Secure Credit Card Storage

We are pleased to announce a new feature on RunSignUp.  Effective today we will begin allowing participants to store a credit card at the time of registration to be used for future registrations and purchases.

Here is how it will work; when a runner comes onto the site to register for an event they cc1 cc2will be offered the option to store their credit card for future registrations.  If they choose the option to store their card they will be able to use that card in the future for additional registrations and purchases by providing the CVV code from the card.  Participants will be able to update card information and will be reminded when the card they have stored has expired.  This process will allow a faster and more seamless check out process for return participants, especially for mobile registrations.

RunSignUp will not store the credit card information on our site.  We have selected a Level 1 PCI DSS compliant storage provider who specializes in credit card storage, tokenization and other secure payment processes to store the cards for us.  RunSignUp will continue to process credit card transactions securely and directly with our back end credit card processing companies like we do today.  The only difference is that when a participant indicates that they would like to store their credit card we will pass the number to our storage provider who will exchange the credit card number for a token, which can be used to retrieve the card number for a future transaction. We are following PCI DSS compliance rules by not storing the credit card number with any personally identifiable information.

We are taking the step of storing credit cards to simplify the registration process for your returning participants, particularly those that use mobile devices to register for events.  We recognize the security concerns and sensitivity to storing credit card data and believe we have selected a storage provider and developed a process that will be both efficient and secure.

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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