As race organizers, you know what it takes to put on a race and all the efforts involved on the backend leading up to race day and on the big day. But what do participant’s experience when they interact with all those great services you’ve set up? This webinar covers this topic and specifically dives into what participants experience as they go through the various RaceDay tools available for events who use RunSignup’s registration. Since these integrate with one another on the backend, participants receive a more streamlined and connected experience.
Ultra distance events come with many of the same needs as typical race events like 5Ks and half marathons, but they also have very unique requirements and things to consider. For example, many ultra events don’t use a timer to officially score the race due to either the size of the registrations or the conditions of the course. However, events still need a way to provide finisher data to participants. Ultra event organizers address these unique situations through a combination of creativity, technology and sometimes by applying the good old fashioned approach to endurance experiences like manually writing down participants’ finish times.
We’ve just launched a new announcer tool that gives race announcers immediate access to participant information. RaceDay Scoring now offers an announcer screen that streams personalized participant information as they cross timing points on the course. This newest feature enables race announcers to make timely personal public recognition of race participants- an honored tradition of on-site endurance events.
The Midstate Massive Ultra Trail event, a point-to-point trail race with distances of 100, 50 and 30 miles in Massachusetts, has offered RaceJoy since its inception of 2019. This popular ultra New England event attracted close to 350 participants this last weekend and 78% opted to use Runsignup’s RaceJoy’s tracking and spectator engagement features. Each participant had about 5 people tracking them in RaceJoy and sending them cheers. An impressive 1,600 people used the RaceJoy app during the event.
Timers can now take advantage of RunSignup’s new RaceDay Mobile Timing app as a back up for chip timed events or as an alternate timing solutions for smaller events with limited budgets or inability to have timing equipment on the course. It is an ideal solution for endurance events such as Ultra distances, track and field, cross country, running or cycling events and water events, and is an alternative option to Time Machine and WebScorer. The recorded session below provides timers with an overview of the products features and how-to instructions.
We are very excited to announce RunSignup’s RaceDay Mobile Timing App for timing of smaller events and backup for chip-timed events. Through the convenient use of Android and Apple phones and tablets, event timers are able to use the free RaceDay Mobile Timing app to log finish times and the order of finishers through the app. The app works in conjunction with RunSignup’s results platform for real-time results publication. This is ideal for timing smaller endurance events such as Ultra distances, track and field, cross country, running or cycling events and water events. In addition, the RaceDay Mobile App is a valuable backup solution – similar to Time Machine devices – for larger events and for top finisher verification.
App Flow Updates Added “Backup Timer” App Flow, and helper text for how each App Flow should be used (tap the “i” next to “Select an App Flow). Score & Publish Results Participant Data will sync down from RunSignup, and all of your results will be uploaded to RunSignup. Any existing results at RunSignup for […]
We like to hear from people in the industry to find out more about them and how they use RunSignup’s products. Recently, RunSignup’s Steve Bingham-Hawk chatted with Michelle Craske with Sommer Sports to get some inside scoop. For those of you not familiar with Sommer Sports, it is an established race management company located in Clermont, Florida. It’s founder, Fred Sommer, is highly regarded as one of the long-time substantial influencers of the triathlon industry and helped the industry transform throughout the years. He has also continued to stay abreast of changes in the industry to continue to provide a sought-after race experience. Fred has also been a valued customer of RunSignup and uses its many capabilities to support the events they manage and the participants and volunteers who take part in in them.
One of the many FREE tools events using RunSignup can take advantage of is RunSignup’s RaceDay Photo platform. Events can improve the race experience by providing an elevated experience with free photos that are integrated with their personal race results. You can create albums for your event and offer team photos as well. Plus, you can offer sponsors branding opportunities by applying sponsor logo watermarks to photos. This webinar offers a quick how-to on how to set this up and easily load in photos.
