Hybrid Crash Course

In December we hosted a three-hour 2021 Kickoff session. Catch up on all the recorded sessions, presentation materials, and follow-up content for a crash course on getting your hybrid race up and running in 2021.


Crash Course Sessions


2021: The Year of Hybrid

An overview of what Bob and RunSignup | GiveSignup expects from 2021, and why a Hybrid Event is the best path for navigating the uncertainty, followed by examples showing the range of successful hybrid events.

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The Nitty-Gritty: Technology Best Practices for Hybrid Events

The nuts-and-bolts: key settings and features for managing dual options and optimizing both events. Senior Account Managers Matt Sinclair and Sean Callahan walk through the top recommendations from our team.

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Race Day Essentials for Hybrid Events

The Race Day plan from Race Day Ninja Crisp McDonald. In addition to supporting timers, Crisp has been a pioneer in hybrid events, and will break down everything from start line management to virtual results – and how timers and race directors can work together for a successful event.

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Fundraising Case Studies for Virtual, Hybrid, and Socially Distant Events

This deep dive demonstrates all the options for fundraising events, beyond just traditional runs/walks/rides. Virtual options, socially distant options, and hybrid combinations of the two are covered.

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Hybrid Examples

Check our some of the examples we discussed and get inspired to start building your own hybrid event.

Hybrid Race Examples:

Fundraising Examples:

Additional Resources

COVID Tracking

Want to track the virus like Bob and draw your own conclusions about a recovery timeline? These are the links he referenced.

-> COVID Tracking Project
-> Rt Live
-> Health Data Projections

Industry Status

Want to understand the type of impact the pandemic is having on the industry. This is how we’ve been tracking it.

-> November 2020 Report
-> Thanksgiving by the #’s
-> 2021 Survey Results

Keep Up with Us

Want to keep up with the latest technology and access to every industry best practice we offer?

-> Follow our Blog
-> Subscribe on YouTube
-> Sign Up for Newsletter

Promotion Tools

Promote your hybrid event with some of the tools discussed during the sessions.

-> Customize Your Website
-> Swag (Referral) Rewards
-> Custom Source Tracking

Fundraising Options

Pick the best fundraising option for your nonprofit – virtual, hybrid, or socially distant.

->Ticket Events
-> Donation Forms
-> Donation Websites

Sponsor Management

Add sponsors to your website, along with sponsor packages and the option to pay through RunSignup.

-> Sponsor Blog 
-> Sponsor Webinar
-> Sponsor Ideas for Virtual

Photo Platform

Promote your hybrid event with some of the tools discussed during the sessions.

-> Photos 2.0
-> Photo Upload How-To for Participants

RaceDay Info

The first step in planning your race day should be consulting with your timer (find one here). More help:

-> Create Digital Bibs
-> Use Corral for Wave Starts
-> RaceJoy Anywhere

GoVirtual Setup

You can find all of this on the Virtual Hub, but a few notes for your virtual components.

-> Virtual Results How-To
-> Build a Virtual Challenge
-> 10 Ways to Improve Your Virtual Event

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