RaceJoy is designed for…

On-Site Events • Based upon the official course map(s). 
Virtual and Challenge Events • Automatically submits finish data to RunSignup’s results platform.

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RaceJoy For Participants and Spectators

Event organizers are able to offer participants and spectators – those that are able to attend the event or remote spectators around the world- with an interactive race day experience. RaceJoy makes use of the advanced features available within participants’ phones. There is no added equipment required.

Real-Time Tracking

RaceJoy provides participants with real-time GPS tracking of the participant’s location on the official course map. Spectators can track the participants’ location and progress real-time, enabling them to cheer on their participants at the right moment and location. 

Continual Progress Alerts

RaceJoy delivers continual GPS-based progress alerts to participants and spectators, notifying them when key milestones are reached and providing essential performance data. This helps participants to manage their performance and keep their spectators informed. 

Cheer Sending

Spectators can send personalized audio cheers or pre-recorded messages to participants, providing encouragement and support along the way. This interactive feature boosts participants’ morale and creates a sense of community, even in virtual or remote races.

Interactive Course Maps

Official course maps with off-course alerts are provided in RaceJoy and stored as native maps to ensure participants stay on course even in the most remote locations.

For Event Organizers

Offer a Big Race Experience

Participants and spectators now expect some form of tracking will be made available for most events. With RaceJoy, organizers can provide a big race level of experience for an economical price.

Improve Safety

Organizers have an at-a-glance view of participants’ real-time positions, making it easier to identify potential issues or assist participants in need.

  • Off-course alerts
  • SOS feature where participants can immediately alert staff about issues
  • Directional cues bolster a safer race experience.


Organizers can quickly communicate to individuals, groups, or all participants using text-to-speech technology. RaceJoy offers a valuable way to communicate urgent or important information directly to participants while they are on the course. 

Sponsor Promotion

RaceJoy offers event organizers the ability to showcase sponsors by integrating their branding within the app, recognition with each progress alert, banner ads, and custom course map.

More Customization Options for Event Organizers

Custom Course Maps

Event organizers can customize interactive course maps, highlighting key landmarks, water stations, and sponsor locations. Maps can be displayed on event web pages and are accessible in the app.

Custom Audio Experience

Events can deliver a unique audio experience in RaceJoy where pre-loaded audio files are played as participants reach scheduled locations on the course or milestones for virtual events. This helps event organizers to provide an engaging and memorable race experience.  

Custom Branding and Content

Each event has their own custom event within RaceJoy with the event logo, banner ads and content pages. Events can provide important information within the FAQ and Schedule sections of RaceJoy decreasing the inflow of participant questions.

For Timers

Timers who complete the RaceJoy Certification course are able to provide RaceJoy as an add-on service. Timers can also take advantage of RaceJoy’s backend tools like route replay and progress dashboards to verify questionable performance data and its race day monitoring dashboard to track the lead and tail and quickly identify any issue spots on the course.

Available Through RaceJoy Certified Providers. 

RaceJoy is exclusively available through RaceJoy Certified Timers. Check to see if your timer is certified in RaceJoy or search for a provider below. Events using RunSignup’s registration receive a substantial discount.

Bryn Mawr Racing Company

Bryn Mawr Racing Company decided to join RunSignup in 2014 when searching for a more flexible results platform. Prior to joining, Bryn Mawr Racing Company was providing runners with results in the typical, static PDF format. When searching for a more dynamic, clickable results experience, RunSignup started to come into the picture.

  • 54,000 Registrants in 2019

  • 289K In Donations across all races in 2019

  • 25% Increase in Registration from 2018

Latest Blogs on RaceJoy

RunSignup Introduces Real-Time Strategy for Race Day

RunSignup, the leading registration and technology provider for endurance events in the United States, announces the launch of its next-generation race day technology, featuring real-time data integration for endurance events. RunSignup continues to discover and expand functionality across its RaceDay products and with third party technology partners. The company is unveiling several new race day technology advancements at RunSignup University on June 11 that include real-time chip timing alerts now in RaceJoy, a revamped Mobile Timing App, and expanded integration with third party technology partners.

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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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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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EventDay Technology Continuous Improvement

RunSignup does internal Company Calls every few weeks with a rotation of departments giving updates. Recently, we did received an update from the EventDay development team on completed advancements and plans for 2024. The team focuses on EventDay products such as RaceDay Scoring, RaceDay CheckIn app, RaceJoy, Mobile Timing App, and TicketSignup App. They also complete the integration with technology partners like Race Result and MYLAPS. We thought it would be interesting for our customers to see the continuous focus on progress the team demonstrates.

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RaceDay Scoring – Old Time Pricing for Today’s Timers

We are simplifying the price of RaceDay Scoring again! It is now a single subscription of $199 per year for each timing company. This is inspired by the two OG’s – Alan Jones and Roger Bradshaw. They set the standard for scoring software and the standard for pricing. Like Alan and Roger, we have another source of income that allows us to invest in building, delivering and supporting RaceDay Scoring for Todays Timers. We realize timers are the backbone of the endurance community and we want to support them with modern software.

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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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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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RaceJoy Now with Native Maps and Participant Pause

We are excited to announce two significant advancements for RaceJoy, RunSignup’s race day mobile app. As a RunSignup product designed to elevate the race day experience, RaceJoy now supports Google native maps and stores course routes on Android and Apple phones for offline experiences. In addition, RaceJoy now offers optional Participant Pause feature ideal for lap events with rest times. These innovative additions expand the application of RaceJoy to a broader range of events and further solidify RunSignup’s commitment to providing comprehensive technology solutions to event organizers. 

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Unlocking Fundraising Success: DONNA Marathon’s Executive Director on RunSignup’s Platform and More

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Amanda Napolitano, the Executive Director of the DONNA Foundation, responsible for overseeing the DONNA Marathon in Jacksonville, Florida. During our conversation, Amanda shared valuable insights into best practices for fundraising events and maximizing the potential of RunSignup’s comprehensive products and features.

In our discussion, Amanda covered a range of topics, including registration, fundraising, RaceDay Checkin app, RaceJoy, and Ticket Signup, to name just a few. She emphasized how these tools can be effectively utilized to enhance the overall experience for participants and race staff. Amanda highlighted that the primary reason they transitioned to RunSignup this year was the seamless integration between registration technology and fundraising features, which proved to be remarkably user-friendly both during setup and for participants.

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Bringing Joy to the Race for Ten Years

RunSignup, the leading registration and technology provider for U.S. endurance events, announces RaceJoy’s ten year milestone. RaceJoy is RunSignup’s interactive race day mobile app with more than 1.7 million users at more than 6,300 events during the last 10 years. RaceJoy provides value to…

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Guest Timer Insights: Zack Loggins

The recorded Timer Tip Tuesday below hosts special guest, Zack Loggins, founder of Georgia-based Runners Fit Race Works timing and event management company. Zack started his timer business in 2010 while at college in north Georgia to help pay for his tuition and pulled from his personal experience as a runner. His first year resulted in timing 60 events and he has grown the business to now provide timing and event services for an expected 200 events this year.

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