October 3, 2014 – Moorestown, NJ and Utica, NY – The Boilermaker Road Race has selected RunSignUp, the leading innovator of online tools for Races & Running Clubs, as the official Registration partner for the 2015 Boilermaker Road Race to be held on July 12th in Utica, NY.
Boilermaker is a historied race that began with 800 runners in 1978 and has grown into a sell-out, 17,000+ event that attracts elite runners from all over the world. RunSignUp brings a powerful, scalable platform to Boilermaker to address the unique registration concerns of a race that sold out in just 2 hours and 19 minutes in 2014.
Jim Stasaitis, the Boilermaker Race Director said of the collaboration, “After months of research and numerous interviews, we are pleased to announce that we have chosen RunSignUp for our new registration partner. We were looking for a company that concentrates on running events, and has a product that is easy to set up and easy to work with. Most of all, we wanted a system that is robust enough to handle our registration needs and is user friendly for our staff, and especially for our runners. RunSignUp has everything that we need and want. We look forward to working with them.”
Given the expected sell-out of the race, Boilermaker is focused on providing runners a seamless registration process. The dynamic RunSignUp system will provide a registration experience that is mobile responsive, and takes place without redirecting the runner to leave the Boilermaker website. RunSignUp’s cloud architecture and tested ability to handle large volumes of registration traffic ensures a smooth experience for the thousands of runners hoping to participate in the 2015 Boilermaker Road Race.
Bob Bickel, Founder and CEO of RunSignUp, expressed his enthusiasm about working with the acclaimed race, “To be selected by Boilermaker, one of the true gems of road races, is an honor for RunSignUp. When we started the company less than 5 years ago, we wanted to build a system that was easy to use and included advanced technology to make registering for races faster and easier, as well as streamline the process of participant management for race directors and timers. Boilermaker’s decision to use RunSignUp helps to confirm our efforts are having an impact on the running community, and we are deeply humbled and appreciative.”
RunSignUp is the leading innovator of online tools for Races and Running Clubs. Services include RunSignUp for race registration, RunSignUp Go for Race Day, RunSignUp Clubs to enable membership management. Over 4,000 race directors, timers, and running club officers use these services today. Services are free except for processing fees when conducting monetary transactions like race registration or club membership renewals. RunSignUp is founded by runners for runners, using technical capabilities to bring the power of cloud computing to benefit the running community. For more information, visit www.runsignup.com.
About Boilermaker Road Race
The Boilermaker Road Race was established in 1978 by Earle C. Reed. The 15K race has grown into a renowned annual race, drawing prominent elite runners from around the world, among them, the American distance runner Bill Rodgers who won the race in 1983. Today, Boilermaker includes a variety of events, including a an Invitational Mile, a Health & Fitness Expo, a Kids Run, a 3-mile Walk and 5K and 15K races. The Analytic Distance Runner has ranked the 15K race as the most competitive 15K in the world for multiple years. To learn more, visit www.boilermaker.com
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