Timer News: Results Source Now Available for Virtual Results

RaceJoy, Web, and TXT Result Submissions Timers using RunSignup’s RaceDay Virtual Results will be happy to hear we’ve rolled out the ability to quickly see the source participants use to submit their results. Timers now have an at-a-glance view of whether participants submit their results through the RaceJoy app, through the event’s result web page, […]

A Happy List of the Tech We Used in 2020

RaceJoy made the news alongside big names like Uber, Fit Bit, and Nest in this CNN Business News article. How cool is that?! Sadly, it is in reference to products the CNN staff barely used in 2020. Clearly, the author isn’t taking advantage of all the great virtual and even on-site events taking place across […]

Richmond Marathon Delivers Hybrid Race Experience

Utilizes RunSignup’s Hybrid Race Day Technology We were very impressed with how Richmond Marathon successfully delivered a hybrid race experience and wanted to share their approach with event organizers and timers. Hybrid events are those that offer multiple event options and include variations of virtual, on-site, and challenge event types. Richmond Marathon’s 2020 event, held […]

The New Finish Line for Timers

As the industry continues to adapt to the challenges of Covid-19, timers have the opportunity to take a leadership role and help their events continue by offering a hybrid race experience. This includes a combination of race experience options, which may include scored on-site races with defined course paths, extended race dates, and virtual race […]

The New Start Line for Timers

This Timer Tip Tuesday covers the planning and important steps to take and to support the new start line for hybrid events, including on-site, virtual and challenge events. From social distancing practices to specific setup steps this session is packed with valuable information to help timers get to the new start line and deliver a […]

RaceJoy for Challenge Events Webinar Recap

RunSignup’s mobile app, RaceJoy, can now be used for distance-based challenge events and is fully integrated with RunSignup’s Challenge Platform. The recorded webinar below provides an overview on the features available for participants and for event organizers to help take their challenge events to the next level. RaceJoy offers an excellent way to provide an […]

Announcing RaceJoy for Virtual Challenge Events!

We are super excited to share that RaceJoy’s is now fully integrated with RunSignup’s virtual Challenge Platform! RunSignup has quickly become the chosen challenge platform provider for fitness and nonprofit communities. The integration of RaceJoy, the industry’s leading race day mobile app, strengthens and expands the challenge experience by offering real-time engagement with participants and automated […]

RaceJoy Map Building Made Easier

As part of our effort to support RaceJoy Certified Timers we’ve adjusted the backend map building tool proactively troubleshoot potential issues and simplify the process. Timers are now presented with a diagnosis when they load in a map in RaceJoy and can then immediately address potential issues with the map configuration. Map Diagnostic Tool We’ve […]

Going Virtual with RaceJoy!

Races offering a virtual race experience can deliver an interactive, socially safe race experience with RaceJoy. Below is a new RaceJoy quick overview video that covers the key features of RaceJoy for participants, spectators, and race organizers. From live participant track, cheer sending, automated user results, and so much more – Keep your race experience […]

RaceJoy Rocks: Demo of Race Anywhere

Launched at RunSignup’s Virtual Symposium RunSignup launched RaceJoy Rocks Virtual 5K demo run/walk during this week’s Virtual Symposium. This is race anywhere virtual 5K where race organizers are able to experience the participant perspective or the supporting spectator perspective. An audio tour of RaceJoy’s key features is provided. Those that register and enter their provided […]

Timer RaceDay Suite for Virtual Events Webinar Recap

As the industry has undergone rapid, significant change – timers have the opportunity position themselves as industry leaders by helping races to adjust their approach and provide flexible race experiences. RunSignup’s RaceDay Suite of technology empowers timers with the tools to support this changing landscape. From No Touch Pre-Race Services: Virtual & challenge event registration […]

RaceJoy Anywhere for Virtual Events

We recently launched the RaceJoy’s race anywhere feature for virtual events offering location independent events. With such a high interest from race directors and timers across the country, we held a Webinar this week to go over the capabilities and how virtual events can get the most of them. As the industry has shifted to […]

