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 & […]

Performance Improvements – 40 milliseconds!

We are in the midst of some infrastructure improvements. This is split among a variety of improvements – performance, security, maintainability, availability, and staying on the most current technology. We did a set of improvements in our caching and server connections that improved the core response time of a race page load from 140 milliseconds […]

The Power of Continuous Improvement and the RunSignUp Community

Some of our team was out presenting to a prospective customer yesterday. During the demo, the customer requested a feature – forcing participants to scroll thru the entire waiver form before allowing them to confirm. One of our team members sent a message to Bob to see if we could impress them. In 35 minutes, […]

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 […]

Lots of Little Things

We did a couple of pretty significant releases yesterday – EMail Templates and CRM View. Perhaps more important for our customers is to know just how many changes we have made in the past two days (38 total changes in 24 releases of our software). Here is a list: Donation Fundraiser Template Fix Fix DatabaseException […]

API Integration Quick Start

If you are a developer and looking to integrate with the RunSignup API, here is a quick start overview of how to make things work. You can do testing on https://test.runsignup.com.  Here are the generic Getting Started and Overview pages from the site, but here is the general flow: Authenticating with the API There are multiple ways to do this […]

Race Organizers: Why Sign Up for RaceJoy Before Registration Starts?

Before your registration opens, make sure to get your race enabled for RaceJoy. Here are the top five reasons for enabling sooner rather than later. Reason One: Promotion and Visibility = Increase Registrations The sooner you get your race loaded and live in RaceJoy, the sooner your promotion begins. RaceJoy’s Race Calendar currently includes more […]

10th Anniversary DONNA Marathon Weekend Runs to Finish Breast Cancer and Breaks RaceJoy Records!

This past weekend, the 10th Anniversary running of the DONNA Marathon Weekend provided RaceJoy’s full interactive race day experience to participants and their supporting families and friends, courtesy of SpectraShield.  Close to 85,000 progress alerts were issued over race weekend giving real-time information to participants and spectators and breaking RaceJoy’s records! SpectraShield, a manhole and […]

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, […]

New RaceJoy Race Day Monitoring System

We are very excited to share that our first version of RaceJoy’s Race Day Monitoring system is now available for race organizers who offer RaceJoy’s live tracking! Organizers can track runners/cyclists and the race operations team live from a web console and have immediate access to information to help them manage race operations and respond […]

RaceJoy Releases Split Pace Alerts!

RaceJoy is rolling out split pace alerts for those using GPS-based progress alerts. RaceJoy’s progress alerts are typically issued at every mile for running and walking events and every five to 10 miles for cycling and longer distance events. The alerts include information like location, elapsed time, overall average pace, estimated finish time, and now, […]

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 […]

Relay Races Hand Off RaceJoy to Runners!

We are seeing a trend of relay races – from marathon distances to multi-day 300+ miles – requesting to load their events into RaceJoy so that they can offer live runner tracking and cheers to their participants and spectators. RaceJoy provides interactive, real-time features to help relay teams on race day and for their supporting […]

How to Optimize Your Battery on Race Day: When Using RaceJoy’s GPS Tracking

RaceJoy does a lot to optimize your phone’s battery when using its advanced GPS tracking feature. Our testing has shown that you can expect an average of eight (8) hours of battery life for endurance events when using the RaceJoy’s tracking feature based on average cell conditions and phone battery condition. With newer phones, like […]

RaceJoy On Water!

This weekend, RaceJoy will be used in a whole new way at the Essex River Race! This is the first water race event to use RaceJoy’s live tracking and we are excited to see RaceJoy being put to use in this way! Race organizers are trying out RaceJoy at the Essex River Race in preparation […]

Fifth Third River Bank Run Brings Innovation!

This past weekend, the Fifth Third River Bank Run offered RaceJoy’s live tracking and cheers as an extra service for participants and spectators. The technology was highly embraced with a usage rate of almost 40% of the race’s finishers taking advantage of RaceJoy’s interactive race day features across all courses. The 39th Annual River Bank Run […]

“Runcation” with a Destination Race Experience

With so many races to choose from, runners often select races that can offer something truly personal to add to the race day experience not only for themselves, but also for their supporting family and friends – like planning a vacation around the race weekend. Many races are now finding ways to offer a look […]

University of Michigan Runners Embrace RaceJoy!

Race organizers of the Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors at University of Michigan offered RaceJoy’s advanced tracking and cheers as a free service this last weekend. Participants and spectators embraced the technology with more than 500 users on race day! University-centered races such as this typically have higher usage in RaceJoy. These types of races […]

Runners and Cyclists Across the Nation Use RaceJoy!

