RunSignUp Quick Hits for Advanced Users (Version 2017)

For the second year, Sales Lead Bryan Jenkins took the RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium Attendees through a set of the most missed and underutilized features on our platform. We have them collated here – take a look and see what you could use!

Search Box Bib/Email
Need to find a participant quickly? Instead of navigating to the participant report first,
there is a search bar at the top of each page of your Dashboard.
https://runsignup.wordpress.com/2015/10/27/quick-participant-search/

Strike Through Pricing
Use Strike-Through Pricing to highlight special deals or price changes and provide a stronger call to action to register immediately.

Race > Registrations > Dates, Pricing, & Options – Strike Through Pricing

Blogs:
Strike-Through Pricing 
Strike-Through Pricing for Event Grouping

Event Display Options
Make a specific event or package stand out with logos/buttons to encourage registration in your premium or priority event.

Race > Registration > Event Display Options

Example: Night Nation Run

Blogs:
Highlight Events During Registration
Customize Event Details on Race Websites

How-To: https://runsignup.com/How-To/Event-Display-Options

Social Sharing
Increase the value of runners sharing your event on social media (free advertising!) by uploading a custom image for the event. Embed your race date & a logo or sponsor logo for an effective social image!

Promotion > Social Sharing > Facebook/Twitter Share

Blog: Social Share Update

Financial Event Summary Table
A rough estimate of numbers per event that can be used to demonstrate basic race financials to non-accountants.

Financial > Summary > Transactions > Event Summary

Fast Registration Options
Use caution to ensure you’re collecting needed information, but within a specific date range (i.e., late registration) it can be helpful to capture more mobile registrations with a simple registration path.

Race > Registration > Fast registration options 

Blog: Fast Registration Options

Participant Data breakdown
Quick view of your participants and how they came to your event (paid, $0 entries with coupons, and imported entries)

Race > Actions/Common Tasks – Breakdown button

Shipping Address Verification
Turn on various settings to ensure that an address is correct to allow for races with an option to ship bibs and packets instead of requiring a pre-race packet pickup.

Race  > Registration >> Shipping

Blogs:
Shipping Address Validation
Shipping Address Correction Stats
Shipping Address Improvements

Short URL
Setup a short URL to your race to make it easier to direct people to your event – they work with bikesignup, trisignup, etc, as well.

Race  > Race Page > Race URL

Blog: Custom Race URL

Bib Ranges
Set errors to trigger if bibs are being assigned that fall outside of the bib range for your event(s).

Go Race Day > Bibs > Bib Validation – General Options

Blogs:
Bib Validation
Bib Assignment – Multiple Ranges

Shared Coupon Report (Share email report with a specific email)
Share a specific Coupon Report with an outside party without sharing additional information. For example, a partner in a mutual promotion or a sponsor who wants to know who uses their code.

Financial > Pricing > Coupons > Shared Coupons

Blog: Shared Coupon ReportShared Coupon Report

Compressed Team Reports
Pivots an entire team and pivots into a single row – helpful for some types of timing software or specific team check-in options.

Participants > Groups/Teams > Group Reports

Blog: New Compressed Team Report for Triathlons

Automated Emails (Sponsor Offers)
We have a few automated emails for things like incomplete registrations & RaceJoy. Turn these on to cut down on manual notifications sent to runners. Our newest automated email is for Sponsor Offers, which includes the option to highlight your sponsors and the opportunity to create a digital bag of offers (promotions) from your sponsors alongside event information.

Email Marketing > Automated Emails -> Sponsors

Blogs:
Automated Emails
Sponsor Offers and Sponsor Promotion

Reserved Entries
Allow runners to register for an event that is (technically) full, without manual processing of payment and data import. You can customize the entries and set specific events, prices, and cutoff dates – this is a great way to handle deferrals, discounts for a specific group, or for a specific team.

Participants > Reserved Entries

Blog: Reserved Entries

Sponsor Reward Codes
Reward sponsors who have an in-store promotion with a very specific offer by using bulk codes to track conversions.

Race > Registration > Reward Codes

Blog: Sponsor Reward Codes & Gift Certificates

Custom Content Widgets
Add custom content from RunSignUp to your website by building a widget with the ability to edit a participant’s registration, etc.

Race > Race Page >Custom Content > Widget ID

Other Advanced Features to review that were not covered within the 2017 Symposium Presentation:

Repeat Participant Reports
See how many (and who) of your runners from previous years have registered again…and see who has not so you can target them directly.

Participants > Marketing Reports > Repeat Participants

Blog: Repeat Participants Report

Heat Map
See where your runners are located in a quick, visual view, and download zip codes for more analysis.

Participants > Marketing Reports > Heat Map > Download Zip Codes

Blog: Heatmaps for Races and Partners

Loyalty Program
Reward runners from previous years, volunteers, or any other specific group by offering early registration…matched directly on personal info, so there’s no password to be shared around.

Race > Registration > Loyalty Program

Blog: Loyalty Program for Priority Registrants

Quick Multi-Race Access/Editing
If you have multiple races, sometimes you want to switch between races on a single page. Perhaps you are adding coupon codes across multiple races and want to do that on all 4 of your races.

“My Other Races” button at the top of all Dashboard pages

Blog: View Races Options

Shared Reports
Share limited participant data with other users, securely.

Reports > Participants > View Participants > Customize a Report (Report Options) > Save Report (Report Options)  > Race > Secure Access/Info Sharing

Blog: Share Secure Reports

Giveaway Inventory
In addition to having the ability to track the inventory on your giveaways, we have a giveaway projection tool that will help you plan how many giveaways to order based on previous orders.

Race > Giveaways/Add-Ons > Giveaway Inventory

Blog: Giveaway Inventories

Google Analytics
View demographic information on the visitors to your site…and monitor the effectiveness of your marketing with analytic web data on your dashboard.

Promotion > Google Analytics

Blogs:
RunSignUp Google Analytics Part One
RunSignUp Google Analytics Part Two
RunSignUp Google Analytics Part Three

Custom Content Display, Menu, and Pages
Our race websites have a lot of flexibility: you can pick what items are on the main menu, which ones are sub-menu items, and the order that it all shows up.

Race > Race Page > Custom Content/Pages
Race > Race Page > Custom Content Display
Race > Race Page > Menu Order

Blog: Race Website Customize Content and Menu

Giveaway Reports
View your Giveaway Report by males and females.

Reports > Giveaways/Add-Ons > Giveaway Report

Blog: Male/Female Giveaway Reporting

Misc Settings
Looking for something that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere else on the dashboard? It’s probably in Misc Settings; for example, for events that are not actually races (like a Symposium!) you can customize the wording used throughout your site.

Race > Race Page > Misc Settings

Blog: Changing Race Enhancements

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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