2017 RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium: Preliminary Tuesday Agenda

The preliminary agenda for Tuesday of our 2017 RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium has been released. We’re (very) excited about the experience and success represented by this year’s lineup, and the opportunities for networking and sharing of knowledge!

Registration fees increase on 7/1!The deadline to join the block is 6/26; rooms may sellout before then: https://runsignup.com/Race/RunSignUpSymposium/Page-19


All sessions are run dual-track:

  • One room will have presentations by customers and other industry experts, sharing their broad experience and the best practices that they have developed through their own events.
  • The other room is focused on RunSignUp feature tutorials led by RunSignUp employees.

There is one short session (10:15-10:45) that divides attendees between beginners and advanced users. Not a RunSignUp customer? 101 will walk you through the basics of race setup on our platform; the Advanced Quick Hits session will share our favorite features and settings that we find even experienced races often miss – look for them on whatever platform you use!

Attendees can pick and choose which sessions to attend; RunSignUp employees will also be available throughout the day for pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings, and space will be available for individual discussions if you want a little time to collaborate with another attendee.

34,000 Photo Views in 800 Person Race

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 3.09.59 PMQuick!  Add Photos to your Race!

They generate 6 times more interest (page views) than Results:
Photos: 41 Views per participant
Results: 7 Views per participant

The Scott Coffee Race was the race that RunSignUp was originally inspired by. This year we were able to keep track of photo and sponsor views with the new RunSignUp Analytics engine. The results are pretty impressive.

828 Finishers.

750 Photos Posted on Saturday.

34,000 Photo views by Wednesday morning.

That is an average of 41 views per participant.

Results had a total of 5,800 views for a total of 7 views per participant.

We were helped by the fact we got those 750 photos up on Saturday about 3 hours after the race and sent an email to all participants about 5 hours after the race. We put up a later set of photos on Tuesday evening and received far fewer pageviews even with an email.

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Club Membership Start Date

We have added an option to turn off the option for club membership start date. Before this option, there was always a start date option displayed when people joined a club:

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With the new option, there is no option. It defaults to either today if a new member, or the day after their current membership expires:

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The setup is in Club -> Membership Management Settings

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Sponsor Report By Year

We have added the capability to view the sponsor report by year. This is useful to separate each year of data for your race. Simply select a year in the upper right corner. We have also added a Sponsor Views column:

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Note the difference in views for the first sponsor, Lacas Coffee of 62,736 Views vs. 28,502 for the other sponsors. This was due to posting about 500 photos and having the Lacas logo on those photos.