The New Start Line for Timers

This Timer Tip Tuesday covers the planning and important steps to take and to support the new start line for hybrid events, including on-site, virtual and challenge events. From social distancing practices to specific setup steps this session is packed with valuable information to help timers get to the new start line and deliver a […]

Timer Fall Series: 2021 Hybrid Events

With many unknowns surrounding the pandemic, events are shifting to offering a hybrid race experience where participants have virtual and on-site event options with the ability to switch between the two. Each type of event involves different approaches and tools to manage the start time, the results, and the overall course and participant experience. All […]

RaceJoy for Challenge Events Webinar Recap

RunSignup’s mobile app, RaceJoy, can now be used for distance-based challenge events and is fully integrated with RunSignup’s Challenge Platform. The recorded webinar below provides an overview on the features available for participants and for event organizers to help take their challenge events to the next level. RaceJoy offers an excellent way to provide an […]

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 […]

RunSignup Virtual Setup 2.0 Timer Tip Tuesday Webinar Recap

Below is a recording of this week’s Timer Tip Tuesday, where RunSignup’s Crisp McDonald provided more advanced training on how to setup a virtual event with a focus on virtual results, RaceJoy, and Challenge events. We’ve introduced many improvements and features. Basic Setup Points Event Wizard Setup Set each event to Virtual/Challenge type (even when […]

RaceJoy Map Building Made Easier

As part of our effort to support RaceJoy Certified Timers we’ve adjusted the backend map building tool proactively troubleshoot potential issues and simplify the process. Timers are now presented with a diagnosis when they load in a map in RaceJoy and can then immediately address potential issues with the map configuration. Map Diagnostic Tool We’ve […]

RaceJoy: Custom Audio Race Experience Announcement

We are pleased to announce RaceJoy’s dynamic audio race experience is now available real-time for virtual and on-site race events.  Previously, custom recorded audio files were required to be loaded at least 10 days in advance of the race date. Now, custom recordings can be added at any time – even as the event is taking […]

Going Virtual with RaceJoy!

Races offering a virtual race experience can deliver an interactive, socially safe race experience with RaceJoy. Below is a new RaceJoy quick overview video that covers the key features of RaceJoy for participants, spectators, and race organizers. From live participant track, cheer sending, automated user results, and so much more – Keep your race experience […]

RaceJoy Rocks: Demo of Race Anywhere

Launched at RunSignup’s Virtual Symposium RunSignup launched RaceJoy Rocks Virtual 5K demo run/walk during this week’s Virtual Symposium. This is race anywhere virtual 5K where race organizers are able to experience the participant perspective or the supporting spectator perspective. An audio tour of RaceJoy’s key features is provided. Those that register and enter their provided […]

RaceJoy Anywhere for Virtual Events

We recently launched the RaceJoy’s race anywhere feature for virtual events offering location independent events. With such a high interest from race directors and timers across the country, we held a Webinar this week to go over the capabilities and how virtual events can get the most of them. As the industry has shifted to […]

Announcing RaceJoy Anywhere for Virtual Events

Official Mobile Race Experience From Any Location We are incredibly excited to announce RaceJoy is now available for location independence events. Virtual event organizers can now offer RaceJoy for both location independent and defined course route race experiences for participants of running, walking, cycling, and water events. RaceJoy delivers an official interactive race experience that […]

RaceJoy Now Offers Race Redo for Virtual Events

Many of the newly formed virtual events want to offer their participants the chance to re-do a route to improve their performance time, accumulate miles, or simply for a repeat experience. RaceJoy is now offering the ability to re-do a course for virtual races and will transmit the newest finish time automatically to official race […]

Flexible Timing Now Available w/RaceDay Scoring & The Race Director

As areas of the country are preparing for the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, RunSignup is working on ways we can support the industry through technology. We are pleased to share that RaceDay Scoring and The Race Director now have the ability to capture both start and finish reads with overlapping start and finish time […]

