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 […]

RaceDay Virtual Results Now Supports Flexible Result Sets

RunSignup just rolled out more flexibility for virtual events wishing to deliver virtual results. Many events will have various registration options that don’t necessarily line up to the results needed. Or there may be unique situations where results need to be combined. Event organizers and timers can now create custom result set configurations to meet […]

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 […]

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 […]

Customize Sign Up and Donate Buttons

You can now customize the Sign Up and Donate call to action buttons at the top of your race website. There are two big updates: You can change Sign Up to any call to action, such as “Register” (15 character maximum) You can add a subtitle to the call to action button (25 character maximum) […]

Race Timers’ Monthly Update

Race Timers’ Monthly Update Thanks to the 200+ timers who participated in the Race Timer Survey. We received valuable insights pertaining to the timer business, and we will be making use of this information to help support you in your timer business. Top Three Timer Challenges: 1. Managing and Training for Staff 2. Not enough time 3. […]

Timer Survey Findings

The timer survey findings are in! This was the industry’s first timer-focused market survey and provided some valuable insights. We received input from 213 industry timers. The survey was open to all timers. Though, we expect we had a higher concentration of timers that currently use RunSignup’s platform of products, the sample size was large […]

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 […]

We’re Hiring – GiveSignup Inside Sales Rep

Do you… Have a passion for nonprofits? Love working with the latest and greatest technology? Want to bring technology solutions to thousands of nonprofits? Want to work with a dynamic and cutting-edge tech company that’s using the art of technology to make a difference in the endurance and nonprofit market? We are looking for a […]

2019 Review: RunSignup – Facebook Fundraiser Integration

RunSignup announced our free Facebook Fundraiser integration in July 2019. The integration allows your fundraisers to auto-create a Facebook Fundraiser from RunSignup. The amounts raised on RunSignup and Facebook are automatically synced, enabling your participants (and your nonprofit) to raise more and reach fundraising goals faster. It’s already clear from our data that the RunSignup […]

Transitioning from Race Director to RaceDay Scoring

Roger Bradshaw Webinar If you are currently using The Race Director, this recorded Webinar covers the transition to using RaceDay Scoring. Roger Bradshaw encourages timers to take this “quiet period” to get their feet wet with RaceDay Scoring. In this informative webinar Roger covers his suggested transition process and explores the features that are similar […]

RaceDay Timer Newsletter: December

RaceDay Scoring Version 2.0 Launch! Get an overview of RaceDay Scoring V2.0 now available for timers! Find out about the key features in RaceDay Scoring and the newest advancements, including aggregate team scoring and corral and wave starts.  The Future is Now! >>>Watch the Video >>>Read the Blog >>>See the Press Release “We’ve brought together a unique […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roger’s How to Transition to RaceDay Scoring

For those of you who don’t know already, RaceDay Scoring is the future of The Race Director. We expect a surge of timers will migrate to RaceDay Scoring this winter. Roger Bradshaw, the creator of The Race Director, provides his guidance on the best way to transition to RaceDay Scoring. Roger is in the thick […]

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 […]

RunSignup July Newsletter

Top News: Introducing GiveSignup, a Free Technology Platform for Nonprofits Nonprofits can raise more and save time with this new technology suite. GiveSignup is built on the foundations of RunSignup, and designed specifically for nonprofit organizations. GiveSignup is an all-in-one and open platform to power nonprofit revenue generation and supporter engagement. What’s included? Nonprofit Ticket […]

RunSignup Announces Alan Jones Timer Award Winner: Marc Roy

We’re proud to announce the inaugural Alan Jones Timer Award winner, Marc Roy, with Sportstats in Ottawa, Canada. Bob Bickel, Founder and CEO of RunSignup, presented Marc with his award at RunSignup’s Symposium on July 16 in Philadelphia. The award plaque includes an authentic mounted Jones Counter (that spins!). Earlier this year, we introduced the […]

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 & […]

RaceDay Scoring Training

RunSignup’s new RaceDay Scoring software is designed with an open approach for timers to use with any timing system. The following three videos are from the Timer Certification training in Orlando, and provide basic to advanced training of RaceDay Scoring.   Check out this video where Matt Avery, RunSignup’s RaceDay Product Manager, provides an overview […]

