Renewing Your Race

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RunSignUp makes it simple to renew a race for new year. This allows you to quickly renew the race and update information such as dates and pricing.


If you have a race that is reoccuring in some way, such as one that takes place annually, it is beneficial for you and your runners if renew that race instead of copying a race or creating a new one. Renewing a race will keep it located at the existing URL and will allow certain aspects such as your Race Store and Custom Questions to remain in place. The Race Results page will also grow cummulatively year after year. There are many other reporting features that will allow you to compare year over year as well.

Renew Race Button To renew your race start by going to your "My Races" list and locate your past race. Click the green "Renew" button to get started.

After clicking the Renew button you will be taken to the Renew Race Form. This will let you change the event names, types, and starting times for your race if necessary.

Renew Race Info

The Renewal Settings will allow you to select options from the previous version of your race and copy those settings over to the new version of your race.

Renew Race Settings

NOTE: If you had donations in the previous version of your race it is recommended that you check the box to create a new donation period. This will reset the donation counter and separate this donation period information from the previous one.

Renew Race Donations

Renew Race Button Once you have finished modifying the Event Information and Renewal Settings click on the button for Renew Race.

You will then receive a confirmation message letting you know that your race has been renewed. This puts you back into the Race Wizard where you can continue through for any other updates you may need.

Renew Race Success


While the Renew Race feature will easily copy your info from last year's race to the current year, there are some things that you want to check to make sure everything is correct for your new race:

Plain Text - Any text in the Description or Custom Section will be copied exactly as written. Dates in plain text will not update like with the Registration Periods.

USAT - If you are renewing an event using USAT Event IDs then you will need to manually update the renewed race with the new USAT Event ID.