Race directors shouldn’t go it alone. Every charity organizing a run/walk needs a company to rely on for race management services and at SpectaSport, providing assistance to race directors is our bread and butter. We are an experienced and contemporary race timing company ready to make your race a rousing success. Here are some of the things that make us different from traditional race timing companies.
- Race Director Support
This may be your first time around the race track, so to speak, but it’s not ours. We know what support you need to make race day easier, and we know what you’re likely to forget as a first time race organizer. We’ll keep track of the pre-race timeline to make sure you’re hitting important milestones and remind you to think about things like bathroom logistics, the best way to distribute swag, how to keep track of registrants and more. On race day, we’ll make sure you’re ready to give out those awards you promised—after the majority of runners have crossed the finish line, we send you an email with everything you need to know about the winners.
New race organizers tend to make simple things complicated. It’s only human: put a group of people together for any purpose whatsoever, call them a “committee,” and you will likely end up with a complicated, hard to manage and time-consuming mess. But all races, especially charity races, have finite personnel. Sure, there’s always something else that races can add to make a little bit more money – but is it really worth it if you’re already understaffed? SpectaSport shows organizations how to simplify the nuts and bolts of organizing the race so they can spend their time more efficiently with important things like getting more sponsor funding and/or having more time to work on the other fundraising events they hold throughout the year. We also provide you with recommended staffing numbers based on your specific race and supervisory race management to keep you on track with deadlines.
- Time Saving Expertise
We’ve met with hundreds of race directors who are about to give up because they’ve been spending so much time on organizing details that it felt like a full-time job. Once they hired SpectaSport, it got MUCH easier and less time-consuming for them to organize the race, both because of what we do AND because we steer them toward better procedures and priorities. Plus, happier race staff and a bigger emphasis on the important fundamentals equals a better race that grows and gets more participants and sponsors year-by-year.
- Expert Timing Services
SpectaSport exclusively utilizes disposable chip timing. This is the most efficient, most up to date technology available for race timers. But more than that, our technology comes with knowledgeable race timing techs that help to make sure everything goes smoothly on race day and beyond. With our race timing services, you are guaranteed quick accurate results.
- Race Accoutrements
We provide a free race website and online registration process as part of our race management services. It even allows secure credit card payments so participants can make their registration payment easily online. For our Charity Star Race races, we also bring a checkered flag finish line structure.
- Kiosks & Convenience
The final, and perhaps most integral, part of organizing a race is being able to provide runners with their results in a timely manner and have an accurate list of award winners. The worst time to discover a mistake in name, gender, or age on a bib is during the closing ceremony. Thankfully, SpectaSport’s modern race timing technology accounts for this.We bring kiosks to every race so runners can check their results immediately after crossing the finish line. We also have an app where they can check their results straight from their smartphones. If they identify an error, or realize they accidentally wore their friend’s bib, they can notify our timing technicians who will correct information before you receive the final results.
- Marketing Know-How
We know that the registrants are the most important part of your race, so we’re way ahead of you when it comes to getting them to sign up. Our Marco-Polo Marketing Program helps put your race details in front of people who are likely to register to make your race bigger and more profitable than ever!
Contact SpectaSport for Assistance with Race Management Services
SpectaSport believes that “good enough” is not good enough for your race. We specialize in making your life as a race organizer easier. Call us today at (610) 306-0574 or fill out our online form to set your race on the path to success.