Race Forum Magazine
Since 1991, Race Forum Magazine,successfully put race information, applications, and schedules into the hands of tens of thousands of competitive athletes.
Starting in 2009, we also produced a digital copy of the publication with links to each and every ad in the publication.
Starting in 2020, Race Forum has decided to discontinue the magazine itself, while the issue was still viewed by thousands, we found our monthly eNews to be getting much better results. With our eNews, we are able to reach even more potential participants at a fraction of our low magazine issue pricing.
Race Forum Magazine
Why Choose Us?
Keeping Life Fun for the Race Directors and the Participants!
Race Forum is the New York metropolitan area's most complete, multi-channel source for all racing events in the area. Distributed via our eNews, we provide the most comprehensive source of race information to over 50,000 competitive and recreational athletes on a monthly basis.
The combination of Race Forum’s advertisement opportunities, online registration platform, and the timing capabilities of the Split Second Racing team ensures that we can cover your event in its entirety from registration to race day. We are a one-stop shop for all things racing. With our multi-channel distribution system reaching tens of thousands of athletes on a monthly basis, your event is sure to be widely publicized, seamlessly coordinated, and perfectly executed on race day. We also provide you with direct hands-on access to your race to keep track of your participants and more, every step of the way.
At Race Forum, we are racers too. We understand every aspect of the process from marketing, to registration, to race day execution. Overall superior customer service is the cornerstone of our operations.
Race Forum all began in 1991 with Doug Rice, a competitive athlete, Ironman, and triathlon enthusiast who decided that he was going to try his hand at the other side of racing. Since its inception in 1991, Race Forum website has grown into a must-visit site for racers and race directors alike.
In conjunction with Split Second Racing(LIVE RESULTS, Every Time!) Race Forum puts on well-known events like Jersey Girl Triathlon and the War at the Shore yearly that bring thousands of racers to compete and have fun. Race Forum grows yearly, bringing in tens of thousands of online visitors making it one of the most successful websites of its kind. Looking ahead, the Race Forum team is growing to meet the needs of new races each year and improving our technology to make sure that every event is the best event it can be.
Doug started his athletic career as an All American college swimmer. In 1982, Doug did his first running event and then advanced to triathlons in 1983. He has competed in every distance from sprint to Ironman Triathlon, with 14 finishes under his belt. Doug also founded the Sandy Hookers Triathlon Club in 1989 which is one of the oldest triathlon clubs in the nation. He started directing events in 1989 with the first War at the Shore Duathlon and the following year founded the Indian Trails Road Race. With his passion for the sport, Doug founded Race Forum and Split Second Racing, and produces over 15 quality events each year.
Linda has approached sport through support and organization. She spent 15+ years in the Information Services division of UPS focusing on aspects of Accounting, Data Collection, Project Management and Task Organization. She has enjoyed many years of volunteering at the start and finish line of the NYC Marathon. She loves the thrill of the athlete’s accomplishment in the air at our events but spends most of her time behind the secondary-contentes working to make our events exciting and enjoyable for our athletes.
Kelly began running 5K’s and half marathons in 2005 to keep up with her triathlete husband, but was sidelined in 2009 with a trimalleolar ankle fracture, which happened shortly after she started working for Race Forum. Many months of PT, several screws and a metal rod later, she came back strong, crossing the finish line in 2012 at the Disney Princess Half Marathon. Prior to Race Forum, Kelly was a Wall Street Recruiter, where she worked in NYC for over 7 years. Then she took some time off to become a mom and tend to her two children. Kelly has a BA from Fordham University and a MA from Monmouth University.
