Tag: event management

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

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

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

Online Registration Time-Saver: Auto-Numbering

As an event manager, you’re always looking for ways to save time managing the online registration process.  Have you checked out our auto-numbering tool?  Found in the More Tools section of your Form Menu, auto-numbering, as its name indicates, auto-assigns numbers or codes to each registration.  You can upload a list of numbers or codes … Continue reading Online Registration Time-Saver: Auto-Numbering

Online Registration vs. In-Store Registration: Resolving the Conflict

SignMeUp recently was selected to be the official online registration vendor for Fleet Feet Sports training programs nationwide.  A couple of days ago my colleagues Dan Bloedorn, Todd Bellino and I had the pleasure of attending Fleet Feet's National Franchise Conference in Chicago.  We had the opportunity to speak with many franchise owners and answer their questions … Continue reading Online Registration vs. In-Store Registration: Resolving the Conflict