If the option to Become a Fundraiser is turned on, then “Fundraising Teams” may also be enabled.


Fundraising teams are groupings of fundraisers working towards a common goal.


Fundraising Teams are not groups of participants. Keep in mind that RunSignUp's Fundraising Team system is separate from it's Group/Team system. To learn how to view, manage, create, or join a Group/Team see our guides on Groups/Teams


IMPORTANT: Donations made directly to a “Fundraising Team” will not be attributed to a “Fundraiser”.


If you would like to associate your fundraiser with a new or existing fundraising team, then you will have the opportunity to create and/or join one during the registration process, after the registration process, or without registering for a race at all.



Become A Fundraiser



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  1. Navigate to the Race Page.
  2. Click the Donate button, or select Donate > Donate from the left-hand sidebar.
  3. While not required, you are able to select a Fundraiser or Fundraising Team to apply your donation towards to help them reach their goals.
  4. Either select from the given list of Donation Levels, or type in your own amount into the Any Amount box.
  5. Select who your Donation should be on behalf of.
  6. Select if you would like to send a message to the race or fundraiser.
  7. Enter in payment information and confirm your donation.

    Why do I not see this option? -


    If Fundraising Teams are not enabled by a race, then you will not see any of the options that are highlighted in this tutorial. 

    Regardless of whether a race is or is not using RunSignUp’s donation feature, to learn more about a particular race’s donation program, please contact them directly, by going to the Race Page, scrolling down to the Race Contact Infosection, and filling out the Questionsform.


Create/Join a Fundraising Team


During Registration

If a race has Fundraising Teams enabled, you may be given the option to create a Fundraising Team inside of the registration process.


Step by Step:


  1. Navigate to the Race Page.
  2. Select Sign Up to begin the registration process.
  3. Enter in all participant information and click Continue
  4. First you need to create a Fundraiser.
  5. Select Become a Fundraiser.
  6. Enter in a name for your new Fundraiser
  7. Enter in a goal for your new Fundraiser
  8. Add a message to describe your Fundraiser
  9. Now you will create the Fundraising Team
  10. Enter in a name for your Fundraising Team.
  11. Enter in a goal for your new Fundraising Team.
  12. Add a message to describe your Fundraising Team
  13. Now select any donation levels that you would like to donate towards your Fundraiser
  14. Select who this donation will be on behalf of
  15. Click Continue
  16. Complete your registration


Provided that the race you are registering for allows users to create and join fundraising teams, then at some point during the registration process, you will arrive at the “Race Donations” page. If you set up a fundraiser on this page, as is explained in “How to Become a Fundraiser”, then you will be given the option to “Create or Join a Fundraising Team”.



To begin, select the checkbox for “New Fundraising Team” and fill out your Fundraising Team Name, Fundraising Team Goal, and your personal message to display on new team fundraising page.


Note: Creating a Fundraising Team does not necessarily create a Group/Team, and vice versa if this race has those features enabled. Those would need to be setup separately if desired as explained in “How to Join an Existing Group”.


When you finish creating your team, you’ll now see that you have a link on your Individual Fundraiser Page to your new Fundraising Team



When you are finished you will notice that your new Fundraising Team page will have links to each Individual Fundraiser that is a part of this Fundraising Team, and you can share your Fundraising Team on multiple platforms so that other Fundraisers can know about your Fundraising Team.



Outside of Registration

RunSignUp allows races to setup their Donations so that users can become a Fundraising Team with or without registering for a race itself.


After Registration


If the option to become a Fundraising Team is available to you, then it can be found after registration by going to your Profile page, clicking on My Registered Races, and then selecting "Manage Registration". On the "Manage Registration" page, you can set up your fundraiser by going to the tab labeled "Fundraiser". If you set up a fundraiser on this page, as is explained in “How to Become a Fundraiser”, then you will be given the option to “Create or Join a Fundraising Team”.


Step by Step:
  1. Sign In to RunSignUp
  2. Go to your Profile
  3. Click My Registered Races
  4. Click Manage next to the registration to Manage
  5. Click Fundraiser in the Top Menu to begin


Note: If this tab is not available to you, then the race director has not enabled fundraisers for their race.



The "Fundraiser" tab will redirect you to the "Donate" tab of the race page, and if you scroll down to the section labeled "New Fundraiser Linked to Registration", then you will find the personal fundraiser options are opened up to you.



Without Registering


If the option to create and/or join a fundraising team is available to you, then you can do so without registering for the race by going to the “Donate” tab on the race page, scrolling down the page, and clicking on the button labeled “Become a Fundraiser”. Once you have gone through the steps to become a fundraiser, as is explained in “How to Become a Fundraiser”, then you will be given the option to “Create or Join a Fundraising Team”.


Step by Step:


  1. Navigate to the Race Page.
  2. Select Donatefrom the left-hand sidebar.
  3. Select Become a Fundraiser.
  4. Fill in your Fundraiser information.
  5. Fill in your Fundraising Team information.



Your Information


If you are becoming a fundraiser while not logged into your account, and you are not registering for a race at the time, then you will find a section for "Your Information". Here you will be asked to enter in your "First Name", "Last Name", "Email" and a "Password". This will create an account for you on RunSignUp, so that you are able to log back into the site and Manage your fundraiser.


Fundraising Team Information


Regardless of whether you created your Fundraising Team while registering, or outside of registration, you will be asked to enter the same information regarding your fundraiser.


Fundraising Team Page URL


The option to create a custom “Fundraising Team Page URL” can be found after the fundraising team is created. Simply go to your “Profile”, click “My Fundraisers”, and then select “Edit Fundraiser” on the fundraising team. Here you can create a custom “Fundraising Team Page URL”, which allows for easier sharing of your fundraising team page amongst friends and family. Simply enter in text that is unique to your fundraising team after “https://runsignup.com/”, and remember that spaces are not permitted in a URL. The URL must contain only alphanumeric characters, underscores (_), or dashes (-).



Personal Message


You can enter in a "Personal Message to Display on Your Fundraising Page". This text can be customized with different headings and content, including links and lists, and will appear on your RunSignUp fundraiser page.



Fundraising Team Image


The option to upload a “Fundraising Team Image” can be found after the fundraising team is created. Simply go to your “Profile”, click “My Fundraisers”, and then select “Edit Fundraiser” on the fundraising team. Here you can upload a “Fundraising Team Image” by clicking on “Choose File” and selecting one from your computer.



To delete a fundraising team image that has already been set, check off the box for “Remove Current Image”.

To replace a fundraising team image, simply upload the new image by clicking “Choose File”, and the old Fundraising Team image will be overwritten.


Fundraising Team Goals & Event Fees


Enter in the amount of money you hope to collect with donations into the "Your Fundraiser Goal" field.


If you are registering at the time of your fundraiser setup, then the "Your Fundraiser Goal" field may be auto-filled to a certain goal amount. If this is the case, then this race is set up for "Waived Event Fees" with a "Fundraising Minimum". If you leave your fundraiser goal at this minimum or higher, then you agree to raise at least the minimum amount required, and your race fee will be waived when you arrive at the checkout page. In order to verify this, check off the box indicating "I agree to meet the fundraiser minimum. Registration fee will be waived."


Using the checkboxes, decide whether you would like to "Show Goal Thermometer" and/or if you would like to "Show Scrolling List of Donors".


Leave a Fundraising Team


To remove your fundraiser from a fundraising team, follow the steps to arrive at the “Create or Join a Fundraising Team” option, then select “No Fundraising Team” from the “Fundraising Team” drop-down menu, and save the changes by clicking “Set Up Fundraiser”.