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RaceHQ Names Deanna Lyle Director of Member Services

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DeannaSan Diego, CA – February 9, 2016 RaceHQ™, a first-of-its-kind online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events, announced today that Deanna Lyle has been named Director of Member Services, effective immediately. In this role, she will be responsible for introducing RaceHQ’s game-changing online marketplace to the participatory sports events industry and providing current RaceHQ members top-notch service.

“We are extremely excited to have Deanna join our team. As we continue to build an organization dedicated to helping our members take their races to the next level, we look for individuals that display qualities consistent with that goal,” said Anton Villatoro, President & Co-Founder of RaceHQ. “Deanna has a unique and valuable intersection of experience in various customer service roles, a passion for event management, along with a competitive drive that will invariably create value for both our members and vendor partners alike.”

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. With a quickly expanding membership of over 1,500 races representing more than 2,000,000 participants, RaceHQ continues to expand its game-changing online marketplace to help race directors produce quality events within budget.

“I am thrilled to join the RaceHQ team at such an exciting time of growth,” said Deanna. “I look forward to working with current and potential members to ensure they all have an amazing experience.”

Deanna is a long distance runner and has competed in events for 25 years, including the Boston Marathon three times. Recently Deanna competes in National Physique Committee Bikini category contests. Deanna earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and her M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix in Arizona.

About RaceHQ 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 or set up your free membership today at and engage with us on Twitter @Race_HQ and on Facebook.

RaceHQ is seeking a Member Services Representative

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RaceHQ is a first-of-its-kind online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ’s game-changing online marketplace was created to help race directors produce quality events within budget. Replacing the clipboard and yellow notepad, RaceHQ allows event managers to easily take control of their events online ensuring nothing slips through the cracks.

RaceHQ Membership is totally free and gives its members 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. Based just two short blocks from the beach in Del Mar, CA, RaceHQ was founded by an all-star team with 50+ years of experience in events, sports, and technology.

Initial efforts are underway to locate a *Member Services Representative* to introduce our game-changing online marketplace to the participatory sports event industry (i.e. running, cycling, triathlon, obstacle racing, etc.). Aside from running, cycling, or surfing on a daily basis, key responsibilities include: building preferred vendor relationships, servicing (i.e. bending over backwards) for our members, and managing the entire sales process. Full- or part-time contractor or employment opportunities available based on fit.

As athletes, we believe ‘you are only as good as your last race’. It is with that same competitive spirit that we are looking for someone that isn’t afraid to be judged by their performance. Aside from the traditional requirements of a “sales person” (i.e. bachelor’s degree, minimum 100+ years of experience, a ‘people person’, etc.), you must be truly passionate about producing events and empowering the people that make them happen.

If you think you have what it takes, email us at

New RaceHQ helps Race Directors produce quality events within budget

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Watch The Message To Race Directors:

Two weeks ago, we announced in our press release the new RaceHQ, our game-changing online marketplace where you will find amazing deals with top-rated vendors, on everything needed to produce quality events within budget.

The New RaceHQ:

  • Connects 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.
  • Provides 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.
  • Streamlines 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 with a free RaceHQ Membership today or login here.

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ACTIVE Network + RaceHQ Take Your Race to The Next Level

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antonIt is with great honor and excitement we announce our new partnership with ACTIVE Network, the leader in cloud-based Activity and Participant Management Solutions. ACTIVE Network is in the business of helping organizers create great experiences and encouraging participants to engage with them and because we share this same passion we are thrilled to partner with ACTIVE to take your race to the next level.

I still remember our first meeting with ACTIVE, wondering what our two companies had in common. We were a small start-up focused on a new event management software with built-in workflow and event expertise while ACTIVE was, well, ACTIVE, the far-and-above industry leaders in registration. We were flattered just to be in the same room with such a great company, great people, and a great product. Quickly we discovered a commonality in our desire to push innovation and progress within the endurance industry.

To that end, we began mapping out our partnership whereby ACTIVE would be the ‘Official Registration and Participation Management System of RaceHQ’. In the early days we got a lot of questions about whether we offered registration as part of our services and the answer has always been no. Our focus has always been on creating standard operating procedures in the event industry through an online project management, collaboration and task management tool. That said, we wanted to partner with the best in the registration business and that was ACTIVE.

So what does all this mean for our beloved RaceHQ users? Well, first of all, now when asked if we offer ‘online registration’ as part of our services we can point event organizers to the leader in the industry (not to mention ACTIVE’s huge marketing muscle when it comes to marketing your event for you!). Next, for users of both platforms, in the coming months you can expect to see an integration option whereby you will be able to see an ‘ACTIVE Registration Summary’ on your ‘RaceHQ Company Dashboard’ and a ‘RaceHQ Activity Stream’ on your ‘ACTIVE Works Dashboard’. And if you want more detail, you will be able to easily toggle between your two accounts without having to log in twice.

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The world of technology is changing. No longer are the days where one software solution solves all your problems. To be the best, technology companies must stay focused on what they do best and integrate with other companies that are the best at what they do. For this reason, we are so excited to be partnered with ACTIVE. Not only are they pushing the boundaries of innovation on a daily basis but they are also just really good people that care deeply about helping event organizers create great events.

As we begin our journey together, please join me in welcoming ACTIVE to the RaceHQ family and as always please continue giving us feedback along the way so we can continue molding and shaping our product to fit your needs.

-Anton Villatoro, President & Co-Founder, RaceHQ

View the Official Press Release 

Calendar Integration is Here

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Calendar integration is here. Sync your RaceHQ tasks and milestones with your everyday calendar apps such as Gooogle Calendar, iCal, Outlook, iPhone, and more. With calendar integration, you can keep track of all your dates in one place so that nothing slips through the cracks. Getting started is easy and only takes a few minutes. GET SET UP NOW →

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With RaceHQ, we’re here to make your event better than ever (and your life simpler) with our project management system. We brought you calendar integration after hearing our users’ valuable feedback. We listen. Let us know your thoughts and suggestions in our Feedback Forum.

RaceHQ Invited to Exhibit at Connect with CONNECT

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RaceHQ among other top innovation companies invited to exhibit at Connect with CONNECT’s Sports & Active Lifestyle Zone

San Diego, CA-June 5, 2013- SD Sport Innovators invites RaceHQ to participate in CONNECT’s high profile event, Connect with CONNECT on Thursday, June 20th, 2013. This annual showcase at Mintz Levin attracts over 700 business leaders and over 40 of San Diego’s best innovators representing a variety of cutting-edge industries, including Sports & Active Lifestyle, Digital Life, Life Sciences, Cyber & Robotics and Clean Tech & Energy.

RaceHQ will be exhibiting in the Sports & Active Lifestyle Showcase Zone on Thursday, June 20th, from 5-7pm. Attendees of Connect with CONNECT will be able to experience RaceHQ with live demos and program trials while networking with San Diego’s top innovators and entrepreneurs.

For more information and tickets, visit or view the event invitation.