Announcing RaceJoy Anywhere for Virtual Events

Official Mobile Race Experience From Any Location We are incredibly excited to announce RaceJoy is now available for location independence events. Virtual event organizers can now offer RaceJoy for both location independent and defined course route race experiences for participants of running, walking, cycling, and water events. RaceJoy delivers an official interactive race experience that […]

RaceJoy Now Offers Race Redo for Virtual Events

Many of the newly formed virtual events want to offer their participants the chance to re-do a route to improve their performance time, accumulate miles, or simply for a repeat experience. RaceJoy is now offering the ability to re-do a course for virtual races and will transmit the newest finish time automatically to official race […]

Flexible Timing Now Available w/RaceDay Scoring & The Race Director

As areas of the country are preparing for the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, RunSignup is working on ways we can support the industry through technology. We are pleased to share that RaceDay Scoring and The Race Director now have the ability to capture both start and finish reads with overlapping start and finish time […]

Virtual Races: Auto Results in RaceJoy Now Available

We are excited to share that auto result submission for virtual events is now available in RunSignup’s race day app, RaceJoy. Those participants using RaceJoy for GPS tracking and cheer sending, will have their GPS-based results automatically submitted to the race as they cross the finish line. For events using RunSignup’s Virtual Results, this data […]

RaceDay Timer Newsletter: February

Race Timers’ Monthly Update We are pleased to shine the spotlight on Steve Turrisi, co-founder of Race Day Professionals. Steve is a RaceDay Certified Timer who truly embraces new technology. Recently, Steve took the initiative to offer RaceJoy for one of his important Florida races. The event organizers weren’t that familiar with RaceJoy and initially not that engaged about the […]

Negative Split Productions: A Case Study

Expert Race Management for Multisport Events About Negative Split Productions Negative Split Productions is a full-service event production company with a second company that specializes in the production of extreme triathlons, Extreme Endurance Events LLC. Inspired by the Norseman Extreme Triathlon, Tony Sapp set out to bring similar events to the United States. Currently operating […]

RaceDay Timer Newsletter: November

RaceDay Certified Timer Spotlight: Tony Sapp Tony Sapp, a RaceDay Certified Timer and owner of Negative Split Productions, shares valuable insights on ways timers can create a competitive advantage by utilizing RunSignup’s RaceDay Suite. Tony owns and operates worldwide events that specialize in extreme format courses. He has identified ways to gain operational efficiencies while preserving unique and […]

Bellin Run: A Case Study

Promoting health and wellness through running About the Bellin Run The Bellin Run is a 10K held on the second Saturday of June each year. Starting in 1972, the race aimed to promote cardiovascular fitness following an addition to the Bellin Hospital. After receiving an overwhelming amount of positive feedback and hosting over 800 runners, […]

RunSignup October Timer Newsletter

Become a RaceDay Certified Timer Want to be RaceDay Certified so you can offer RaceJoy and get hands-on RaceDay Scoring product training? Already certified and ready for advanced training and an update on the RaceDay Suite of products? Join us at RunSignup’s Winter Symposium this coming January in Orlando, Florida.  Invite your race directors! This is an opportunity […]

Timer Spotlight: Shawn Daugherty, GT Races

Good Time Event Services (GT Races) is located in Kentucky and has been in the timing business for 12 years. The company originated with a focus on simply supporting the local running and cycling community with effective and accurate event timing. Their natural passion for partnering with events to provide the end participant with a […]

New: RaceJoy Map Marker Distance Calculation

RaceJoy has just launched a map building improvement that RaceDay Certified Timers are going to appreciate! RaceJoy’s map building tool now calculates the GPS distance on the course for new intermediate marker or timing locations, such as Geo-based audio message points and relay exchange locations. This will simplify the map building process for timers and greatly […]

Tour De Donut Puts RaceJoy on the Big Screen

Tour De Donut applied a creative approach with RaceJoy‘s participant tracking at its recent donut eating cycling event in Troy, Ohio. Their timing company, Good Times Event Services (GT Races), displayed RaceJoy’s live tracking screens of the four cycling courses from their timing vehicle (shown below). This drew attention from the spectators and cyclists and […]

