Why You Should Add a Virtual Runner Option to Your Event Today!

 If you’re looking to increase participation and revenue (who isn’t?!), then you should consider adding a virtual component to your event!  We’ll take a look at what a Virtual Race is and then look at some stats that we dug up from years of history at RaceWire that support adding one to your current or future events.

So, What’s a Virtual Race?

Virtual Races are not new, but they are gaining steam.  Adding a Virtual Race enables race directors to reach runners and walkers outside of their geographic region.  Participants can start when they want, where they want and if they complete the distance, then it’s legit!  Some race directors even mail out shirts, medals and finishers certificates!  In an increasingly busy world Virtual Races offer maximum flexibility and convenience to a runner or walker who wants to support your cause but can’t make it to the starting line on a Sunday morning.

Virtual Races by the Numbers

Let’s look at some stats.  The average event on RaceWire that included a Virtual Race option generated $800 just from virtual runners! This nearly covers the cost of chip timing! Or, this means more money going to your charity.  Everyone wins!  One of our Virtual Races even generated $28,000 in revenue!  Yeah, they knocked it out of the park!  Based on our data your event WILL see increased revenue and participation, so why not try it?

Adding a Virtual Race in RaceWire

Adding a Virtual Race to your event on RaceWire is super easy. While editing your subevents, there’s an easy click icon to add a Virtual Race. That’s it! Just one click!

RaceWire Thanksgiving…. 40K Runners and Counting!

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Step One: How are you going to stand out?

It’s no secret: road races are everywhere. And these days… for about every cause? You name it, it exists. Whether it’s a Color Run school fundraiser or a charity event for the most specific and obscure cause, chances are that we’ve seen it.. Read more…

How to Plan your First Race: Step-by-Step Guide

So, you want to plan a race. Maybe you want to create a fun, fitness based day for your community. Maybe you want to fundraise for a particular cause, or maybe you want to pay tribute to someone who is no longer with us, but all the roads lead to one thing: you need to organize a race, and you (likely!) have no idea how to do it. Read more…

Why customize your online registration page?

I think we’ve probably told you before, that your race is a brand, and with that comes a brand identity. With using RaceWire for your race management, you have multiple places to stamp your brand: bib numbers, tee shirts, and lastly, and perhaps most importantly, your registration page.. Click here to read more…

What is RaceWire Lite?

Since it’s inception in spring of 2015, hundreds of races have used it to seamlessly capture results, all while saving hundreds on the timing bill. Read more…

Bag Drops - Options for your Race

I can’t say we have this whole race thing down to a science, but we’ve been around the block once or twice, and we’ve learned a thing or two. There are so many things that come into play on race day, and where runners can store their things at bag drops is something you might not think of when you’re checking off your to-do list. Read more…

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