RunSignup’s RaceDay team got to experience first hand the backend operations of packet pickup and the life of a timer’s support crew by volunteering at this year’s 45th Kiawah Island Marathon on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The RaceDay team is a team exclusively focused on developing technology for the race day experience with an emphasis on supporting the timer’s role. It is composed of software developers, support, and marketing professionals. With close to 6,200 registrants, the Kiawah Island Marathon was an ideal opportunity to volunteer and see the product the team built in action. Nine of us set out to get first hand knowledge of what race organizers, timers, and participants experience.
Happy Halloween! In addition to the costumes and candy, we like to celebrate with a festive Halloween themed fun run. Take a look at some of the spooktacular races that happened this past weekend. 1. Monster Dash, Leesburg FL Whether you want a long run or you want to participate from afar, this Monster Dash […]
Events are the best way for breweries to increase foot traffic, drive sales, engage with existing customers, and get new people to your brewery. While the beer industry grew just 1% in 2021, the craft brewer industry continues to experience higher growth rates, expanding by 8% in 2021 according to the 2021 Annual Craft Brewing Production Report. […]
We like to hear from people in the industry to find out more about them and how they use RunSignup’s products. Recently, RunSignup’s Steve Bingham-Hawk chatted with Michelle Craske with Sommer Sports to get some inside scoop. For those of you not familiar with Sommer Sports, it is an established race management company located in Clermont, Florida. It’s founder, Fred Sommer, is highly regarded as one of the long-time substantial influencers of the triathlon industry and helped the industry transform throughout the years. He has also continued to stay abreast of changes in the industry to continue to provide a sought-after race experience. Fred has also been a valued customer of RunSignup and uses its many capabilities to support the events they manage and the participants and volunteers who take part in in them.
McGuire’s St. Patrick’s Day Prediction 5K Run is the largest 5K Prediction Run in America. Held on the weekend of St. Patrick’s Day, the event is more than just a race – it’s a full-fledged party with live entertainment, Irish Fare, Irish Wakes, and beer. This year, they let us follow along on their email […]
An Example of Best Practices Applied Most running, walking, and cycling events serve a fundraising function for important services to support our communities like the Autism Society of Central Virginia’s 5K Challenge. ASCV has multiple ways its raises funds to support its growing programs, and reports that their 5K challenge is its largest annual fundraiser. […]
New Backend Technology and Virtual Fundraising Event Debrief Case Study Key Topics: Fundraiser, team fundraising success Integrated technology Timer going the extra mile RunSignup’s data integration Creative virtual approach, success during Covid-19 Virtual race considerations Event Showcased: 2021 Steps for Students, Galveston-Houston, Texas Race Organizers Interviewed: Julie Eberle, Associate Director of Development – Special Events, […]
Real races with social distancing continue to happen and Vacation Races is leading the way with the Bryce Canyon Ultras (May 30-31, 651 participants) and Zion at Night (June 5-6, 815 participants). Salem Stanley, Founder & CEO of Vacation Races, says, “What participants want from a race and perceive as being safe has changed. What […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Expert Race Management for Multisport Events About DQ Events DQ Events is a full-service event management company that hosts around 12 triathlons a year, as well as 30 to 40 road races. Working with events ranging from 100 participants to 4,000+, DQ Events offers timing services, race management, and results services. Admired by race directors […]
Encouraging healthy communities through best-in-class races About Advanced Running Project Advanced Running Project was founded by Brandon Hough in 2018 with the goal to provide runners with best-in-class races to create healthier communities. After working for some larger races, Hough focused on creating great races to sponsor local elite runners. Started by a runner for […]