June’s Top News
RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium: Register before 7/1 to beat the final price increase!
Our Tuesday agenda is packed with an impressive set of experienced presenters on a broad range of topics, including race promotion with referrals & social media, sponsor management, logistics for a race management company, motivating fundraisers, improving the race experience through participant management options, and using your database to manage multiple events and event coordinators, as well as a range of RunSignUp system tutorials. You can find the Tuesday agenda here.
Attending Timer Day on Wednesday? We’ll be joined by representatives from a range of timing software and hardware products. Timer Day is an opportunity to learn about updates and best practices for the products you are already using, and a chance to evaluate options you’re interested in for the future. The Timer Day philosophy is as open as our company’s policy: attend any and all sessions and breakouts that you want! You can find the Timer Day agenda here.
Non-Exclusive Contracts: One of the first decisions we made at RunSignUp was to have a non-exclusive contract. This meant we were not locking customers into using just RunSignUp, and gave them the right to use any platform(s) they wanted to help their race. Seven years later, that decision hasn’t changed at all, but some other software companies still demand exclusive contracts. Make sure you understand the terms of any contract you enter into!
RaceDay Photos get big results! RunSignUp Analytics is now tracking photo viewson a per location basis…and demonstrates the value that photos have to your event. We checked the results from a single 800-person event to find that it had racked up 34,000+ views for photos (that’s 41 views per person!). Use a watermark with your photos to entice a sponsor or get additional exposure for your event!
Race Director Resources
Promotion Dashboard: We are starting to roll our new Race Promotion Dashboard! This initial release shows the number of page views by day, using the data collected via the new RunSignUp Analytics engine. Over time, the Promotion Dashboard will become more and more powerful, showing aspects like time period and data elements like registrations, the number of transactions, and sources (like email or Facebook).
Sponsor Report By Year: Sponsor reports, powered by RunSignUp Analytics, now display their totals by year (just change it at the top of the report). Want to learn more about the RunSignUp Sponsor Platform? Register for our Webinartomorrow, Wednesday June 28th at 2pmET/11amPT!
Test Email Notifications: Race Directors now have the ability to verify exactly what their notification emails look like by sending test versions of the email.
More Race Director Updates:
Maps Matter! Catch up on the latest Endurance Event Education Webinar on maps and RaceJoy. We covered: why your course matters, map adjustments, cell conditions verification, and extra value via custom map markers and custom cheer points.