Meg found her athletic side just before her 30th birthday, where she challenged herself to finish her first ever 5K. Her racing motto is "slow and steady" the only person she is out to beat is herself. While she cycles regularly for fun, there is always room for improvement in her athletic abilities. There is only one triathlon finisher’s medal around her neck, but she hopes for more to come. When it comes to working as a lead timer for Split Second Racing, Race Forum’s sister company, she is ready to jump in with both feet wherever she is most needed at races - soothing pre-race jitters, organizing, timing, and celebrating athletes' accomplishments as they cross the finish line. She enjoys the thrill of race day and the air of camaraderie at the events – wishfully thinking some more athleticism might rub off on her simply by being around amazing athletes.
How much does listing a race cost?
There is no cost, listing a race on Race Forum is free for anyone!
How much do Race Forum’s online registration services cost?
There is no setup fee for using our online registration services. However, there is a small processing fee that covers the cost of hosting the participant data on our servers. This fee may be applied to each athlete’s registration or absorbed by the event, and will be deducted from each race’s final payout check. See our Rates & Fees for a full breakdown of processing fees.
How are the processing fees collected?
When you are setting up online registration, race directors have the option to choose between absorbing processing fees or applying fees to each racer’s registration. Absorbing your fees into the registration means that you (the event) cover the cost of processing, rather than having your participants pay the additional processing fee at checkout.
(Ex. For a race with a $20.00 registration, absorbing the fees will mean that the participant pays $20.00 at checkout, and the event will net $18.25 per participant. If the fees aren’t absorbed, the participant will pay $22.50 at checkout, and the event will net $20.00 per participant. See our Rates & Fees for a full breakdown of processing fees.)
How do I get paid for registrations?
Race Forum will mail a check to your organization at the end of registration period.
How do I get my participant information?
Your event’s registration data is stored on our server database. You can easily access your registration data at any time, from any computer with an Internet connection. It is easily downloaded in Excel format (CSV) from your dashboard.
How can I direct the most participants to my online registration?
Race Forum creates a customized link that brings participants directly to your registration page, which you can share on your website or social media profiles.
I'm not using Race Forum for my event's online registration. Can I still use Race Forum as a listing site?
Yes! Race Forum's event listings page is free to all event directors.
Are online transactions secure?
Race Forum protects registrants' payment information at all times using several thorough security policies and safeguards. Strict security begins at the point of data transmission, where we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption certificates issued by industry leader Authorize.net on all of our payment servers.
Do I need to set up a merchant account?
No. Race Forum handles the entire credit card authorization process from start to finish.
What timing services are available?
In combination with Split Second Racing, Race Forum offers affordable timing packages for races of all types and sizes. Our services include but are not limited to: chip timing with immediate results, professional finish line fixtures, custom race numbers, split points, and postrace support. All events that exclusively use Race Forum’s online registration will be eligible for a 15% discount on all timing packages.
What types of advertising can I do through Race Forum?
Race Forum offers three types of advertising: online, email, or print. Our industry-low prices allow events to be exposed to thousands of new athletes at a minimal cost. All events that exclusively use Race Forum’s online registration services will be eligible for a 10% discount on all advertising packages. See our Advertising page for a full breakdown of all available packages.
I am interested in advertising and/or timing, in addition to using Race Forum’s online registration. How will these extra services be charged?
If an event also chooses to advertise and/or time with us, the amount for those services will be deducted from the final registration collection before the check is mailed. In the event that the services cost more than the registration collection, a new invoice will be mailed and the balance will be due in 30 days.
Add Event to Listing-
How to add an event to the listing page and map
How to add manual entries to your participant list
Add Social Media Button-
How to add social media buttons to your online registration page
Download Participant List-
How to Download the participant list
Edit Participant Data-
How to edit participant data
Enable Same Day Registration-
How to enable and use same day registration
Partial or Full registration refund-
How to refund a participant
How to add promo codes
Race Forum Fundraising-
A tutorial that teaches directors how to use Race Forum's fundraising feature
Renew an Event for next year-
How to Renew event
Share Digital Publication with Social Media Links-
How to share Race Forum digital copy pages with social media, messaging and email
Social Media Sharing-
Social Media Sharing
Split Second Racing Live Results-