Expanded Strava Integration

We have received great feedback on the Strava integration. Races love the fact they can extend the meaning of their race from just race day into the training part of the race - thus extending the race brand and meaning. Races also appreciate that Strava is providing sponsor dollars when new users sign up for... Continue Reading →

Quick Link for Legacy Check-In

We have made it simpler to give volunteers access to the legacy version of the check-in app (not the dedicated mobile phone-based check-in app). Previously, you had to grant them access to the race or sign them all into your own account. We now have a specific, secure URL that each race can create and... Continue Reading →

A Better Race Website

Update: The recorded replay of Build a Better Website Webinar is now available. A race website is an ambassador for your event, telling the world what your race is about and why they should participate... but building and maintaining an independent race website can be time consuming and expensive. RunSignUp race websites solve many of the... Continue Reading →

The Declining Future of Widgets

Over the next year we will be "deprecating" our widgets. As the Java programming language has defined: "You may have heard the term, "self-deprecating humor," or humor that minimizes the speaker's importance. A deprecated class or method is like that. It is no longer important. It is so unimportant, in fact, that you should no longer use it,... Continue Reading →

RaceTrends: When Should I Close Registration?

Answer: You should never close registration. Registration Timeline by Race Distance Our 2017 look at when runners register showed a familiar curve to that of 2016: an early spike leading to a drop and a plateau, followed by another sharp climb. There is some clear differentiation based on race distance - most notably, the early registration... Continue Reading →

Custom Source Tracking Now on Dashboard

We have added the Custom Source Tracking to be visible right on your dashboard. This enables you to track specific promotional activities like Facebook posts and ads, partner websites, newsletter, expo booths, etc. to see what is having a good return. This is shown on an aggregate basis on the dashboard: And if you click... Continue Reading →

Passing Referral Codes to MailChimp

RunSignUp Referral Rewards Program is one of the best ways to increase viral participation. You can reward participants to promote your race by offering them partial or full refunds when they get X number of their friends to sign up for your race. Now we make it simple for races that use our MailChimp integration... Continue Reading →

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