Any race can now easily offer advanced course tracking, GPS-based progress alerts and cheer sending with three simple steps through RaceJoy’s website. RaceJoy’s basic option is free to the race – participants and spectators pay a minor 99 cents per race in-app fee. Its no wonder we have a flood of races getting their events enabled in RaceJoy! Make sure your race is not missing out on offering an innovative race day experience.
To get your race loaded into RaceJoy, just go to RaceJoy’s website and select Offer RaceJoy. The Set Up wizard will walk you through the rest, starting with adding a brief race summary and basic race information, then enabling your courses and loading your course map(s).
3 Steps for Advanced Runner Tracking:
- Create Race
- Load your race information such as the race date, location, start time, race summary, race URL, course details and official race logo.
- Add your event/course(s): Such as marathon, half marathon, 5K, etc.
- Enable Your Events
- Select the courses you’d like to enable in RaceJoy.
- Add Course Map(s)
- Upload a KML or GPX version of your event/course(s) so RaceJoy can build an interactive course map.
- Customize your map with points on the course like water stops and entertainment.
For those who need assistance, we’ve added some helpful how-to videos for map building and exporting files.
You are all set after loading your course map! RaceJoy will send an email notification when the race is RaceJoy Ready. This typically takes about two weeks.
Just make sure if there are any changes to your course prior to race day, to modify your map(s) in RaceJoy so that your participants have a positive experience on race day. Most importantly, use the tools in the promotion corner to let your participants know tracking is available for your race.
Buyout Option: Free Runner Tracking & Cheers
You can purchase the buyout to offer RaceJoy’s features for free to an unlimited number of participants and spectators. This is a great opportunity for a sponsor to be recognized through extra custom promotion opportunities within RaceJoy.
If you purchase the buyout, you can then add Custom Options, including:
- Unlimited linkable banner ads
- Custom GPS progress alerts (issued every mile)
- Branded and customized Facebook and Twitter user postings
You can load your graphics and content upon creating your race or come back and adjust this as you secure sponsors.
If you use RunSignUp registration services, you have it even easier because your race information is automatically pulled into RaceJoy! Simply go to your Race Dashboard and then click RaceJoy Setup and choose the events you’d like to enable in RaceJoy. If you opt for the buyout option, you have flexible payment options to choose from.
RaceJoy’s buyout option is even more affordable now with our 20% discount being offered to races who purchase the buyout from now through March 31, 2016. Pricing varies and is based upon the number of participants and the course distance:
Flat Buyout Pricing Discount (Total Participants Across All Events)
Together we are changing the race experience!