Participant Count Pricing for Races

We already introduced pricing based on participant count on a per-event basis. For example the 5K is $5 for the first 25 people and $10 for the next 25 and then $25.

We have expanded this to Race based as well. This aggregates the total number of people across all events. This is configured by clicking on an event’s “Pricing based on Event Size” and then clicking on the Overall Race Options:


And then clicking on the Overall Participant Count option:

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Then set up the pricing you want, for the above example:

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You would set this pricing up in each event. This gives your the ability to set a $5 price for the 5K and a $10 price for the 10K.

Note this can be done for each registration period – so you could run a big promotion each time your price increases and give a special price for the first 50 people in each registration period.

Remember, the count is done on checkout. If there is only one spot left at $5 and three people all click roughly within 1 second of each other, they may all get the $5 price. If one person clicks a couple of seconds before the other person, then the second person will get an error and the new price will show. They have to enter their credit card number again, but if it a fast selling race and there are few spots at each price level then they may get a second error.

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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