So You Want to Host a Track Event?

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February 19, 2014 by Stacy King

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If you've participated in track events for any length of time, you may have thought to yourself, "I bet I could do this!" But unless you've volunteered with an organization you may not know how to get started.

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Topics: Organizers

Pre-Season Countdown - 3 Ways to Prepare for an AWESOME Season

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January 31, 2014 by Ann Boss Maycock

staging_lights_2With the excitement of a new season (and possibly a reality check from the weather), you might not realize that it's time to get down to business! And if you haven't started your season yet, it's fast approaching.

We've put together a pre-season checklist to help you prep for a winning season:

3. Set up a membership event- Get this annual pain in the b*tt task out of the way and make it easier for you and your members by accepting online membership renewals.

2. Create a gift certificate event - There's a whole year of holidays and special occasions ahead of us (Valentine's Day is just around the corner).  Give your participants the chance to get a gift they really want!

1. Get your events listed early - Do it NOW!  900,000 people looked at our calendar last year and they're already determining which events they're going to attend this year.

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Topics: Features, Organizers

Creating an AWESOME Registration Form- Entice & Inform

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January 21, 2014 by Stacy King

This is the second part of a blog series we started in December covering the 3 guiding principles for AWESOME registration forms:

  1. Entice
  2. Inform
  3. Guide

Today's blog post will focus on Enticing and Informing your attendees.

Don't leave your attendees out to dry

ConfusedDogWhether you use your online registration forms as a stand-alone event information and registration portal, or simply a means of collecting your attendees' data, you don't want to leave them wondering what to do next after they click the Register button.

Make the first thing your participants see welcoming and exciting. Let them know how excited you are that they are considering your event. And confirm that they are in the right place by repeating the event's name and date.

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Topics: Organizers

The 3 Guiding Principles for AWESOME Registration Forms

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November 20, 2013 by Stacy King

Why is a great registration page so important?

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As motorsport event organizers, we have the privilege of hosting events that let us share our sport with others, bring friends together, and experience shared community among petrol heads. A lot of effort goes into making sure all our bases are covered at the track, and the online registration process is an integral part of setting the tone for your entire event.

Attendees don't want to "work" to get registered for an event. With lots of competition out there, having a registration process that works for the attendee, instead of against, means the difference between someone attending YOUR event, or the other guy's. Based on our experience hosting registrations for over 13,000 events, we've compiled a few guiding principles to make your registration form really stand out from the crowd.

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Topics: Organizers

This Is No Trick! Setting Up Social Event Registration is a Snap

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October 31, 2013 by Ann Boss Maycock

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Speaking of Halloween, are you holding a holiday party for your club members or participants? How about a year-end banquet?  MotorsportReg makes organizing your social events as fun and easy as organizing your driving events.

Here are a few of the treats you'll get:

  • Find out who's attending
  • Know exactly how many of each meal option you need
  • Allow attendees to choose the table they want to sit at or the session they want to attend
  • Make it easy for your attendees to find because your event is listed on our national event calendar

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Topics: Features, Organizers

Save Time by Automatically Enforcing Run Group Maximums

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October 3, 2013 by Stacy King

To be able to cap specific groups... you must first have specific groups to cap

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Many events have limitations on how many cars can be in any one run group (HPDE, PDX, etc). Instead of keeping a constant watch on who's registering for what, organizers can set up the registration form to enforce limits automatically.

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Topics: Organizers

How to Create Non Standard Venues

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September 26, 2013 by Stacy King

Q: My event doesn't really have a traditional venue. How can MotorsportReg.com accommodate that?

A: By using the custom venue function creatively!

While most events on MotorsportReg.com take place at a specific location (at a track, in the parking lot of a particular business, even an abandoned airport), there are more and more events that don't have a specific location. 

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Topics: Organizers

5 Harsh Realities Every Organizer Must Face

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September 17, 2013 by Stacy King

1. Attendees make the best testers

Kitten_pot_facepalm ... No matter how much you test and plan, your attendees WILL find oversights in your registration process
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Topics: Organizers

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