Happy Festivus: An Airing of Grievances

In keeping with the traditions of Festivus, we have a few grievances to air:

festivusRunners…We have a problem with your procrastination (Race Day registration,
anyone?!), your insistence on registering on your phones, wanting us to remember your credit card info, and your expectation that results be instant and easily accessible.

Race Directors…We have a problem with your emphasis on always wanting to make your race better. Video results, Race Websites, Runner Tracking, faster registration, better reporting, a site that doesn’t crash in a registration rush…aren’t you ever happy?!

Timers…We have a problem with your demands for correct runner data, instantly and without manual data entry. What do you expect – instant communication between your races and your timing software?

Running Stores…We have a problem with your expansion into areas beyond selling stuff! Why are you trying to build bigger, better communities with training programs, comprehensive calendars, and event services?

Race Series’…We have a problem with your constant pushing the envelope. Colors, night running, obstacles, music…FUN?! Why can’t you be content with plain, simple running exactly the way it’s always been done?

…thank you all for causing so many grievances, and inspiring us to make technology that is better and bolder. Keep your grievances coming, and we’ll keep working to meet your expectations!

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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