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RacePartner™ Announces Partnership with USA Triathlon

1 Jul, 2013


Customized Platform to Streamline Registration Process for Participants and Race Directors

RacePartner™ is pleased to announce that it has streamlined its online event registration process by offering USA Triathlon membership verification in real time.

This new technology allows athletes who are registering for sanctioned events to more easily purchase a USA Triathlon annual or one-day membership, thus eliminating the need to carry cash or a USA Triathlon membership card to pre-race packet pick-up.

The newly launched system simplifies event registration for all parties impacted — the athlete, the race director, the registration engine and USA Triathlon.

“USA Triathlon is pleased to offer this new technology to a number of qualifying online registration engines that service our sanctioned events,” USA Triathlon CEO Rob Urbach said. “Our staff has worked diligently to bring this program to life, and we are excited to play a part in making the event registration process easier for all parties involved.”

 “The real-time USAT integration makes an excellent addition to our RacePartner solution for triathlons,” said Robert Anderson, Co-Founder of RacePartner. “We have always consulted with our clients to improve our products and work with partners such as USAT to provide enhanced functionality to make RacePartner easier to use every year.”

This technology platform is the result of months of planning and execution by USA Triathlon’s information technology and membership departments, who worked alongside each event registration engine to develop a template that best fits each company.

If not already registered as an annual member of USA Triathlon, athletes can purchase a $45 one-year annual membership through USATriathlon.org. The benefits of membership include: subscriptions to USA Triathlon Magazine and the Multisport Zone weekly e-newsletter; exclusive sponsor discounts, giveaways & contests; inclusion in the official USA Triathlon National Rankings; the opportunity to compete in USA Triathlon National Championships; the ability to avoid $12 one-day membership fees at races; automatic excess accident insurance coverage; and more.

The RacePartner™ solution for triathlons:

  • Provides a simplified relay team registration and administration process. RacePartner’s enhanced Relay Team Administration allows team captains to register an entire team at once or invite teammates to register for a team later. Captains have the ability to manage: team name, team size, team members, t-shirt sizes, relay legs, and more through the online portal without the hassle of having to contact race staff.
  • Gives participants more control over their registration. RacePartner’s transfer and event switching features allow event participants the freedom to easily transfer their registration entry to another participant or change the event distance they are registered for.
  • Provides triathletes with more opportunities to register for the race. With RacePartner’s on-site expo registration, the events can accept registrations, print confirmations with assigned bib numbers, and sell merchandise for the race after online registration has closed. This provides runners with more opportunities to register for the race and reduces the race staff’s efforts by allowing all aspects of the race to be managed in one system.

About Forte Interactive, Inc. and RacePartner™: Forte Interactive’s RacePartner™ offers easy online registration and donation options for race directors and nonprofits. Cause-related endurance events are on the rise, and the RacePartnerTM solution makes it easy for organizations to benefit from the latest trends and technology. Forte’s wide range of web solutions includes: Race website design, online fundraising, volunteer management, custom software development, easy-to-use web content management, and race registration. Forte Interactive has been amplifying the impact of the Race and Nonprofit communities through technology since 1999. For more information, please visit www.RacePartner.com or call  (866)-55-FORTE .

About USA Triathlon: Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 510,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

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