2020 Virtual Symposium Recap

We held our first Virtual Symposium last week! Over 4 days, 500 race directors, timers, and nonprofit leaders attended 23 educational sessions, 2 sets of round-table discussions, Certifications in RaceDay Scoring and RaceJoy, and a Happy Hour. Collectively, the group attended 3,940 hours of education. While our “normal” Symposiums focus on a broad range of […]

2020 Winter Symposium: Corporate Team Events and A Better Website Solution

Still looking for video recordings of our 2020 Winter Symposium sessions? We have our presentation slides available now and are continuing to upload videos on our YouTube Channel. For now, enjoy our next two sessions: Corporate Team Events With Eric Cone and Matt Sinclair Corporate Teams are a unique way to drive registrations by allowing […]

2020 Winter Symposium: Multi-Race Bundles, Tools for Efficiency, Volunteer Platform and Virtual Races

Our 2020 Winter Symposium is over, but there’s still time to catch up. You can view the slides from presentations anytime, and now the video recordings of our sessions are starting to pop up. Next up: Multi-Race Bundles With Eric Cone Regardless of the quality of your event, many participants will seek out new adventures […]

Early Registration Opens for 2020 RunSignup Summer Symposium

Early registration is now open for the 2020 RunSignup Summer Symposium, taking place July 27-29, 2020 at the Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. RunSignup’s biannual Symposiums offer race directors, timers, nonprofits, and other industry professionals an opportunity to invest in their education and connect with their peers. Early registration starts at just $150 and includes […]

2020 Winter Symposium: Sales Tax, RaceDay Technology, and Tools for Partners and Timers

Our 2020 Winter Symposium is over, but there’s still time to catch up. You can view the slides from presentations anytime, and now the video recordings of our sessions are starting to pop up. Next up: Sales Tax and Your Race With Kevin Harris Kevin Harris, RunSignup CFO and COO is back with more on […]

Save the Dates: RunSignup Symposiums for Summer 2020 and Winter 2021

The dates are confirmed! The next two RunSignup educational Symposiums for race timers, race directors, and nonprofits will be held: Summer 2020: July 27-29, Philadelphia PA Winter 2021: January 25-26, Orlando FL Both events will offer industry professionals an opportunity to invest in their education and connect with their peers, with three intersecting tracks focused […]

2020 Winter Symposium: Sponsor Recruitment and Marketing with your CRM

Our 2020 Winter Symposium closed out on 1/14, but if you missed it, there’s still time to catch up. You can view the slides from presentations anytime, and now the video recordings of our sessions are starting to pop up. Next up: Sponsor Recruitment With Jeff Fitch Jeff Fitch joined us for a premiere session […]

2020 Winter Symposium: Recap and Resources

Our inaugural 2020 Winter Symposium brought together 250+ race directors, timers, nonprofits, and industry professionals for 2 days of education and networking in sunny Orlando, FL. If you made it down to join us, thank you for your time and attention. But if you didn’t, we have plenty for you to catch up on. Presentation […]

Partner Introduction: ROADiD

We have a handful of partners for our upcoming Winter Symposium. Since we’re working with vendors that we know and trust (they all work with customers of ours!), we want to introduce you to each of them in advance of the event! Meet: ROAD iD Who can we meet at the 2020 Winter Symposium?Allison Howell, […]

Partner Introduction: Let’s Do This

We have a handful of partners for our upcoming Winter Symposium. Since we’re working with vendors that we know and trust (they all work with customers of ours!), we want to introduce you to each of them in advance of the event! Meet: Let’s Do This Who can we meet at the 2020 Winter Symposium?Archie […]

2020 RunSignup Winter Symposium Program

Our full program for the 2020 Winter Symposium is now available here. Haven’t committed yet? Don’t delay – there are just 30 spots remaining before we reach our cap, and the last day to reserve a room in our block at the Host Hotel is tomorrow, Thursday 12/19. A few highlights from the program: Education […]

Meet Your Charity Fundraising Expert at the 2020 Winter Symposium

We’re excited to announce that Kathy Wise of Semper Fi Fund will be joining us for the 2020 Winter Symposium to contribute expertise in fundraising through charity bibs. Kathy has been with the Semper Fi Fund since 2007, first as a volunteer, and then (since 2010) as the Deputy of Community Sports. She focuses on […]

Meet Your Sponsor Expert at the 2020 Winter Symposium

We’re excited to announce that Jeff Fitch will be joining us for the 2020 Winter Symposium for a premiere session on recruiting sponsors and keeping them happy. Jeff combines experience with sponsors in the endurance industry with an impressive, large-scale background in sales for the PGA TOUR. In other words, he has a lifetime of […]

Partner Introduction: Leslie Jordan, Inc

We have a handful of partners for our upcoming Winter Symposium. Since we’re working with vendors that we know and trust (they all work with customers of ours!), we want to introduce you to each of them in advance of the event! Meet: Leslie Jordan, Inc Who can we meet at the 2020 Winter Symposium?The […]

Networking at the RunSignup Winter Symposium

While we’d love to think that people flock to our Symposiums for the pure educational value, we know there’s another reason that our customers and industry partners seek out conferences: networking. With registration over half full for our inaugural 2020 Winter Symposium, we thought we’d take a moment to share a little bit about who […]

Partner Introduction: Ashworth Awards

We have a handful of partners for our upcoming Winter Symposium. Since we’re working with vendors that we know and trust (they all work with customers of ours!), we want to introduce you to each of them in advance of the event! Up first: Ashworth Awards Who can we meet at the 2020 Winter Symposium?Dan […]

Registration Opens for Inaugural RunSignup Winter Symposium

Registration link: https://runsignup.com/wintersymposium September 10, 2019 – Moorestown, NJ – Registration is now open for RunSignup’s inaugural Winter Symposium for race directors, timers, and nonprofits, taking place in Orlando, FL on January 13 & 14, 2020. RunSignup has hosted an annual Summer Symposium since 2014 and is adding the Winter version to accommodate increasing demand. […]

Symposium 2019: Race Director Business

We love sharing the spotlight with our customers and colleagues. Each year, we try to invite industry professionals to share their extensive race knowledge with everybody. This year’s Race Director Business Session features Michelle Bettis of 3W races and Scott Sutter of RaceInsure. Join them as they discuss several business topics, such what race insurance […]

RunSignup Offers Inaugural Winter Symposium

New Opportunity for Industry Professionals to Gain Valuable Knowledge and Collaborate RunSignup announces its inaugural Winter Symposium for race directors, timers, and nonprofits in Orlando, FL on January 13 & 14, 2020. RunSignup has hosted an annual Summer Symposium since 2014, with interest in the hands-on technology training consistently exceeding maximum capacity.  The Winter Symposium […]

2019 RunSignup Symposium Wrap-Up

The 2019 RunSignup Symposium closed up on Wednesday, July 17th. The sold out event gathered 293 race directors, timers, and industry professionals in Philadelphia PA, for education and networking opportunities. Highlights of the 2019 education program included: 18 education sessions on race promotion, registration management, fundraising, and race day technology A fundraising panel led by […]

2019 RunSignup Symposium: Sold Out!

We have reached capacity for our 2019 RunSignup Symposium, and registration is now closed. We are maintaining a waitlist for those who were not able to register in time – you can signup for the waitlist here: https://runsignup.com/symposium. Registered attendees can prepare for the event: Check out the session agenda Read general session descriptions Signup for […]

Timer Day: A New, Full Day Dedicated to Timers!

This year’s Timer Day at the RunSignup Symposium is getting a makeover! Surpass expectations of your customers by being on the forefront of race day technology and by taking advantage of cutting edge tools that enable you to give a big race day experience. Choose from two educational treks and access in-depth RaceDay product training: […]

The RunSignup Symposium Prepares to Take Over Reading Terminal Market!

We kick off each RunSignup Symposium with a social event (included in all Symposium registrations) to allow attendees to gather and relax. Attendees of this year’s conference will get a truly unique Philadelphia experience! On July 15th, we’ll be heading to Reading Terminal Market for a private grazing dinner from local vendors, amidst a fully […]

RunSignup Symposium Host Hotel

Our Host Hotel for the 2019 RunSignup Symposium is now taking reservations for our group block! The Host Hotel is the Marriott Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown (converting to an Autograph Collection Hotel, the Notary, in summer 2019). The recently renovated hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is centrally located directly across the […]

Registration Open for the 2019 RunSignup Symposium

Moorestown, NJ – Registration is now open for the 2019 RunSignup Symposium, to be held in Philadelphia July 15th-17th. The annual conference brings together 200+ race directors, timers, and industry professionals from across the country in a unique industry event that emphasizes collaborative education, networking, and technology. The core of the Symposium is unchanged, with […]

Re-Live The Symposium: Youth Events, Business Sessions, and More!

We captured some of our favorite presentations from the RunSignUp Symposium on video and are gradually sharing them with all our customers and friends. You can check out all the presentations that have been uploaded here: https://resources.runsignup.com/symposiumpresentations/ Newly released videos include: Youth Events: Advantages and Challenges, with Gary Kutscher of the OC Marathon Gary, is […]

Re-Live the Symposium: Race Director Business Session

We captured some of our favorite presentations from the RunSignUp Symposium on video and will be gradually sharing them with all our customers and friends. This Race Director Business Session was run by Mark Harris of Adventure Enablers, and focuses on the business logistics of being race director – from concept to execution. If you […]

Re-Live the Symposium: Marketing Panel

We captured some of our favorite presentations from the RunSignUp Symposium on video and will be gradually sharing them with all our customers and friends. We posted about RaceDay Scoring earlier today, but up first in our set of sessions led by non-RunSignUp industry professionals is our Marketing Panel. This session was run by Ryan […]

RaceDay Scoring from the RunSignUp Symposium

The development of RaceDay Scoring is rolling along, and one of the highlights of this year’s RunSignUp Symposium was being able to share the progress with so many experienced timers. For those of you that couldn’t make it to the Symposium, you can catch up with RaceDay Scoring on Youtube! Intro: RaceDay Scoring & RaceDay […]

RunSignUp CRM: Presentation Slides

ICYMI: We’ve been talking a lot about CRM. What is a CRM for Races? RunSignUp CRM Vision RunSignUp CRM Offering Why a Race CRM? Our CRM Session was our most over-crowded of the Symposium (sorry to those of you on the floor!)…and also one of the few that were not recorded. Never fear: for those […]

Presentation Slides from the 2018 RunSignUp Symposium

For reference, we have published the slides from several of the presentations from the 2018 RunSignUp Symposium. We’ll add to this resource as we get more – thanks to all our fabulous presenters! RunSignUp Keynote, Bob Bickel (RunSignUp)   Branding and Creative Event Activations, Ryan Callahan (Runhouse)   Advantages & Challenges of Youth Events, Gary Kutscher […]

RunSignUp Gears Up for Sold-Out RunSignUp Symposium

Moorestown, NJ – Registration for the 5th Annual RunSignUp Symposium that kicks off in Philadelphia next week has reached capacity. This is the first sellout for RunSignUp, the leading technology provider for races in the US.  The 2018 Symposium opens with a reception on Monday, July 16th and is followed by two days of educational […]

2018 Symposium: Last Call!

With a little less than a month to the Opening Reception, we’re closing in on a sellout for the 2018 Symposium. If you’re still on the fence (or simply procrastinating), the time to register is now! Our Symposium is designed for race directors, timers, and race management/race series companies, with a variety of sessions for […]

RunSignUp Symposium: What is Timer Day?

As we creep up on the  2018 RunSignUp Symposium, one questions we’ve heard is this: What exactly IS Timer Day?  In contrast to Tuesday’s mixed educational sessions that contain content for both race directors and timers, Timer Day (Wednesday, July 18th) is an interactive education and networking opportunity specifically for the timers in attendance. Timer Day is flexible – […]

2017 RunSignUp Symposium Presentation Videos

We’ve been busy editing and collating the videos from this year’s RunSignUp Symposium…and while the collection is not yet complete, we wanted to share the ones that are ready! You can find links for all completed presentation videos here: http://resources.runsignup.com/2017symposiumpresentations/ Links for individual presentations are below. Customer/Industry Presentations Supercharging your Sponsor Program, with Peter Abraham Driving […]

RunSignUp Symposium Expands Timer Day

Moorestown, NJ – The fourth annual RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium is expanding its Timer Day to include timing software and hardware representatives from throughout the endurance community. The Symposium opens with a Reception on July 17th, and includes two days of educational programming: a set of broad ranging sessions for race directors, race management companies, […]

Explore the Sea at the 2017 RunSignUp Symposium Reception!

This year’s RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium will kick off with a seaworthy event: our opening reception will be hosted at the Independence Seaport Museum. The reception is included in all Symposium packages, or as a stand-alone option for friends and family of attendees, or local race directors who have a conflict during the remainder of […]

Meet the RunSignUp Symposium Presenters (Part 3)

Symposium Presenters The Tuesday Symposium sessions are dual-track: half the presentations are led by RunSignUp employees and focused on feature-based tutorial; the other half are led by customers and endurance industry professionals, and offer race education in a broader context. We’ll be introducing each of them in the leadup to July…next up, Cherie Santiago from Vacation […]

Meet the RunSignUp Symposium Presenters (Part 2)

Symposium Presenters The Tuesday Symposium sessions are dual-track: half the presentations are led by RunSignUp employees and focused on feature-based tutorial; the other half are led by customers and endurance industry professionals, and offer race education in a broader context. We’ll be introducing each of them in the leadup to July…next up, Peter Abraham! Registration for […]

Host Hotel for 2017 Race Director/Timer Symposium

For the second year, the Sheraton Society Hill will be our host hotel at the RunSignUp Race Director Symposium. Reserve a room at the Host Hotel A few highlights about the hotel: Rooms available at a group rate of $174 Indoor swimming pool open 6am-10pm 24-Hour Sheraton Fitness Center On-Site Cafe (with Starbucks) and Restaurant […]

Registration Now Open for Fourth Annual RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium

Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp announced that registration is now open for the 2017 RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium, to be held in Philadelphia July 17-19th. The Symposium, in its fourth year, brings together race directors and timers from around the country for industry educational sessions, networking opportunities, and training.  For the second year, the Symposium will […]

Race Director & Timer Symposium Videos

We “Live Streamed” our Symposium last week. It was our first attempt at this, so we had some technical glitches and some content that could be better and some content that is not there. On the other hand, we captured a lot of great stuff: Bob Bickel: RunSignUp Overview and Roadmap https://youtu.be/9TF9L0Rq0jw?t=4m24s Barbara Herzog: Cultivating […]

RunSignUp Quick Hits…Features Even Advanced Users May Missed

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 […]

What are YOU learning next Tuesday?

In Philadelphia, we’ll be hearing about… What your runners want from Author Jen A. Miller Recruiting and cultivating fundraisers for your events from Barbara Herzog of CASA Richmond The ultimate Race Checklist from Trish Portuese of Championship Racing Race promotion and running community collaboration from Andrew Younger & Joe Dimambro of CRIM Fitness Foundation Streamlining […]

Symposium Keynote: Jim Marino

We’re excited about all the Race Directors and Timers heading into Philadelphia soon for our 3rd Annual Race Director/Timer Symposium…but we might be the most excited to hear from someone who is already here. Meet Jim Marino, Philadelphian. Jim first became involved with the now-iconic Broad Street Run as a volunteer 32 years ago because […]

Symposium: Race Director Checklist for the Best (to avoid the Worst)

This year’s RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium will have dual tracks (you can switch between tracks throughout the day) to allow for more targeted content for both experienced directors, and those newer to the industry. One for those for our newer Race Directors (or those looking to expand on their events): The Race Director Checklist, from […]

RunScore at the RunSignUp Symposium

This year’s RunScore Session at the Timer Day of the RunSignUp Symposium is being led by super-user, Steve Stone of Best Times. Steve is putting together his presentation, and wanted to share his preliminary plan – and get any feedback from attendees about additional topics that they want to cover. The presentation will support two […]

Registration for the 2016 RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium is now open! 

July 18-20, Philadelphia, PA What’s New for 2016? New Dual-Track Format: We’ll run dual tracks throughout the Tuesday Sessions, allowing you to pick and choose between Customer Presentations and RunSignUp-led technical demonstrations depending on your topics of interest. New Venue: We’re moving east to the Chemical Heritage Foundation in the historic Old City section of […]

RunSignUp Technology: Year-in-Review, Top Ten, and More

If you really want to dig more into RunSignUp as a company, and the top offerings that we have, check out Bob’s introduction from our 2015 RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium.  The full video is below, or you can skip to the section that you are most interested in: Intro Year in Review Top Ten List […]

Donations and Fundraising from Aut2Run

One thing we frequently hear our Partners warn against is the creation of a Race/Run/Walk for fundraising without fully understanding the creativity and labor required to make such an event profitable. Fundraising events can be labor-intensive time vacuums, but they can also be hugely significant fundraising vehicles when done with the right mix of passion, logistics, and […]

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