Development Progress in Early 2024

We have all company meetings every 2-3 weeks where different departments share their progress over the past 10-12 weeks. Over the past two weeks we had our Platform team and then our Event Day development teams present, and we thought we would…

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Peddles and Progress at Cactus Cup

ARIZONA’S ORIGINAL MOUNTAIN BIKE STAGE RACE Originating in 1991, the Cactus Cup stands tall as Arizona’s original mountain bike stage race, and its recent 2024 event proved to be another successful experience that offered something for everyone. Gail Hughes, with Virtual Roster…

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RaceDay Primer for Race Directors

Today, technology advancements now means any sized race can offer many of the same race day features that even the largest races, like the NYC Marathon, offers. All races can now offer real time tracking, split alerts based on timing equipment on the course, officially scored finish times within seconds of participants’ finishing, txt notifications, online photos, and more. In addition, newer technology innovations like dynamic bib assignment are bring a host of advantages such as reduced cost, greater efficiencies, and more revenue by allowing registration to remain open even after the gun goes off. But much of this is kind of a mystery to race directors, and this blog aims to help race directors understand all that is available to them so that they can deliver the quality of a big race experience regardless of the event size and budget.

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RaceDay Check-In App Label Printing

In a recent webinar we covered how to use RunSignup’s free RaceDay CheckIn app’s label printing feature. This feature helps to streamline packet pickup and reduce potential confusion. Races can print various things such as a participant’s name, age, division, bib number, shirt size, swag information, etc. There are a lot of features available within the CheckIn app, and this is one that we recommend races look at possibly using.

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Empowering Timers with Event Day Innovation

Watch this video for Bob Bickel’s insights into RunSignup’s strategy to help timers provide foundational technology for race events. In the fast-paced world of event management, where every second counts, leveraging cutting-edge technology is the key to success.

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RaceDay in The Keys: Islamorada Half Marathon

RunSignup’s RaceDay’s software developers and support teams recently had the pleasure of joining one of our valued timers, Race Day Professionals (RDP), at the Islamorada Running Company’s yearly event in scenic Islamorada, Florida. During this year’s race event, RDP’s Steve and Ronni Turrisi expertly utilized RunSignup’s RaceDay suite of technology and extended a warm welcome to our team. This collaboration provided our developers with a firsthand look into the life of a timer and a chance to see the practical application of the technology they themselves build and support. We were very impressed with RDP’s dedication to providing a quality experience for their race director and participants alike.

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Drumstick Dash 13K RaceDay CheckIns with Ease

The Wheeler Mission Drumstick Dash held its 21st event in Indianapolis, Indiana and is known for their Thanksgiving morning event where participants ‘move your feet so others can eat!®’  This year the event used RunSignup’s RaceDay CheckIn app to efficiently process a total of 13,094 participants (12,251 the day before race day and another 843 participants on Thanksgiving race day). Event organizers made full use of technology to deliver a streamlined experience for their participants, including dynamic bib assignments, QR code scanning, RaceDay CheckIn app, and on-site label printing.

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RaceDay CheckIn v3.2.42 is Now Available!

Feature Updates Updated Multiple Waiver Signing Experience. We made an update to the RunSignup Waiver Signing feature, which now allows the CheckIn App to view the status of waiver signing for participants when there are multiple waivers in use. Previously, we were…

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Navigating Race Timing in the Frozen North

In the world of race timing, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes, especially for those operating in unique and challenging environments. In a recent webinar, Mark Iverson from Skinny Raven, an event timing and production company based in Anchorage, Alaska, shed light on the intricacies of managing events in this frozen corner of the world. From extreme weather conditions to moose encounters, Skinny Raven has faced it all. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the webinar to explore their experiences and the tools used to navigate these challenges.

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