Corral Management System Updates

With the increasing need for corral management to increase safety during COVID restrictions and limit the number of people in a given time, corral management has become very important. We have updated our Corral Management System to make the existing functions easier to understand and use since more and more races are using them. Now […]

RaceDay Virtual Results Now Supports Flexible Result Sets

RunSignup just rolled out more flexibility for virtual events wishing to deliver virtual results. Many events will have various registration options that don’t necessarily line up to the results needed. Or there may be unique situations where results need to be combined. Event organizers and timers can now create custom result set configurations to meet […]

RaceJoy Anywhere for Virtual Events

We recently launched the RaceJoy’s race anywhere feature for virtual events offering location independent events. With such a high interest from race directors and timers across the country, we held a Webinar this week to go over the capabilities and how virtual events can get the most of them. As the industry has shifted to […]

Announcing RaceJoy Anywhere for Virtual Events

Official Mobile Race Experience From Any Location We are incredibly excited to announce RaceJoy is now available for location independence events. Virtual event organizers can now offer RaceJoy for both location independent and defined course route race experiences for participants of running, walking, cycling, and water events. RaceJoy delivers an official interactive race experience that […]

RaceJoy Now Offers Race Redo for Virtual Events

Many of the newly formed virtual events want to offer their participants the chance to re-do a route to improve their performance time, accumulate miles, or simply for a repeat experience. RaceJoy is now offering the ability to re-do a course for virtual races and will transmit the newest finish time automatically to official race […]

Flexible Timing Now Available w/RaceDay Scoring & The Race Director

As areas of the country are preparing for the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, RunSignup is working on ways we can support the industry through technology. We are pleased to share that RaceDay Scoring and The Race Director now have the ability to capture both start and finish reads with overlapping start and finish time […]

Virtual Races: Auto Results in RaceJoy Now Available

We are excited to share that auto result submission for virtual events is now available in RunSignup’s race day app, RaceJoy. Those participants using RaceJoy for GPS tracking and cheer sending, will have their GPS-based results automatically submitted to the race as they cross the finish line. For events using RunSignup’s Virtual Results, this data […]

New Custom Virtual Pre-Race Bibs!

We are excited to share that events are now able to issue Virtual Bibs to participants for traditional and virtual events. These pre-race bibs are an effective way to communicate bib numbers and add another tangible component for virtual event experiences. Participants can share their official bib on social media, which in turn helps promote […]

RunSignup Announces RaceDay Experience for Virtual Events

Solo Participant and Remote Spectator Interactive Race Experience RunSignup is pleased to announce its RaceDay Virtual Experience for virtual events, for an authentic, socially connected race day experience with RunSignup’s mobile app, RaceJoy, and RaceDay Virtual Results – all while supporting the requirements for social distancing. RaceJoy connects solo participants with remote spectators and offers […]

Timer Tip: RaceDay CheckIn App

Timers can take advantage of RunSignup’s free RaceDay CheckIn app to make things move faster during packet pickup and overcome many traditional timer headaches. Watch this recorded Webinar that covers how to use its features. RaceDay CheckIn App features include: QR code scanning or manual entry Personal information and transfer adjustments Dynamic bib assignments Giveaway […]

Timer Tip: Web CheckIn

Watch this helpful video on using RunSignup’s Web CheckIn for a faster processing of your participants and insightful reports. RunSignup’s Crisp McDonald covers how to use the product and the various ways it integrates with the RaceDay Suite of timer tools. Sign up for the next Timer Tip Tuesday where we will cover how to […]

Timer Tip: Dynamic Bib Assignments

Dynamic Bib Assignments is an ideal way for races and timers to save time and reduce costs with unwanted bibs by using only what is needed. Below is a recording that covers RunSignup’s Dynamic Bib Assignment capabilities and how it integrates with the other RaceDay tools to create a seamless and efficient race process. Join […]

Timer Tip: Managing Bib Assignments

This recorded Webinar provides an overview on how to use RunSignup’s Bib Management tool for assigning and changing bib numbers. Watch to better understand how you can take advantage of greater efficiencies. Any questions? Contact Crisp McDonald and schedule time to talk through any questions regarding the RaceDay Suite of products. Timer Tip Tuesdays Join […]

