RaceTrends

Each year, we mine our data to generate an overhead view of the endurance market. While specific facets of our technology and business model may impact some results, our large sample size (estimated to be around 35-40% of the US Market) makes it a robust source of information about the current health of the industry.


Race Registration Market Analysis

Twice a year we look at internal and external reporting sources to try to evaluate the shifts and trends in the race registration market. Take a look at what we are seeing and make predictions about what is to come.

Registration Market Analysis – September 2022

We have been doing the race registration market analysis every 6 months for many years. We include a ton of analytical data, and also include our analysis of happenings and directions in the market (of course that analysis is done from our…

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Registration Market Analysis – March 2022

We have been doing the race registration market analysis every 6 months for many years. Last September we stated things were returning to normal, only to be interrupted by the Omicron wave which impacted numbers in December thru March. We will dive…

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Registration Market Analysis

We have been doing race registration market analysis every 6 months for many years. We did special ones over the past year and a half due to COVID. Things are more back to normal now, so we will return to the previous…

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Race Registration Market Analysis – March 2021

We usually do a Race Registration Market Analysis twice a year – March and September. 2020 was an unusual year, but we did a special one in April, 2020 and September, 2020 to try to capture what was happening in the endurance market. We will share our data…

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Race Registration Market Analysis

We usually do a Race Registration Market Analysis twice a year – March and September. This is an unusual year, but we did a special one in April, 2020 to try to capture what was happening in the endurance market. We usually include a bunch of…

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Race Registration Market Analysis – April 2020

We usually do a Race Registration Market Analysis twice a year. We usually include a bunch of stats from different sources to compare the various registration platforms and track general industry trends. Usually, we publish the spring one in March. This year is obviously…

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Race Registration Market Analysis – September, 2019

We do a US Registration Market Analysis every 6 months: We try to improve on it with your feedback (so feel free to send suggestions or corrections to bob.bickel at runsignup.com). We do this as part of our own internal market evaluation…

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Race Registration Market Analysis – March, 2019

We do a US Registration Market Analysis every 6 months: We try to improve on it with your feedback (so feel free to send suggestions or corrections to bob.bickel at runsignup.com). We do this as part of our own internal market evaluation…

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Race Registration Market Analysis – September, 2018

We do a US Registration Market Analysis every 6 months: We try to improve on it with your feedback (so feel free to send suggestions or corrections to bob.bickel at runsignup.com). We do this as part of our own internal market evaluation…

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U.S. Registration Market Analysis – March 2018

We do a US Registration Market Analysis every 6 months: We try to make it better with your feedback (so feel free to send suggestions or corrections to bob.bickel at runsignup.com). We do this as part of our own internal market evaluation…

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U.S. Registration Market Analysis – September 2017

We do a US Registration Market Analysis every 6 months: We try to make it better with your feedback (so feel free to send suggestions or corrections to bob.bickel at runsignup.com). We do this as part of our own internal market evaluation…

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Registration Market Analysis – April 2017

We did the first Market Analysis last September, and a second one in March and the third one ins September, 2016. We will continue to do this every 6 months and try to make it better with your feedback (so feel free to send suggestions or corrections…

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RunSignup Quarterly Reports

To create a little transparency in the industry, RunSignup reports on it’s quarterly numbers each year (with more frequent reports during the height of COVID shutdowns). While every company and race may not reflect our internal trends, it’s a quick way to get the gist of current trends in the industry.

2022 Year in Review

One of our Year End Wrap-up Blogs. Others include 2022 Availability Report, Company Strategy, TicketSignup 2022 Product Recap, RunSignup 2022 Product Recap, and TicketSignup Product Roadmap. Also, here is our 2023 Roadmap Webinar. RunSignup helped our customers process $400 Million for their events in 2022. We have continued our…

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RunSignup Q3 2022 Update

Q3 2022 saw several trends in our business: We share our high level numbers and thoughts on the market and technology advances on a quarterly and yearly basis –  2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, Q1 2022, Q2 2022. RunSignup Quarterly Numbers We had a record quarter as we…

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RunSignup Q2 2022 Update

Q2 2022 saw several trends: Races are down about 20% from their 2019 numbers, and 25% of races over 500 participants in 2019 are not back and likely not returning RunSignup has seen continued market share growth Registration vendors are getting very…

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Q2 2021 GiveSignup | RunSignup Report

Q2 marks the quarter where our business and our customer’s business returned to growth. Vaccination rates going up, cases, hospitalizations and deaths going down dramatically caused states to open up. As we had been expecting, that is great news for live events….

