Some races wish to open registration early for a special group of individuals or because of a promotion that they are running. Some events may have a large group or a few individuals that “missed the boat” on registering before the closing date and wish to open registration again just for those people that have inquired.
ITS YOUR RACE now has the ability to create a registration type, and make it hidden from the general public that are registering for their event. Once you have a registration type set to “HIDDEN”, you can then create a promo code that when applied, will display the registration type.
To do this, first go to REGISTRATION and REGISTRATION TYPES and click ADD A NEW REGISTRATION TYPE.
Fill out the registration type name, price, active dates for the registration type. You can add price levels if you wish after you save the registration type. If you are doing different price levels, so be sure to just set the first price and the dates that that price is active. Once you save the registration type, you can add additional price levels.
In my example below, I created a registration type called “15K Late Registration” and as noted below, I set it to HIDDEN:
Once I’ve saved my registration type, I then go to REGISTRATION again in the admin tool and click on the PROMO CODES menu item. Click on ADD A NEW PROMO CODE and fill out the form.
Create your promo code that will display the hidden registration types when applied. In my example below, I am choosing to create a promo code called “LateReg” which will allow people to still register after registration is closed. Note that I am limiting the promo code to my hidden registration type “15K Late Registration” and I marked YES to “Makes Hidden Registration Types Visible”
SAVE your promo code. Now, when I go to register, it appears to participants that registration has closed:
However, when I apply the promo code, the “Late 15K Registration” reg type that I created as hidden now appears: