RaceJoy Releases Split Pace Alerts!

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RaceJoy is rolling out split pace alerts for those using GPS-based progress alerts. RaceJoy’s progress alerts are typically issued at every mile for running and walking events and every five to 10 miles for cycling and longer distance events. The alerts include information like location, elapsed time, overall average pace, estimated finish time, and now, current split pace time between the course points.

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Users of RaceJoy have requested this feature be added so they could manage their performance during the race. By providing real-time split pace information participants can gauge if they need to slow down or pick up their pace to meet personal race goals.

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The alerts RaceJoy issues are sent to participants in audio format. Click to hear a sample!

Play a Sample Alert:

RaceJoy offers many other interactive race day features, including live, real-time participant tracking on the race’s official course.

Spectators also receive progress alerts for tracked participants. These are provided as in-app notifications.

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Other race day features include Send-a-Cheer, allowing supporting family and friends to send fun, motivational cheers, NearMe alerts and MeetUp. To learn more about all the race day features available in RaceJoy, download the app to begin exploring today.

Many of RaceJoy’s features, like the new current split pace, come from the participants sharing their needs for race information and ideas about race day interaction. Feel free to share any of your ideas by sending an email to rockstar@racejoy.com.

Together, we are changing the race experience!

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Alert: RaceJoy Discount Ends this Week!

Time is running out to take advantage of RaceJoy’s discounted buyout pricing. With the buyout races can offer RaceJoy’s advanced GPS Tracking and cheers for free to unlimited participants and spectators!

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The 20% discount pricing ends March 31 and makes RaceJoy’s advanced runner tracking affordable for any race. If your race is scheduled at a later date, you can still take advantage of this great discount by purchasing the buyout before the promotion ends.

Pricing for the buyout varies and is based upon the number of participants and the course distance:

Flat Buyout Pricing Discount (Total Participants Across All Events)

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*Call for events larger than 15,000 participants.

Participant Value, Sponsor Value, and Race Value!

Races that purchase RaceJoy’s buyout are able to deliver a truly innovative race experience to participants and spectators including free:

  • Live, real-time tracking along the course
  • GPS-based progress alerts at every mile with pace and estimated finish time
  • Send-a-Cheer including Text-to-Cheer for truly personalized messages
  • NearMe alerts as tracked participants draw near

Many races are having a single sponsor cover RaceJoy and give them prominent recognition in RaceJoy with sponsor banner ads, customized progress alerts, and logo placements in users’ Facebook and Twitter posting. In addition, sponsors offering RaceJoy are provided an effective tool to reach a broader consumer base that embraces remote spectators. Read this blog about sponsor value through the buyout.

Races also receive:

  • Listing in Featured Races area in RaceJoy for cross promotion
  • Custom, basic race information
  • Logo placements
  • Link to race website
  • Customized banner ads
  • Interactive course map(s)
  • Custom GPS alerts to showcase race/sponsor
  • Countdown/start clock

Races Across Country Offering Free RaceJoy

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Races across the country are offering free live tracking in RaceJoy! Races either offer RaceJoy as their exclusive tracking option or as an additional continuous tracking option to complement their traditional timing mat progress alerts.

We have seen that those that choose the buyout option to offer RaceJoy’s interactive race day features for free gain higher adoption from race participants and supporting spectators. Read this blog about how free tracking relates to higher usage rates at races. This translates to greater promotion for the race and sponsors.

Some of the races offering RaceJoy’s interactive features for free are:

  • California Classic Weekend
  • Folsom Blues Breakout
  • Two Cities Marathon & Half
  • Steamboat Marathon
  • Rehoboth Seashore Marathon and Half
  • Tomoka Marathon
  • Valparaiso Half Marathon
  • Kentucky Ale Horse Capital Marathon
  • KY History Half Marathon
  • Urban Bourbon Half Marathon
  • Shipyard Maine Coast Marathon
  • Rock Lobster Relay
  • Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon
  • Maine Marathon
  • Annapolis Running Classic
  • Fifth Third River Bank Run
  • Milford Labor Day 30K
  • Beauty and the Beach Run
  • Wineglass Marathon
  • Flying Pig Marathon
  • HOKA ONE ONE Columbus 10K
  • Alamo 13.1
  • Zion Half Marathon
  • Vermont City Marathon
  • Lake Monona 20K
  • Madison Half Marathon
  • Lake Mills Triathlon
  • Wisconsin Triterium Triathlon
  • Devil’s Challenge Triathlon
  • Madison Marathon
  • Relay Iowa

RaceJoy Ready Your Race – Simple Process

To get your race loaded in RaceJoy is a very simple process.  We just need an electronic version of your course map and then for you to let your participants know you are offering RaceJoy. You can easily get your race loaded into RaceJoy through RaceJoy’s Website or on your race’s RunSignUp dashboard. We require a two-week minimum load time.

Races that want to offer RaceJoy are still able to offer the free-to-the-race option in which the participant and spectator pay 99 cents at a given race.

Contact us for more information about the Buyout Discount before the promotion ends on March 31 and offer your race for free to participants and spectators.

Let’s change the race experience together!

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New Year’s Day Dash Begins the Year with RaceJoy!

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The 11th Annual New Year’s Day Dash will be held on January 1, 2016, at Quaker Steak & Lube in Middleton, WI. This race offers two course options a 5-mile chip-timed run and 2-mile walk. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Huntington’s Disease Society of America. They start the year off right with a post race party at Quaker Steak and Lube, including wings, Wisconsin Brewing Company beer, great prizes, giveaways and New Year’s Day bowl games on big screen TV’s!

What a great way to start off the New Year!

To add on to this fun race experience, race organizers are offering RaceJoy’s GPS phone tracking, GPS alerts and cheers as a free service to participants and supporting spectators! Each runner and walker who carries their phone will receive GPS progress alerts at every mile on the course and have access to live phone tracking and RaceJoy’s Send-a-Cheer feature.

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Supporting spectators, onsite and from the comfort of their homes, can also receive these GPS alerts and are able to watch the runners move along the course in a map view. Friends and family members will also be able to send fun cheers with RaceJoy’s Send-a-Cheer feature to help motivate their tracked participants. They can choose to send pre-recorded fun cheers or craft a custom cheer with RaceJoy’s text-to-cheer feature.

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The New Year’s Day Dash race organizers, Race Day Events, LLC, are offering RaceJoy’s technology as a free service to all participants and supporting friends and family. Typically, there is a 99 cents per race upgrade fee for these features.

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We hope you enjoy the race and have an amazing 2016!

If you’d like to have your race loaded into RaceJoy, you can send your course map in electronic format (KML, GPX or link to MapMyRun map) to addrace@racejoy.com. Buyout options are available.