ROCKFORD SIGNS, INC.

4304 Maray Dr  ~  Rockford, IL 61107

815-997-5140

info@rockfordsigns.com

Event Signs

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Road Signs to Event

 

Triathlon Race sign by Rockford Signs

This sign is used to direct participants to the sign-up area of the event.  Sometimes the events are held in state parks or other large areas where getting to the site isn't complicated, but finding the starting line is.

Triathlon Race sign by Rockford Signs

The top line of text can be varied depending on the type of event.  If signs are purchased instead of rented, the text can be customized to reflect the exact name of the event.

Triathlon Race sign by Rockford Signs

This sign is "bi-directional".  It can be used to point left or right, and the top line of text is used to direct participants. 

Race sign by Rockford Signs

This simple sign directs participants and spectators to a designated parking area.

Event sign by Rockford Signs

This sign is a variation of the Race Parking option.  It is intended to be used for events that are not races.

Event Parking sign by Rockford Signs

 

Event Parking sign by Rockford Signs

This sign is used outside restricted parking areas where a fee is charged for admission. 

Event Parking sign by Rockford Signs

The event parking signs where an admission fee is charged can be customized to show any amount requested.

 

Event-Site Signs (General Information)

 

Event sign by Rockford Signs - First Aid Station

This sign is placed outside a medical tent or area staffed by medical personnel. 

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Race Registration

 

Event sign by Rockford Signs

This sign can be used for day-of pick up or day before pick up of race materials.

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Race Director

Not that a race director ever gets to stay in one place long enough to warrant a sign, but if they did, this would be it.

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Registration

The letter range can be altered to suit the needs of the individual event.  Depending on number of entrants and registration duration, more or less cues may be needed.

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Registration

If it takes 1-2 minutes to check in a participant, that's only about 30 check-ins per hour.  The more information and material to disseminate, the longer the check-in time.

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Registration

 

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Volunteer

 

Road Signs on Course

 

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Race Direction

Place before right turn.  Opposite side may be used to show "CAUTION: RACE IN PROGRESS".

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Race Direction Event sign by Rockford Signs - Race Direction

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Race Direction

Place on opposite side of intersection after a right or left turn.  These signs are not as critical when corners are manned by workers, but can be handy for unattended intersections.

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Race Warning

Placed on streets crossing cycling portion of course and streets leading to course.

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Race Warning

Placed on streets crossing running portion of course and streets leading to course.

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Race Warning

Placed on event course to warn participants of upcoming traffic concerns.  These can be used for either manned or unmanned intersections.

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Race Warning

Place before intersections  where traffic lights are present.  These are intended more for organized rides where roads are not staffed by workers, than for races where traffic is controlled at intersections.

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Race Warning

An alternative to the "BEWARE OF..." signs.  This is used to alert the general public there will be cyclists and/or runners on the streets.

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Water Station

These signs can be used for bottle exchanges for cycling events or be used  for running events where water is handed out in cups

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Race Distance

The distance can be displayed in Miles, Kilometers, or both.  Also, the distance can be shown as distance covered or distance remaining.

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Race Distance

Some signs can be requested to be formatted to be taller than longer.

 

Event-Site Signs (Race Specific)

 

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Racers Only

This sign is posted outside areas that are restricted.  Examples include bicycle staging areas or other areas where privacy, security or theft are considerations.

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Mount Bike

This sign is used outside the first transition area of triathlons and informs racers where the designated area is to mount their bike.

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Dismount Bike

This sign is used when riders are returning to the bike corral and specifies where they must dismount.

 
Event sign by Rockford Signs - Race

At some point, the bicycle course and running course diverge from each other.  These signs direct the participant in the correct direction.

Event sign by Rockford Signs - Race

Typically the course is staffed during the race for critical transition areas such as these.  These signs assist the racers who take the time to review the course before the start.

   

 

Special thanks are extended to those race directors and race participants who were insightful into helping develop our special event signage.  The “sign rental” program is a result of your feedback and is being enthusiastically welcomed and gaining acceptance across multiple venues.  Assessing the signage needs of the organizer was also established by reviewing the checklists shown on several race oriented sights, several of which have their links shown below.

Other examples of the products/designs that are a result from your feedback… 

Some of the other advantages

We have identified four categories that our offerings are grouped in.  But the basic intention is this: If the racer needs to see the sign during the race, the sign has a yellow background; if the information is general and outside the race course, the background is white.

1.    Road Signs directing participant to event

2.    Event-Site Signs identifying tents, tables and resources

3.    Road Signs directing participant on course during event and informing general public of event/participants

4.    Event-Site Signs identifying transition areas during stage events and secure areas where general public are prohibited

RENT or PURCHASE

We realize that some events receive corporate sponsorship where an outright purchase makes sense for the long-term financial considerations of hosting an annual event.  Some events are more modestly financed and the long-term storage of signs might not be feasible.  For those reasons, we offer you the choice of renting or purchasing.  Either way, please allow a minimum of three weeks when placing an order.  This will provide enough time to organize and ship your order on our end and enough time to confirm the correct inventory on your end.

Other Event Items

*Rental prices:

The rental duration is two weeks.  The delivery of the rented materials is scheduled to arrive 5 to 6 days prior to the event.  This is to allow for ample time to compensate for any delays with the shipment and to allow time to inspect materials for order completeness.  After the event, enough time is allowed to gather, organize, and return the rented materials.  Orders not returned within the contracted timeframe will be charged an additional two week rental.  Orders not returned within 15 days of contracted return date will be charged the full purchase price and will not be required to be returned.  Please understand that our business model depends on having items returned in a reasonable time so that we may be able to rent them out to the next customer.  Individual items that are returned with excessive damage or items that are not included with the return of the balance of materials will be charged their full purchase price.  Payment terms for rental items are as follows.  If paying by check, one check for the rental fee and one check for the deposit will be required prior to shipping the order.  The check for the rental fee will be deposited immediately.  The check for the deposit will be held until after the event and the return of the rented items.  If the items are returned in good order the check will be returned.  If items are not returned or are returned with damage, then the deposit check will be deposited and we will issue a return check for the balance.  If paying by credit card, the rental fee will be charged prior to shipment.  Any additional fees for unreturned or damaged materials will be charged separately.