You can now add a description that shows next to your Giveaway items. This is very useful for adding details about when your shirts are expected to ship, or any information about an in-person packet pick up. You can add a description in Step 4 of the Race Wizard or by going to Race >> […]
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 […]
Partners now have the option to hide the Sunfrog shirt giveaway trial offer for their races. It is under Races ->Partner on the Partner Dashboard:
We have updated the Giveaway tool planner so it includes an instant sum of the total number of shirts as you enter each size.
We have added an option to copy over inventory or to reset to remove when renewing a race. We had formerly left the inventory values in. This option appears on the Renew Race page:
You can now import Giveaways like you can Custom Questions. This is initiated by going to the Giveaway dashboard page and clicking on the Import Action: You should have a comma-separated value (CSV) file including participant’s giveaway assignments. The CSV should contain two columns, including Registration ID and Assignment headings, with the second row containing […]
We’ve had feedback that some races do not like the term “Giveaway”. You now have an option for setting the name so it appears on the Menu as well as the Page. The setting is under Participant Management: Participants will see this in their Participant Management page:
Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing a host of resources from our 3rd annual RunSignUp Symposium. First up: some blog links to features you may have missed. Even our most advanced users often have a hard time keeping up with all our updates (2,000+ in 2015); RunSignUp Sales Lead Bryan Jenkins picked a […]
We have improved the Giveaway Report to make it easier to see remaining inventory at a glance:
During event and participant (bib) transfers, if the original runner had a Large Shirt reserved and there is no more inventory of Large, the person they are transferring to can claim that Large shirt now. Previously, it showed the size as being sold out. This also works for people transferring from say the Marathon to […]
This one will save time when setting up the same giveaway for multiple events, especially if you add events after the initial setup for your race. Just click the green button and select which events you want to copy to.
As part of our project to make registration as fast as possible, we have introduced a way to save Giveaway Preferences. The idea is save a participants preference for Giveaway Shirt Size and auto-fill that when they sign up for their next race. We have a standard set of sizes that we save in each […]
When setting up Giveaway options, we are now auto-filling the most 4 common sizes. We find a number of first time race directors not quite sure what to put in, and most races have these sizes anyway. Of course, you can edit these, add other sizes and re-order them. Longer term, we plan on introducing […]
We have a series Customer Case Studies, in which we take your stories and share your challenges and successes as a learning tool for other RunSignUp users. This Syracuse Half Marathon Case Study focuses on creating demand through a premium event, and customizing a race to encourage group participation and donations. View the PDF Version of the Syracuse […]
Some races have a cost to some of their giveaway items. For example a free cotton shirt, but $10 extra for a tech shirt. Up until now, the coupon for race fees also applied to the giveaway items. So if the runner had a 100% off coupon, they also got the tech shirt for free. […]
We have a series Customer Case Studies, in which we take your stories and share your challenges and successes as a learning tool for other RunSignUp users. This 3W Races Case Study focuses on scaling Participant Management, Marketing, and Runner Communication as a growing business. View the PDF Version of the 3W Races Case Study Overview: 3W Races in Colorado […]
Between the release of our new Race Director Dashboard and our first Race Director/Timer Symposium, the last month surrounded us with creativity and customer feedback. We have a few cool new features that are simple to set up, but will really set your race apart for your Runners and Sponsors, and save valuable time […]
Race Directors can now set inventory levels on Giveaway items. In addition, we have introduced a Giveaway planning tool. The planning tool, shown on the right, shows the previous year’s total giveaways in graph and table form. The table shows % growth or decline each year. The projection tool autofills last year’s totals by size. […]
Some race sponsors want a way to distribute special gift certificates or rewards. We recently had a race in Colorado that is closely linked with a store that is giving gift certificates to the first 50 participants in each event. The purpose is to increase store traffic and drive early registrations. RunSignUp now provides a mechanism to […]
Some races will do tech T-Shirts as giveaways up until a certain date and then switch either to a less expensive shirt or no shirt. RunSignUp allows you to easily delete Giveaway items and enter new ones. The problem is what happens if you want to edit the participant information for a runner who signed […]
We have a new video out that helps explain how runners can manage their Add-Ons. These are extra items that can be free or for pay and are selected by each registrant as part of registration. In contrast, Store items can be bought outside of registration and are not necessarily tied to each registrant. Feel free […]
We have added a Giveaway Cut-Off date. This will automatically remove the ability for runners to select a Giveaway option during registration. This is useful for races who want to order a specific number of shirts based on specific orders.
For Goldilocks race directors that find Giveaway options a bit too limiting and the Store a bit too much, we are introducing Add-Ons! Giveaways are limited to one choice per registrant. The Store does not ask each participant if they want the item in a multi-participant registration, and has some pretty powerful shipment tracking tools. […]
Now you can add an image to your Giveaways. Show people the great shirt and logo they will be getting! You can add an image simply on the Customize -> Giveaway Tab.
As we continue to update the User Interface for Race Directors, we have introduced some new graphing components. Here is an example of our Giveaway Report – which also works on Mobile Devices like iPhones and iPads now!