Industry News

Audio-guided racing from RunGo to be the next wave of immersive, standout virtual races

Runners will be able to run any race route from anywhere in any way: outdoors in their neighborhood or indoors on a treadmill or on the spot.

RunSignup and GiveSignup virtual challenges engage participants with Milestones and Badges

Milestones and Badges aim to spark more creativity, provide additional motivation to participants, and cultivate a fun experience for virtual challenges. releases mass-participation interest index, The Pulse

The index aims to help event organisers gauge levels of interest in mass-participation sport in the UK with weekly updated statistics.

RunSignup survey shows race organizations expect 45% of revenue in 2020

The survey provides a snapshot of revenue expectations for the industry in 2020/2021 and how organizations are adjusting to these expectations.

RunSignup releases Stage 1 of Virtual Challenge events

The update aims to help race organizers and nonprofits offer long-term challenges to keep their community engaged from a distance.

Let’s Do This targets recurring revenue for organizers with Virtual Events Hub

The online endurance event marketplace claims to have reimagined the virtual race experience, bringing the best parts of physical events online.

Help Get Sponsors to provide free sponsorship software to all

Free access to the Mid-Level Package will be extended to all current and future customers.

Nicholas Hill launches liability insurance policy for virtual races

The policy has been designed to provide low-cost legal liability coverage for virtual races, starting at $150 per event.

RunSignup releases Looking Forward Guidelines for Races

The document is intended to provide ideas for a path forward for races when coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Turnkey virtual race services now available from Negative Split Productions

Negative Split Productions has been providing shipping and fulfillment services for events throughout the greater Houston area for 4 years but is now expanding their services offered nationwide.

RunSignup reduces reserve requirement from 20% to 10%

The required refund reserve for races will be reduced from 20% to 10%, with the overall payment account reserve requirement falling from 10% to 5%

RunBetter App lets users run your race course virtually from any treadmill

The RunBetter App, available for both Apple and Android devices, offers race directors a convenient way to integrate a virtual run into their coronavirus contingency plan.

Leslie Jordan, Inc., unveils new product line, and a new use for a standby staple

The company’s RACE WRAPS are more than just face shields and headbands – they can be easily transformed into face masks too.

RunSignup announces RaceDay experience for virtual events

RaceDay Virtual Experience aims at building an authentic, socially connected race day experience for virtual events.

Greenlayer announces initiatives to help race directors through the COVID-19 crisis

An announcement by Greelayer President, Kim Bilancio, in response to the COVID-19 affecting race directors and the race management industry.

Let’s Do This are nuts about races (and getting people signed up for them)

Let’s Do This, the team behind the world’s most comprehensive and popular marketplace for races, are joining our race director online community as partners.

RunSignup Social Learning Series: Coming soon to Race Directors Hub

The series will be available exclusively through our race directors group and marks the beginning of RunSignup’s involvement in the Race Directors HQ community.

Our new membership program has arrived

RDHQ Club is designed to give all race directors a comprehensive toolkit to help them save money and grow their events.

Revealed: New Ways To Profit From Your Goody Bag

RacePerk, the UK digital goody bag service that allows race organisers to enhance their participant rewards, generate new income and reduce waste, launches nationwide on 21st May 2018.

Race Directors HQ joins sponsors of 2018 US Trail Running Conference

We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the 6th annual US Trail Running Conference, held in partnership with the American Trail Running Association.

Pic2Go releases Digital Medals for personal finisher platform RunPage

With the release of Digital Medals, Pic2Go strengthens further its personal finisher platform RunPage, offering yet another opportunity for finishers to share race photos on social media.