Technology for your Runway 5K…

RunSignup makes registration for every Runway 5K easy, sure. But we’re also here with free technology to help you manage your event and race operations from conception to execution. All events on RunSignup include:


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

Marketing Tools

Take advantage of free marketing tools like email and websites and prompt work-of-mouth with referral programs and team incentives.


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.

Hosting an Airshow? Choose TicketSignup.

We found that many endurance events hosted ticket events as well. That’s why we created TicketSignup – so you can create your Runway 5K and airshow with the same account, similar UI features, and same trusted company.

Key Features for Runway 5K’s

Flexible Registration Options

Set up the registration path that works best for your event. Customize your registration tiles with descriptions, CTA’s, and banners. With RunSignup it’s easy to:

  • Collect user information about expected race time, if they’re a veteran, and more with custom questions
  • Add custom waivers that check all of your boxes and select how you need attendees to sign.
  • Hosting races at multiple airports? Setup a runway series! When attendees opt for your series they get automatically registered for the races within that series.

Support all the way Through RaceDay

RunSignup’s RaceDay suite has the technology to support you through the entire race.

On-Site Registration: Keep registration open race morning to collect all of those last minute sign ups.

CheckIn App: Make packet pickup and check in a seamless operation.

RunSignup Results: Keep participants happy with comprehensive results that are searchable and dynamic.

RaceDay Photos: Bring runners back to your site after race day with photos. Auto-tagging allows the correct photos to connect with each participants profile and team profile.

Marketing Tools to Boost Registrations

Get the word out with free, built-in tools to market your Runway 5K.

  • Stand out from the crowd with a free website that you can fully customize to match your branding (not ours)
  • Leverage the little things for a complete online look with custom favicons, email capture, and social sharing
  • Turn your loyal participants into ambassadors and incentive sharing with an automated referral rewards program
  • Understand your results and optimize your spend with custom source tracking and the RaceInsights Analytics dashboard

Pricing Tools to Incentivize Early Registrations

For the right price you can get the attention of any runner. Strategize when to open coupons and price increases to attract the most amount of people. Create a dynamic pricing plan and activate it.

  • Age Based Pricing
  • Automated Price Increases
  • Coupons, Discounts, and Vouchers

Streamline Donations and Raise More

Raise more for the cause of your choice with donations and fundraising built into your event.

  • Make a soft ask for donations during registration with donation levels customized for your cause
  • Give participants one last chance to donate with a simple option to donate via checkbox at checkout
  • Upgrade your fundraising efforts with individual and team peer-to-peer fundraising


Make it simple to manage add-on items like VIP Parking passes and added race-merch. Easily control your inventory and create variants.

Participant Insurance

Increase your overall event revenue and entice early registrations by offering your participants race insurance.

Apple Pay

Prioritize convenience. 94.1% of mobile users were on Apple devices. Apple Pay is offered to all RunSignup events to support a fast purchase experience.

RaceJoy Tracking

Offer RaceJoy’s runner tracking to ensure the safety of your participants with off-course and SOS alerts, live dashboards, and communications features.

More Support

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