Maui Jim- charity sponsored events will utilize the Race IT platform beginning in 2014
Richmond, VA – January 16, 2014 – Race IT, the fastest growing online registration solutions platform in endurance sports, today announced a multi-year agreement in which Race IT will provide registration services to facilitate online entries for the MAUI JIM Dive for Cover Plunge on February 28 at 2 pm benefiting Peoria’s South Side Mission and the Maka Maka Fun Run/Walk on August 21st at 6 pm supporting Peoria’s Friendship House.
“We are delighted the work with Maui Jim and their events to begin providing registration services in 2014,” said Tim Dunne, General Manager at Race IT. “Our goals as a registration platform are to excel at serving clients and support their needs through customized experiences, reinforcing our commitment to help events like Maui Jim succeed more often.”
The Race IT technology platform delivers an enhanced suite of customized registration and lottery capabilities, volunteer management, performance marketing tools, web hosting and design as well as state of the art race results technology for race directors and their participants. To maintain peak performance, Race IT has built a hybrid cloud-hosting infrastructure that allows it to easily scale capacity to handle any amount of volume with ease.
“Over the years, we have raised more than $500,000 for people who really need the help and support in our own backyard,” said Maui Jim’s Manager of Sponsorship and Events, Alicia Wroblewski. “Participation in these events by Maui Jim employees, an employee from surrounding companies, and the community has steadily increased over the years. Adding Race IT to our program will improve the experience for our participants as we make the events more fun and raise even more money this coming year.”
Registration for Dive for Cover will open on Monday, January 20,, 2014 at southsidemission.org. Registration for the Maka Maka Fun Run will open in summer 2014.
About Maui Jim
Maui Jim’s reputation is based on the development of advanced technologies for premium polarized sunglasses that offer superior protection against the harmful rays of the sun while allowing wearers to see true, vivid colors. In its 30-year history, Maui Jim has supported worthwhile organizations that focus on everything from cures for breast cancer, support for children with autism and major initiatives that protect the world’s oceans. Ideas for most of the company’s charitable initiatives come from employees who identify areas where Maui Jim can have true impact. Maui Jim has been voted favorite sunglasses company and best sunglasses by optical retailers and many of the top health, fitness and outdoor sports media around the world. For more information, visit MauiJim.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest at @OfficialMauiJim.
About Race IT
The race services division of Competitor Group Inc., Race IT has been providing online registration solutions to event organizers across the country since 2004. Race IT is comprised of a team of dedicated staffers all working in concert to provide the best registration solutions possible. Capitalizing on a strategic release of features and enhancements that have been positively received in the marketplace, Race IT boasts one of the most stable and successful systems in the registration industry. More than 20,000 events have used Race IT for online registration, including Army Ten Miler, Richmond Sports Backer’s series of events, Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon, Women’s Running Series, TriRock Series and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. Further information about Race IT can be found online at RaceIT.com