Secure Payment Processing

What's Included?

RunSignUp protects the payment information your runners provide.

  • We combine SSL and redirect technology so that only our processing company sees the credit card number.
  • We prompt for every payment, and never store credit card information to ensure that your runners make conscious purchases.
  • It’s easy to pay on RunSignUp. We take VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
  • We’re always working with our providers to eliminate outages and make sure runners can pay when they want.

Want to know when (and how) you'll get your payment? When you set up your race, you'll have a few options:

Quick Start

Set Up Now

  • We ask you for the minimum amount of information required to satisfy credit card processing rules for setting up your payment account.
  • Choose to make payments to yourself or to a business, charity or other non-profit entity (like a school).
  • Choose to receive direct deposit (preferred) either weekly or monthly, or choose check payments (weekly only).

Set Up Later (Perfect for Timers)

  • Our innovative Quick Start payment system allows you to set up your race now, begin taking registrations, and come back later to give us the instructions on the payment account.
  • Send an email to a Race Director, Finance Manager, or anyone with account details with instructions on finishing the setup of the payment account.

Advanced Payment

Advanced Payment Option

  • An Advanced Payment account requires entering a little more information to setup your payment account but comes with added benefits, including:
    • Reduced credit card processing fees on donations
    • More detailed financial reporting
    • Payment frequency up to daily
  • The information requirement for an individual are the same under both processing options, so Individuals are automatically processed under the Advanced Payment Option.
  • Any other business or non-profit entity who wants the additional benefits can move from a Quick Start account to an Advanced Payment account at any time.
  • Direct deposit payments available weekly or daily; check payments available weekly only.

Want more information on what a Payment Facilitator is, and what type of information we need from you (and why) for you to set up your Payment Account? Read our Payment Facilitator FAQ

Customizable Pricing

We can help you with variable pricing options whether you offer multiple registration periods, age-based pricing, coupons, free or discounted registration, or additional fees for specific items.



Download CSV files of your participant information, manipulate participant reports online, and access summary and detailed financial reports. We’ll even supply graphical reports to help you visualize your race details.


Donations & Fundraising

Choose your fundraising platform, accept simple donations, and access Fundraising Pages for Individual and Team Fundraisers. We provide the flexibility for multiple or singular charities, and the tools to help meet your Fundraising goals.

From Our Blog:
Mar 18th, 2018
U.S. Registration Market Analysis – March 2018

We do a US Registration Market Analysis every 6 months: September 2015 March, 2016 September, 2016 March, 2017 September, 2018 We try to make it better with your feedback (so feel free to send suggestions or corrections to bob.bickel at We do this as part of our own internal market evaluation processes, but share... Continue Reading →

Mar 15th, 2018
RaceTrends: Are Participants Returning?

Among the many marketing questions facing race directors is this one: do you focus your efforts on enticing previous runners to return, or seek out new participants? In an ideal world, the answer is BOTH! However, it’s worth understanding the baseline “normal” expectation for participants to return to assess some of your strengths – and update... Continue Reading →

What Our Customers Say:

“RunSignUp was willing to work with us and basically start from scratch to build this corporate team function that we’re just really pleased about…there’s just a lot of functionality.”

- Michelle Langevin, Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run / Walk