Apple Changes the Rules for Event Apps

Apple has changed the rules for what passes as a valid app (Will Apple’s App Store New Guidelines Trouble Event Apps?) and has started removing hundreds of thousands of apps based on these new guidelines. What this means: If your race has a light weight app that is basically content, or is created from a core […]

Mobile Race Website Header Option

We have added an option that removes the automatic race name that appears on a race website when in mobile view. For example, the website looks like this: The “Scott Coffee Moorestown Rotary 8K Race” is the race name the system automatically puts on each race website in full view mode. That can now be […]

Does Your Race Need a Native App?

We made a decision almost 2 years ago that we would not have a stand alone app for registration that consumers would use, and that RaceJoy would be a single app, and we would not create an app for each race. There is a blog making the rounds “Why Native Apps are Doomed“. Here are […]

RaceDay SignUp Kiosk App

V 1.0 is released on Oct. 19, 2016. As a part of the new RaceDay Go Platform, the new RaceDay SignUp Kiosk App is now available. As we reviewed several weeks ago, this provides a native Apple and Android app designed for race day signups. Just search “RunSignUp” on your phone’s App Store. There is […]

Maine Coast Offers RaceJoy for a Second Year!

The Shipyard Maine Coast Marathon will be held this weekend, Friday, May 13th through Sunday, May 15th, at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. The race offers a variety of course options, including a marathon, a half marathon, a half marathon relay and a back-to-back 39.3 Mile Challenge. Both are sold out with […]

“Runcation” with a Destination Race Experience

With so many races to choose from, runners often select races that can offer something truly personal to add to the race day experience not only for themselves, but also for their supporting family and friends – like planning a vacation around the race weekend. Many races are now finding ways to offer a look […]

Runners and Cyclists Across the Nation Use RaceJoy!

This past weekend, RaceJoy was used by runners, walkers and cyclists at races across the nation! From California to South Carolina, people took advantage of RaceJoy’s GPS tracking and cheers to add to their race experiences and be supported by friends and family. The races with the highest RaceJoy usage were: California Classic Weekend – […]

Results Kiosk App

We have released the Results Kiosk App on the Web. There are also versions available in the Apple and Android stores. Make sure to watch for updates and download them. This is a multi-platform App – meaning it runs as a native Apple, Android or Web application ( So you can mix and match Tablets […]

How to Build Your Own Race Map!

To have a race loaded into RaceJoy, races need to submit an electronic course map in GPX or KML format so that RaceJoy’s system can create an interactive race course for the event. These maps are then used to track race participants and to provide GPS Progress Alerts at every mile. The alerts sent are […]

New Release of RaceJoy!

RaceJoy has just released a new version for Apple devices! The new release, version 3.1, rolls out many awesome improvements with new login flows, screen formats, user tips and GPS disconnected audio alerts. We are super excited by these new improvements and think you will be too! Upon entering the app, you’ll immediately see a […]

New Race Website Mobile Optimizations

With over half of the traffic on RunSignUp coming from mobile phones (and another 10% coming from tablets), we are working hard to make the new race website very mobile friendly. Here are some of the cool things we are doing near term: Optimize Images. We are actually creating multiple sizes of the cover images and […]

Google Moves Mobile Sites to Front of the Line on Search

Google has added mobile readiness to their list of criteria for ranking websites for their search results. This means that mobile friendly sites will get better placement than equivalent sites that are just designed for desktops. Fortunately, RunSignUp was the first race registration site that was built mobile-ready. So your race pages should only […]

Charlottesville Marathon Participants Use RaceJoy’s GPS Progress Alerts!

