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RaceHQ Offers Members Website Templates for 2018

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RaceHQ™ Launches Website Templates RaceSites

We’re excited to announce RaceHQ Website Templates RaceSites exclusively for Race Directors. The event industry is becoming even more competitive and the need to stay ahead of the game is crucial. Let RaceHQ provide your event with a new upgraded website to stand out among the competition, with a great user experience for your participants, to help drive more registration revenue.

Basic, Advanced, and Expert website packages available including deployment and management services. Starting at $1500 for a fully responsive, customizable WordPress Website.

For more information or to receive a free quote, contact us at RaceHQ.com.

RaceHQ Launches Event Advisory Services RaceHQ Black Ops

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RaceHQ Black OpsRaceHQ™ Launches Event Advisory Services
RaceHQ Black Ops Race Directors to take races to a new level with help from RaceHQ experts

San Diego, CA – July 14, 2017 RaceHQ™, an online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events that helps race directors secure the best deals on everything needed to produce quality events within budget, announced today the launch of its new event advisory services RaceHQ Black Ops. Besides access to RaceHQ’s powerful project management platform, Race- HQ Members will now have the ability to achieve their top finance, operations, and marketing objectives by tapping into RaceHQ’s network of experienced event consultants.

“We’ve been in the trenches of event management for a long time and we’re excited to launch this new consulting service to help race directors take their races to a new level by deploying the right team for a successful mission” said Anton Villatoro, President and Co-Founder of RaceHQ. “With over 2,500 RaceHQ Members on platform, we’ve either heard it before or we’ve experienced it ourselves firsthand. Taking all that deep event expertise and helping our members to leverage our software to reach their goals makes perfect sense.”

RaceHQ Black Ops full spectrum of event advisory services will include (but not limited to):

  • Finance – Raising event capital, buying and selling an event, building event financials, managing expenses against budget, implementing spending controls, managing distressed events, handling vendor payments, and creating profitable events.
  • Operations – Creating standard operating procedures, developing race courses and venues, securing permits and approvals, planning and execution of events, expanding an event series, working with City authorities, managing event staff.
  • Marketing – Developing marketing plan, managing digital marketing, selling and activating sponsorship, driving registration revenue, selling and managing expo sales, developing event branding, creating event website, managing all creative.

RaceHQ Black Ops event advisory services will be lead and managed by industry veteran Anton Villatoro, former Vice President of Operations for Competitor Group, Inc. and the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon series, Muddy Buddy Ride & Run series, and TriRock Triathlon series, Founder of Denver Marathon (later sold to Competitor Group, Inc.), and served as Commissioner of the Pro Cycling Tour. For more information or to receive a free quote, visit RaceHQ.com/signup.

athleteReg Employs RaceHQ’s Online Marketplace

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July 13, 2016  athleteReg has chosen to partner with RaceHQ, an online event marketplace, offering event managers exceptional value on everything needed to produce their events within budget. RaceHQ has a unique online marketplace that connects event managers with top-rated vendors, leverages the group buying power of thousands of races, and streamlines the ordering process using a powerful online planning tool. With this alliance, athleteReg is able to seamlessly bring its promoters a slew of new benefits that will be sure to increase event quality:

  • Low prices on a variety of high-quality event essentials: Using RaceHQ’s online marketplace allows event managers access to a variety of high-quality products and services at lower pricing than they could otherwise get on their own, such as shirts, medals, bibs, timing, photos, rentals, and more.
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Access to powerful event planning tool: Streamlining the ordering process by knowing when to place orders in advance of an event and easily tracking orders in one centralized location with single invoicing.
  • Vetted vendors put through stringent RFP process: Managing the back-and-forth with vetted vendors that are the best in the business taking the guesswork out of which vendors to use for an event.
  • Host an overall enjoyable, efficient, and profitable event: The point of hosting an event is to provide an overall enjoyable experience for everyone. With this resource, promoters and participants alike will see the value and efficiency of the event, making the whole experience a gratifying one.

 To visit and request a quote via the online event marketplace, login to your RaceHQ Account.

Not yet a RaceHQ Member? Join today for free.

 

About RaceHQ
RaceHQ is a first-of-its-kind 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 about RaceHQ at RaceHQ.com

About AthleteReg

Since 1999, athleteReg has offered more than just online registration for events. Through sport-specific sites (BikeReg, RunReg, SkiReg, and TriReg) as well as integrated fundraising tools and on-site registration and check-in apps, athleteReg provides innovative solutions and expert advice. At athleteReg, we’re programmers, project managers, and customer support people. But we’re also life-long athletes, competitors, and event organizers.
Learn more about athleteReg at athleteReg.com

 

RaceHQ™ and the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK™ Campaign Announce Strategic Partnership to Help Race Directors Get Chocolate Milk To The Finish Line

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RaceHQ™ and the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK™ Campaign Announce Strategic Partnership to Help Race Directors Get Chocolate Milk To The Finish Line

San Diego, CA – January 15, 2016 – RaceHQ™, a first-of-its-kind online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events, announced today a strategic partnership with the Milk Processor Education Program’s (MilkPEP) BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK™ campaign. With a quickly expanding membership of over 1,500 races representing more than 2 million participants, RaceHQ continues to expand its game-changing online marketplace to help race directors produce quality events within budget.

