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 & 5K is an ideal summer destination race with cooler temperatures and the opportunity to add on a vacation. When trying to beat the heat during a summer half marathon, Maine is the perfect destination; we’re sure the 3,900+ participants who finished the race would agree.


While RaceJoy was at the race site, we were able to see firsthand the effort the race organizers have put toward this event, and the continuing growth of the race.

With record high attendance, the 2015 Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5K, helped raise $400,000 for race beneficiaries including Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, the Cancer Community Center, Portland Trails, and Team Challenge – Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

The Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5K is a great race to try out. Many participants at this year’s event were working toward completing 50 half marathons in 50 states. What better setting than Portland, Maine with beer and lobsters is there to be one of the 50 states for this challenge?


With RaceJoy’s interactive features, participants were able to add to their race experience through live tracking, timing system progress alerts, instant results moments upon crossing the finish line, and fun audio cheers.

With about 70% usage, RaceJoy was able to send out more than 11,600 progress alerts on race day. Typically for half marathons, we see usage rates between 40 and 80%, so we had a really strong turnout in Portland.

A special thank you to GiddyUp Productions for sponsoring RaceJoy during the Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5K.


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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