The following webinar provides a quick guide on how to use RaceDay Scoring for basic race scoring. This is an ideal session for timers just getting started in RaceDay Scoring or for those that would like a refresher before the busy season ahead. Step-by-step instructions on setting things up and scoring an event is covered along with a product demonstration.
RunSignup RaceDay Suite Demo At RunSignup’s recent Summer Symposium we showcased many of the products available to our customers. Below is a look at some of our RaceDay Suite products, including RaceDay Registration, RaceDay CheckIn, RaceDay Scoring, and RaceDay Results. Check out this recording where Kevin Lai walks through a quick demo of these products. […]
Printing Updates Added Configuration setting to automatically print after Review. This will automatically send the print job after selecting “Save and Continue” on the CheckIn confirmation page. Added Print Button to Participant Info Screen. Now you can print labels from the Participant Info screen as well as from the CheckIn Confirmation screen. This allows you […]
Feature Updates Added the ability to save Data Check Reports. You can now create and save Data Check Reports to reference later. These reports will stick around when exporting/importing a Race. Added more options for filtering the Race List. Prior to this change you could only update the filter to not show passed Races. Now […]
Feature Updates Updated Result Set Selection when Publishing Results to RunSignup. If you are adding an Auto-save and no results exist for that Event on RunSignup yet, we will default the Auto-save to create a new Result Set. If there is a single Result Set available, we will automatically select that Result Set in the […]
Running an Efficient Packet Pickup Want to know how to offer an efficient packet pickup at your next race? Watch this helpful video where RunSignup’s Kevin Lai walks you through the packet pickup at this year’s Scott Coffee Run in Moorestown, New Jersey! Some topics covered included: Dynamic bib assignments Bib management Pins for bibs […]
Feature Updates Added an option in the Segment Setup to Hide a Segment from Report Columns. This will make it so that any Segments that have this setting enabled will not be included in any of the “Splits” type columns that include all Segments. In addition, these Segments will not be pushed to RunSignup Results. […]
We’re happy to announce another update to the RaceDay CheckIn App. This update has a few incremental changes to bring the app’s styling up to current standards, but also adds a few handy features and fixes a few issues. General Updates Added the ability to Search Participants by typing in their Team Fundraiser name into […]
This on-demand webinar is for timers using RaceDay Scoring and covers how to use its newest backup to cloud capabilities.
Feature Updates Report Template Import/Export Support You can now import and export report template packages between computers. This is helpful if you have a set of templates that you typically use that you want to move over to another computer. Added the Ability to Renew a Scoring Setup. There is a new option in the […]
We are happy to announce an update to RaceDay CheckIn that adds support for wireless (via WiFi network) label printing on the CheckIn Confirmation screen, and In-App Support. We have added support for printing out Participant Details when confirming a CheckIn. This is really useful if you want to include details about the participant that […]
RaceDay Check-Ins Indicate Participant Trend We thought we’d share some insights with race organizers on the activity level we are seeing at races across the country by looking at the usage stats of the RaceDay CheckIn app. This activity gives us two key trend points: The number of events and the number of participant check-ins. […]
In case you missed the news, we launched a new release of RaceDay Scoring that includes backup to cloud functionality, providing timers with greater data security and flexibility? Participant scoring data can be securely backed up at any time and easily accessed from alternate computers at another time or by other timer team members. This ensures continuity of operations and supports a streamlined team approach.
The recorded webinar below offers and overview and product demo of the latest advancements in the RaceDay CheckIn app.
We are excited to announce the newest release of the RaceDay CheckIn App offering events greater race day efficiencies. Available for Android and iOS devices, the new release of the free RaceDay Check-In app is one of the most valued technology products used by races across the country with an expected two million check-ins this year as races return to pre-pandemic activity levels. RunSignup’s RaceDay CheckIn App’s latest version offers advantages with tighter integration with registration data, improved setup configurations options, fundraising and donation status, related team check-ins, and new intelligent check-in features. RunSignup’s RaceDay CheckIn app is designed for race organizers and volunteers to deliver an efficient race day check-in experience and overcome challenges associated with participant congestion and disparate data.
