NEW RaceHQ Changes The Game With Online Marketplace

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Race Directors offered free membership to produce quality events within budget.

San Diego, CA – September 29, 2015  RaceHQ ™, a first-of-its-kind online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events, announced today its game-changing online marketplace created to help race directors produce quality events within budget. RaceHQ members will now have the ability to work with vendors put through a stringent RFP process, leverage the group buying power of thousands of races, and manage orders from start-to-finish using its powerful online planning tool. Initial products and services include event shirts, medals, bibs, registration, timing, photos, rentals, signage, and insurance.

“Most events have little to no buying power and are lucky to break-even or turn a profit and often sacrifice quality to meet budget constraints. Additionally, the process of researching vendors and chasing down multiple quotes is very time consuming and does nothing to actually grow an event” said Anton Villatoro, President and Co-Founder of RaceHQ. “With a quickly expanding membership of over 1,500 races representing more than 2,000,000 participants on the platform, leveraging our event planning software to streamline the ordering process with multiple vendors all in one centralized place to directly address these issues made perfect sense.”

In addition to its fresh new look and powerful new features, the new RaceHQ platform will:

  • Connect race directors with vetted and preferred vendors – Race Directors will now save time and have peace of mind by eliminating the time-consuming and frustrating process of sourcing and evaluating top-rated vendors.
  • Provide exceptional value on everything needed to produce an event – Race Directors will now be able to leverage the collective buying power of thousands of races for high-quality products and services at amazingly low prices.
  • Streamline the process of submitting, managing, and tracking orders – Race Directors will now be able to know exactly when to submit orders and be able to track their process with multiple vendors all in one centralized location.

RaceHQ Membership is totally free for event managers and includes access to RaceHQ’s powerful event planning tool, exclusive invites to expert webinar series, virtual roundtables, downloadable templates, and more.  Get started here to create a free RaceHQ Membership. RaceHQ Members get started below.

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About RaceHQ
RaceHQ.com is an online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ incorporates a comprehensive set of features to more efficiently operate and execute events within budget every time. RaceHQ replaces the clipboard and yellow notepad by allowing race directors to easily take control of their events online and source and procure everything needed to produce an event using any device, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks. Learn more at RaceHQ.com or set up your free membership today at RaceHQ.com/signup and engage with us on Twitter and on Facebook.

Race IT & RaceHQ form Partnership

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Race IT & RaceHQ form Partnership

Race IT Partnership RaceHQ


Incentives created for users of both software packages

 

July 17, 2015 Race IT, the fastest growing online registration solutions platform in endurance sports, today announced its partnership with RaceHQ, the leading provider of event planning and purchasing software for sporting events. The partnership ties the two software platforms closer together and creates cost savings for customers of both companies. Race IT customers receive a number of free licenses to use the RaceHQ software, and RaceHQ customers get preferred pricing and offers from Race IT.

“We’re continuing to push the envelope by partnering with other firms whose products add value to our customers”, said Tim Dunne, Managing Director of Race IT. “The industry has already seen us form strategic partnerships related to insurance and sponsorship, and we believe RaceHQ is a perfect fit for  the family as well. They help our customers modernize and organize the event planning process digitally and their focus on purchasing power help smaller events get access to better deals. Everything about this is a benefit to our Customer”.

“Our partnership with Race IT gets our tool into the hands of a broader audience of event managers thereby raising the bar on how participatory events are managed by helping to produce quality events within budget,” said Anton Villatoro, President and Co-Founder, RaceHQ. “Most events are lucky if they break even and we look forward to welcoming Race IT customers to our powerful project management tool and giving them substantial group buying power on everything needed to pull off an event through RaceHQ’s MarketHub”.

More information about Race IT can be found at RaceIT.com.
More information about RaceHQ can be found at RaceHQ.com.

From the Official Press Release.

About RaceHQ

RaceHQ is a first-of-its-kind cloud-based event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ incorporates a comprehensive set of features that allow you to operate more efficiently and execute flawless events within budget every time. Replacing the clipboard and yellow notepad, RaceHQ lets race directors easily take control of their events online using any device, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks.

About Race IT

Race IT has been providing online registration solutions to event organizers across the country since 2004. Race IT boasts one of the most stable and successful systems in the registration industry. More than 26,000 events have used Race IT for online registration, including Shamrock Marathon, Army Ten Miler, Marine Corps Marathon, and Spartan Race and many more of the world’s top events. Further information about Race IT can be found online at RaceIT.com

 

MarketHub

RaceHQ Launches Group Buying Program MarketHub

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Race Directors to leverage buying power of thousands of races on platform

San Diego,RHQ_MHCA – April 9, 2015  RaceHQTM, a first-of-its-kind cloud-based event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events, announced today the release of its MarketHub feature leveraging the buying power of thousands of races on behalf of race directors. In addition to RaceHQ’s powerful project management tool for participatory events, race directors will now have the ability to purchase smarter on everything needed to pull off an event with the convenience of single invoicing and easy payments.

