Joint Press Release: Partnership Announced between ChronoTrack, Athlinks, and RunSignUp

Louisville, CO & Moorestown, NJ – ChronoTrack, Athlinks and RunSignUp have jointly announced a new partnership, the first of its kind.  ChronoTrack is the world’s largest provider of timing hardware, software, and scoring technology, serving over 13 million athletes globally and 25 of the 30 largest races in the USA.  Athlinks is the world’s largest database of athletes and race results with over 220 million race result records.  RunSignUp is the fastest growing and most robust online registration platform in the USA serving over 14,000 races in 2016. Continue Reading

Facebook 101 for Race Directors

When most people think of Facebook, they think of cat videos, vacation photos, and that one friend who overshares. But when it comes to race promotion, Facebook can be a powerful tool – if you use it right. Whether you’re new to the endurance industry or just new to Facebook, this article will take you step-by-step through creating a killer Facebook page for race promotion. Continue Reading

Race Organizers: How to Prevent Deaths & What to Do if They Happen

Endurance events tend to be tales of triumph but, like the Greek fable for which marathons are named, they are occasionally marred by the deaths of participants. Most recently, the London Marathon experienced the death of 31-year-old Captain David Seath just three miles from the finish line; it was the 14th death in the event’s 35-year history.

Statistically, endurance deaths are rare: one study found that the risk of dying at a marathon is 0.8 per 100,000 people, with triathlon deaths at 1.5 per 100,000 people. But given that more than half a million people run marathons each year in the U.S. alone, it is a very real possibility that all race organizers must prepare for. Continue Reading

Road Race Management: Saturday or Sunday?

A crucial aspect of road race management is deciding when to hold your race. With the exception of holiday races, hosting your race on a weekend is practically a given considering the Monday-Friday work week. But the weekend gives you two options: Saturday and Sunday. Which is better?

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each.
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Event Gift Certificates

If you haven’t noticed yet the holidays are upon us. And we’re in the spirit this year with gift certificates. Your Account Manager can have you up and running the same day you decide to offer them for your events. Or follow the instructions below to get yourself set up.

What do gift certificates mean for your event? More participants! With these online gift certificates anyone can give their friends and family the gift of health, fun, and your event experience. The more the merrier!

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