How to Renew Your Race
RunSignup makes it simple to renew a race for new year. This allows you to quickly renew the race and update information such as dates and pricing.
If you have a race that is reoccurring in some way, such as one that takes place annually, it is beneficial for you and your runners to renew the race instead of copying a race or creating a new one.
Renewing a race will keep it located at the existing URL and will allow certain aspects such as your Race Store and Custom Questions to remain in place.The Race Results page will also grow cumulatively year after year. There are many other reporting features that will allow you to compare year over year as well.
Renew My Race
To renew your race, start by going to the Race Dashboard of your past Races by logging on to RunSignUp > Profile > My Races.
Once on your page of Races, you will scroll down and click to open the list of your past races.
For the races you want to renew, you will click the arrow to the right to open the drop-down menu to choose the renew option which will take you to the form to renew your race:
If your race has been over for at least four months, there will be a banner on your race dashboard that you can click on to renew your race as well. In this case, you will click the green Renew button to get started:
After clicking the "Renew" button you will be taken to the Race Renewal Wizard. This will let you change the event names, types, and starting times for your race if necessary.
Race Renewal Wizard
The Renewal Settings step allows you to select settings from the previous version of your race and copy them over to the new version of your race.
This lists all of the events in your Race for you. If you are looking to change the event name, start/end times, please fill this form out.
In order to move to the next page, you will need to look over our RunSignup contract and agree to its terms. You can view our RunSignUp Race Contract here.
RunSignup is automatically set up to copy your race settings to your new year.
If you do not wish to copy your race settings, you are able to switch to "I want to customize the settings" and select specific settings you wish to copy and which to not copy over.
NOTE: If you had donations in the previous version of your race it is recommended that you check the box to create a new donation period. This will reset the donation counter and separate this donation period information from the previous one.
Once you have finished modifying the Event Information and the Renewal Options click on the Save button to renew your race.
You will then receive a confirmation message letting you know that your race has been renewed. You will then click "Save & Finish" and return to your race dashboard:
In order to renew your race, you will need an active payment account connected to your race. If your race is using an outdated payment account, you will need to update this in the race wizard before you can go through the race renewal wizard.
While the Renew Race feature will easily copy your info from last year's race to the current year, there are some things that you want to check to make sure everything is correct for your new race:
Plain Text - Any text in the Description or Custom Section will be copied exactly as written. Dates in plain text will not update like with the Registration Periods.
USAT - If you are renewing an event using USAT Event IDs then you will need to manually update the renewed race with the new USAT Event ID.