Picking the Right Team Type for Your Race
RunSignup has three different places you can enable a team option. This page will focus on the options within standard groups/teams, but your first step is to review the differences between groups/teams, fundraising teams, and corporate teams and make sure you’re setting up the right one for your event.
Key Features for Groups/Teams
Enable teams that meet the unique needs of your event.
- Allow or require team creation or joining within the registration path or after registration
- Create open team options or restrict your teams by gender, size, or age ranges
- Option to allow or require passwords for team joining
- Team captains with edit capabilities and reporting access
Incentivize with Pricing
Encourage and reward team joining with creative team pricing options.
- Offer a discount when teams reach a pre-determined size, with automatic refunds for participants who already joined the team
- Charge a setup fee for each team as an option to customize pricing
Promote Your Teams
Promote your team options to drive more social registrations.
- Customize your website with custom content and displays on your cover page
- Add text to your confirmation email promoting team benefits
- Enable registration follow-up emails that promote team sharing
Track your teams and easily communicate with team members.
- Easily view and download reports showing all your groups and teams along with contact information for every team member
- Quickly view and download reports with all team captains
- Access automatic email lists for all members of your groups/teams and all team captains
All the Latest Blogs on Groups & Teams
Event organizers can use RunSigup’s vouchers, discounts, and coupons to encourage registrations, manage deferrals, reward volunteers and staff, recognize loyal participants and others for their role in the community. This recorded webinar gives a quick overview of how to set up these tools in your race wizard.Read More
The following recorded webinar offers instructions on how to set up automated refunds for various situations. Refunds and percentage discounts are an effective method to encourage higher participation and registrations when using incentive tools like referrals and group pricing.Read More
Below is a recorded webinar recently held that covered the benefits of offering team/group registration options and examples of how this can be deployed using RunSignup’s features and tools available to our customers. If you are wanting to increase registrations, teams are…Read More
We are happy to announce a whole new generation of Team Results on RunSignup. While it helps improve the previous team results capabilities tremendously, we are probably most excited by the support for Cross Country Results (probably because there are a bunch…Read More
Teams and Groups are becoming an increasingly popular way to attract participants. However, there are always questions about how to make this as simple and obvious as possible to attract the most people. On Monday, August 6, we are taking another step…Read More
“As race directors react to declining participation numbers, what we’re seeing is more of them increase value and create better experiences for their runners, partners, charities and communities.” – Rich Harshbarger, Running USA (2017 US Road Race Trends) While we have some data discrepancies that…Read More
Team Captains can easily invite friends and family to join their team with Team Member Invites. Emails with a customizable invitation message and a direct link to join your team can be sent via RunSignup or your personal email so that your…Read More
We have added several new features for Groups or Teams. Event Soft Caps The first one is “Soft Caps”. This is very useful for wave races, for example, obstacle course races. The basic idea is that you may have a cap of…Read More
We have added a powerful new capability to custom questions – having a unique answer. This is very useful for races who want to specify which participant is doing each leg – for example Bob is doing leg 1, Jeff is doing…Read More
Successful race promotion goes beyond the obvious social media, race flyer, email marketing model and looks at ways to get participants more involved as de-facto ambassadors for the event. One simple option: Groups & Teams. Teams (or groups) can have a broad…Read More
While some races want to have a separate definition for Teams and Fundraising Teams, there is also a need to align these so they are essentially the same. This has an advantage in that a team can be created or joined on…Read More
Team Captains now have access to a report of group/team members, contact info and t-shirt sizes. Many team captains order their own team shirts in addition to the ones the race gives out. So, the captains need an easy way to pull…Read More