RaceJoy on the Tour de Mont Blanc

James and Shelly Harris, the creators of RaceJoy, are celebrating their anniversary this year by hiking the Tour de Mont Blanc. This is ten days of hiking roughly 100+ miles. The trail goes around Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe and takes them through France, Italy and Switzerland. It has a LOT of hills […]

RaceJoy GPS Tracking and Poor Cell Conditions

RaceJoy is specially designed to work with varying levels of cell conditions to accommodate participants and spectators around the country and on courses in areas that have intermittent cell conditions. However, RaceJoy should only be used at sites where the Start and Finish and at least 70% of the course has good cell conditions.    When […]

RaceJoy Paddles Through Nathan Benderson Park

This weekend, RaceJoy will be offered at its first Stand Up Paddle (SUP) event, the SUP & RUN 5K, taking place in Sarasota, Florida on Saturday, May 25th. The event offers participants the choice of a 5K run, 5K SUP, or a combined event including both courses. Now in its fifth year, the SUP & […]

Web-based RaceDay Timer Certification March 19

Back by popular demand! For timers that were not able to make one of the sold-out RaceDay Timer Certification sessions in January, we are offering a web-based certification opportunity on March 19. After completing this day of in-depth sessions timers  will have exclusive access to special pricing, free race day tools, and new revenue opportunities. […]

Certified Timer Spotlight: Jamie Orr, Run The East

Jamie Orr, founder of Run The East, a Greenville, North Carolina based race timing and event management service provider recently completed RunSignup’s RaceDay Certification program. We noticed he was making full use of the various RaceDay Suite of Technology that RunSignup offers. So, we checked in with him to get some insights that we could […]

RaceDay Certified Timers Embrace New Technology

It’s the first week after RunSignup’s RaceDay Certification tour and timers that went through the training are energetically embracing RaceJoy and RaceDay Scoring. Already, certified timers have enabled RaceJoy for more than 80 new races across the country. Some timers are choosing to try RaceJoy out at a smaller 5K event so they can get […]

RaceJoy’s Map Building Tool Made Easier

In preparation for the RunSignup RaceDay Timer certification program, our team of developers has enhanced RaceJoy’s map building tool to ensure it is easy to self-manage by timers. More than 200 timers will be certified on RaceJoy by the end of January, 2019. Certified RaceDay Timers are able to offer RaceJoy as an add-on service to […]

Big Showing of Timers in Dallas, Texas!

We are at our second location of our four-city RaceDay Certification Timer Tour. Last week in Philadelphia went very well and we made some minor tweaks to the certification process based on our experience there. Timers are using the new and easy-to-use RaceDay CheckIn app to check in for the certification training. We emailed out QR […]

RaceDay Timer Certification Sell Out!

As many of you know, we’ve launched a new RaceDay Timer Certification program where we are providing on-site training  during a four city tour across the country. The tremendous response from timers is a pleasant surprise.  We were expecting about 20-30 people at each location, but we’ve actually sold out each location and have added greater […]

RunSignup Launches RaceDay Scoring!

The Endurance Industry’s Next Generation Scoring Solution We’ve just launched our new RaceDay Scoring software solution for the endurance event industry. After twenty-two months of development and user testing, the RaceDay Scoring production release is now available for timers to score events across the country. Our RaceDay Scoring is the race industry’s next generation in […]

Re-Live the Symposium: RunSignUp Q&A

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/ Our latest video release is the last stop of our main day of educational sessions – a super […]

Charlotte Marathon Utilizes RunSignUp’s Suite of RaceDay Products

Novant Health Charlotte Marathon made full use of RunSignUp’s RaceDay products from the RaceDay CheckIn app to RaceJoy’s GPS tracking and live results.  Charlotte Marathon Runners get to experience the sights and sounds of the Southeast’s fastest growing city, including the Queen City’s signature tree-lined streets, historic landmarks, major sporting venues and the most eclectic […]

