FIVE THINGS TO TAKE FROM THE RUNNING SHOW 2020
Ahead of the National Running Show at the NEC Birmingham this weekend, we list the top 5 reasons to come and see the RaceNation stand
On the 25th-26th January, the UK’s biggest community of runners will enjoy inspirational speakers, the latest kit, nutrition, coaching and, of course, the best race organisation. We at RaceNation don’t want you to miss out on your event planning tips, and here’s why:
1. Race day tech has moved on:
Event days used to be stressful! Arriving and registering, a painful process of running around, finding the bag drop and the nearest toilet.
There’s nothing worse than being on the course, having your friends and family along for support, waiting eagerly, only to find out you missed each other.
The RaceNation Event Day App has launched and it uses Google Maps to plot out everything you need on event day. Simple to set up, and coming as standard with every RaceNation event, the app is revolutionising the event day experience, with interactive course maps, on-course live tracking and integrated messaging. For any event, of any size.
2. Improve your safety:
We’ve got you covered on and off the course. Secure data and payment management means you can trust where your information is going online.
With medical technological advancements built into the event day app, on-course doctors will know exactly where runners are should a problem arise, and have access to up to date medical records. No more scribbles on the back of a race bib.
3. Advance charity donations:
Integrating charity fundraising has been fundamental to RaceNation’s recent successes. Participants and spectators can now donate straight to charity pages by aligning with the RaceNation fundraising arm, SportsGiving. This means anyone with the app can donate straight to their worthy cause without wasting time or large commission fees with third party fundraising platforms.
4. Running club admin:
Nobody wants to waste their life on admin.
RaceNation can host all your club membership information, payments and event calendar on one account. No more chasing payments, dodgy excel spreadsheets or personal emails – let the whole club see what’s going on and take away the stress.
We’re one big running family at RaceNation. If the idea of organising your event seems too daunting, don’t worry about Googling the best timing companies, or where to hire affordable portaloos… chances are, we’ll know, so just ask us, and save yourself the hassle. We’ve helped organise over 2,000 races, so know a few things about how to make them go smoothly.
We would love to see you so come along to stand F46 to hear all about our registration and fundraising platform & to play with our exciting new event day app. Who knows, you might even get yourself a freebie!