Tag: running event management

Gurus Get Social

Although the word “social” is somewhat overused of late, I had to pay attention when five running legends discussed the transformation of running from a solo sport to a social activity.  The panel included Bill Rodgers, Amby Burfoot and Jeff Galloway, NW Runner Magazine editor Heather Romano, and Marathon and Beyond editor Rich Benyo.  They were … Continue reading Gurus Get Social

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

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

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

Participatory Event Management: Three Races, Three Experiences

Recently another SignMeUp employee, Dan Bloedorn, and I ran a couple of our clients' races together (well, not together, Dan finished way ahead of me) - the CARA Lakefront 10 presented by NovaCare and the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate.  I also ran Fleet Feet Sports Chicago's Soldier Field 10 Miler.  Each of these … Continue reading Participatory Event Management: Three Races, Three Experiences