Category: SignMeUp Stories

5 Race Director Mistakes That Hurt Participants

One of the favorite parts of my job as the IT director of the Chicago Marathon was being at the finish line. I helped certify three world marathon records during the time I worked on the event (1997–2003). I also was there as the last finishers crossed the line. "Harnessing the energy and enthusiasm of … Continue reading 5 Race Director Mistakes That Hurt Participants

Lessons from an All Nighter

Two tanks of gas:  $115.00.  Four cases of Gatorade:  $52.00.  Forty-eight endurance bars:  $44.00.  Six guys running 96 miles overnight from Enchanted Rock to Austin:  priceless! Last April I stepped outside my comfort zone to participate in the Run to the Sun Relay, which was started in 2011 as a fundraiser for Beyond Batten Disease … Continue reading Lessons from an All Nighter

Support – Volunteer – Participate (Even with Two Left Feet)

If you have called, emailed or chatted with SignMeUp about online event registration any time in the last seven years, it’s likely you have conversed with me.  I’m Katie, SignMeUp’s Customer Support Team Manager, and I have a couple of confessions that I want to share with you.  First:  I am a want-to-be athlete.  I … Continue reading Support – Volunteer – Participate (Even with Two Left Feet)

From Olympics to Online Registration: An Athlete’s Journey

During the 2012 London Olympics, one of my colleagues thought to ask me how I ended up working in online event registration and payment processing.  After all, I made the 1992 and 1996 U.S. Olympic track and field teams in the 10,000 meter run.  How did I get from being an Olympic athlete to being … Continue reading From Olympics to Online Registration: An Athlete’s Journey