We are happy to announce another update to RaceDay CheckIn! This update has added a brand-new feature that will assist any event organizers looking to be able to easily check on a Participant’s Fundraising Details on site, in addition to a few other features and updates. Updates to Presets Added Fundraiser Details to Presets. You […]
We have added a new feature similar to our existing Loyalty List feature that allows you to set up a list of potential participants who you would like to let bypass the Estimated Finish Time required field when selecting a Corral. You will provide a list of names, emails, and Dates of Birth to identify […]
We are very excited to release a major update to the RaceDay Checkin App. This version includes an overhaul to the Preset & Configuration Editor, making it easier to understand and use, a variety of QR/Barcode scanning updates to make your Checkin workflow more efficient, and a whole lot more! Feature Updates Improvements to Presets […]
RaceJoy UI Refresh in Progress RaceJoy, RunSignup’s mobile app for an interactive race day experience, is in the process of having its user interface updated. RaceJoy is widely used by RunSignup’s running and cycling events across the country and offers participants and spectators real-time updates and interaction for both on-site events and virtual race anywhere […]
New: RaceJoy Participant Split Export & Route Replay In response to participant requests, RaceJoy now offers the ability for finishers to export their finish data and view the route they completed. Previously, the data and route replay capabilities were only available for timers and race organizers on the backend of RaceJoy. Participants request their personalized […]
RaceDay Scoring for Multi-Sports: Timer Training The recorded training session below is for Timers using RaceDay Scoring to score events. It covers the basics on using RaceDay Scoring for multi-sport events, such as triathlons. The key topics covered included: Course Anatomy Start Time Options Relay Teams Top Finisher Categories Note that this session is ideal […]
Introduction to RaceDay Suite Events using RunSignup’s registration have the added advantage of being able to use a full suite of Race Day technology tools to help increase registration and sponsor revenue, create race day efficiencies, and improve the overall experience for participants, spectators, and volunteers. This recorded webinar provides an introduction to RunSignup’s RaceDay […]
Turkey trots are just a week away, and we wanted to provide a quick last minute checklist – especially for those races that may be a little rusty after forgoing an in-person event in 2020
Participant Emergency Alerts for Race Day Operations We are very excited to announce the launch of RaceJoy’s new SOS participant emergency alert feature. GiveSignup | RunSignup’s race day mobile app, RaceJoy, offers live participant tracking and spectator engagement while empowering race organizers with the ability to monitor and communicate directly with participants during event hours. […]
Helping you with your new crew! Many timing businesses have hired new staff to support the resurgence of on-site events. To support our timers need for onboarding new resources, we created an education series to help train new timers and supportive staff on the basics of the industry and timing. Sessions provide an introduction to a general […]
Timer Training with Aaron Crosby RFID timers are invited to watch this informative webinar on how to use RaceDay Scoring with RFID Race Timing Systems timing equipment. GiveSignup l RunSignup’s Matt Avery along with special guest Aaron Crosby, with The Race Time, provide an overview of how to integrate the two technologies. The focus of […]
Timers using RaceDay Scoring should check out this training provided by GiveSignup l RunSignup’s Crisp McDonald. Crisp covers ways in which you can get the most out of RaceDay Scoring and ensure proper setup. Help your race go smoothly by taking advantage of this product training before race day! Specific Topics Covered Include: Importing a […]
Below is a recorded webinar demonstrating the use of MYLAPS timing equipment in conjunction with RunSignup’s registration and RaceDay tools. Topics covered range from how to set up a race using RunSignup’s registration and RaceDay Scoring to tools used on race day such as participant check-in, timing and results. This is a great session for […]
