Marathon in Indianapolis Offered a Monumental Experience

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The 8th Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Indiana’s largest and fastest marathon offering a beautiful course highlighting the buildings and monuments in downtown Indy, provided RaceJoy as a runner tracking option at this weekend’s event.

In it’s record-breaking year, with more finishers than ever before, approximately 13,820, this was one amazing event for RaceJoy to be a part of!

Race organizers provided two forms of tracking for participants and spectators: standard text alerts and RaceJoy’s GPS tracking for 99 cents.

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The official race timed text message alerts were provided by the End Result Company at the 10K (6.2 miles), 13.1 and 30K (18.6 miles) and finish. In addition to these official race alerts, people had the option to use RaceJoy for live GPS course tracking. For those that carried their phone and used RaceJoy, they received audio alerts at every mile on the course (28 total – includes start and finish) with pace and estimated finish time. Tracking spectators also received these alerts.

12,760 progress alerts were issued through RaceJoy

RaceJoy is a new technology for the Indy area and it was clearly embraced by the 2,100 race participants and supporting family and friends both at the race and around the country who used RaceJoy. More than 340 participants were live tracked on race day and 12,760 GPS progress alerts were issued through RaceJoy.

The race organizers promoted standard SMS alerts at designated timing locations and RaceJoy’s GPS-based course tracking through their website and social media. The promotion of RaceJoy allowed participants to know about the interactive race experience available to them.

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Monumental Marathon Pre-Race Tweets

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Monumental Marathon Pre-Race Website Home Page

Another RaceJoy feature available to participants and spectators before, during and after the race was the Send-a-Cheer function. Users also got to try out RaceJoy’s newest industry-first Text-to-Cheer feature. Close to 1,500 cheers were sent out over the course of the weekend. Way to #BeMonumental Indianapolis!

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We’d like to say a special thank you to the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon organizers, participants and supporting family and friends for embracing RaceJoy! We hoped you enjoyed using RaceJoy and had a monumental race experience!

The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is a not-for-profit organization focused on educating youth in Indianapolis about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency by promoting health, physical fitness and wellness, and utilizing proceeds from fundraising activities, like the marathon, to fund charities with missions consistent with the purposes of the organization. With the help of the participants, spectators, sponsors, and volunteers, they have been able to donate more than $675,000 to Indianapolis Public School Charities. To learn more: http://www.monumentalmarathon.com

If you’d like to have your race added into RaceJoy, send your course map in electronic format (KML, GPX, or link to MapMyRun map) to addrace@racejoy.com. Buyout options are available.

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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