Technology for Ultra Races…

RunSignup makes registration easy, sure. But we’re also here with free technology to help you manage your ultra 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.

RunSignup Makes Your Ultra Easy to Find

Want to make sure runners can find your event? In addition to including your race on our internal race search, creating your race on RunSignup means it’s automatically to our network of 2,500 US-based event calendars like RunningintheUsa, Evvnt, and more. Additionally, we optimize your race website to ensure it’s a top hit on Google – and the ability to renew your race means all the SEO you earn this year will continue to help your race to be found next year.

Key Features for Ultra Races

Collect All the Information

Collect all the data you need (and none that you don’t) with unlimited custom questions.

  • Flexible question formats for multiple choice, multi-select, or open-ended answers
  • Time validation option to ensure accurate information for expected finish time, previous finish times, and more
  • Supports multiple waivers to make paperwork easy when you, your venue, and your sponsor all need waivers
  • Collect pacer information easily to ensure a record of who’s on your course

Participant Management

Ease customer service and keep participants coming back with flexible options for participant management.

  • Enable self-serve options for participant management, including for distance transfers, bib exchanges, and refunds (if allowed)
  • Allow participant changes for free or add a fee to boost your revenue
  • Implement and manage a waiting list for sold out or lottery-based events
  • Cap registrations by distance (for course management) or across events (for venue restrictions)
  • Make it easy to manage participant changes that apply to many people with bulk participant management features for refunds, transfers, and deferrals

Automated Pricing Strategies

Incentivize early registrations and increase participant loyalty with automated pricing strategies.

  • Implement price increases based on date or number of registrations to activate potential participants
  • Build loyalty across your event with multi-race bundles that allow for registration of several events at once
  • Cultivate community by rewarding local running groups with discounts via automated membership recognition or auto-applied coupon codes

Volunteer Platform

Register and manage volunteers directly from your race dashboard.

  • Organize your volunteer needs with individual volunteer tasks, timeslots groupings of tasks into categories, and dedicated volunteer and task coordinators
  • Optimize your assignments with minimum and maximum numbers of volunteers needed
  • Add custom questions with information and waivers from your volunteers
  • Easily communicate through free email and automated volunteer lists (and sub-lists by task or category)
  • Take advantage of vouchers to offer your volunteers discounted entry into future events

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

RaceDay Technology for Ultra Races…

Whether you’re working with a professional timer or using a more DIY timing option, we can help.

RaceDay Scoring

Step up your game with our next-generation race scoring software to score runners on multiple courses and multiple distances.

Mobile Timing App

For small, simple races in remote conditions, the Mobile Timing App allows you to track finishers and publish results for participants in real time.

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.


Keep your participants engaged with searchable results and auto-tagged photos right on your race website. Unlimited photo uploads are allowed.

Tamalpa Headlands 50k presented by UltraRunning Magazine

The Tamalpa Headlands 50k team is thrilled for the revival of the race and can’t wait for the 21st Tamalpa Headlands 50k presented by UltraRunning Magazine. The goals are to see it blossom back into the world class event it once was, and to again become the USATF 50k National Championship in 2024.

  • $3,500 Podium Prize

  • 6 Year Hiatus

  • 1998 Race Established

The Latest Blogs on Ultra Races

Ultra and Trail Races on RunSignup

RunSignup has become the technology home for many Ultra and Trail races, with a growing number moving to our platform. This blog reviews some of the top reasons Ultras and Trail races use RunSignup and example data and races. Free Website –…

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Scout Mountain Ultras

About the Scout Mountain Ultras Scout Mountain Ultras is an environmental event with a running problem. When race directors Luke & Tanae took over the event in 2011 they were determined to use the event as a way to elevate the environmental…

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Tamalpa Headlands 50k presented by UltraRunning Magazine

Bringing Back a Legendary Course Guy Palmer, Greg Naaco, Peter Frank, Tom Lyons, and other Tamalpa Runners designed the 1998 Tamalpa Headlands 50k that started at Rodeo Beach. Under the stewardship of former Race Directors Diana and Tim Fitzpatrick, the race start…

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Massive RaceJoy Usage at the Midstate Massive Ultra Trail Race

The Midstate Massive Ultra Trail event, a point-to-point trail race with distances of 100, 50 and 30 miles in Massachusetts, has offered RaceJoy since its inception of 2019. This popular ultra New England event attracted close to 350 participants this last weekend and 78%…

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All in One Results for Ultras

With the release of our new Mobile Timing App, we have extended our complete results system to really simplify and expand the results process for Ultra race directors and the participant experience. Of course, RunSignup is well known for our full suite of…

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Ultra Running Magazine New Weekend Updates

Ultra Running Magazine has started up a new Weekend Update email that is really packed full of news, results, interviews and links to lots of other information the Ultra and Trail community will love. You can see the updates here. And signup for the newsletter…

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Ultra Running Magazine Results API Integration

UltraRunning Magazine, known as “the voice of the sport” since 1981, has recently completed an integration with the RunSignup Results API to automate the population of results data on their free and open Ultra Results Listing service. UltraRunning Magazine provides race results…

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Announcing New RaceDay Mobile Timing App

We are very excited to announce RunSignup’s RaceDay Mobile Timing App for timing of smaller events and backup for chip-timed events. Through the convenient use of Android and Apple phones and tablets, event timers are able to use the free RaceDay Mobile…

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Ultra Running Report from RunRepeat

RunRepeat issued a report on the State of Ultra Running. Ultra running has become increasingly popular as shown in the chart above growing to over 600 Thousand participants last year. Growth is higher than other distances – partly because of the enthusiasm of…

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Trail Running is Paving the Way for Green Running!

At the US Trail Running Conference in San Luis Obispo, California this last week the RaceJoy team got to connect with race directors and vendors in the trail running industry. We get a lot of great ideas for RaceJoy from this group and definitely…

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