RunSignUp’s RaceJoy GPS tracking was in full swing this last weekend at the Charlottesville Marathon in Charlottesville, Virginia. A total of 225 race participants and spectators accessed RaceJoy for live phone tracking, cheer sending and progress alerts. On race day, 44 phones were tracked and close to 400 cheers were sent to race participants for […]

What Will RunSignUp do with RaceJoy

Hopefully make it successful – which means that over the next couple of years we crack 1 Million users. Here is our plan: Introduce RaceJoy to RunSignUp races and timers. We hope that a number of them see the value in providing this service for their races and will promote the fact their race is […]

RaceJoy Mobile Applications Join Forces with RunSignUp

Shared Vision of Innovation Leading to Next Generation Race Experience February 26, 2015 – Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp, the leading industry innovator for race events, timing service providers, running stores and clubs, announces its acquisition of RaceJoy, the industry’s premium mobile and runner tracking solution. James Harris, creator of RaceJoy, will join RunSignUp to continue […]

Mobile Access Continues to Increase

We’ve been talking about the importance of having a mobile responsive site for a long time, and continue to see the trend towards runners finding races and registering from devices other than desktop computer. At the Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference recently, Flurry Analytics and ComScore presented that they expect Google to change their search rankings to […]

RunSignUp Mobile App for Runners

We have released our first mobile app designed for runners on iPhone and iPad. The app includes a calendar of all RunSignUp races as well as native registration and results that ties to native iOS apps like Maps and Calendar. In addition, it makes life convenient for frequent users of RunSignUp since it leaves you logged […]

Facebook Mobile Targeting

There is increasing evidence that races can combine the power of Facebook and mobile to increase their registrations. 11% of registrations on RunSignUp originate from Facebook, and over 40% of registrations overall are done on mobile devices. The graphic on the right is from a BBC Study showing that ads on mobile are as much […]

RunSignUp Go Now Offers RaceJoy Mobile App

Advanced Mobile Experience for Road Race Events Feb 6, 2014 — Moorestown, NJ — RunSignUp, as part of its RunSignUp Go program, now offers its customers RaceJoy, a platform for race events to deliver a comprehensive mobile experience. RunSignUp is the leading innovator of online tools for races and running clubs encompassing registration, race day […]

RunSignUp Mobile App now in Beta

As we mentioned earlier, we have released the Beta version of the RunSignUp Mobile App for iPhone and iPad. If you are a developer and interested in this, please read the RSU Mobile Installation Instructions and send us an email for access. The source code for the app is in Github. The public API has been […]

Open Registration API

In our last post we talked about Teamwork and the “Strength of the Pack”. The purpose of that post was to provide the context of why we are continuing to work on our Open API – a very technical topic. In simple terms, an API is how two programs work together.  When we exchange participant or […]

Responsive Design – The Best Method for Mobile Support

With 37% of RunSignUp users coming from a Mobile device, the need for races to have a great experience for mobile users has become imperative. We have done device detection for about the past two years and will give a mobile interface to people coming from a mobile device.  This has been very popular with […]

Donation & Custom Question Updates

We are on a big roll right now to put in all the features we added to Clubs back into the Race side.  Today we are releasing some improvements to the Donation setup as well as the Custom Questions setup.  These are mostly minor, but do include the nice new Mobile design. We will keep […]

Online Race Day Registration

Enabling online race day registration can improve the operation of your race, and make things better and easier for your runners.  This is a complete overview of the process with pointers to more specific resources on each topic. On the right you will see the major steps to enable Race Day Registration.  Here are the […]

Mobile Registration for the Young Crowd

We have a Graffiti Run using RunSignUp.  We did some analysis and 47% of the people registering are doing so from a mobile device.  We see an overall rate of about 29%, so the increased rate is most likely due to the younger demographic than most road races see. (Note you can see the same […]

Mobile Timing How-To Videos

We now have videos to help you use our iPhone Mobile Timer application. See more about the Timer Application, or view the open source code! This is perfect for timing small races and providing real time results to runners – even with txt notifications. Pretty cool.  (And a special thanks to Billy Connolly, our iPhone […]

RunSignUp-Mobile Timer in Open Source

RunSignUp Mobile Timer is available on Github in Open Source now. Sorry, it is not quite ready for release to the Apple Store, but wanted to get the code out so others could start doing interesting things with it! RunSignup Mobile Timer is a mobile application that allows three users to time and place a […]

Mobile-Cloud Timer App

We have been working hard on giving race directors and timers the ability to post results and give runners the ability to see their results.  We are starting to enter Beta with this, and have a number of features coming such as easy posting of Race Director and RunScore result file, nice looking results display, […]