We are extremely excited to be working with SignMeUp.com for race registration and to be providing our tools and services to their existing event directors
Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 11, 2009
MapMyFitness, the parent company of MapMyRun.com, MapMyRide.com, and other mapping Web sites, has partnered with race registration provider SignMeUp.com to offer online event registration and online race results to its members. The partnership will provide event directors an all-inclusive web solution for publicizing and managing their events online. The 800,000 registered members of MapMyFitness Web sites will be able to access event listings, along with a wide array of mapping tools, training logs, and forums, completely free-of-charge.
Event registration on all MapMyFitness sites will be powered by SignMeUp.com. SignMeUp.com provides online registration services for marathons, half-marathons, triathlons, 5K races, bicycle races, conferences, charities, and other special events. Online registration is free for event organizers. Costs are absorbed by the event registrants, who pay the entry fee plus a small percentage of that fee for the convenience of online registration. Paper registrations can be manually entered so that a complete and secure database of all registrants is maintained.
SignMeUp.com and MapMyFitness will be asking event directors to submit race results directly into the MapMyFitness suite of websites. The sites will provide race results including finishing times, awards, and placement as well as the ability to compare your individual results to those of your friends and rivals. Viewers will be able to search for participants by name or bib number. The race results service will be free for all events posted on MapMyFitness sites and will fully integrate with training logs, map creation tools, and the MapMyFitness forums.
MapMyFitness and SignMeUp.com will also be jointly marketing an innovative event concept called "Virtual Events." Participants all over the world will be able to partake in the spirit of camaraderie and the sense accomplishment that each event offers by running the event's distance in a location that they choose, logging their progress with a GPS device, and posting their results along with those of event participants.
"We are extremely excited to be working with SignMeUp.com for race registration and to be providing our tools and services to their existing event directors," said MapMyFitness CEO Robin Thurston.
"We respect what MapMyFitness has set out to do and the tools they're offering to the running and fitness community," said SignMeUp.com's Co-Founder and VP Business Development Todd Bellino. "We look forward to a long and successful partnership with them."
MapMyFitness and SignMeUp.com will celebrate their partnership at the upcoming RunningUSA Conference 2009 in San Diego, California on February 9, 2009.
About MapMyFitness, LLC
MapMyFitness, LLC provides active individuals with the tools and community they need to succeed and excel in their athletic pursuits. The MapMyFitness, LLC suite of websites is the premier source for community-based fitness content, tools, calculators, and mapping technologies. MapMyFitness users are able to visualize their health and fitness training progress through the use of maps, workout logs, fitness calculators/tools, and user-led community groups. MapMyFitness, LLC includes: MapMyRun.com, MapMyWalk.com, MapMyRide.com, MapMyHike.com, MapMyTri.com, and MapMyFitness.com. View the mobile iPhone applications (iMapMyRun, iMapMyRide, and iMapMyFitness) at iMapMy.com.
SignMeUp.com, Inc. is a leading provider of web-based software and services that automate online payment processing and database management for meeting and event registrations, membership management and communications, subscriptions and ticket sales, donation collections and fundraising campaigns for clubs, corporations, non-profits and associations around the world.
More than 1,500 organizations utilize SignMeUp.com's easy-to-use SaaS (software as a service) applications, either via the company's self-service options or SignMeUp.com's customized full-service solutions to efficiently, securely, professionally and seamlessly maximize the power of their web presence.
For more information please visit signmeup.com/events.