RaceHQ’s new MarketHub feature was created to help race directors produce quality events within budget and make their lives easier. Besides a completely redesigned user-friendly interface released last month, RaceHQ’s MarketHub feature gives its members the ability to receive non-binding, anonymous quick quotes and to work with a dedicated representative throughout the ordering process.  Initial products and services offered include event t-shirts, medals, bibs, registration, timing, photos, rentals, signage, and insurance.

“Until now race directors had very little buying power and spent much of their time chasing down quotes from multiple vendors” said Anton Villatoro, President and Co-Founder of RaceHQ. “With over 2,000 races representing more than 2,000,000 participants on platform, our members kept asking for help in securing quality products and services within their RaceHQ project plans at better prices. Since tasks within a project are intimately tied to purchasing decisions, offering our members a group buying program made perfect sense.”

RaceHQ Membership is for event managers of small-, medium-, and large-sized events and includes access to RaceHQ project management tool, MarketHub group buying program, and exclusive invites to expert webinar series, virtual roundtables, and downloadable templates. For more information or to create a free RaceHQ account, visit RaceHQ.com/signup

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About RaceHQ

RaceHQ.com is an online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ incorporates a comprehensive set of features to more efficiently operate and execute events within budget every time. RaceHQ replaces the clipboard and yellow notepad by allowing race directors to easily take control of their events online using any device, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks. Learn more at RaceHQ.com or set up your free account today at RaceHQ.com/signup and engage with us on Twitter @Race_HQ and on Facebook.

RaceHQ Releases Next-Generation Project Management Application with New Interface

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Race Directors offered free account for up to 10 members for a limited time

San Diego, CA – March 26, 2015  RaceHQTM, a first-of-its-kind cloud-based project management, collaboration and task management tool for participatory events, announced today the release of its new software Version 2.0 with a fresh new look and powerful new features. The follow up to RaceHQ’s powerful event management software is now available for free for up to 10 members when event managers create an account by March 31, 2015 at midnight EST.

RaceHQ’s new appearance, features, and improvements were all designed to help race directors take their race to the next level and make their lives easier with a robust project management tool specifically tailored for participatory events. Besides a completely redesigned user-friendly interface, new features amongst many include the ability to follow the progress of a project or task as well as the ability to set reminders to prompt a user to get started on a project or task before it’s too late. This highly anticipated software version was designed and built by a team of industry veterans with over 50 years of experience in event management and technology.

“We’re refreshing our appearance and rolling out some great features and improvements to truly help race directors in the trenches of event management” said Anton Villatoro, President and Co-Founder of RaceHQ. “RaceHQ just keeps getting better and it’s a perfect time to get acquainted with our product. In the coming months, we’re rolling out some incredible new features that will completely revolutionize how the industry manages an event.”

RaceHQ Version 2.0 is for event managers of small-, medium-, and large-sized events and is currently being offered for free for up to 10 members when a new account is created by March 31, 2015 at midnight EST. RaceHQ membership also includes exclusive invites to expert webinar series, virtual roundtables, and downloadable templates. For more information or to create a free RaceHQ account, visit RaceHQ.com/signup

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About RaceHQ

RaceHQ.com is an online project management, collaboration and task management tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ incorporates a comprehensive set of features to more efficiently operate and execute events within budget every time. RaceHQ replaces the clipboard and yellow notepad by allowing race directors to easily take control of their events online using any device, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks. Learn more at RaceHQ.com or set up your free account today at RaceHQ.com/signup

and engage with us on Twitter @Race_HQ and on Facebook.

RaceHQ Announces Webinar on Running Event Industry Trends

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Expert Panelist to Include Running Great Alan Culpepper, Vice President, Competitor Group, Inc. & Two-Time United States Olympian

San Diego, CA – webinar_Allan CulpepperFebruary 03, 2015  RaceHQTM, a first-of-its-kind cloud-based project management, collaboration and task management tool for participatory events, announced today its seventh webinar in the Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series titled ‘Running Event Industry Trends in the Coming Year’ on February 11, 2015 at 2PM EST. The webinar will feature industry expert panelist Alan Culpepper, Vice President of Government Relations & former Vice President, Events Division, Competitor Group, Inc. and two-time United States Running Olympian.

