Technology for Paddle Events…

RunSignup makes registration easy, sure. But we’re also here with free technology to help you manage your paddle events from conception to execution.


Make it simple for participants to register in minutes with a dynamic, mobile-friendly, and customizable registration platform.

Marketing Tools

Take advantage of free marketing tools including email and websites as well as built-in referral programs, incentive-base pricing setups, and social sharing settings.


Raise more for your nonprofit, charity partner, or multiple charity partners with integrated donations and fundraising tools.


Streamline your RaceDay operations with flexible bib assignment, a speedy CheckIn App and simple on-site registration options.

Brand Your Website for Paddling Events with PaddleSignup

Did you know that you can use the alternate URL of for your event? No extra steps are required: with our Single Sign On System for multiple brands, the race you create can be accessed from either or The functionality is the same, but the branding is perfect for your event.

Key Features for Paddling Events

RaceDay Tools For Safety & Engagement

Utilize our suite of RaceDay tools for a smoother, safer, and more fun paddle experience.

  • CheckIn App allows you to quickly get participants checked in and ready to paddle (and it’s free)
  • RaceJoy allows you to track your participants in real time. Work with a certified timer to activate RaceJoy for a safer paddle
  • RaceDay Photos lets you share unlimited photos from your past events posted to your event website. Start creating FOMO with your epic paddle photos.

Flexible Pricing Options for Teams

Make your paddle event more approachable with relay and team options. RunSignup’s team features include:

  • Require a teams to be a specific size (for example, 2 people to fill a tandem kayak or 4 people per row boat)
  • Allow teams that are single-gender or coed
  • Flexible team pricing that allows for a captain to pay for everyone up front or requires each registrant to pay as they join
  • Example: Price automatically adjusts when 2 people have separate registrations for a tandem kayak. Adjustment shown at checkout.


Include add-ons during the registration process to make sure everyone has the gear that they need on event day. Create add-ons for rentals like life jackets and kayaks, or create for purchase gear like gloves. Features include:

  • Set a limit of inventory available
  • Create a cap for how many of each item that one participant can add
  • Include gear variants like size and color

Tours and Classes for Kayaking and Paddle Boarding

Offering river tours or have open water paddling available? Manage and promote your paddle sport activities with RunSignup’s free Ticket Platform, TicketSignup. TicketSignup allows you to easily book lessons, classes, and tours all season long. With TicketSignup you get best-in-class technology to power your tours and classes.

Donations and Fundraising

Raise more for your cause with integrated donations and the ability to engage participants as fundraisers.

  • Enable donation options with customizable donation levels and simple checkboxes at checkout
  • Activate fundraisers with personalized fundraising pages and access to email templates
  • Harness the power of social connections with team fundraisers that work together towards a common goal
  • Gamify your fundraising with automated fundraiser leaderboards, digital trophy cases, and refund rewards for meeting specific donation thresholds
  • Opt to require a minimum fundraising amount for participants (or not)

Free Marketing Tools

Get the word out with free, built-in tools to market your paddle events.

  • Stand out from the crowd with a free and custom paddle websites with your branding (not ours)
  • Connect with your community and bring back participants with free and unlimited email marketing
  • Turn your loyal participants into ambassadors and incentive sharing with an automated referral rewards program
  • Understand your results and optimize your spend with the RaceInsights Analytics dashboard

Participant Insurance

Earn more revenue by offering your participants optional protection.

  • Enable the ability for participants to purchase insurance during their registration
  • All insurance-related participant management (and refunds) are handled by our insurance partner, Protecht Regshield
  • Low-cost option for your participants, at 8.1% of the registration fee (just a $2.99 minimum)
  • 20% of all insurance premiums are paid to your race, providing a nice


ChattaJack is a highly anticipated race for passionate paddle athletes. Paddlers have the option to compete in either kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, canoes, and more to complete the challenging 31 miles in the Tennessee River Gorge.

The event attracts paddlers from all over and fills up long before event day. ChattaJack uses RunSignup to manage their registrations, organize their divisions, release results, and more.

More Technology for Paddle Events…

Looking for something else? Here are a few other features that make life easier for paddle events.

Customize Wording

Customize the working on your event website (like changing “race” to “paddle”, “event” to “fest”, and “participant” to “kayaker”) to keep your message clear and keep the focus on paddling.


Easily collect the information you need. RunSignup supports multiple waivers to make paperwork easy when you, your venue, and your sponsor all need waivers signed in specific ways.


Turn your pricing setup into a prompt for action with time-based or holiday appropriate coupon codes. Set special coupons for a limited time or set to a first come first serve structure.

Participant Management

Participant management tools allow your participants to follow self serve procedures. When enabled, participants can update registration info and transfer events without having to contact you.

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