The RaceHQ platform connects race directors with vetted and preferred vendors, provides exceptional value on everything needed to produce an event and streamlines the process of submitting, managing and tracking orders all in one centralized location using its powerful online planning tool. Through its partnership with BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK, RaceHQ will help educate race directors on the science behind chocolate milk for post-exercise recovery and create a channel to provide its members with easy access to chocolate milk to satisfy the growing consumer demand for it at race finish lines. With the newly added Nutrition Category within RaceHQ’s online marketplace, BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK is named the Official Recovery Beverage of RaceHQ.

“RaceHQ is in the business of helping race directors produce quality events within budget, and by identifying and working with partners like BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK we further our commitment of providing the best resources for our members,” said Anton Villatoro, President & Co-Founder of RaceHQ. “Recovery plays such an important role when thinking about maximizing the athletic potential of the participants in an event and we look forward to helping our members take their races to the next level by getting chocolate milk to their finish lines.”

More than 20 scientific studies evaluating athletes from sports including running, cycling and swimming support the benefits of recovering after strenuous exercise with the high-quality protein and nutrients found in low-fat chocolate milk.

“As more and more athletes adopt chocolate milk as their post-race recovery beverage of choice, they expect to see it at finish lines,” said Miranda Abney, Marketing Director at MilkPEP. “We continue to hear from race directors and athletes alike that chocolate milk is a key part of their race experience. We’re excited to help athletes recover effectively and efficiently post-race by partnering with RaceHQ to get chocolate milk to more races around the country.”

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 and downloadable templates. For more information or to create a free RaceHQ Membership, visit RaceHQ.com/signup. To learn more about the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK campaign and the science behind the recovery benefits of low-fat chocolate milk, visit BuiltWithChocolateMilk.com.

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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 @Race_HQ and on Facebook.

About the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK Campaign
The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), Washington, D.C., is funded by the nation’s milk processors, who are committed to increasing fluid milk consumption. The National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board, through MilkPEP, runs the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK Campaign, a multi-faceted program designed to educate athletes about the recovery benefits of lowfat chocolate milk after strenuous exercise. Lowfat chocolate milk helps athletes refuel, rebuild and reshape after strenuous exercise – with high quality protein scientifically shown to help repair and rebuild muscles. For more information, go to www.BuiltWithChocolateMilk.com. Join the conversation on Facebook BuiltWithChocolateMilk, Twitter @Chocolate_Milk and Instagram @BuiltWithChocolateMilk.

RaceHQ Announces Webinar on Producing Quality Events Within Budget, Webinar Series Part 1: Sourcing Vendors

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Producing Quality Events Within Budget,
Webinar Series 
Part 1: Sourcing Vendors
Expert Panelist to Include Jamie Monroe, President of Easy Day Sports

San Diego, CA – December 1, 2015  RaceHQTM, a first-of-its-kind online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events, announced today its upcoming webinar series titled Producing Quality Events Within Budget Webinar Series. The Producing Quality Events Within Budget Webinar Series will again feature notable industry expert panelists and will kick off with ‘Part 1: Sourcing Vendors’ on December 3, 2015 at 2PM EST. The webinar will feature industry expert panelist Jamie Monroe, President of Easy Day Sports, one of the Nation’s premier event production companies.

RaceHQ’s Producing Quality Events Within Budget 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. ‘Part 1: Sourcing Vendors’ will reveal RaceHQ’s Sourcing Vendors Survey results taken from several hundred race directors representing thousands of races on their key challenges for producing quality event within budget and will be moderated by industry veteran Anton Villatoro, President & Co-Founder of RaceHQ.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring together top industry experts that are willing to share their deep knowledge to industry colleagues,” said Anton Villatoro, President & Co-Founder of RaceHQ. “Producing a quality event within budget is probably the biggest challenge faced by a race director and our hope is that this webinar series will help raise the bar on how events are produced across the industry.”

RaceHQ webinars are for events managers of small-, medium-, and large-sized events and are offered as part of RaceHQ Membership which is free for event managers and includes access to RaceHQ’s powerful event planning tool, exclusive invites to expert webinar series, virtual roundtables, and downloadable templates.

To register for the webinar, click here.

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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 @Race_HQ and on Facebook.

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

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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

 

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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.