Customized platform to streamline process for participants and race directors
Richmond, Virginia – September 20, 2013 – RaceIt, the fastest growing registration platforms in endurance sports, today announced that it has streamlined its online event registration process by offering USA Triathlon membership verification in real time.
This new technology allows athletes who are registering for sanctioned events to more easily purchase a USA Triathlon annual membership or one-day license, thus eliminating the need to carry cash or a USA Triathlon membership card to pre-race packet pick-up. The newly launched system simplifies event registration for all parties impacted — the athlete, the race director, the registration engine and USA Triathlon.
“USA Triathlon is pleased to offer this new technology to a number of qualifying online registration engines that service our sanctioned events,” said USA Triathlon CEO Rob Urbach. “Our staff has worked diligently to bring this program to life, and we are excited to play a part in making the event registration process easier for all parties involved.”
“In support of our triathlon event partners, RaceIt is pleased to offer this feature to ensure that participants are properly recognized for their involvement in USAT and sanctioned events,” said Tim Dunne, General Manager of RaceIt. “This will allow triathlon operators to focus on putting on great events and make the participatory requirement of purchasing a USA Triathlon membership a seamless part of the registration process.”
This technology platform is the result of months of planning and execution by USA Triathlon’s information technology and membership departments, who worked alongside each event registration engine to develop a template that best fits each company.
If not already registered as an annual member of USA Triathlon, athletes can purchase a $45 one-year annual membership through USATriathlon.org. The benefits of membership include: subscriptions to USA Triathlon Magazine and the Multisport Zone weekly e-newsletter; exclusive sponsor discounts, giveaways & contests; inclusion in the official USA Triathlon National Rankings; the opportunity to compete in USA Triathlon National Championships; the ability to avoid $12 one-day license fees at races; automatic excess accident insurance coverage; and more.
Located in Richmond, Virginia, RaceIt 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, Race It boasts one of the most stable and successful systems in the registration industry. More than 20,000 events use RaceIt.com for online registration, including Richmond Sports Backers, Army Ten Miler, Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon and the Tough Mudder Series. For more information about Race It, visit RaceIt.com.
About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 510,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).