RaceJoy Self Serve for Race Directors

You can now easily add RaceJoy capabilities to your race. RaceJoy is now a first level menu option in your Race Director Dashboard, with a wizard that allows you to do a number of things including creating a map, selecting a buy-out option, and uploading logos and sponsor information. Map Building This is now in … Continue reading “RaceJoy Self Serve for Race Directors”

Migrating Races to RunSignUp – Runner Self Serve

We have had a number of races move to RunSignUp from other systems. To ease the move, we provide a way of importing past runners. This allows you to do year over year comparisons. It also allows you to move races in the middle of registration – so some runners were entered in another system … Continue reading “Migrating Races to RunSignUp – Runner Self Serve”

Enhanced Self-Serve Add-On Management

We have added some big refinements to allow race directors to customize how runners can manage their add-ons. This let’s a runner remove an item (note there is not a refund for these), and buy additional add-ons (if they remove items and buy other items in the same transaction they do get credit for the … Continue reading “Enhanced Self-Serve Add-On Management”

Reserved Entries Upgrade

We have made a major upgrade to Reserved Entries. These are useful for many use cases: Invite specific participants to register for your race even after it is closed or full. Set a special price for a certain person – for example an elite athlete. An alternative to the Loyalty Program to invite past participants … Continue reading “Reserved Entries Upgrade”

RunSignUp – Built for the Long Run

I (Bob) have taken a bunch of vacation time and had minor surgery that required time off, so I’ve had time to do a lot of reading (Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton (great play!) and Ben Bernanke’s Courage to Act and a bunch of web stuff). I tend toward tech, business and economics reading and the collection of … Continue reading “RunSignUp – Built for the Long Run”

Next Generation Event Series

We are heading to the RunningUSA The Next Evolution Conference in Chicago June 28-29. RunSignUp has a number of customers who manage next generation event series – mud runs, obstacle course races, color runs, glow runs, night runs, etc. These are typically themed multi-city events that have a mixture of emphasis on either challenge or … Continue reading “Next Generation Event Series”

Why RunSignUp for Race Event Management Companies

We are trying to win a race event management company and I was writing up a summary email on why they should use RunSignUp, and thought I would share it. The pricing is pretty competitive and allows you set your own fees You should be able to drive more revenue with easier and more complete … Continue reading “Why RunSignUp for Race Event Management Companies”

Create User and Race API Extensions

Warning: This is for developers. We have extended our OpenAPI to allow for Race and User Creation and editing. This API is being used by a couple of advanced users who have their own applications that have a need for creating races and users outside of the RunSignUp user interface. This is a powerful capability … Continue reading “Create User and Race API Extensions”

Club Membership Management

We have added the capability for a club member to manage their membership better. Now you can: Renew Membership Add Members to a Family type of membership that allows multiple members Remove Members from a Family type of membership Cancel a Membership (no refunds) Cancel and then Change to a New Membership level. This is … Continue reading “Club Membership Management”

June Race Director Newsletter

Multi-Day Races with Super and Sub Events Large races have moved to multi-day events that span a whole weekend with numerous events to serve a wide variety of their communities.  Registration can be complicated to manage for these huge events.  There are a variety of races, times, waves for people to sign up for – … Continue reading “June Race Director Newsletter”