2021 Kickoff: Session Recordings and Resources for a Successful Hybrid Year

Thanks to the 670 race directors, timers, and nonprofits who registered to join us for our 2021 Kickoff Session on the key to a successful 2021 – hybrid events. You can refer to all the videos and resources below as you start preparting for a new year!

Resources for building Hybrid events can be found at RunSignup.com/Hybrid. Additional help guides for Virtual Events, Virtual Challenges, and Fundraising events are also available at RunSignup.com/GoVirtualRunSigup.com/ChallengePlatform, and GiveSignup.org/RaiseMore.

Session Materials

2021: The Year of Hybrid

An overview of what Bob and RunSignup | GiveSignup expects from 2021, and why a Hybrid Event is the best path for navigating the uncertainty, followed by examples showing the range of successful hybrid events.

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Technology Best Practices

The nuts-and-bolts: key settings and features for managing dual options and optimizing both events. Senior Account Managers Matt Sinclair and Sean Callahan walk through the top recommendations from our team.

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Race Day Essentials

The Race Day plan from Race Day Ninja Crisp McDonald. In addition to supporting timers, Crisp has been a pioneer in hybrid events, and will break down everything from start line management to virtual results – and how timers and race directors can work together for a successful event.

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Fundraising Case Studies

This deep dive demonstrates all the options for fundraising events, beyond just traditional runs/walks/rides. Virtual options, socially distant options, and hybrid combinations of the two are covered.

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Hybrid Examples

Check our some of the examples we discussed and get inspired to start building your own hybrid event.

Hybrid Race Examples:

Fundraising Examples:


Additional Resources

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COVID Tracking

Want to track the virus like Bob and draw your own conclusions about a recovery timeline? These are the links he referenced.

-> COVID Tracking Project
-> Rt Live
-> Health Data Projections

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Industry Status

Want to understand the type of impact the pandemic is having on the industry. This is how we’ve been tracking it.

-> November 2020 Report
-> Thanksgiving by the #’s
-> 2021 Survey Results

Keep Up with Us

Want to keep up with the latest technology and access to every industry best practice we offer?

-> Follow our Blog
-> Subscribe on YouTube
-> Sign Up for Newsletter

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Promotion Tools

Promote your hybrid event with some of the tools discussed during the sessions.

-> Customize Your Website
-> Swag (Referral) Rewards
-> Custom Source Tracking

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Fundraising Options

Pick the best fundraising option for your nonprofit – virtual, hybrid, or socially distant.

->Ticket Events
-> Donation Forms
-> Donation Websites

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Sponsor Management

Add sponsors to your website, along with sponsor packages and the option to pay through RunSignup.

-> Sponsor Blog 
-> Sponsor Webinar
-> Sponsor Ideas for Virtual

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Photo Platform

Promote your hybrid event with some of the tools discussed during the sessions.

-> Photos 2.0
-> Photo Upload How-To for Participants

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RaceDay Info

The first step in planning your race day should be consulting with your timer (find one here). More help:

-> Create Digital Bibs
-> Use Corral for Wave Starts
-> RaceJoy Anywhere

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GoVirtual Setup

You can find all of this on the Virtual Hub, but a few notes for your virtual components.

-> Virtual Results How-To
-> Build a Virtual Challenge
-> 10 Ways to Improve Your Virtual Event

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