RaceHQ’s Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series was created to help race directors take their race to the next level by bringing together the industry’s top experts in their given field to provide perspective and knowledge on the hottest topics impacting the participatory event industry. ‘Running Event Industry Trends in the Coming Year’ is the seventh in this series of highly interactive video webinars that will be moderated by industry veteran Anton Villatoro, President & Co-Founder of RaceHQ.

“As the sport of running continues to grow and evolve, it’s important to understand the trends that shape the industry,” said Anton Villatoro, President and Co-Founder of RaceHQ. “With Alan’s unique background as an Olympic athlete, a specialty retailer, and now within the event industry it will be great to get his perspective on the coming year.”

RaceHQ webinars are for event managers of small-, medium-, and large-sized events and includes a ‘Critical Success Factors’ and ’Road Map to Success’ one-pagers, as well as a free RaceHQ account. Webinar format will be a 25-minute panel discussion, followed by 20-minutes of Q&A. For more information or to register, visit RaceHQ.com/webinar-running-trends.

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About RaceHQ

RaceHQ.com is an online project management, collaboration and task management tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ incorporates a comprehensive set of features to more efficiently operate and execute events within budget every time. RaceHQ replaces the clipboard and yellow notepad by allowing race directors to easily take control of their events online using any device, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks. Learn more at RaceHQ.com or set up your free account today at RaceHQ.com/signup

and engage with us on Twitter @Race_HQ and on Facebook.

RaceHQ Announces Webinar on Triathlon Event Industry Trends

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Expert Panelist to Include Bob Babbitt, CEO of Babbitt Media Group, USA Triathlon & Ironman Triathlon Hall of Fame Inductee

San Diego, CA – January 09, 2015  RaceHQ, a first-of-its-kind cloud-based project management, collaboration and task management tool for participatory events, announced today its sixth webinar in the Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series titled ‘Triathlon Event Industry Trends in the Coming Year’ on January 28, 2015 at 2PM EST. The webinar will feature industry expert panelist Bob Babbitt, CEO of Babbitt Media Group and USA Triathlon & Ironman Triathlon Hall of Fame Inductee.

RaceHQ’s Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series was created to help race directors take their race to the next level by bringing together the industry’s top experts in their given field to provide perspective and knowledge on the hottest topics impacting the participatory event industry. ‘Triathlon Event Industry Trends in the Coming Year’ is the sixth in this series of highly interactive video webinars that will be moderated by industry veteran Anton Villatoro, President & Co-Founder of RaceHQ.

“As the sport of triathlon continues to grow, it’s important to understand the trends that shape the industry,” said Anton Villatoro, President and Co-Founder of RaceHQ. “Everyone needs to work together and it’s industry leaders like Bob Babbitt that help guide the future of the sport so it will be great to get his perspective on the coming year.”

RaceHQ webinars are for event managers of small-, medium-, and large-sized events and includes a ‘Critical Success Factors’ and ’Road Map to Success’ one-pagers, as well as a free RaceHQ account. Webinar format will be a 25-minute panel discussion, followed by 20-minutes of Q&A. For more information or to register, visit RaceHQ.com/webinar-triathlon-trends.

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About RaceHQ

RaceHQ.com is an online project management, collaboration and task management tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ incorporates a comprehensive set of features to more efficiently operate and execute events within budget every time. RaceHQ replaces the clipboard and yellow notepad by allowing race directors to easily take control of their events online using any device, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks. Learn more at RaceHQ.com or set up your free account today at RaceHQ.com/signup and engage with us on Twitter @Race_HQ and on Facebook.

RaceHQ Announces Top 5 Industry Impacts from 2014 Webinar as part of its Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series for 2015

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San Diego, CA – December 22, 2014  RaceHQTM, a first-of-its-kind cloud-based project management, collaboration and task management tool for participatory events, announced today six new webinars in its upcoming Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series 2015. The Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series 2015 will again feature notable industry expert panelists and will kick off the New Year with ‘The Top 5 Impacts to the Event Industry in 2014’ on January 14, 2015 at 2PM EST. A complete First Quarter webinar schedule is below.