Virtual Races: Auto Results in RaceJoy Now Available

We are excited to share that auto result submission for virtual events is now available in RunSignup’s race day app, RaceJoy. Those participants using RaceJoy for GPS tracking and cheer sending, will have their GPS-based results automatically submitted to the race as they cross the finish line. For events using RunSignup’s Virtual Results, this data […]

RunSignup Announces RaceDay Experience for Virtual Events

Solo Participant and Remote Spectator Interactive Race Experience RunSignup is pleased to announce its RaceDay Virtual Experience for virtual events, for an authentic, socially connected race day experience with RunSignup’s mobile app, RaceJoy, and RaceDay Virtual Results – all while supporting the requirements for social distancing. RaceJoy connects solo participants with remote spectators and offers […]

Ann Arbor Marathon Offers Week of RaceJoy

Like many events, the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon converted its race to a virtual event in response to Covid 19 and the need for social distancing. Finishers still get a medal and t-shirt and are able to complete the official course routes. What is different? Participants complete their chosen course within a span of a […]

RaceJoy Tracking & Cheers for Virtual Events

Races are looking for ways to add something to their newly formed virtual events and we’ve adjusted the backend so RaceJoy’s live tracking, cheer sending, and progress alerts at every mile can be offered. This is a safe and healthy way for participants to get outside and run different courses designed for your virtual event. […]

RaceDay Timer Newsletter: February

Race Timers’ Monthly Update We are pleased to shine the spotlight on Steve Turrisi, co-founder of Race Day Professionals. Steve is a RaceDay Certified Timer who truly embraces new technology. Recently, Steve took the initiative to offer RaceJoy for one of his important Florida races. The event organizers weren’t that familiar with RaceJoy and initially not that engaged about the […]

Participant Tracking: Promotion = Usage, Less Questions

Most races offer some form participant tracking as it has become a standard expectation of participants and spectators alike. However, each race is different in the types of tracking that is being offered. Some may issue just a start and finish alert, others issue alerts at points along the course, while others may offer continuous […]

Timer Spotlight: Steve Turrisi, Race Day Professionals

“We don’t sell timing services. We sell experiences. And when people pay for those experiences it is very rewarding for us to see them so happy and so appreciative.” Steve Turrisi, Race Day Professionals Overview Steve Turrisi, from Race Day Professionals, is a RunSignup RaceDay Certified Timer who took the initiative to proactively offer RaceJoy […]

Race Timers’ Monthly Update

Race Timers’ Monthly Update Thanks to the 200+ timers who participated in the Race Timer Survey. We received valuable insights pertaining to the timer business, and we will be making use of this information to help support you in your timer business. Top Three Timer Challenges: 1. Managing and Training for Staff 2. Not enough time 3. […]

RaceDay Timer Newsletter: December

RaceDay Scoring Version 2.0 Launch! Get an overview of RaceDay Scoring V2.0 now available for timers! Find out about the key features in RaceDay Scoring and the newest advancements, including aggregate team scoring and corral and wave starts.  The Future is Now! >>>Watch the Video >>>Read the Blog >>>See the Press Release “We’ve brought together a unique […]

RaceJoy Mapping & Geo Cheers How-To

Timers offering RaceJoy can take advantage of these RaceJoy How-To short videos for setting up races in RaceJoy. The course map builder video is a great refresher for those who have gone through the RaceDay Timer Certification or are about to go through the training. The Geo Cheers is a more advanced option for setting […]

RaceDay Timer Newsletter: November

RaceDay Certified Timer Spotlight: Tony Sapp Tony Sapp, a RaceDay Certified Timer and owner of Negative Split Productions, shares valuable insights on ways timers can create a competitive advantage by utilizing RunSignup’s RaceDay Suite. Tony owns and operates worldwide events that specialize in extreme format courses. He has identified ways to gain operational efficiencies while preserving unique and […]

RaceJoy Map Building Basics

If you are a RaceDay Certified Timer or thinking about becoming one, this recorded webinar will provide you with a basic understanding of building maps in RaceJoy. Map Building Steps: Enable Events  Load Course Route(s) Generate Markers Set Up Timing Configuration Table Adjust for any Out and Back Proximity Issues Certify Maps Once you certify […]

