Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Running Shoes for Charity!

We just created a website that will sell running shoes online and benefit Back on My Feet.

We got involved with Back on My Feet thru the efforts of Ed Scioli. He ran the crazy 20 in 24 relay last year. This year we had two teams from the Moorestown Distance Running Project run the relay and raise nearly $10,000! While at the relay Ed started talking about how else we could help out. is the result of that brainstorm. You can buy your shoes online and 20% of your order will be donated to Back on My Feet. It is a great way to help your running and help those less fortunate get back on their feet by running!

So go get that new pair of Brooks Adrenaline, Saucony Triumph, Asics Kayano or any of the other dozens of great shoes we have available.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Coach is in Hall of Fame

Coach is one of the 2009 inductees into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

As I have written before, outside of my family, no one has been a more meaningful influence on my life. And that goes for countless other Bucknell runners who came thru his program.

I only wish I could feel the grip of his handshake again...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

RunSignUp First Race a Success!

Here is what the first race director had to say about using RunSignUp:

"Without I’m not sure our 5k would have ever gotten off the ground. As a first-time race coordinator, marketing our event, as well as providing a platform for registration and payment, was a top concern. Before enrolling with I had less than five registrants over a one month period; in the days immediately following my registration with, I had over a dozen registrants through the site. This was a testament, for me, that the platform worked. I am 100% confident that because of, we were able to double our total number of anticipated registrants for our race. By providing a platform to register and pay before race day, we were able to secure much needed cashflow for the event and accurately estimate the number of registrants. From a time management perspective, after using I did not have to deal with paper registrations, manual checks and visits to the bank. I was able to divert my time elsewhere. I give the highest recommendation of to all race coordinators; it’s a must have tool for your arsenal."

Thanks for the nice words! Online registration for running races should be easy for everyone. And that is what we are totally focused on. - Up and Running!

RunSignUp went live on Tuesday. We already have 8 races that have posted and allow runners to signup online.

I am partial, but we have created a far simpler way for race directors to make it easy for runners to signup online for their races.

We are still working on refining things and adding a bunch of cool features that will make life for runners and race directors even better. Stay tuned...