Category: Event management

5 Tips for Successful Race Timing

5 Tips for Successful Race Timing

If you organize participatory sports events, you've probably hired a timing company.  Most timing companies such as ours, Classic Race Management, offer a wide variety of services depending on your needs, from bare bones timing to full-service event management.  Regardless of your level of engagement, here are five steps you can take to ensure a smooth … Continue reading 5 Tips for Successful Race Timing

Passion Shared: A Run Across America

File this article under why I love to work at SignMeUp.  I called Chris Nicholas, North Country Run’s event director, to discuss an online registration-related issue.  As we were talking about his event, Chris told me that between March and June 2012, he ran solo from the White House to Santa Monica, California.  What’s more, this … Continue reading Passion Shared: A Run Across America

Event Management: Five Tips for Starting Fresh

Andrew Wonders is Event Manager for Mudathlon and many other events, and a long time SignMeUp online registration customer. In 2009, a group of organizers that traditionally had focused on marathons and half marathons was looking to expand its scope and put together a different and unique event.  After many potential versions, we settled on … Continue reading Event Management: Five Tips for Starting Fresh

A Pro’s Perspective: From Running Marathons to Running a Marathon

After a 13 year stint as a professional runner, my day to retire from competition came upon me in the City of Brotherly Love during what was then known as the Philadelphia Distance Classic.  I always wondered how it was going to end and in this case a strained calf muscle put my running career … Continue reading A Pro’s Perspective: From Running Marathons to Running a Marathon

Making Lemonade: Portland Marathon takes on Occupy Portland

Have you ever been faced with a completely out-of-the-blue, totally unanticipated problem that could ruin your event?  Les Smith confronted just such a situation during the October 9 10,000+ participant Portland Marathon and Half Marathon.  It was called Occupy Portland - Portland’s version of the current Occupy Wall Street movement.   A few days before the Marathon, Occupy … Continue reading Making Lemonade: Portland Marathon takes on Occupy Portland

Limited Capacity Events – 3 Ways to Manage Online Registration

As we have seen with our clients, there are several ways to manage online registration for events with limited capacity.  Many such events take registrations up to the limit and close.  Some large marquee events hold lotteries.  Others set up a waiting list for potential participants who missed the initial cutoff.   Below, some longtime SignMeUp … Continue reading Limited Capacity Events – 3 Ways to Manage Online Registration

Sharing Online Event Registration – 3 Easy Options

What are the easiest, fastest ways to share your online event registration information on social networks?  Here are three quick options, and tips on how to make the most of them: 1. Post the link to your form plus a short description of your event to your Facebook wall directly from SignMeUp’s FormBuilder.   After you have … Continue reading Sharing Online Event Registration – 3 Easy Options