RunSignup October Timer Newsletter

Become a RaceDay Certified Timer Want to be RaceDay Certified so you can offer RaceJoy and get hands-on RaceDay Scoring product training? Already certified and ready for advanced training and an update on the RaceDay Suite of products? Join us at RunSignup’s Winter Symposium this coming January in Orlando, Florida.  Invite your race directors! This is an opportunity […]

RunSignup Now Offers FREE Unlimited Results For ALL Timers

And Unlimited RaceDay Photos and TXT Messages as Part of the RaceDay Suite RunSignup is pleased to announce free unlimited RaceDay Results,  unlimited TXT messaging, and RaceDay Photos for all timers and races. The new policy is effective immediately and simplifies the previous credit system. This change supports our strategy to deliver unprecedented value for […]

Timer Spotlight: Shawn Daugherty, GT Races

Good Time Event Services (GT Races) is located in Kentucky and has been in the timing business for 12 years. The company originated with a focus on simply supporting the local running and cycling community with effective and accurate event timing. Their natural passion for partnering with events to provide the end participant with a […]

New: RaceJoy Map Marker Distance Calculation

RaceJoy has just launched a map building improvement that RaceDay Certified Timers are going to appreciate! RaceJoy’s map building tool now calculates the GPS distance on the course for new intermediate marker or timing locations, such as Geo-based audio message points and relay exchange locations. This will simplify the map building process for timers and greatly […]

RaceJoy GPS Tracking and Poor Cell Conditions

RaceJoy is specially designed to work with varying levels of cell conditions to accommodate participants and spectators around the country and on courses in areas that have intermittent cell conditions. However, RaceJoy should only be used at sites where the Start and Finish and at least 70% of the course has good cell conditions.    When […]

RaceJoy Paddles Through Nathan Benderson Park

This weekend, RaceJoy will be offered at its first Stand Up Paddle (SUP) event, the SUP & RUN 5K, taking place in Sarasota, Florida on Saturday, May 25th. The event offers participants the choice of a 5K run, 5K SUP, or a combined event including both courses. Now in its fifth year, the SUP & […]

RaceDay Product Training Videos

Interested in learning more about RunSignup’s RaceDay products such as RaceDay Scoring and RaceJoy? Below are a series of training videos from our recent RaceDay Certification Timer Tour. Topics covered include an explanation of RaceDay Suite pricing, how to use RaceDay Scoring, and how to build maps in RaceJoy. Also, provided is an informative session […]

Web-based RaceDay Timer Certification March 19

Back by popular demand! For timers that were not able to make one of the sold-out RaceDay Timer Certification sessions in January, we are offering a web-based certification opportunity on March 19. After completing this day of in-depth sessions timers  will have exclusive access to special pricing, free race day tools, and new revenue opportunities. […]

RaceDay Certified Timers Embrace New Technology

It’s the first week after RunSignup’s RaceDay Certification tour and timers that went through the training are energetically embracing RaceJoy and RaceDay Scoring. Already, certified timers have enabled RaceJoy for more than 80 new races across the country. Some timers are choosing to try RaceJoy out at a smaller 5K event so they can get […]

RaceJoy’s Map Building Tool Made Easier

In preparation for the RunSignup RaceDay Timer certification program, our team of developers has enhanced RaceJoy’s map building tool to ensure it is easy to self-manage by timers. More than 200 timers will be certified on RaceJoy by the end of January, 2019. Certified RaceDay Timers are able to offer RaceJoy as an add-on service to […]

Big Showing of Timers in Dallas, Texas!

We are at our second location of our four-city RaceDay Certification Timer Tour. Last week in Philadelphia went very well and we made some minor tweaks to the certification process based on our experience there. Timers are using the new and easy-to-use RaceDay CheckIn app to check in for the certification training. We emailed out QR […]

RunSignup Launches RaceDay Scoring!