This past weekend, RaceJoy was used by runners, walkers and cyclists at races across the nation! From California to South Carolina, people took advantage of RaceJoy’s GPS tracking and cheers to add to their race experiences and be supported by friends and family. The races with the highest RaceJoy usage were: California Classic Weekend – […]

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 […]

RaceJoy Brought the Joy!

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 […]

SpectraShield Offers Free Tracking and Cheers at 26.2 with Donna!

Finishing Breast Cancer and Connecting Family and Friends. RaceJoy’s live tracking and cheer experience was provided to all 26.2 with Donna race participants and their supporting families and friends courtesy of SpectraShield. An early adopter of the RaceJoy technology, the 26.2 with Donna helped fuel RaceJoy’s launch and continued growth to close to 200,000 downloads […]

RaceJoy Offers Innovative and Prominent Ways to Showcase Sponsors

Customized Recognition for Free Runner Tracking & Cheers February 4, 2016 – Moorestown, NJ – RaceJoy, the leading real-time race participant tracking solution for running and triathlon race events, offers new and innovative ways to recognize and promote race sponsors. Race sponsors of RaceJoy’s buyout option receive prominent recognition for providing free tracking and cheers […]

RaceJoy Ready Your Race in 3 Simple Steps!

Any race can now easily offer advanced course tracking, GPS-based progress alerts and cheer sending with three simple steps through RaceJoy’s website. RaceJoy’s basic option is free to the race – participants and spectators pay a minor 99 cents per race in-app fee. Its no wonder we have a flood of races getting their events […]

RaceJoy Runner Tracking Affordable for Any Race

Everyone loves a sale, so what better way to start off the New Year than offer a 20% discount on RaceJoy’s buyout prices, now until March 31, 2016. This promotional price makes advanced runner tracking affordable for any race. Races who purchase the RaceJoy buyout deliver a cutting edge race experience to participants and spectators […]

RaceJoy Poised for Expansion in 2016

Quarter One Discount, Self-Serve Administration and Registration Platform Integration RaceJoy, the leading real-time runner tracking solution for road race events, announces its efforts to grow RaceJoy’s availability at races across the United States. Initiatives include a first quarter 20% discount for its buyout option, self-serve administration for race organizers, and registration platform integration. RaceJoy offers […]

Space Coast Marathon Weekend Blasted Off with RaceJoy! 43,600 Progress Alerts at Warp Speed!

This last weekend’s Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon in Cape Canaveral, Florida offered participants some serious medal bling, a fun venue and the latest in race day technology with RaceJoy. The Space Coast Marathon has been a long-standing local favorite and has grown in popularity as a destination race attracting people from across the […]

Gobble up some RaceJoy!

Thanksgiving is here and that means the biggest race day of the year! This national holiday brings traditions of family gatherings, the biggest travel day of the year, food comas, football games, and turkey trots all across the country. According to Running USA, Thanksgiving has become the most popular racing day in the country, outpacing […]

Cape Cod Marathon is the First Massachusetts Race to Deliver RaceJoy!

In its 38th year, the Cape Cod Marathon Weekend delivered an innovative race experience to race participants and their supporting fans with RaceJoy. Hosted by Falmouth Track Club, the race is put on by runners who know what runners truly want in a race experience. The race organizers provided RaceJoy’s full premium experience as a […]

Kansas’s Prairie Fire Marathon Delivered Race Joy!

This past weekend at the Prairie Fire Marathon was the first race in Kansas to offer RaceJoy’s mobile experience. Thanks to race organizers and Fidelity Bank, people were treated to a very unique race experience that included all RaceJoy’s bells and whistles! From official race timed alerts to live phone tracking and cheers, the Prairie […]

Maine Marathoners Use RaceJoy’s Advanced Tracking

This last weekend included the 24th year of the Maine Marathon race in Portland, Maine and many finishers took advantage of RaceJoy’s advanced GPS tracking.  With more than 800 people using RaceJoy on race day, we had nearly 200 phones live tracked while completing the race. Race participants and supporting spectators received real-time progress alerts at […]

Fall Kickoff Sunday was a Big Race Day for RaceJoy’s GPS Tracking!

RaceJoy had a big turnout this weekend with four key races in the North East: Fifth Third Capital River Run Rochester Marathon Newport Liberty Half Marathon Detroit Women’s Half Marathon We had more than 2,000 people use RaceJoy for its GPS live runner/walker tracking on Sunday, September 20. RaceJoy’s app was well used, with 21,550 […]

2015 Altra Top of Utah Marathon, Once Again, Brings Joy to the Race

Organizers Offer RaceJoy for Second Year, Delivering an Innovative Race Experience September 14, 2015 —Logan, UT — The Altra Top of Utah Marathon, a Top of Utah Runners event, to be held on September 19, 2015, is once again offering RaceJoy, the leading GPS tracking application from RunSignUp.  Race organizers offer RaceJoy for its participants […]

New Release of RaceJoy!