THE TOP 5 IMPACTS TO THE EVENT INDUSTRY IN 2014

Wednesday, January 14th, 11:00AM PST / 2:00PM EST

TRIATHLON EVENT INDUSTRY TRENDS IN THE COMING YEAR

Wednesday, January 28th, 11:00AM PST / 2:00PM EST

RUNNING EVENT INDUSTRY TRENDS IN THE COMING YEAR

Wednesday, February 11th, 11:00AM PST / 2:00PM EST

RECRUITING, MANAGING, AND REWARDING EVENT VOLUNTEERS

Wednesday, February 25th, 11:00AM PST / 2:00PM EST

LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA TO INCREASE EVENT REGISTRATION

Wednesday, March 11th, 11:00AM PDT / 2:00PM EDT

BUDGETING AND MANAGING EVENT EXPENSES EFFECTIVELY

Wednesday, March 25th, 11:00AM PDT / 2:00PM EDT

RaceHQ’s Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series was created to help race directors take their race to the next level by bringing together the industry’s top experts in their given field to provide perspective and knowledge on the hottest topics impacting the participatory event industry. These six new webinars in this series of highly interactive webinars will be moderated by industry veteran Anton Villatoro, President & Co-Founder of RaceHQ.

“We are thrilled to once again be able to bring together top industry experts that are willing to share their deep knowledge to fellow industry colleagues,” said Anton Villatoro, President and Co-Founder of RaceHQ.  “This is the time of year we all make new commitments and our hope is that these six new webinars will really help race directors get organized in the New Year”.

The Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series began earlier this Fall and featured notable industry expert panelists Dave McGillivray, President of Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises and Race Director of Boston Marathon, Olympic Medalist Rod Dixon, YMCA’s Tara Taylor, Richard Hulnick, Creator of NYC Marathon and New York Road Runners Charity Programs, Alison Tibbits, National Director, Endurance at Muscular Dystrophy Association, Cape Capener, Senior Vice President, AVIA, and John Smith, Senior Vice President, Competitor Group, Inc.

RaceHQ webinars are for event managers of small-, medium-, and large-sized events and includes a ‘Critical Success Factors’ one-pager, ’Road Map to Success’ info-graphic, and a free RaceHQ account. Format of webinars will be a 25-minute panel discussion, followed by 20-minutes of Q&A.

For more information or to register, visit www.racehq.com/webinars

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About RaceHQ

RaceHQ.com is an online project management, collaboration and task management tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ incorporates a comprehensive set of features to more efficiently operate and execute events within budget every time. RaceHQ replaces the clipboard and yellow notepad by allowing race directors to easily take control of their events online using any device, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks.

RaceHQ Announces Webinar on Ensuring Event Safety & Security Presented by ACTIVE Network

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Expert Panelist to Include Dave McGillivray, President of Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises and Race Director of Boston Marathon

Webinar Security

San Diego, CA – November 19, 2014  RaceHQTM, a first-of-its-kind cloud-based project management, collaboration and task management tool for participatory events, announced today its fourth webinar in the Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series titled ‘Ensuring the Safety & Security of Your Event, Presented by ACTIVE Network’ on December 3, 2014 at 4PM EST. The webinar will feature industry expert panelist Dave McGillivray, President of Dave McGillivray Sports Enterprises and Race Director of the Boston Marathon.

RaceHQ’s Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series was created to help race directors take their race to the next level by bringing together the industry’s top experts in their given field to provide perspective and knowledge on the hottest topics impacting the participatory event industry. ‘Ensuring the Safety & Security of Your Event, Presented by ACTIVE Network’ is the fourth in this series of highly interactive webinars that will be moderated by industry veteran Anton Villatoro, President & Co-Founder of RaceHQ.

“In light of the bombing tragedy that occurred at the 2013 Boston Marathon, we are honored to host one of the industry’s top experts on ways to ensure the safety and security of our events,” said Anton Villatoro, President and Co-Founder of RaceHQ. “The world has changed, and unfortunately, event organizers are now faced with how to effectively deal with all types of potential event safety and security issues.”


“ACTIVE Network is in the business of helping event organizers create great experiences, and by working with partners like RaceHQ to present high-impact webinars on hot topics that affect our industry we further our commitment of providing the best resources to race directors in order to accomplish their goals,” said Ryan Smith of ACTIVE Network

RaceHQ webinars are for event managers of small-, medium-, and large-sized events and includes a ‘Critical Success Factors’ one-pager, ’Road Map to Success’ info-graphic, and a free RaceHQ account. Webinar format will be a 25-minute panel discussion, followed by 20-minutes of Q&A. For more information or to register, visit RaceHQ.com/webinar-security.

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About ACTIVE Network

ACTIVE Network™ is the leader in Activity and Participant Management™ and data solutions powering over 55,000 customers worldwide with SaaS technology that streamlines activity and event administration. Our enterprise-level ACTIVEWorks® cloud platform, combined with our business intelligence tools, make managing and operating all types of activities, events and organizations smarter and more efficient. ACTIVE Network™ was founded in 1999 and has offices worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.activenetwork.com or follow us on Twitter @ACTIVENetwork.

