How to Build Your Own Race Map!

To have a race loaded into RaceJoy, races need to submit an electronic course map in GPX or KML format so that RaceJoy’s system can create an interactive race course for the event. These maps are then used to track race participants and to provide GPS Progress Alerts at every mile. The alerts sent are... Continue Reading →

Mobile Increase

Captain Obvious says Mobile is important for races. In comparing the start of 2016 with the start of 2015, the numbers for Mobile access are up 20% and purchasing they are up 50%: We have been tracking the increase in the Mobile transactions over the past few months as we made a number of enhancements... Continue Reading →

Faster Page Loads

We are always working on improving user experience, and made some updates for the new Free Race Websites we introduced a couple of months ago. We made a change today that reduced our CSS files by more than 50% and saves 36 kilobytes. This means there is less to download when a runner clicks on your... Continue Reading →

New Release of RaceJoy!

RaceJoy has just released a new version for Apple devices! The new release, version 3.1, rolls out many awesome improvements with new login flows, screen formats, user tips and GPS disconnected audio alerts. We are super excited by these new improvements and think you will be too! Upon entering the app, you’ll immediately see a... Continue Reading →

New Race Website Mobile Optimizations

With over half of the traffic on RunSignUp coming from mobile phones (and another 10% coming from tablets), we are working hard to make the new race website very mobile friendly. Here are some of the cool things we are doing near term: Optimize Images. We are actually creating multiple sizes of the cover images and... Continue Reading →

Google Moves Mobile Sites to Front of the Line on Search

Google has added mobile readiness to their list of criteria for ranking websites for their search results. This means that mobile friendly sites will get better placement than equivalent sites that are just designed for desktops. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/21/technology/google-adds-mobile-friendliness-to-its-search-criteria.html Fortunately, RunSignUp was the first race registration site that was built mobile-ready. So your race pages should only... Continue Reading →

RaceJoy Partner Strategy

RaceJoy is an open mobile platform. This follows the open approach RunSignUp has taken from the beginning. Our goal is to give runners and races plenty of choice when using RaceJoy for their race. This is probably best explained by the type of partners we will be looking to work with over the coming year.... Continue Reading →

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