RaceJoy has just released a new version for Apple devices! The new release, version 3.1, rolls out many awesome improvements with new login flows, screen formats, user tips and GPS disconnected audio alerts. We are super excited by these new improvements and think you will be too! Upon entering the app, you’ll immediately see a […]

RaceJoy Goes the Distance

This past weekend, RaceJoy was available for many different road races across the country, including two ultra distance courses where we experienced record-breaking usage by some incredible long-distance athletes. The longest usage of RaceJoy’s GPS tracking to date occurred at this past weekend’s Burning River 100 Mile event in Willoughby, Ohio with close to 30 […]

Even the Maine Lobsters Love Some RaceJoy!

It was a fun weekend for RaceJoy at the Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5K. Not only were we onsite for this event, but we also got to eat some delicious lobster during the Lobster Bake and the chance to meet great people over the course of the weekend. The Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & […]

RaceJoy Celebrates Independence Day with Patriotic Themed Races!

July 4 is always a big race day across the country. People used RaceJoy at all types of running races this past weeke­­nd – from the iconic Peachtree Road Race in Georgia to the Team RWB Firecracker Race in Daytona. July 4 is always a big race day across the country. People used RaceJoy at […]

Races Can Now RaceJoy Ready their Race through RunSignUp’s Dashboard

Advanced runner tracking and cheer sending in just a few steps. Races using RunSignUp’s services can now have their race loaded in RaceJoy through RunSignUp’s dashboard! Offer RaceJoy’s real time runner tracking, GPS-based progress alerts and cheer sending at no charge to your event and market your race with custom information in RaceJoy’s platform. All […]

People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay Offers Premium Race Experience!

People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay is one of those premium races that surrounds the runner and spectator with race centric services that you don’t see at every race. Race organizers at RunVermont truly focus on ways in which to add to the race experience, and not just for race participants, but spectators […]

People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay Offers RaceJoy

Vermont’s First Race to Offer Innovative Race Experience May 19, 2015 – Vermont City, VT. – The People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay, a RunVermont event, is the first road race event in Vermont to offer RaceJoy, a unique mobile application that provides an innovative race experience. The Vermont City Marathon & Relay […]

Zions Bank Ogden Marathon Delivers RaceJoy!

This past weekend race organizers of the Zions Bank Ogden Marathon offered the full RaceJoy experience to participants and spectators. This race attracts people from around the globe with its beautiful mountainous and fast course. More than 5,000 participants and spectators used RaceJoy for the Ogden Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K. Spectators from 46 states […]

RaceJoy News: 2015 Zions Bank Ogden Marathon Brings Joy to the Race

The Zions Bank Ogden Marathon, a GOAL Foundation event, to be held on May 16, 2015, is once again offering RaceJoy, a RunSignUp mobile race application. This is the second year race organizers offer RaceJoy to provide a unique experience for participants and spectators. With features like live runner GPS tracking, timing progress alerts, cheer […]

Toledo Likes Technology: Glass City Marathon Takes Full Advantage of RaceJoy!

This weekend we had amazing usage at the Glass City Marathon in Toledo, Ohio. Race director, Clint McCormick, was one of the first to offer RaceJoy in last year’s 2014 Glass City Marathon race event. Race participants and spectators, once again, showed a huge adoption of technology, with more than 6,000 people using RaceJoy to […]

2015 Glass City Marathon Brings Joy to the Race

Organizers Offer RaceJoy for an Innovative Race Experience April 23, 2015 —Toledo, OH — The Glass City Marathon, a Toledo Road Runners Club event, to be held on April 26, 2015, is once again offering RaceJoy, a RunSignUp mobile race application. This is the second year race organizers offer RaceJoy to provide a unique real-time […]

Road, Mud, Trail – You Move, We Follow!

All types of running events are sharing their excitement for RaceJoy’s cutting edge tracking technology. This last weekend we had six road races, a trail run and an obstacle course with lots of mud. Before going further – as this will simply be a thought you can’t shake – what did they do to protect […]

Race Organizers and Sponsors Can Offer GPS Tracking Experience

We are now offering the option for race organizers to provide participants and spectators with an innovative tracking experience through RaceJoy, a unique mobile platform that provides real-time interactive experiences for road race participants with their supporting spectators. Race organizers can now offer, as a complimentary service, RaceJoy’s innovative experience that includes live GPS tracking, GPS […]

RaceJoy GPS Progress Alerts at Cooper River Bridge Run

RunSignUp’s RaceJoy mobile platform continued to debut its new GPS Progress Alerts at Cooper River Bridge Run this last weekend and at nine additional races across the country. Participants and spectators were able to receive notifications as they crossed every mile on the course that included their location, time elapsed, pace and estimated finish time. […]

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