New Series for Onboarding Timer Staff

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 are launching an education series to help train new timers and supportive staff on the basics of the industry and timing. Sessions will provide an introduction to […]

RFID and RaceDay Scoring

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 […]

RaceDay Scoring Tips & Tricks

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 […]

MYLAPS Mock Race Powered by RunSignup

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 […]

RaceDay Scoring for Cross Country Events

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 […]

Summer Symposium Timer Tracks

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 […]

RaceDay Scoring for Teams: Training Series for Timers

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 […]

New! On Site Registration

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. […]

Launch of RaceDay Scoring v3.0: Team Scoring Upgrade

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 […]

RaceDay Scoring Segment Setup

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, […]

Steps for Students 2021 Case Study

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, […]

RaceDay CheckIn App – Recorded Webinar

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 […]

Product News! New and Improved RaceDay CheckIn App

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 […]

Timer News: Results Source Now Available for Virtual Results

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, […]

Publishing Results with MYLAPS & RaceDay Results

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 […]

Timer Survey Findings Debrief

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 […]

A Happy List of the Tech We Used in 2020

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 […]

Richmond Marathon Delivers Hybrid Race Experience

Utilizes RunSignup’s Hybrid Race Day Technology We were very impressed with how Richmond Marathon successfully delivered a hybrid race experience and wanted to share their approach with event organizers and timers. Hybrid events are those that offer multiple event options and include variations of virtual, on-site, and challenge event types. Richmond Marathon’s 2020 event, held […]

The New Finish Line for Timers

As the industry continues to adapt to the challenges of Covid-19, timers have the opportunity to take a leadership role and help their events continue by offering a hybrid race experience. This includes a combination of race experience options, which may include scored on-site races with defined course paths, extended race dates, and virtual race […]

Timer Fall Series: 2021 Hybrid Events

With many unknowns surrounding the pandemic, events are shifting to offering a hybrid race experience where participants have virtual and on-site event options with the ability to switch between the two. Each type of event involves different approaches and tools to manage the start time, the results, and the overall course and participant experience. All […]

Announcing RaceJoy for Virtual Challenge Events!

We are super excited to share that RaceJoy’s is now fully integrated with RunSignup’s virtual Challenge Platform! RunSignup has quickly become the chosen challenge platform provider for fitness and nonprofit communities. The integration of RaceJoy, the industry’s leading race day mobile app, strengthens and expands the challenge experience by offering real-time engagement with participants and automated […]

RunSignup Virtual Setup 2.0 Timer Tip Tuesday Webinar Recap

Below is a recording of this week’s Timer Tip Tuesday, where RunSignup’s Crisp McDonald provided more advanced training on how to setup a virtual event with a focus on virtual results, RaceJoy, and Challenge events. We’ve introduced many improvements and features. Basic Setup Points Event Wizard Setup Set each event to Virtual/Challenge type (even when […]

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 […]

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