Saved Credit Stats

Credit Card ProcessingFast registration is something every race should strive for. One of the features we offer is for participants to save their credit card information securely. Here are the latest stats from January, 2017:

  • 11.1% of participants save their credit card
  • 10.3% of participants have registered this month with their previously saved card

This is another reason why participants love it when their favorite races use RunSignUp – it is fast and easy for them.

RaceJoy Debuts Race Calendar Release

mainentryIndustry’s Leading Race Day Tracking App Announces Race Search Tool

RunSignUp’s RaceJoy announces its newest release of RaceJoy, the leading real-time tracking app for running and cycling events. RaceJoy’s new version now offers runners and cyclists with a convenient race calendar of upcoming events. All race events that use RunSignUp’s registration services will automatically appear in RaceJoy’s calendar providing free advertising in RaceJoy along with in app registration. RaceJoy is an open platform with plans to integrate with other registration providers to expand the race listing.

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Best Damn Race Offers Big Race Experience at Local Race Series

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The Best Damn Race Series is taking things to the next level by offering RaceJoy’s advanced tracking and interactive race day features at all its races in the series – Cape Coral, Jacksonville, Safety Harbor, Orlando and New Orleans! With the addition of RaceJoy, participants and supporting friends and family have access to live phone tracking, GPS-based progress alerts at every mile, audio cheer messages, and immediate scored results.

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Participants are able to sign up for the races within the RaceJoy app by clicking on the ‘Register Here’ banner as shown below. This automatically appears for RunSignUp registration events using RaceJoy. Races not using RunSignUp can easily add a banner to link to their registration.

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This past weekend’s Best Damn Race Cape Coral was an example of a race doing it the best damn way! Race organizers showed their dedication to quality by providing us with highly accurate course maps, which meant that RaceJoy’s GPS-based tracking and progress alerts were extremely precise and the final finish time was within seconds of the official race-timed finish.

These updates are sent out at every mile and are an example of the Best Damn Race providing a big race experience at a local race. However, where the large, iconic race events rely on the timing equipment on the course to issue alerts, RaceJoy’s alerts do not require any timing equipment since they are based on the person’s GPS location on the course route and the time elapsed. All that is needed is the participant to carry their phone and an accurate course map from race organizers. Each alert includes information like current location, pace and estimated finish time.

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In addition, the timer for Best Damn Race, Endurance Sports Timing, live streamed finish results data through RaceJoy as people were finishing the race. This meant that people had immediate access to their official finisher stats along with the ability to see how they did in relation to others in their age group.

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There is something to the name “Best Damn Race” in which participants and their supporting family and friends expect the best race experience ever. We think they delivered and the response we’ve received tells us that others agree!

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“… It turns out, I not only smashed my first goal, but I also PR’d finishing the race at 1 hour and 3 minutes! The venue was beautiful and very well organized, tons of food, all the refreshments you could want and a massage station. Very impressed as I’ve done a lot of mud runs and typically you get 1 free beer. I will definitely be doing another event! Cheers and thank you for ‘the best damn experience’ at the Best Damn Race!!!”

– Tracy K. – 10K participant, Best Damn Race Cape Coral

 

The Best Damn Race series is one that prides itself in giving a premium experience to participants. Whether you’re an elite runner, first timer, walker or using a baby jogger (with your dog), race organizers boldly want participants to have the best DAMN race experience. Every race entry includes a race shirt, finisher medal, bib, goodie bag, free food, free beer, a free massage and now, RaceJoy’s live tracking, cheer sending and immediate results!

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Belladonna’s First 5K! Best Damn Race Cape Coral

We recommend that you check it out and see for yourself that this series really does stand behind its name by offering the Best Damn Race experience!

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Thank you race organizers for making RaceJoy available for your participants and their supporting family and friends! We appreciate your dedication to the race industry. We’ll see you at the next one, Best Damn Race Jacksonville on January 14, 2017!

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Highlight Events during Registration

screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-5-31-44-pmYou can now add a custom label, description and an image to highlight a particular event.

There are a lot of cool things that you can do with this. For example if you have a premium package that includes extra stuff, you can have an image of that show.

This can get pretty fancy as shown below:

 

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This is setup in the Race Dashboard under Race -> Registration -> Event Display Options as shown below.

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Multi-Person Pricing Improvements

We have made Multi-Person Pricing more intuitive to participants. You can now add a message to participants to let them know what your special pricing is (it can be set to Discount $, Discount % or Fixed Amount) when they register:

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Once you add a second person (in this example), note how the pricing option automatically shows, and the previous pricing for the 5K disappears:

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Multi-Person pricing is set up as it always has been (see the How To):

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Then Under Misc Settings, you can customize the message that appears above the “Add Participant” button:

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Very simple, but it should make multi-person pricing much easier for your participants to understand and encourage more signups for your race.

New MultiEvent Registration Options

We now offer several ways to display and select multiple events. One of the powerful ones is the ability to select just one event, and for Sub-events to display simply as shown below:

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The options are on the Miscellaneous Settings Page:

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  • Allow participants to sign up for multiple Events in a single transaction
  • Single Event only – shown as a Drop Down List
  • Single Event only – shown as Radio Buttons – as seen on the first one