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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... Continue Reading →

Fundraiser Email Capabilities

RunSignup offers the capability for fundraisers to send emails right from their fundraising page to request donations, thank donors, and invite others to join their fundraising team. Race directors can promote their nonprofit's brand and make it easy for their supporters to engage their networks by creating preset templates and content for fundraisers to send... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Slideshow: Email Marketing with RunSignup

Looking for a refresher on RunSignup's email marketing platform - or using it for the first time - and not really in the mood for a full webinar or a bunch of how-to's? Check out our step-by-step powerpoint on Email Marketing.  It covers: Whitelabeling, and who should do it Creating email templates Adding content and... Continue Reading →

Email Deliverability

One of the common questions we get is "My Email did not get through to all recipients. What happened?" Email deliverability is much less than most people know. According to Sendgrid, fully 21% of emails never make it to a users inbox. Given that RunSignup sends over 15 Million emails per month, that means over... Continue Reading →

New Email Marketing Template Option

We have released a new email marketing template option that is now the default for all new race email templates created in the RunSignUp system. In addition to the new email template, there are some ease-of-use updates for races to customize RunSignUp's templates or provide their own. The highlights of this update include: Fully mobile-responsive... Continue Reading →

Passing Referral Codes to MailChimp

RunSignUp Referral Rewards Program is one of the best ways to increase viral participation. You can reward participants to promote your race by offering them partial or full refunds when they get X number of their friends to sign up for your race. Now we make it simple for races that use our MailChimp integration... Continue Reading →

Improved Email Subscriber Scrubbing

We have improved the scrubbing of email lists that might be shared between races and partners. There is a new partner level tool to download email lists under Email Marketing -> Manage Lists: When you download, all unsubscribed email addresses are scrubbed from the download. So you can import these into another race or partner... Continue Reading →