Participant Tracking: Promotion = Usage, Less Questions

Most races offer some form participant tracking as it has become a standard expectation of participants and spectators alike. However, each race is different in the types of tracking that is being offered. Some may issue just a start and finish alert, others issue alerts at points along the course, while others may offer continuous […]

Race Timers’ Monthly Update

Race Timers’ Monthly Update Thanks to the 200+ timers who participated in the Race Timer Survey. We received valuable insights pertaining to the timer business, and we will be making use of this information to help support you in your timer business. Top Three Timer Challenges: 1. Managing and Training for Staff 2. Not enough time 3. […]

Transitioning from Race Director to RaceDay Scoring

Roger Bradshaw Webinar If you are currently using The Race Director, this recorded Webinar covers the transition to using RaceDay Scoring. Roger Bradshaw encourages timers to take this “quiet period” to get their feet wet with RaceDay Scoring. In this informative webinar Roger covers his suggested transition process and explores the features that are similar […]

RaceDay Timer Newsletter: December

RaceDay Scoring Version 2.0 Launch! Get an overview of RaceDay Scoring V2.0 now available for timers! Find out about the key features in RaceDay Scoring and the newest advancements, including aggregate team scoring and corral and wave starts.  The Future is Now! >>>Watch the Video >>>Read the Blog >>>See the Press Release “We’ve brought together a unique […]

A Letter from Roger Bradshaw

Plans for The Race Director and RaceDay Scoring To Current The Race Director Timers, As we wrap up this year, I wanted to communicate some upcoming changes and events.  Renewal Reminder: First, I want to remind you to renew your license for 2020. The Race Director license is now part of RunSignup’s RaceDay Suite license. […]

RaceDay Scoring V2.0 Launch Webinar

We are very excited to share the launch of RaceDay Scoring Version 2.0! Matt Avery, RunSignup’s RaceDay Product Manager, provides an overview of the key features available in RaceDay Scoring’s latest version 2.0 release in this recorded Webinar. This release introduces the major additions of corral and wave management along with relay and aggregate team […]

RunSignup Launches Version 2.0 of RaceDay Scoring

We are very excited to share the launch of RaceDay Scoring Version 2.0! The release of version 2.0 introduces the major additions of corral and wave management along with relay and combined team scoring. RaceDay Scoring is the replacement for The Race Director, one of the most widely-used scoring solutions in the industry scoring more […]

Timer Market Research Survey

TIMERS ONLY, please: You are invited to take part in the industry’s first timer market research survey! This survey is focused on the timer industry and is designed to help us gain a deeper understanding of the unique needs of timers. The information you provide will enable us to share valuable industry insights and help […]

RaceDay Timer Newsletter: November

RaceDay Certified Timer Spotlight: Tony Sapp Tony Sapp, a RaceDay Certified Timer and owner of Negative Split Productions, shares valuable insights on ways timers can create a competitive advantage by utilizing RunSignup’s RaceDay Suite. Tony owns and operates worldwide events that specialize in extreme format courses. He has identified ways to gain operational efficiencies while preserving unique and […]

RaceJoy Map Building Basics

If you are a RaceDay Certified Timer or thinking about becoming one, this recorded webinar will provide you with a basic understanding of building maps in RaceJoy. Map Building Steps: Enable Events  Load Course Route(s) Generate Markers Set Up Timing Configuration Table Adjust for any Out and Back Proximity Issues Certify Maps Once you certify […]

RaceDay Scoring Software Update

Did you miss the recent RaceDay Scoring software update for the month of October provided by Matt Avery? No worries, you can watch the recorded webinar here: The RaceDay team developers are churning out improvements. Some of October’s changes include the following feature updates. Feature Updates Added shut down confirmation dialogWe have had reports of […]

RunSignup October Timer Newsletter

Become a RaceDay Certified Timer Want to be RaceDay Certified so you can offer RaceJoy and get hands-on RaceDay Scoring product training? Already certified and ready for advanced training and an update on the RaceDay Suite of products? Join us at RunSignup’s Winter Symposium this coming January in Orlando, Florida.  Invite your race directors! This is an opportunity […]

RunSignup Now Offers FREE Unlimited Results For ALL Timers

And Unlimited RaceDay Photos and TXT Messages as Part of the RaceDay Suite RunSignup is pleased to announce free unlimited RaceDay Results,  unlimited TXT messaging, and RaceDay Photos for all timers and races. The new policy is effective immediately and simplifies the previous credit system. This change supports our strategy to deliver unprecedented value for […]