About RaceHQ

RaceHQ.com is an online project management, collaboration and task management tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ incorporates a comprehensive set of features to more efficiently operate and execute events within budget every time. RaceHQ replaces the clipboard and yellow notepad by allowing race directors to easily take control of their events online using any device, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks. Learn more at RaceHQ.com or set up your free account today at RaceHQ.com/signup

and engage with us on Twitter @Race_HQ and on Facebook.


RaceHQ Announces Webinar on Creating a Meaningful Kids Program

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Expert panelists include Olympic Medalist Rod Dixon and Tara Taylor, Senior Program Director of YMCA of Greater Cleveland’s We Run This City Youth Marathon Program.

RaceHQ: Kids Program Webinar

San Diego, CA – November 12, 2014 RaceHQ, a first-of-its-kind cloud-based project management, collaboration and task management tool for participatory events, announced today its third webinar in the Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series titled ‘Creating a Meaningful Kids Program For Your Event’ on November 19, 2014 at 2PM EST. The webinar will feature industry expert panelists including Rod Dixon, President & Founder, Rod Dixon’s KiDSMARATHON Foundation, Olympic Medalist, and Winner of the 1983 New York City Marathon and Tara Taylor, Sr. Program Director of YMCA of Greater Cleveland’s We Run This City Youth Marathon Program.

RaceHQ’s Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series was created to help race directors take their race to the next level by bringing together the industry’s top experts in their given field to provide perspective and knowledge on the hottest topics impacting the participatory event industry. ‘Creating a Meaningful Kids Program For Your Event’ is the third in this series of highly interactive webinars that will be moderated by industry veteran Anton Villatoro, President & Co-Founder of RaceHQ.

“We are thrilled to host this panel of top industry experts dedicated to creating a life-long commitment to good health and fitness habits in children,” said Anton Villatoro, President and Co-Founder of RaceHQ. “Integrating a kid’s program or even a kid’s race is often an after-thought and it is critical event managers know how to create a meaningful kids program for the future of our sports, our businesses, and our children.”

RaceHQ webinars are for event managers of small-, medium-, and large-sized events and includes a ‘Critical Success Factors’ one-pager, ’Road Map to Success’ info-graphic, and a free RaceHQ account. Webinar format will be a 25-minute panel discussion, followed by 20-minutes of Q&A.

For more information or to register, visit www.racehq.com/webinar-kids-program.

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RaceHQ.com is an online project management, collaboration and task management tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ incorporates a comprehensive set of features to more efficiently operate and execute events within budget every time. RaceHQ replaces the clipboard and yellow notepad by allowing race directors to easily take control of their events online using any device, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks.


RaceHQ Announces Charity Webinar With Top Industry Experts

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RaceHQ Webinar-CharityExpert panelists with largest event and charity backgrounds in the world

San Diego, CA – October 30, 2014  RaceHQTM, a first-of-its-kind cloud-based project management, collaboration and task management tool for participatory events, announced today its second webinar in the Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series titled ‘Creating Social and Financial Impact Through Your Event Charity Program’ on November 5, 2014 at 4PM EST. The webinar will feature industry expert panelists including Richard Hulnick, creator of NYC Marathon and New York Road Runners Charity Programs with over $200 Million raised for the 350+ charities involved and Alison Tibbits, National Director, Endurance at Muscular Dystrophy Association.

RaceHQ’s Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series was created to help race directors take their race to the next level by bringing together the industry’s top experts in their given field to provide perspective and knowledge on the hottest topics impacting the participatory event industry. ‘Creating Social and Financial Impact Through Your Event Charity Program’ is the second in this series of highly interactive webinars that will be moderated by industry veteran Anton Villatoro, President & Co-Founder of RaceHQ.

“We are thrilled to host this panel of top industry experts on how to best create an event charity program that makes good business sense,” said Anton Villatoro, President and Co-Founder of RaceHQ.  “Whether a for-profit or not-for-profit organization it is critical that events and charities know how to partner to create social and financial impact for all involved”.

RaceHQ webinars are for event managers of small-, medium-, and large-sized events and includes a ‘Critical Success Factors’ one-pager, ’Road Map to Success’ info-graphic, and a free RaceHQ account. Webinar format will be a 25-minute panel discussion, followed by 20-minutes of Q&A. For more information or to register, visit www.racehq.com/webinar-charity.

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About RaceHQ

RaceHQ.com is an online project management, collaboration and task management tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ incorporates a comprehensive set of features to more efficiently operate and execute events within budget every time. RaceHQ replaces the clipboard and yellow notepad by allowing race directors to easily take control of their events online using any device, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks.