We have added the event date to make it clearer when events are being held to the main event grid display:
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 Case Study focuses on RunSignUp Race Websites, the Referral Program, and the RaceDay CheckIn Mobile App. Download PDF Version of the Case Study About Negative Split Productions and RunSignUp […]
We have added the capability to customize the header of the system emails, such as Confirmation Emails. For example: You can use your own race website banner by simply clicking the option: Or you can set the new banner in the Race > Notifications > Email Customization page. The banner must be at least 800 […]
We have been doing a lot of infrastructure improvements over the past couple of months as a part of our PCI Level 1 Certification. That is the highest level and requires extra measures of auditing and security and scanning, including a week onsite visit by a Qualified Security Assessor. Unfortunately most of that is stuff […]
You can now hide the Partner logo that display on all Partner Race Websites as well as the Partner Logo on the confirmation emails with a simple setting in Miscellaneous Setting.
We have added a new option that permits a user to have access to just editing the Partner Website features. This allows partners like Timers and race management companies to be able to have people assigned to just maintaining the website.
We have added the capability to show select pages even when your race in in draft mode. This is convenient for those who are not yet ready to turn on registration, but need a website up and running.
We have introduced a Countdown Clock Widget for races. Like any widget, this is configured in the Widget pages. First you Create a Countdown Clock Widget: Then configure the Widget with the various options for Date and Time, size, whether it is plain text blocks or a flip style, and Units to show (Months, Weeks, […]
If you are bundling multiple races or have a race series with multiple dates, the date on the race website shows the date range. You can now set a specific race date on the Miscellaneous Settings page: Before: After:
We kicked off our new Endurance Event Education Webinar Series yesterday with RunSignUp 101: Building a Better Website. If you missed it, you can check out a recording of the webinar at this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8224863021398069249 Look for more webinars on everything from the basics of using the RunSignUp system to utilizing advanced features. One of the challenges […]
We have always believed that educated Race Directors are better Race Directors – that’s why we maintain a comprehensive set of How-To’s, host an annual Race Director/Timer Symposium, share customer stories, and document thousands of system updates on our blog. We’re now ready to move into a new phase of education: an Endurance Event […]
Partners can now replace the RunSignUp logo on the top left of race website pages with their own logo. This is particularly nice for race series who want to use the nicely formatted RunSignUp Website pages instead of the widget. Set this up on your Partner Dashboard under Races -> Settings:
From Florida to Utah and Louisiana in between! This past weekend RaceJoy was available at a lot of races, but three stood out with high usage from participants and spectators. These races showed that runners, walkers and spectators alike are embracing RaceJoy’s advanced tracking and cheers, opting for a special race day experience. The three […]
We have added a “Nearby Races” page to Club Websites. This makes it easy for club members to find and post local races, and can become a draw for local runners to your Club Website. Here is an example of what it look like. Note the new page on the bottom of the Menu: By […]
There is now an option to automatically create pages for all the races in your Partner Website. This means as you add and change races, you do not need to do any changes to your website. They automatically appear in your Upcoming Races Calendar and when people click on the links in the calendar they […]
You can now create your own Placeholders which will be dynamically updated on your Partner Website whenever you make a change on the setup. Placeholders can be defined on the Partner Website -> SetUp page: Then you can use the placeholder tag, such as %standardPrice% anywhere on your website in content areas. This means if you […]
You can now set up your Description as well as your Keywords for Partner Websites. These are both useful mechanisms for improving your Search Engine Optimization. The setup is in your Partner Dashboard under Website -> Setup. You can put a number of keywords, but the more keywords, the lower value Google will place on […]
We have added the ability to add Twitter and Facebook Feeds to partner Websites (these will be coming to Race and Club sites soon). These should be put into the Sidebar as they do not look good in full page mode: These are simply Integrated Components that can be selected when you build a new […]
We have added the ability to have a national map showing all locations of partner races as well as a grid view that is perfect for race series as part of our Partner Website capability. Coupled with this is a new Grid View that shows each location as a “card” with the ability to upload […]
We add a standard gradient that gets darker at the bottom of the Cover Photo on each race website. The purpose of this is to make sure the calls to action (SignUp and Donate) really stand out. This is the same method that Facebook uses on every cover photo for people or pages. We have […]
We have added several race listing options. For example, there is new “Condensed View” which is clean and slick (and look awesome on mobile devices): We have also added other options to the Upcoming Race list: Use the race location as the race name Include other Race ID’s in your race list (beyond just the […]
We have added an integrated Component that you can now set in a Custom Section and add to any Partner page that allows visitors to sign up for your newsletter. You simply select the “Email Subscription Form” Component, and which email list you want them to go into (you can set a New List in […]
Your Race Website is the face of your race. What makes a (free) RunSignUp Race Website beneficial? It provides maximum visibility and centralized information on a platform that is flexible and mobile friendly. More information about creating and customizing your Race Website: Major Race Website Changes are Here! Free Race Websites New Race Website Mobile […]
Update: Partner Websites are live on production as of 12/2/2015. We have some customers that were on old WordPress Sites, and those will be shut down at some point and we encourage moving to this new platform. We have extended our Free Race and Club Website capability to our Partners who manage multiple races. The […]
We are always working on improving user experience, and made some updates for the new Free Race Websites we introduced a couple of months ago. We made a change today that reduced our CSS files by more than 50% and saves 36 kilobytes. This means there is less to download when a runner clicks on your […]
We have added the option to place any RunSignUp Widget into a Race Page of your RunSignUp website. This can be convenient for lots of purposes – like highlighting some other races on your website, or putting a calendar of races on a Club website. To set this up, just go to a page you […]
We have added the ability to select from our library or upload your own Cover Photo for your Race Website as part of the Race Creation Wizard.
There are several ways to make use of the new RunSignUp Race Websites with your own URL, and we will be introducing more over time. If you do not have a URL, then you can use the Short URL capability in RunSignUp to set up a URL like “RunSignUp.com/MyRace”. The Farragut Half Marathon (http://www.farragut131.com/) has used another […]
As we transition all of the pages for the new Race Website, we have also introduced the ability to use the new Color Customization to widgets. During the transition period (until around the end of September, 2015) the old color styling will also be available for older pages. During the transition period, if you want […]
You can now customize your Race Website with custom colors in addition to the 6 standard themes we give you. But be careful you don’t wind up with wacky looks like the one on the right! Go to Race Page -> Race Theme. There is a new button to Add Custom Color Theme: When you […]
Are you proud of your race website? Your Race Website is important. It provides your year round public image, providing important information to your runners and a way to attract new runners. But building and maintaining a nice looking, modern, mobile-centric website is hard and expensive. RunSignUp just made it FREE. Most races can not […]
We just released a bunch of refinements to really make the sign up process “Mobile Native”. This means everything is optimized for a great mobile experience. Minimize Typing For example on the right when you enter the ZipCode field the full number keypad appears to make it easy to enter. Also as you enter the […]
We used to give races the chance to add Custom Sections to the race info page. With the new Race Website upgrade, Custom Sections can now be Custom Pages as well. You can see how to make that upgrade here. This is now accessible directly from the Race Dashboard as well as in the Wizard.
We have added a new Event Table on the main page of your Race Website for quick navigation and highlighting your events. Note you can change the order in which things are displayed on the Race Info page by clicking on Race -> Layout and moving sections up and down and then clicking Save at […]