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 40% of the US Market) makes it a robust source of information about the current health of the industry.

Not a lot of time to read? View the on-demand webinar breaking down the key takeaways from the 2023 RaceTrends Report.

2023 RaceTrends Takeaways


Top 100 Largest Races

There is no single aggregator of data for the running industry, making it challenging to understand what events are the largest. Each year (COVID years aside), we attempt to manually pull race data to ascertain the top 100 largest events across the industry. Corrections are always welcome.

2022 Top 100 Largest Races
2019 Top 100 Largest Races
2018 Top 100 Largest Races

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 March, 2024

We have been doing the US 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 perspective and is sometimes biting to competitors, but tries to be honest). This began because we as a business need to take a hard look at how we are doing against a competitive landscape and figured as long as we were doing the analysis, we would share it.

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Registration Market Analysis September, 2023

We have been doing the US 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…

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Registration Market Analysis March, 2023

We have been doing the US 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…

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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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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.

RunSignup Q2 2024 Update

The quick summary: Our employee owned company shares 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, 2022, 2023 and Q1 2024. RunSignup Quarterly Numbers It was another solid quarter for our company, with…

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Eventbrite Q1 2024 Review

Wall Street cheered the higher “Take Rate” and Revenue that Eventbrite generated for themselves in their Q1 2024 Report: However, we see some fundamental problems. Starting with the drop of 8% in their tickets sold in Q1 2024 vs. Q1 2023. RunSignup…

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RunSignup Q1 2024 Update

The quick summary: Our employee owned company shares 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, 2022, and 2023. RunSignup Quarterly Numbers It was another solid quarter for our company, with all…

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2023 Year in Review

One of our Year End Wrap-up Blogs. Others include 2023 Year in Review, 2023 RunSignup Product Recap, 2023 GiveSignup Product Recap, 2023 TicketSignup Product Recap, 2023 Infrastructure Report, 2024 Company Strategy, 2024 RunSignup Roadmap, 2024 GiveSignup Roadmap, 2024 TicketSignup Roadmap. TLDR: We had a great year. Our customers can feel…

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RunSignup Q3 2023 Update

This was a very interesting quarter. We saw continued growth in our business. We saw “normal” returning to the endurance community, although with some final adjustments. Specifically, some of the growth we saw in the first two quarters of the year were…

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RunSignup Q2 2023 Update

Q2 2023 saw several very positive 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, 2022, and Q1 2023. RunSignup Quarterly Numbers We continue to see…

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RunSignup Q1 2023 Update

Q1 2023 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, and 2022. RunSignup Quarterly Numbers We had a record quarter as we…

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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: 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. Endurance Community Still Recovering In addition to our widely used Yearly Trends, we have been…

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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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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.

2024 Midyear RaceTrends Update

We release an annual RaceTrends Report each winter to provide a thorough assessment of the state of the endurance and fundraising events industry. Today, we have a brief update looking at 2024 midyear race trends to help event organizers better understand the current state…

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Update on Fee Transparency Law Implementation

We are beginning to roll out the new pricing displays on our products effective today, June 7, 2024. This is a follow up to a more detailed blog where we review the new “Taylor Swift” pricing transparency laws that are mandating the…

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May Races Up 5% from 2023

In our continuing efforts to keep the endurance community up to date on trends, we mine our customer data for races on our platform in both years, and found races that occurred in May were up 5% from 2023. There were 446,121…

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Guest Post – Using AI for Customer Service of Events

Daniel Beasley shares how his company, Queu.ai, has helped a couple of RunSignup customers automate and improve customer service. Coastal Race Productions uses the Queu.ai Chatbot for Events to answer questions for their races like the Pink Ribbon Run (Give it a…

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Eventbrite Q1 2024 Review

Wall Street cheered the higher “Take Rate” and Revenue that Eventbrite generated for themselves in their Q1 2024 Report: However, we see some fundamental problems. Starting with the drop of 8% in their tickets sold in Q1 2024 vs. Q1 2023. RunSignup…

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Race Participation Grows 7% in April 2024

The good news for endurance events continues in April, with growth of 7% over April 2023. We track events that occurred in April and were on our platform in both April, 2023 and April 2024 and total the number of registrations. The…

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RunSignup Q1 2024 Update

The quick summary: Our employee owned company shares 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, 2022, and 2023. RunSignup Quarterly Numbers It was another solid quarter for our company, with all…

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What’s Happening to Race Prices?

Ever since the COVID pandemic pricing for most things have been a bit in flux. And races are no different. In 2020 we saw artificially low race prices since essentially all events were virtual and overhead costs were much lower. 2023 was…

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Eventbrite Q4 2023 Earnings Recap

We say this sincerely – we wish Eventbrite was doing better. They are the only public company in the event ticket/registration space and are the segment leader. If they were growing it would show that events are back and bring an overall…

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RaceInsure is Here to Help Protect Race Directors

This is a partner post in conjunction with RaceInsure, a new insurance option by race director and insurance professional Scott Sutter. How often do you think race directors read the fine print of their race insurance policy? With the juggling act that…

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