Should Your 2021 Race Be Virtual Or In-Person?

In many cases, the answer is BOTH. 

 

A Hybrid Event is any race, run, walk, ride, or fundraising event that incorporates both in-person and virtual elements. Hybrid Events increase options for participants, widens your pool of potential participants and creates built-in contingency plans to help you manage the unknown.

 

In the era of COVID-19, race directors and nonprofits are embracing a hybrid approach as a tool for engaging the maximum number of participants, increasing fundraising, and keeping legacy events alive. This guide is designed to help you decide how to proceed and succeed in 2021.

What We Expect in 2021 Why Hybrid is the Answer

Hybrid Event Seminar

Looking for a master class to get you started on your Virtual Event? Check out our recorded session from the 2021 Virtual Winter Symposium for an overview of all your virtual considerations.

View Hybrid Event Seminar

STEP 1: MAKE A PLAN (OR TWO)

What's your budget? Who's on board? How do you engage sponsors in a new type of event?

Make a Race Plan(s) Engage With Your Sponsors Now

STEP 2: SETUP YOUR RACE

The nitty-gritty of the RunSignup setup: what settings to separate, what to combine, and how to optimize the virtual event.

RunSignup Hybrid Race Setup Virtual Race Settings

PROMOTE YOUR HYBRID RACE

Are participants tired of virtual? How do we use the hybrid model to attract more participants?

Messaging For Your Hybrid Race Marketing Tools For Your Hybrid Event

CREATE A SWAG STRATEGY

Can you do a packet pickup? How do your ship 500 packages? Who can help with swag fulfillment?

Create a Plan For Swag

GET INSPIRED!

Hybrid Races may be new(ish) - but you're not the first! Take inspiration - and get ideas - from other successful Hybrid Events

Hybrid Race Examples

Webinar: Setting Up a Hybrid Event

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