How do you get more runners to sign up?
So how do you attract more runners to your events?
We have been asked this question over a thousand times during the last 15 years and there are a few things you can do to attract more runners to your events.
Event Website & Entry Page
First impressions count right? It all starts with a beautifully created event entry site and website and this is where we can help. We provide the most feature packed lowest costing entry system around. We have to have one of the nicest looking entry page layouts around optimised for all devices.
We find that those events who remain cost effective tend to attract more runners. No one likes to pay high prices to take part in an event especially transaction charges by entry systems. This is why we have the lowest costing online entry system in the UK. Our system can be used for FREE and you can also take a payment. Even taking a payment our fees are the lowest around saving you and the runner money.
Word of Mouth
Along with having a great looking website the best form of advertising is word of mouth. By hosting a great event will mean many people will spread the word and let their friends and family know.
Advertising is key and no better way than to spread the word on social media.
• Facebook Events
• Share on X formely Twitter (all of our events can be shared on X)
Discount Codes/Early Bird Entry Fee's & Free Entries
Many events will open up for entries as soon as an event has finished, whilst it's all fresh in the runners mind why not provide them with an early bird entry fee for the next event? Everyone loves to save a bit of money.
Allowing Entry Transfers
It's no surprise that events tend to have a 5 - 10% drop our rate on the event day. Life always gets in the way of events and many things can happen that stop people from turning up. They could be injured, booked a holiday or generally feel unwell.
With this in mind we created a FREE to use edit entry and transfer process. Should the worst happen runners can transfer their entry onto another runner. This has many benefits to the event:
• Higher Attendance on the day
• We find that it reduces the illegal number swaps
• Runners are more likely to sign up in advance
• Reduces the need for additional insurance costs
Our entry transfer system is used at 99% of all the events that use our system.
Provide Additional Items
Make the most of your event and sell event items at your events, with every entry you can include a range of items that can be bought along with their entry
• Sell Camping Tickets
• Sell food and drink
• Event merchandise
• Anything you can think of...
Organise a well ran event
We have provided our professional electronic race timing services (www.sportstimingsolutions.co.uk) for hundreds of events over the last 17 years and we have seen all types of events and all standards.
We have seen some great events and unfortnately we have seen some poor events. If you are looking at maximising your numbers then the number one piece of advice we can give is to organise a great event. We have returned to many events year on year that have grown each year and still keep rising. They are all great and the feedback from the public is awesome.
• Keep your runners informed all the way by using our FREE to use professional mailing system
• For the smaller events provide professional results by using our FREE race timing system
• Hype up your event with our countdown feature. This is displayed when an event is due to open for entries and also displays showing the closing date.
Our free to use event management system has far too many features to list them all but if you want to get the best for your event then why not create an account and take a look. We can guarantee you will love what we do..