Industry News

Race directors use RunSignup’s free email marketing to send 25 million communications in September

The record month in emails offers an encouraging sign that race organizers are actively engaged with their communities.

Spectrum Sports Management launches California Coalition of Endurance Sports

The Coalition hopes to work with state and county representatives to create a roadmap for the resumption of successful mass-participation events.

Race Roster now offers 10 language options to participants

With the new language options, event organizers will be able to show specific waivers and send email campaigns based on the language of the participant.

RaceNation and Immortal Sport combine to launch RaceNation Events

RaceNation Events’ portfolio will include standout events across the UK including the Exmoor Triathlon Weekend, Salisbury Half Marathon and Lemur Loop.

RunSignup raises $2.6 million in Series A funding from Payroc for strategic initiatives

RunSignup will use the capital to grow its customer onboarding team and invest in customer education.

J&A Racing welcomes Brooks Running as Official #RunHappy Partner for 2020 fall virtual race season

As the #RunHappy Partner, participants will now enjoy Brooks Running perks at local run specialty stores in Coastal Virginia when they show their J&A Racing race medals.

Mobile race calendar Let’s Race wins Best Mobile App award

The app features over 45,000 U.S. running, triathlon, obstacle, cycling and swimming races.

California race production company RaceSLO for sale

RaceSLO’s portfolio includes: SLO Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Races Running Festival; SLO Ultra Games & SLO Ultra Trail Races; SLO GranFondo; SLO MTB, and the Central Coast Cancer Challenge.

RaceNation launch results and timing feature for virtual events integrated with Strava

The new feature will allow users to submit their race times via four online modes: Scanning, Timing, Manual and Strava.

Race Roster introduces participant photo uploads

Participants can now upload their own event photos directly to your event gallery on Race Roster.

Abbott World Marathon Majors launches Global Run Club

The Club is kicking off with a variety of free running challenges for all ages and abilities.

US Trail Running Conference announces Reward Program for race directors

Race directors can earn free registration places to this year’s Conference by encouraging their followers to register for the trail runner day at the conference.

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.

Findarace.com 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 HelpGetSponsors.com 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.