app. Learn how to […]

Symposium 2019: Bib Management

Following our RaceDay Registration and CheckIn session at Symposium, Matt and Crisp continued with a discussion on our Bib Management features. These features integrate with our RaceDay Registration and CheckIn features to allow you to assign bibs how you would like at check in, whether you want to use dynamic bib assignment or distribute bibs […]

Symposium 2019: Digital Marketing for Races

Marketing your race can have a huge impact on your race registrations. While out of home marketing strategies (flyers, billboards, etc.) are still popular, the rise of social media opens up new marketing channels. Thomas and Rachael of Big Run Media specialize in digital marketing from endurance events. They’ve mastered the art of digital advertising […]

Symposium 2019: Marketing Panel

Marketing can make or break your race. Marketing tools from flyers to Facebook ads help make sure you reach the right people to drive registrations. At this year’s Symposium, we asked some customers and industry professionals to sit on a panel to answer some burning questions that you have when it comes to race marketing. […]

Symposium 2019: GiveSignup Demo

This year’s Symposium brought the announcement of GiveSignup, our new platform for nonprofits. Built from the same core as RunSignup, GiveSignup offers new functionalities for nonprofits to grow their events and raise more. 501(c)3 companies will now be able to create and sell tickets for their events – not just races – with the new […]

Symposium 2019: Going Green

We love giving our customers the opportunity to speak at our Symposiums. Brandon Hough, founder of Advanced Running Project, joined us this year to talk about how your race can make an effort to go green. Events can generate a lot of waste. With most races, water stations, food, and single use plastics can pile […]

Symposium 2019: UX Review

As a website, the user experience is very important to us. Our UX Developers, Jeff and Darren, took some time at this year’s Symposium to talk about the UX changes that have been happening within the company for the past year. From new features to our rebranding, they’ll walk you through what has changed and […]

Symposium 2019: RunSignup 101

At our Symposium, we like to include a wide range of presentations to cover features across the platform. RunSignup 101 gives customers who are new to the RunSignup platform a detailed look into creating a race with RunSignup. We’ll walk you through the Race Wizard, paying special attention to places where people often get confused. […]

Symposium 2019: Quick Hits

Another Symposium, another Quick Hits presentation. RunSignup Sales Lead Bryan Jenkins is back for his fourth year in a row with a new Quick Hits presentation. You can view the full length video below, or check out our YouTube channel. Need a more condensed version? We’ve summarized the main points below! Your Profile and Dashboards […]

Symposium 2019: The Next 10 Years

The 2019 RunSignup Symposium was our biggest Symposium to date, with over 280 people registered. In this year’s opening presentation, Bob dove into some of the big things coming to RunSignup. Did you miss this year’s Symposium? We recorded all of the presentations to share with our customers. To check out Bob’s opening presentation and […]

Symposium 2019: Navigating the Race CRM

It’s been over a year since we first release RunSignup’s CRM platform, with new features being added throughout. After an overpacked presentation at the 2018 Symposium (see photo here), we decided to bring it back for a second year at the 2019 Symposium. Whether you missed the presentation at Symposium or just need a little […]

Scheduling and Sending a Pre-Race Email

Pre-Race emails are a great way to make sure your participants have all of the information they need prior to race day. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to create, schedule, and send a pre-race email. Create an Email First, you’re going to have to draft your email. You can do this under the […]

And the Winner is: The Burnside Mile

Our cover page contest has come to a close and we are excited to announce our winner: The Burnside Mile! They received 74 likes from RunSignup users and Burnside Mile fans. You can check out their cover page on the Burnside Mile website, or check out the picture below. Thank you to all of our […]

Vote for Your Favorite RunSignup Cover Page

Our cover page contest has come to a close, and it’s time for you to vote for your favorite finalist! We’ve narrowed down the top five for you to choose from. To cast your vote, simply go to our Facebook album and like your favorite page. The page with the most likes by July 1st […]

The Power of Email Marketing

Email can be a powerful marketing tool to reach a massive audience in seconds. Companies, from clothing to software, all use email marketing to communicate information to their customers. But, have you thought about how email marketing could impact your specific race? In this blog post, we will dive into the benefits of email marketing […]

Interview with Troy Rebert of the Knoxville Track Club

Troy Rebert, timer for the Knoxville Track club, helps coordinate the timing for club races as well as external races throughout the community. The club currently has over 2,000 members. Knoxville Track Club switched to RunSignup’s platform in 2014 after looking for automated result notifications. Here are a few key takeaways from Troy’s interview. If […]

Interview with the Owners and Staff of 3W Races

Michelle and James Bettis have been in the endurance industry since 2011, when they founded their company 3W Races. They have been using RunSignup since 2012 and have been loyal customers since. Joining them in this interview is race director and timer Whitney Vessel, who has been with 3W for about five years. Below are […]

An Interview with Don Stoner of Runner’s High

Earlier this year we sat down with Don Stoner of Runner’s High Timing and Race Management. Based in Central Florida, Runner’s High manages nearly 40 events throughout the year. Through Runner’s High, Don does everything from timing to managing races by Runner’s High and other clients To view the full video, you can check out […]

Slideshow: RunSignup Volunteer Platform

Have you used the volunteer platform that RunSignup offers? Whether you have or not, we’ve created a slideshow that summarizes some webinars and how-to’s to help you utilize the platform to its maximum capacity. In this slideshow, we will teach you how to: Set up volunteer tasks Assign tasks to categories Assign time slots to […]

RunSignup May Newsletter

Top News: RunSignup for Nonprofits Early Adopter Program More than 8,000 RunSignup customers are nonprofits, and more than 95% are connected to a nonprofit in some way. Our customers have been telling us that they want to use RunSignup’s free all-in-one platform and low processing fees for their nonprofit events, websites, and donation and fundraising […]

Interview with Chuck Spear, RunVermont’s Registration Director and Volunteer Coordinator

Chuck Spear, Registration Director and Volunteer Coordinator for RunVermont, helps organize four races per year. The most notable of these races is the Vermont City Marathon, which happens to be the largest marathon relay in the country. Over 1,500 relay participants and nearly 3,000 individuals run the marathon every year. Below are a few key […]

What’s New with the 2018 Community Grant Winners

Every year, our company seeks to give back to the endurance community through our Community Grant Program. This program allows anybody to nominate an endurance-related, nonprofit organization to receive a grant benefitting their cause. Since the beginning of this program, RunSignup has donated over $30,000 dollars to 15 organizations. Grant recipients are narrowed down to […]

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