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 […]

Central Kentucky Race Management: A RunSignup Case Study

Comprehensive race management for races that give back About Central Kentucky Race Management Central Kentucky Race Management was founded in 2017 by Jeff Proctor, initially called Central Kentucky Timing Services. The company has since expanded into race management and picked up two other co-partners, Damon Barnes and Greg Milby. With each founder fluent in different […]

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. […]

Presentations from the 2019 Symposium

Many of you have probably seen that we have been posting several presentations from the 2019 Symposium on our YouTube channel, blog, and Facebook Page. All of the videos from the presentation have now been uploaded and can be accessed from the YouTube channel or our 2019 Symposium Video page. You’ll find video from every […]

Symposium 2019: Strategic Participant Management

Nothing makes participants happier than getting what they want. We want to make sure you can deliver the best possible experience to your participants, so we have extensive participant management features to help with doing just that. We included a participant management session at this year’s Symposium to help you understand the differences between these […]

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 […]

Symposium 2019: Closing and Q&A

The 2019 RunSignup Symposium was our largest Symposium to date, with almost 300 people in attendance. We wanted to be able to answer as many questions as we could, so we closed out our Tuesday educational sessions with a Q&A with Bob. We hope that everyone enjoyed our 2019 Symposium and are looking forward to […]

Symposium 2019: Timer Day Keynote Speaker

This year’s Timer Day was bigger than ever before. For the first time ever, we awarded a timer with the Alan Jones Timer of the Year Award. The award was named after Alan Jones because of his contributions to the race industry through the creation of the Jones Counter, age-based grading, and RunScore. It aims […]

Symposium 2019: The RaceDay Experience

As technology grows and develops at a booming rate, participant’s expectations for technology integrated races grow as well. The RunSignup RaceDay suite utilizes the power of advanced technology to deliver new solutions for your race. The suite covers everything from CheckIn to runner tracking (RaceJoy). Join some of our members from our RaceDay team from […]

Symposium 2019: Cross-Promotion with Multi-Race Bundles

Did you know that we offer a solution to allow participants to register for several of your races in one transaction? Multi-Race Bundles make registration easy for your customers, and registration management easy for you. You can use these bundles to upsell your races and drive registration to races that your participant may not typically […]

Symposium 2019: Creating a Community of Supporters

Supportive, happy customers are what helps your race grow. The more somebody likes your race, the more likely they are to speak positively about it to their friend. We had the opportunity to invite Nic DeCaire, of Fusion Racing, to our 2019 Symposium to speak about how you can create a community of supporters. Learn […]

Symposium 2019: Fundraising Panel

For the 8,000+ nonprofits who use RunSignup, fundraising is an essential part of their events. But it’s more than just collecting donations–everything from your communications strategy to your social media presence can affect your results. At Symposium, we invited some experts from the nonprofit space to share their knowledge about how to recruit, motivate, and […]

Symposium 2019: Email Marketing Best Practices

Last year, 154 million emails were sent through the RunSignup email marketing system across 20,000 races. That’s a lot of emails. Email is one of your best bets when you are looking for mass communication methods for your race. An email marketing system will save you the time of manually sending communications from your personal […]

Symposium 2019: Designing a Professional Race Website

Your brand is important. That’s why we continue to create features for you to make your RunSignup site your own. Over the past year, we’ve released several features so you can take your race website one step further. This year, we had RunSignup’s Matt Sinclair hold a session at Symposium to run you through how […]

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 […]

Symposium 2019: Timer Business

Similar to the rest of our products, our RaceDay suite and timer capabilities are constantly evolving, with new features being released. This year, we had two timers join us on a panel at our 2019 Symposium to answer some of your timing questions. First up is Scott Sutter from RaceInsure, where he’ll talk to you […]

Symposium 2019: The Right Team Option for Your Event

RunSignup supports several team options that you can enable for your race. Social or Competitive Groups/Teams, Fundraiser Teams, and Corporate Teams are all supported, each with specific features. RunSignup’s Sean Callahan and Emily Warejko took some time at the Summer Symposium to walk you through the different team options you have for your race. After […]

