Engaging Sponsors During COVID-19

As more and more events go virtual, we’re seeing an increase in conversation around the role of sponsors with virtual or modified events. We have collected some of the best ideas we’ve seen, and will break down our insight on sponsors during COVID-19 in this blog. Note: while most of these ideas are universal, many […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sponsors Cover Page Component

We now make it super easy to add sponsors to your cover page as yet another data component. This takes full advantage of the RunSignup Sponsor capability to manage your sponsors – creating custom sponsor levels, inviting sponsors to manage their own information, invoicing and collecting payments, managing real time visibility and providing reporting to […]

Expanded Strava Integration

We have received great feedback on the Strava integration. Races love the fact they can extend the meaning of their race from just race day into the training part of the race – thus extending the race brand and meaning. Races also appreciate that Strava is providing sponsor dollars when new users sign up for […]

Sponsor Resources

Our technology partner eventbaxx recently released and shared with us an eBook on How To Find, Contact, and Keep Sponsors, prompting us to take stock of some of the resources we have to help races with one of their biggest challenges (sponsors!). You can download their free eBook here: https://www.eventbaxx.com/ebook-find-contact-and-keep-sponsors-endurance For more ideas to supercharge your Sponsor Program […]

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 […]

Philly Breaks RaceJoy Usage Records. Youse Can’t Get Any Better Than This!

19,000 users             |           218,000 Progress Alerts    |           24,000 Cheers The 2017 AACR Philadelphia Marathon’s participants and supporting friends and family fully embraced RaceJoy’s race day technology and broke all RaceJoy’s usage records with 19,000 participants and spectators making use of the app to track and send cheers to runners. These 19,000 sent the most […]

Darren Delivers in Week 1 – Improved Sponsor Display in Footer

Darren joined us our User Experience team on Monday, and he released an improvement on Thursday!  While it was a simple change, he got thru the gauntlet of setting up his development environment, Github access, understanding how we do branches and merges, our page structure, our CSS structures, how we do code reviews and process […]

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 Completes Sponsor Platform with Sponsor Offers

Moorestown, NJ – RunSignup has released the final stage of their Sponsor Platform, a system that makes it easy for race directors to manage and activate the critical revenue source for their event. The RunSignUp Sponsor Platform provides tools to organize and communicate with sponsors and creates new ways for races to demonstrate value to […]

Sponsor Display Settings

There are a number of display options in your race dashboard: Where sponsor logos appear on your race website Showing or hiding a Sponsor custom section on your main race info webpage Displaying sponsor levels or not Changing the word “Sponsor” to something else like “Supporter” Changing the word “Offer” to something like “gift” Link […]

Sponsor Offers and Sponsor Promotion

We have completed our free Sponsor Management roll out with Sponsor Offers and Promotion. Sponsor offers provide a way for sponsors to create activation mechanisms beyond a simple logo. This is highlighted on the Sponsor page of the race website: And allows a sponsor to customize their own unique offer with logo, custom image and text: […]

RunSignUp Analytics

The first step of RunSignUp Analytics has been released into production. As the name implies, this is similar to Google Analytics for races using the RunSignUp platform. Over time it will collect and process all of the web interactions that your participants have with your race – and correlate it with the things that are […]

Sponsor and Photo Stats of the Day

Just a couple of interesting stats. Races have loaded over 38,000 Sponsors into our Sponsor Management System. Best Damn Race in New Orleans recently uploaded over 15,000 photos for their race. 64% of those photos were tagged with our Google Vision software. Not all of these tags were correct, and not all photos had tags […]

Tracking and Invoicing Sponsors

We have added the ability to track and invoice in our Sponsor Management system. This also includes new financial reports as well as easy renewal options. The updated Sponsor Management page makes it simple to see the status of your sponsors: There are three Status levels: Visible – whether the sponsor logo is visible on […]

St. Louis BizDash Case Study

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 BizDash Case Study creating a Corporate Team event.  View the PDF Version of the St. Louis BizDash Case Study About the St. Louis Biz Dash and RunSignUp: The St. Louis […]

RaceJoy Transitioning to “Free Only” Experience for Participants and Spectators

RunSignUp is changing RaceJoy’s business model to offer a “free only” experience for participants and spectators. Previously, race events were able to either purchase the buyout option or choose a consumer model where the participant and spectator paid an in-app upgrade fee of 99 cents for RaceJoy’s features. Key user features include continuous live tracking, […]

RaceJoy Overview Video for Race Organizers

Below is a new video we just put out that provides an overview of RaceJoy for race organizers thinking of offering advanced runner tracking for their event. The video is about 12 minutes and covers RaceJoy’s key features of live continuous tracking, GPS-based progress alerts and cheer sending. It also covers the additional value the […]

Alert: RaceJoy Discount Ends this Week!

Time is running out to take advantage of RaceJoy’s discounted buyout pricing. With the buyout races can offer RaceJoy’s advanced GPS Tracking and cheers for free to unlimited participants and spectators! The 20% discount pricing ends March 31 and makes RaceJoy’s advanced runner tracking affordable for any race. If your race is scheduled at a […]

Case Study: Erie Runners Club, Big White Trailer, and RunSignUp

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 a commitment to Race Day technology.  View the PDF Version of the Case Study Erie Runners Club, RunSignUp, and Race Day The Erie Runners […]

Help Get Sponsors & RunSignUp

It is an open secret that races do not make much money (if any) from registrations. Registrations serve to cover a race’s costs; beyond that, races that successfully fundraise for a cause or make a profit do so through sponsorships. RunSignUp is partnering with HelpGetSponsors.com to provide races with a channel for organizing and overseeing sponsor relationships. HelpGetSponsors.com takes […]

CASA Superhero Run Richmond Case Study

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 CASA Superhero Run Case Study focuses on creating a family-friendly event, cultivating fundraisers, and creating a positive volunteer experience. View the PDF Version of the CASA Superhero Run Case Study CASA […]

Gobble Gobble Four Miler Case Study

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 Gobble Gobble Four Miler Case Study focuses on creating techniques for fundraising and engaging Sponsors.  View the PDF Version of the Gobble Gobble Four Miler Case Study Overview: The Gobble Gobble […]

Rock & Stroll Case Study

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 Rock & Stroll Case Study focuses on supporting donations for multiple charity partners. View the PDF Version of the Rock & Stroll Case Study Overview: Rock & Stroll used RunSignUp for […]

Healthy Kids Running Series Case Study

We have a series of Customer Case Studies, in which we take your stories and share your challenges and successes as a learning tool for other RunSignUp users.  This Healthy Kids Running Series Case Study focuses on setting up a Running Series within RunSignUp, and preparing Community Coordinators to succeed. 

Colony Grill Hot Oil 5K Case Study

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 Colony Grill Case Study focuses on creating a sell-out race built around a single sponsor. View the PDF Version of the Colony Grill Hot Oil 5K Case Study   Overview: The Colony Grill […]

3W Races Case Study

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 3W Races Case Study focuses on scaling Participant Management, Marketing, and Runner Communication as a growing business.  View the PDF Version of the 3W Races Case Study Overview: 3W Races in Colorado […]

Ventura Marathon Case Study

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 Ventura Marathon Case Study focuses on Self-Service Participant Management, Sponsors, and Club Discounts & Cross Promotion.  View the PDF Version of the Ventura Marathon Case Study Overview: The Ventura Marathon sets […]

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