Migrating Races to RunSignUp – Runner Self Serve

MigrationWe have had a number of races move to RunSignUp from other systems. To ease the move, we provide a way of importing past runners. This allows you to do year over year comparisons. It also allows you to move races in the middle of registration – so some runners were entered in another system and some in RunSignUp (this is also useful for having two registration systems open at the same time).

Year over year Race Registration ComparisonOf course there are many small issues that you need to worry about when you do this. We recently announced some improvements in claiming accounts (people who registered in another system can claim their account so they can make changes).

Today we are releasing another refinement. For an imported runner who claims their account they can now manage their registration. If your race allows event transfer runners can now do this and keep all of their existing giveaway options and add-ons (as long as they are available in both events). For example, I initially signed up for the 10K on another registration system.  I can claim my account on RunSignUp and then switch to the 5K. When I do that, my Spaghetti Dinner Add-On stays with my registration. I can also get credit for that Add-On to trade it for the Race Jacket and get the $10 I paid for the dinner off the price of the jacket.

For Multi-City Race Series, this is also convenient. Participants can be easily transferred from one city to another by the race director and carry over all of their information.

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 www.RunSignUp.com.

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