Timer Spotlight: Shawn Daugherty, GT Races

Good Time Event Services (GT Races) is located in Kentucky and has been in the timing business for 12 years. The company originated with a focus on simply supporting the local running and cycling community with effective and accurate event timing. Their natural passion for partnering with events to provide the end participant with a […]

New: RaceJoy Map Marker Distance Calculation

RaceJoy has just launched a map building improvement that RaceDay Certified Timers are going to appreciate! RaceJoy’s map building tool now calculates the GPS distance on the course for new intermediate marker or timing locations, such as Geo-based audio message points and relay exchange locations. This will simplify the map building process for timers and greatly […]

Roger’s How to Transition to RaceDay Scoring

For those of you who don’t know already, RaceDay Scoring is the future of The Race Director. We expect a surge of timers will migrate to RaceDay Scoring this winter. Roger Bradshaw, the creator of The Race Director, provides his guidance on the best way to transition to RaceDay Scoring. Roger is in the thick […]

RaceJoy GPS Tracking and Poor Cell Conditions

RaceJoy is specially designed to work with varying levels of cell conditions to accommodate participants and spectators around the country and on courses in areas that have intermittent cell conditions. However, RaceJoy should only be used at sites where the Start and Finish and at least 70% of the course has good cell conditions.    When […]

RaceDay Product Training Videos

Interested in learning more about RunSignup’s RaceDay products such as RaceDay Scoring and RaceJoy? Below are a series of training videos from our recent RaceDay Certification Timer Tour. Topics covered include an explanation of RaceDay Suite pricing, how to use RaceDay Scoring, and how to build maps in RaceJoy. Also, provided is an informative session […]

RaceDay Scoring Training

RunSignup’s new RaceDay Scoring software is designed with an open approach for timers to use with any timing system. The following three videos are from the Timer Certification training in Orlando, and provide basic to advanced training of RaceDay Scoring.   Check out this video where Matt Avery, RunSignup’s RaceDay Product Manager, provides an overview […]

RunSignup Launches Annual Alan Jones Timer Award

  New Award to Recognize Exceptional Race Timer   We are very excited to launch the annual Alan Jones Timer Award to recognize an industry race timer who has clearly made an impact on improving the race industry. See the official press release here. Overview As the backbone of the race industry, timers have the opportunity to […]

Run Toledo Hosts Race Director Summit

  The Team at Run Toledo is presenting it’s first Northwest Ohio Race Director Summit on February 28 at 6pm in Maumee, Ohio. RunSignup is co-hosting as part of its strategy to provide industry timers with educational support for their race directors. RunSignup is launching a Race Director Summit program in April this year that […]

Web-based RaceDay Timer Certification March 19

Back by popular demand! For timers that were not able to make one of the sold-out RaceDay Timer Certification sessions in January, we are offering a web-based certification opportunity on March 19. After completing this day of in-depth sessions timers  will have exclusive access to special pricing, free race day tools, and new revenue opportunities. […]

Certified Timer Spotlight: Jamie Orr, Run The East

Jamie Orr, founder of Run The East, a Greenville, North Carolina based race timing and event management service provider recently completed RunSignup’s RaceDay Certification program. We noticed he was making full use of the various RaceDay Suite of Technology that RunSignup offers. So, we checked in with him to get some insights that we could […]

RaceDay Certified Timers Embrace New Technology

It’s the first week after RunSignup’s RaceDay Certification tour and timers that went through the training are energetically embracing RaceJoy and RaceDay Scoring. Already, certified timers have enabled RaceJoy for more than 80 new races across the country. Some timers are choosing to try RaceJoy out at a smaller 5K event so they can get […]

RaceJoy’s Map Building Tool Made Easier

In preparation for the RunSignup RaceDay Timer certification program, our team of developers has enhanced RaceJoy’s map building tool to ensure it is easy to self-manage by timers. More than 200 timers will be certified on RaceJoy by the end of January, 2019. Certified RaceDay Timers are able to offer RaceJoy as an add-on service to […]

Big Showing of Timers in Dallas, Texas!

We are at our second location of our four-city RaceDay Certification Timer Tour. Last week in Philadelphia went very well and we made some minor tweaks to the certification process based on our experience there. Timers are using the new and easy-to-use RaceDay CheckIn app to check in for the certification training. We emailed out QR […]

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