RunSignUp’s RaceJoy Live Tracking at Gate River Run

RunSignUp’s RaceJoy mobile platform was heavily accessed at Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Florida this weekend. Close to 250 people used RaceJoy’s PhoneTrak feature with about 110 being participants and 140 being spectators. Supporting spectators were tracking participants live on the race course from 104 cities in primarily the United States, but also in Denmark and Canada. The race was accessed 10,717 times in RaceJoy – showing a highly engaged audience.

Real-time snapshot of spectators tracking participants:


Some very tenacious participants were tracked by supporting fans for well over 4.5 hours (Gate River Run is a 15K course). So, after the race was closed down, participants were still supported by family and friends through RaceJoy until they achieved their personal finish. Also, for those on the ground at the race, RaceJoy issued 120 NearMe proximity alerts notifying spectators when their tracked participant was drawing near.

Here are some photos of live tracking on race day. You can track up to 20 people at a time.

In addition, spectators sent 685 cheers with Go Get Em! being the most sent cheer. This is a feature favorite among users of RaceJoy where fun pre-recorded cheers are available to send to participants at any time before, during or after the race.


If you’d like to get your race added to RaceJoy, simply enable RaceJoy in the RunSignUp GO platform and send your course map electronically (KML, GPX or link to map). We need a minimum of two weeks to load and will send you notice and promotion toolkit once it is active. This is free to the event and the participant and spectator pay a 99 cents per race upgrade fee.

GRR_PhoneRaceJoy Key Features:

  • Live Phone Tracking
  • Audio Cheer Sending
  • NearMe Proximity Alerts
  • MeetUp Mapping
  • Soon to be released: GPS Progress Alerts

Author: RunSignUp

RunSignUp is the leading innovator of online tools for race registration, race day solutions, and running clubs. Services include RunSignUp for registration, RunSignUp Go for Race Day, RunSignUp RD Go for Timers, RunSignUp Clubs to enable membership management, and RaceJoy for mobile experiences. More than 10,000 race directors, timers, running club officers and running stores use these services today, including leading organizations like the Boilermaker Road Race, Crim Festival of Races, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., Fifth Third River Bank Run, Blacklight Run, Bubble Run, Night Nation, Mercedes Marathon, Kentucky Derby Festival, Leone Timing, KC Running Company, Compuscore Timing, Knoxville Track Club, Pikes Peak Road Runners, Gulf Coast Runners, Columbus Running Company, Playmakers Running Store and many more. In 2015, over 10,000 races used the system to register more than 2.7 million participants. In 2016 over 14,000 races will use the system to process over 4.3 million paid registrations. Services are free except for processing fees when conducting monetary transactions such as race registration or club membership renewal. RunSignUp is founded by runners for runners, using technical capabilities to bring the power of cloud computing to benefit the running community. For more information, visit

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