Symposium 2019: RaceDay Registration and CheckIn

A streamlined race day leads to happy participants (and race directors). With the RaceDay Technology suite, we aim to deliver you products to streamline typical race day tasks. RaceDay team members Matt Avery and Crisp McDonald spoke with some of our Symposium guests about our RaceDay Registration platform and RaceDay CheckIn app. Learn how to […]

Symposium 2019: Bib Management

Following our RaceDay Registration and CheckIn session at Symposium, Matt and Crisp continued with a discussion on our Bib Management features. These features integrate with our RaceDay Registration and CheckIn features to allow you to assign bibs how you would like at check in, whether you want to use dynamic bib assignment or distribute bibs […]

Symposium 2019: Digital Marketing for Races

Marketing your race can have a huge impact on your race registrations. While out of home marketing strategies (flyers, billboards, etc.) are still popular, the rise of social media opens up new marketing channels. Thomas and Rachael of Big Run Media specialize in digital marketing from endurance events. They’ve mastered the art of digital advertising […]

Symposium 2019: Marketing Panel

Marketing can make or break your race. Marketing tools from flyers to Facebook ads help make sure you reach the right people to drive registrations. At this year’s Symposium, we asked some customers and industry professionals to sit on a panel to answer some burning questions that you have when it comes to race marketing. […]

Symposium 2019: GiveSignup Demo

This year’s Symposium brought the announcement of GiveSignup, our new platform for nonprofits. Built from the same core as RunSignup, GiveSignup offers new functionalities for nonprofits to grow their events and raise more. 501(c)3 companies will now be able to create and sell tickets for their events – not just races – with the new […]

Symposium 2019: Going Green

We love giving our customers the opportunity to speak at our Symposiums. Brandon Hough, founder of Advanced Running Project, joined us this year to talk about how your race can make an effort to go green. Events can generate a lot of waste. With most races, water stations, food, and single use plastics can pile […]

Symposium 2019: UX Review

As a website, the user experience is very important to us. Our UX Developers, Jeff and Darren, took some time at this year’s Symposium to talk about the UX changes that have been happening within the company for the past year. From new features to our rebranding, they’ll walk you through what has changed and […]

Symposium 2019: RunSignup 101

At our Symposium, we like to include a wide range of presentations to cover features across the platform. RunSignup 101 gives customers who are new to the RunSignup platform a detailed look into creating a race with RunSignup. We’ll walk you through the Race Wizard, paying special attention to places where people often get confused. […]

Symposium 2019: Quick Hits

Another Symposium, another Quick Hits presentation. RunSignup Sales Lead Bryan Jenkins is back for his fourth year in a row with a new Quick Hits presentation. You can view the full length video below, or check out our YouTube channel. Need a more condensed version? We’ve summarized the main points below! Your Profile and Dashboards […]

Symposium 2019: The Next 10 Years

The 2019 RunSignup Symposium was our biggest Symposium to date, with over 280 people registered. In this year’s opening presentation, Bob dove into some of the big things coming to RunSignup. Did you miss this year’s Symposium? We recorded all of the presentations to share with our customers. To check out Bob’s opening presentation and […]

Symposium 2019: Navigating the Race CRM

It’s been over a year since we first release RunSignup’s CRM platform, with new features being added throughout. After an overpacked presentation at the 2018 Symposium (see photo here), we decided to bring it back for a second year at the 2019 Symposium. Whether you missed the presentation at Symposium or just need a little […]

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 […]

What’s New with the 2018 Community Grant Winners

Every year, our company seeks to give back to the endurance community through our Community Grant Program. This program allows anybody to nominate an endurance-related, nonprofit organization to receive a grant benefitting their cause. Since the beginning of this program, RunSignup has donated over $30,000 dollars to 15 organizations. Grant recipients are narrowed down to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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