RunSignUp Tutorial: RaceJoy

With Shelly Harris & James Harris

About James Harris 

James Co-founded RaceJoy with his wife, Shelly, and is very excited to be part of RunSignUp where he can continue to help change the race experience. The idea of RaceJoy came from his triathlon days where his family would be cheering him on all day at Ironman events. James has more than 20 years experience in leading international software development teams and hands-on software development involving enterprise wide large scale database systems, in-depth technology integrations, and mobile software platforms. James received his Masters in Computer Science from Carnegie Melon and his engineering degree from University of Florida.  

At RunSignUp James continues to oversee RaceJoy's development and is excited to be integrating with RunSignUp's Go platform to bring new innovation to the industry.  

James has had to dial back the triathlon training, but appreciates the many experiences he had at races like the Kona Ironman and being on the USA Triathlon Team at the Denmark Ironman. James still enjoys non-competitive running, cycling, swimming, hiking and long runs/walks with his wife and dog, Blue Ridge. He also enjoys tracking and sending cheers to those who use RaceJoy on race day.


About Shelly Harris

Shelly helped to co-found RaceJoy with her husband, James, and continues to support RaceJoy's evolution and growth at RunSignUp. Shelly has more than 20 years strategic marketing experience comprising all aspects of marketing, including product launch campaigns, branding strategies, public relations and social media. Her experience includes large and small corporate environments and marketing consulting agencies. She received a MBA from the University of Central Florida and a BS with a marketing concentration from Salisbury State University.  

Shelly is thrilled to be a part of the RunSignUp team where she is focused on increasing RaceJoy's market awareness, enhancing product usability, and providing customer support.  

Shelly lives in Florida with James and has three daughters (Anna, Becca and Catherine). Shelly has had much experience in being a supporting spectator for James over the years and has run many races, including the Disney Marathon, half marathons, and 5Ks. She enjoys social running, yoga, paddle boarding, long walks and cycling.

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