Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Moorestown Trails Project in Newspaper

There is a nice article in the Moorestown Sun about the Trails Project.

We are targeting to build the 2.5 mile trail around the Swede Run Open Space on Westfield Road this coming summer. Of course we need lots of volunteers to help build it, as well as money and supply donation. See more information on how you can help here.

Friday, February 5, 2010

"I HATE Active"

A friend sent this email to me today...

"I just registered for the Spring Lake 5 and they use Active. You've GOT to get them onto I fat-fingered my email address during registration and just wanted to go back and update it before I made payment. It took 20 minutes to figure out how, after clearing the shopping cart, restarting several times, etc. I HATE Active. They are really good at offering me crap I don't want, but the are horrible at the basics. Anything I can do help knock them out, please let me know."

The thing I love about RunSignUp is that it is focused on providing a solution to a very specific need in a simple and more cost effective manner with better technology. Nice to see there is a need out there...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

RunSignUp - New Features

New Features

Free - Volunteer SignUp - We have added an event type of "Volunteer". This gives you an easy way to have volunteers signup to help in your event. Since races do not charge volunteers, neither does RunSignUp. This is a free service. You can even use this if you do not do online race registration with us.

Free - Off-Line Registrations - You can now enter or upload people who do not register online - of course free of charge. This means you can keep all of your registrations in a single system. Simply go to your race list, click on your race and then select "Reports". Click on an event and at the bottom of the page, select "Import Additional Participants". You can enter runners or volunteers in a form or you can import a CSV file.

Partner Program - This is a major new system that allows timing and race management services with more than 10 races per year to manage a number of races and race directors easily. It also provides simple widget technology to provide all the features a website needs for online race registration management.

How to Improve Online Race Registration

One of the best ways to improve race registration is to make it easy for runners to register. RunSignUp offers our widget technology that makes it simple for any website to host online registration. This means runners can sign up for a race on the race website, on the timing service website, on the race sponsors websites as well as on

All you need to do is find a spot on a webpage and add the "Embed" script on that page. Take a look at or website for examples of a running store website and a race listing service that offer race signup right on their own website.