We are very excited about the latest release of RaceDay Scoring for Cross Country events. This release deploys features and functionality that address the rules and situations that are unique to cross country events combined with comprehensive team and individual participant scoring and results posting capabilities. Also included in this release is the integration with […]
Timer-Specific Opportunities: July 20-22, 2021 GiveSignup l RunSignup’s 2021 virtual summer symposium offers many opportunities for industry timers to get information about the industry, business practices, and in-depth product training. In addition, timers can become certified in RaceJoy and/or RaceDay Scoring. Here is a recap of the sessions timers will find most relevant to their […]
Version 3.0 Overview l Relay Teams l Aggregate Teams Timers are invited to get up to speed on the new 3.0 TEAM release of RaceDay Scoring by watching the series of timer training webinars below. Topics include a general overview of version 3.0, Relay Teams, and Aggregate Team scoring. RunSignup’s Matt Avery walks through how […]
We’ve recently replaced Kiosk Mode and Expo Mode with On Site Registration. Why is On Site Registration important? A smooth and streamlined process on race day has always been key for creating a positive race day experience; today more than ever, participants are looking to get registered fast and races are trying to go paperless. […]
NEW RELEASE NOW AVAILABLE We are incredibly excited to announce RaceDay Scoring Version 3.0 new team upgrade release is now available for industry timers. This latest release of RaceDay Scoring encompasses substantial innovation for timers scoring events with a team or group component, such as running clubs, corporate teams, and relays. This significant upgrade spans all the […]
RunSignup’s RaceDay Scoring Segment Setup Webinar Timers wanting more information about how to set Segments in RaceDay Scoring are invited to watch the recorded webinar session below. Segments are those added timing points on the race course that are in between your main timing streams. They can be mid-point splits, multi laps, triathlon, hill climbs, […]
New Backend Technology and Virtual Fundraising Event Debrief Case Study Key Topics: Fundraiser, team fundraising success Integrated technology Timer going the extra mile RunSignup’s data integration Creative virtual approach, success during Covid-19 Virtual race considerations Event Showcased: 2021 Steps for Students, Galveston-Houston, Texas Race Organizers Interviewed: Julie Eberle, Associate Director of Development – Special Events, […]
RunSignup’s new and improved RaceDay CheckIn app is a perfect way to support events getting back to on-site race experiences. It is easy for your volunteers to use and helps you offer an efficient check-in process that supports the need for social distancing and avoids participant congestion. Our newest release incorporates a new look and […]
Efficient Race Day Processing of Participants We are very excited to launch our new and improved RaceDay Check-In mobile application! Available for Android and iOS devices, the new release of the free RaceDay Check-In app offers core functionality improvements, simplified user experience, and a refreshed interface. RunSignup’s RaceDay CheckIn app is designed for race organizers […]
RaceJoy, Web, and TXT Result Submissions Timers using RunSignup’s RaceDay Virtual Results will be happy to hear we’ve rolled out the ability to quickly see the source participants use to submit their results. Timers now have an at-a-glance view of whether participants submit their results through the RaceJoy app, through the event’s result web page, […]
RunSignup’s RaceDay Results and MYLAPS Webinar MYLAPS timers can take advantage of providing quick access to scored results by publishing web results using RunSignup’ RaceDay Results. The recorded webinar below covers how to how to publish and manage web results when integrating with RaceDay Scoring. Crisp McDonald demonstrates how to set up the integration, adjust […]
Timers can get a debrief on the recently completed Timer marketing research survey by watching the recorded session below. More than 160 timers participated in this year’s survey. Topics covered include general timer business attributes, impacts of Covid-19, timer strategies, and timers’ use of race day technology. One of the most important takeaways is that […]
RaceJoy made the news alongside big names like Uber, Fit Bit, and Nest in this CNN Business News article. How cool is that?! Sadly, it is in reference to products the CNN staff barely used in 2020. Clearly, the author isn’t taking advantage of all the great virtual and even on-site events taking place across […]