The Endurance Industry’s Next Generation Scoring Solution We’ve just launched our new RaceDay Scoring software solution for the endurance event industry. After twenty-two months of development and user testing, the RaceDay Scoring production release is now available for timers to score events across the country. Our RaceDay Scoring is the race industry’s next generation in […]

Charlotte Marathon Utilizes RunSignUp’s Suite of RaceDay Products

Novant Health Charlotte Marathon made full use of RunSignUp’s RaceDay products from the RaceDay CheckIn app to RaceJoy’s GPS tracking and live results.  Charlotte Marathon Runners get to experience the sights and sounds of the Southeast’s fastest growing city, including the Queen City’s signature tree-lined streets, historic landmarks, major sporting venues and the most eclectic […]

New RaceJoy Overview Video Now Available

We’re excited to announce that we have a new overview for RaceJoy that encompasses how the app is helping races change the race experience! RaceJoy offers a ground-breaking and interactive platform for everyone involved in the race day experience using the device people naturally carry – their smartphone. This five-minute video showcases RaceJoy’s innovative features […]

Rhode Races & Events Offers Picturesque Running

Rhode Races & Events hosts a series of five race experiences in scenic view locations in the Rhode Island area. This event series provide a backdrop of water views framed by race management perfection. Each event offers a half marathon and three events also offer a full marathon and 5K. Participants have the option to […]

Don’t Serve Mashed Potatoes Without the Gravy!

Gobble Up Some Savings with RaceJoy Deliver a race with all the trimmings by offering RaceJoy’s live GPS tracking and cheer sending! We’re offering a 20% discount for races held on Thanksgiving Day or the Friday after. Gobble this up, folks, and offer an experience that would amaze any pilgrim. Your participants chose to do […]

Geek Corner – GPS Positioning Algorithms

RaceJoy is the leading mobile app for races for GPS tracking, social interaction, safety and monitoring because of the advanced technology that no one normally sees. One of the really difficult problems to solve is identifying where someone is on a course based on GPS data that is inherently a little inaccurate. This past week […]

Trail Running is Paving the Way for Green Running!

At the US Trail Running Conference in San Luis Obispo, California this last week the RaceJoy team got to connect with race directors and vendors in the trail running industry. We get a lot of great ideas for RaceJoy from this group and definitely see a growing trend towards trail running as runners seek more […]

Cyclists Race to the Finish with Donut-Filled Bellies and RaceJoy

Last weekend, cyclists took part in a unique event held in Troy, OH called the Tour de Donut. This bicycle event tests your ability to eat donuts, just as it does your ability to ride a bike as fast as possible. Its intended to be a fun event for all types of riders. Not only […]

RunSignUp Tours Country to Offer RaceDay Timer Certification

New Certification Program for All Timers RunSignUp announces its new RaceDay Timer Certification program with a four-city U.S. tour in January 2019. RunSignUp offers a full suite of race day products for timers, encompassing everything from scoring to live results and race day check-in to RaceJoy’s live participant tracking to help timers deliver a quality […]

RaceJoy Blazed through the Hell of a Half

This past weekend, participants of the Hell of a Half Marathon and their supporting family and friends were treated to RaceJoy’s live phone tracking and cheer sending as part of their infernal race day experience. The race is aptly named due to the challenging course marked by steep hills and the hot weather common in […]

Historic Tulsa Run Celebrates 41st Year with RaceJoy

Oklahoma’s Tulsa Run Offers RaceJoy’s Live Tracking and Cheer Sending August 22, 2018 – Moorestown, NJ – Race organizers of the Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run are offering participants and spectators the most advanced form of live tracking on race day with the mobile app, RaceJoy. Participants and their supporting family and friends will […]

Relay Team Tracking: RaceJoy Announces Industry Innovation

RaceJoy has released a new version that introduces its latest innovation for tracking relay teams at running and cycling events. Key improvements include the ability for manual check-ins, new login screens, team performance monitoring, and more fine tune controls for the user.  These are in addition to recent advances like Store and Forward of a […]

RaceJoy’s Latest Release Provides Complete Control Over App Sounds

Have you upgraded your RaceJoy app? A significant part of what RaceJoy offers participants on race day involves the use of sound to add to the race day experience – from audio cheers sent by family and friends to live progress updates with information like pace and estimated finish time, competitor progress alerts, race news […]

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