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RunSignup Q1 2022 Update

As has been the case for the past 2 years, Q1 was impacted by Covid. We saw drops in the number of new and renewed event creation in December and January, with recoveries in February and March as case counts dropped. We…

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2021 Year in Review

As we enter a new year, we are producing multiple blogs that give a full 2021 Product Recap, 2021 RaceDay Recap, Product Roadmap for 2022, our Vision for 2022 and Beyond, and this one – which will review 2021 from a business perspective. 2021 was a…

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Q3 2021 GiveSignup | RunSignup Report

While Q2 was about returning to 2019 levels, Q3 saw us return to growth mode with transaction volume increasing 32% over Q3 2019. In 2021 we are comparing our numbers to 2019 – the last year of normalcy. The quick way to…

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Q1 2021 Report

Q1 2021 marks the turning point for our business. Looking back on the quarter, the year started slowly with many customers and supporters consumed with very high COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths, concerns about vaccine distribution, and the tumultuous passing of power…

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December 2020 COVID Numbers Update

We began monthly updates in July after doing weekly updates that ended in Week 18, and are shifting to monthly (August and October, November) and Quarterly (Q3) updates. The monthly update is meant to give stats that are useful to the endurance and nonprofit communities we serve. Quick…

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2020 Year in Review

TLDR; We broke our normally consolidated Year in Review into multiple parts. This one will focus on the business and market. We also did a 2020 Development Recap and a 2021 Product Roadmap. Since we document things openly, we can take a look back at 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, Q1, Q2,…

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November 2020 COVID Numbers Update

We began monthly updates in July after doing weekly updates that ended in Week 18, and are shifting to monthly (August and October) and Quarterly (Q3) updates. The monthly update is meant to give stats that are useful to the endurance and nonprofit communities we serve. Quick…

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October 2020 COVID Numbers Update

We began monthly updates in July after doing weekly updates that ended in Week 18, and are shifting to monthly (August) and Quarterly (Q3) updates. The monthly update is meant to give stats that are useful to the endurance and nonprofit communities we serve. Quick…

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Thanksgiving Reports

As the largest US Running Day of the year, Thanksgiving Day gives us insights into growth in the industry and the building of new running traditions. Each year we run the numbers to see what Thanksgiving can tell us…


More Industry News

Want to know what registration company was recently acquired or how a merger might impact the broader industry? Check out our regular updates on the biggest news in the endurance industry.

Asics Acquires Njuko

Asics announced the acquisition of a leading European registration provider, Njuko. This is in addition to their other acquisitions of RunKeeper (training app), Race Roster (Canada and US registration) and RegisterNow (Australia registration). Congratulations to Pierre Duvelleroy and his team, who have built a good quality company who operates the…

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Race Roster Calling…

It seems Race Roster is having a big calling campaign into races who use RunSignup. We’ve been getting emails and feedback similar to this the past several weeks: “Just got a call from Race Roster trying to pull me over from RSU…

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Lightbox Customer Migration Frequently Asked Questions

We recently announced a migration of Lightbox registration customers to the RunSignup platform. Lightbox – RunSignup FAQ Why is Lightbox partnering with RunSignup? We have always been focused on how we can help our customers. After analysis of all of the features that…

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Eventbrite Q2 2021 Report

We have been following Eventbrite since they are a similar company serving events and having a similar business model of charging for their services only with processing fees since they went public. We are also beginning to overlap with them more as…

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Eventbrite Q1 2021 Report

We have been following Eventbrite since they are a similar company serving events and having a similar business model of charging for their services only with processing fees since they went public. We are also beginning to overlap with them more as…

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Navigating Facebook’s New Ads Changes

We reported back in February that the squabble between Apple and Facebook over user privacy was probably going to result in changes to the Facebook Ads platform.  Here is the latest update on how Facebook is changing their ad system and what you…

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SignMeUp Closes

SignMeUp is the latest race registration vendor to close down, joining a growing list we have covered before in our Registration Market Analysis. As is typical, these closings happen quickly, without thoughtful migration strategies put in place. For example, their website is still up…

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What Happened to GoFundMe Charity?

In November 2019 we wrote about the abrupt brand and platform shut-down of Crowdrise following their acquisition by GoFundMe. While Crowdrise was designed for nonprofits, GoFundMe has been designed from the start as a platform for individual fundraising for many purposes. The change caused…

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