Race registration platform continues to innovate; on target to process more than $250 million in 2013
SAN DIEGO, California & RICHMOND, Virginia – August 8,2013 – Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the leading active lifestyle sports media and event entertainment company, today announced that Raceit, the fastest growing registration solutions platform in endurance sports, has now hosted 20,000 individual events on its platform.
The rapid growth has led to the build-out of the most sophisticated platform in endurance sports event registration, which has processed over $200 million dollars in event registration fees over the past twelve months. That volume requires compliance and standards not familiar to others in the industry.
“Raceit has emerged as an industry leader helping race directors with streamlined registration capabilities, performance marketing tools, web hosting and design as well as a state of the art race results technology for participants,” says Tim Dunne, General Manager at Raceit.
The LSPR Aquathlon was the event that registered as number 20,000 and represented a significant milestone in the life of a dynamic organization that has redefined event management for race directors over the past nine years. The very first event to accept participant entries and payment on Raceit’s platform was the YeRen ASR Night Nav Part DO! in 2007. With a focus on unique, often custom, functionality and unparalleled customer service, Raceit hasn’t since looked back.
“We have also been working on improvements and platform integrations, such as expanding foreign language support, integrating with TroopID, oAuth provider access and developing a bulk discount code generator,” added Dunne.
With growth has come the need to handle increasingly larger clients, some with surge registration events that would render many competing platforms inoperable. To maintain peak performance, Raceit has built a hybrid cloud hosting infrastructure that allows it to easily scale capacity to handle any amount of volume with ease, and provides clients with the peace of mind that their event’s lottery, heavy traffic volume when registration opens or any other instance is planned for and in the capable hands.
For more information about Raceit.com, visit RaceIt.com.
Located in Richmond, Virginia, Raceit.com has been providing online registration solutions to event organizers across the country since 2004. Raceit 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, Raceit boasts one of the most stable and successful systems in the registration industry. More than 3,000 events use Raceit.com for online registration, including J&A Racing, Sports Backers, Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon and the Tough Mudder Series. For more information about Raceit, visit Raceit.com.
About Competitor Group
Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. The aggregate CGI customer base now exceeds 7 million endurance enthusiasts and athletes. CGI’s portfolio of media assets includes a digital community across the Competitor Endurance Sports Network of websites. Additionally, Raceit.com, a leading digital registration platform, is the catalyst for the company’s race services offering that looks to meet the needs for endurance events of all sizes on behalf of the entire industry.
CGI owns and operates more than 83 events around the world, including the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Women’s Running Series, the TriRock Triathlon Series, the NFL Run Series and the REI Muddy Buddy Adventure Series, collectively delivering more than 600,000 professional and amateur participants. Anchoring the company with rich content and marketing leverage are five publishing properties dedicated to running, cycling, triathlon and the world of multisport including Velo, Inside Triathlon, Triathlete, Women’s Running and Competitor with a combined monthly circulation of over 700,000. Further information about CGI and its digital, publishing and event entertainment properties can be found at CompetitorMediaKit.com.
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