Run Toledo Hosts Race Director Summit

  The Team at Run Toledo is presenting it’s first Northwest Ohio Race Director Summit on February 28 at 6pm in Maumee, Ohio. RunSignup is co-hosting as part of its strategy to provide industry timers with educational support for their race directors. RunSignup is launching a Race Director Summit program in April this year that […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Facebook No Longer Allows Auto-Posting of Progress Updates

RaceJoy is no longer able to support participants posting progress updates on their Facebook walls due to changes in Facebook’s policies. Previously, participants could choose to have their progress updates posted real-time on their Facebook wall as they crossed milestones along the course that included their pace and estimated finish time. As part of the […]

Boilermaker Offers Advanced Runner Tracking

One of the Largest 15K Running Events Delivers RaceJoy June 27, 2018 – Moorestown, NJ –  Race organizers of the Boilermaker Road Race are offering advanced live runner tracking with the race day mobile app, RaceJoy. Participants and spectators will be treated to an interactive race day experience with live performance updates and real-time GPS […]

Bellin Run Offers Advanced Live Runner Tracking

RaceJoy’s Runner Tracking Offered at One of the Largest 10Ks in the Nation June 5, 2018 – Moorestown, NJ – RaceJoy, the industry’s leading race day mobile app, is available at the Bellin Run, one of the largest 10K races in the nation. The race organizers are providing participants and spectators with RaceJoy’s advanced runner […]

Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Relay Offers RaceJoy’s Live Team Tracking

Leading Race Day Mobile Application Available at 178 Mile Relay Run Adventure Moorestown, NJ – RaceJoy, a RunSignUp product, is the industry’s leading race day mobile app and is being offered by race organizers of the 14th Annual Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Relay Run Adventure (RTO). More than 250 teams of runners will combine their efforts to complete […]

Race Directors HQ Deep Dive into RaceJoy

Race Directors HQ took a Deep Dive into RaceJoy, and we are pleased to share their coverage. Race Directors HQ is a resource for race organizers to find out about the various tools and services they can use to help propel their business. Some excerpts  from their piece… Using GPS is a key differentiator between RaceJoy […]

The Largest Ten-Mile Road Race in the U.S.A. Offers RaceJoy

Broad Street Run Delivers on Race Day Experience May 2, 2018 – Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp’s product, RaceJoy, the leading race day tracking mobile application, is being offered for participants and spectators of the 39th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run. On May 6, 2018 in Philadelphia, participants of the largest ten-mile road race will […]

Kentucky Derby Festival Galloped with RaceJoy!

People galloped through the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon with RaceJoy! The Kentucky Derby Festival is the biggest party of the spring with more than 1.5 million people attending over 70 events. Many people don’t realize that the Kentucky Derby is filled with a weekend filled with festivities, and RaceJoy was fortunate enough to […]

RaceJoy Launches New Design of Setup Wizard

We are happy to announce we’ve redesigned our setup wizard screens to make the process easier and to ensure readability outdoors on race day. Using more vibrant, contrasting colors, you can now get race day ready on site, even on the sunniest of days. We’re excited by the new improvements and think you will be […]

Endurance Relays Offer Live Tracking with RaceJoy

We are seeing an increase in interest for long distance endurance relay events where runners can share in a challenging, memorable experience together. With this, we’ve been doing a great deal of work with RaceJoy to deliver the features that the teams and that race organizers want that are specific to the unique nature involved […]

Hogeye Marathon is in RaceJoy. It’s a pretty pig deal!

This weekend, the Hogeye Marathon & Relays is taking things to the next level by offering RaceJoy’s advanced tracking and interactive race day features in its 42nd running. With the addition of RaceJoy, participants can get an extra motivational lift by knowing others are tracking them, receiving live continual progress updates and fun, encouraging cheers […]

Praying Runner Shares His Story

We saw a runner called The Praying Runner posted on Facebook that he would be running his 50th marathon at age 50 on March 4th at the Napa Valley Marathon. We were intrigued to find out his story and he graciously shared a little of life with us… Why 50 Marathons and Why Running? Thirteen […]

RaceJoy Sponsor Video Now Available

Sponsor Recognition Opportunities in RaceJoy Race organizers can easily share all the value sponsors receive when they sponsor RaceJoy’s tracking and cheer sending with RaceJoy’s new sponsor video. Many events have sponsors wanting more value for their dollars or events may want to offer RaceJoy’s live tracking and cheer sending, but may not have the […]

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