Re-Live the Symposium: Get the Most Out of RaceJoy

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/ Our latest video release is from Shelly & James Harris of RaceJoy as they take you through the […]

New RaceJoy Overview Video Now Available

We’re excited to announce that we have a new overview for RaceJoy that encompasses how the app is helping races change the race experience! RaceJoy offers a ground-breaking and interactive platform for everyone involved in the race day experience using the device people naturally carry – their smartphone. This five-minute video showcases RaceJoy’s innovative features […]

Rhode Races & Events Offers Picturesque Running

Rhode Races & Events hosts a series of five race experiences in scenic view locations in the Rhode Island area. This event series provide a backdrop of water views framed by race management perfection. Each event offers a half marathon and three events also offer a full marathon and 5K. Participants have the option to […]

Don’t Serve Mashed Potatoes Without the Gravy!

Gobble Up Some Savings with RaceJoy Deliver a race with all the trimmings by offering RaceJoy’s live GPS tracking and cheer sending! We’re offering a 20% discount for races held on Thanksgiving Day or the Friday after. Gobble this up, folks, and offer an experience that would amaze any pilgrim. Your participants chose to do […]

Timer Certification – Expectation Setting

There is a lot of excitement building for the RaceDay Timer Certification courses coming in January. This blog is about setting expectations for what to expect. Philadelphia – January 8, 2019 Dallas – January 15, 2019 San Francisco – January 22, 2019 Orlando – January 29, 2019 Certification means certification! This is a Pass / […]

Geek Corner – GPS Positioning Algorithms

RaceJoy is the leading mobile app for races for GPS tracking, social interaction, safety and monitoring because of the advanced technology that no one normally sees. One of the really difficult problems to solve is identifying where someone is on a course based on GPS data that is inherently a little inaccurate. This past week […]

Trail Running is Paving the Way for Green Running!

At the US Trail Running Conference in San Luis Obispo, California this last week the RaceJoy team got to connect with race directors and vendors in the trail running industry. We get a lot of great ideas for RaceJoy from this group and definitely see a growing trend towards trail running as runners seek more […]

Cyclists Race to the Finish with Donut-Filled Bellies and RaceJoy

Last weekend, cyclists took part in a unique event held in Troy, OH called the Tour de Donut. This bicycle event tests your ability to eat donuts, just as it does your ability to ride a bike as fast as possible. Its intended to be a fun event for all types of riders. Not only […]

RunSignUp Tours Country to Offer RaceDay Timer Certification

New Certification Program for All Timers RunSignUp announces its new RaceDay Timer Certification program with a four-city U.S. tour in January 2019. RunSignUp offers a full suite of race day products for timers, encompassing everything from scoring to live results and race day check-in to RaceJoy’s live participant tracking to help timers deliver a quality […]

RaceJoy Blazed through the Hell of a Half

This past weekend, participants of the Hell of a Half Marathon and their supporting family and friends were treated to RaceJoy’s live phone tracking and cheer sending as part of their infernal race day experience. The race is aptly named due to the challenging course marked by steep hills and the hot weather common in […]

Historic Tulsa Run Celebrates 41st Year with RaceJoy

Oklahoma’s Tulsa Run Offers RaceJoy’s Live Tracking and Cheer Sending August 22, 2018 – Moorestown, NJ – Race organizers of the Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run are offering participants and spectators the most advanced form of live tracking on race day with the mobile app, RaceJoy. Participants and their supporting family and friends will […]

Relay Team Tracking: RaceJoy Announces Industry Innovation

RaceJoy has released a new version that introduces its latest innovation for tracking relay teams at running and cycling events. Key improvements include the ability for manual check-ins, new login screens, team performance monitoring, and more fine tune controls for the user.  These are in addition to recent advances like Store and Forward of a […]

RaceJoy’s Latest Release Provides Complete Control Over App Sounds

Have you upgraded your RaceJoy app? A significant part of what RaceJoy offers participants on race day involves the use of sound to add to the race day experience – from audio cheers sent by family and friends to live progress updates with information like pace and estimated finish time, competitor progress alerts, race news […]

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