RunSignUp June Newsletter

June’s Top News

RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium: Register before 7/1 to beat the final price increase!

Our Tuesday agenda is packed with an impressive set of experienced presenters on a broad range of topics, including race promotion with referrals & social media, sponsor management, logistics for a race management company, motivating fundraisers, improving the race experience through participant management options, and using your database to manage multiple events and event coordinators, as well as a range of RunSignUp system tutorials. You can find the Tuesday agenda here.

Attending Timer Day on Wednesday? We’ll be joined by representatives from a range of timing software and hardware products. Timer Day is an opportunity to learn about updates and best practices for the products you are already using, and a chance to evaluate options you’re interested in for the future. The Timer Day philosophy is as open as our company’s policy: attend any and all sessions and breakouts that you want! You can find the Timer Day agenda here.

Non-Exclusive ContractsOne of the first decisions we made at RunSignUp was to have a non-exclusive contract. This meant we were not locking customers into using just RunSignUp, and gave them the right to use any platform(s) they wanted to help their race. Seven years later, that decision hasn’t changed at all, but some other software companies still demand exclusive contracts. Make sure you understand the terms of any contract you enter into!

RaceDay Photos get big results! RunSignUp Analytics is now tracking photo viewson a per location basis…and demonstrates the value that photos have to your event. We checked the results from a single 800-person event to find that it had racked up 34,000+ views for photos (that’s 41 views per person!). Use a watermark with your photos to entice a sponsor or get additional exposure for your event!

Race Director Resources

Promotion DashboardWe are starting to roll our new Race Promotion Dashboard! This initial release shows the number of page views by day, using the data collected via the new RunSignUp Analytics engine. Over time, the Promotion Dashboard will become more and more powerful, showing aspects like time period and data elements like registrations, the number of transactions, and sources (like email or Facebook).

Sponsor Report By YearSponsor reports, powered by RunSignUp Analytics, now display their totals by year (just change it at the top of the report). Want to learn more about the RunSignUp Sponsor Platform? Register for our Webinartomorrow, Wednesday June 28th at 2pmET/11amPT!

Test Email Notifications: Race Directors now have the ability to verify exactly what their notification emails look like by sending test versions of the email.

More Race Director Updates:

Hide Bar on Race Website Header
Disable All Add-Ons
Hide Signup Button
Shared Coupon Report

RunSignUp Clubhouse

Club Membership Start DateClubs now have the option to turn off the ability to enter the club membership date, instead defaulting to today (for a new member) or the day after their current membership expires (if they are a renewing member).

RaceJoy Raves

Maps Matter! Catch up on the latest Endurance Event Education Webinar on maps and RaceJoy. We covered: why your course matters, map adjustments, cell conditions verification, and extra value via custom map markers and custom cheer points.

 

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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