Refunds and Insurance

There is a thread in Race Directors Hub that deserves more space than a Facebook thread allows - hence this long blog post. The real question in the thread was if a race should use insurance to cover refunds, and that really depends on the brand the race wants to project. Here are some common... Continue Reading →

Strava Update

When we announced the Strava partnership with races using RunSignup last year, we had a number of races who really emphasized the linkage of the race to the training leading up to the race. This benefited participants and the race by highlighting the fact that the race was about more than just race day. We... Continue Reading →

Nonprofits and Race/Walk/Ride…

...like peanut butter and jelly. We are working on some very exciting stuff for nonprofits that we hope to preview in May. When we do, I am sure some people are going to scratch their heads and say "But that is not a race feature".  The reality is that many of our customers are nonprofits... Continue Reading →

RunSignup Accepting Applications for the 2019 Community Grant

We are now accepting applications for our 2019 Community Grant Program. The program, in its fourth year, awards a $10,000 contribution to endurance-related nonprofit organizations. Anyone can nominate an organization for the RunSignup Community Grant here through June 17, 2019. The grant supports nonprofits that promote the endurance industry; for example, local youth running programs, training funds for tri-athletes, or the collection of running shoes for runners in developing countries. Requirements for applicants include: All applicants must be a 501(c)3 Non-Profit... Continue Reading →

Domain Support on RunSignup

Your race deserves a high quality website that you control. Races and Nonprofits can now use their own Domain names and Subdomain names on their RunSignup Websites for free. This means that instead of RunSignup.com/MyRace, you can now have MyRace.com. In addition, we also support SubDomains like Donate.MyNonProfit.org, or 8K.Rotary.org, or Seattle.MyRaceSeries.com. We built RunSignup... Continue Reading →

Participant Tracking Options

During the RaceDay Timer Certification tour, James Harris, RunSignup's Chief Technology Officer, provides an overview of tracking options available for races. Check out this video where James discusses traditional BIB/Chip tracking based on RFID technology, and GPS continuous tracking. RunSignup offers multiple options for timers and race organizers, including: -Live Results Alerts issued through email or SMS... Continue Reading →

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