RunSignup’s RaceDay team volunteered at this year’s Kiawah Island Marathon prior to the race and on race day. Nine of us started race day at 4am to provide support for the event’s timing company, Go Race Productions. Crisp McDonald, the owner and operator of Go Race Productions has timed the Kiawah Island Marathon for the last ten years also is part of RunSingup’s RaceDay team. He and Stephanie Middlebrooks divided up our duties so we could all get a taste of different aspects of the timer staff’s role.
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.
RaceDay Scoring now offers new external display options. This Timer Tip Tuesday covers how timers can make use of HTML Scroll Exports.
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.
It is that time of year again! The busiest season for the endurance industry and, for many ,the biggest race event of the year. To help our event organizers prepare and make the most of the tools available to them at RunSignup, we hosted this Turkey Trot Tech Prep webinar.
Event timers are invited to watch the Timer Tip Tuesday covering RaceDay Scoring latest updates for Cross Country events.
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.
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. […]
Updated database to improve stability and prevent missing/invalid ID errors. This version includes a major update to the database to fix some issues we have been seeing for a long time that would cause you to have to save Scored Events or rebuild Reports to fix them. Please note that this installation may take longer […]
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.
An Example of Best Practices Applied Most running, walking, and cycling events serve a fundraising function for important services to support our communities like the Autism Society of Central Virginia’s 5K Challenge. ASCV has multiple ways its raises funds to support its growing programs, and reports that their 5K challenge is its largest annual fundraiser. […]
RaceDay Scoring Troubleshooting Tips This recorded Timer Tip Tuesday is for timers using RaceDay Scoring to score their events and provides tips on addressing potential setup issues and challenges on race day. RunSignup’s Crisp McDonalds walks through strategies such as creating test reads, backing up files, recalculating reads, ensuring timers are on the current version […]
Timers using RaceDay Scoring for their race events can watch the Timer Tip Tuesday webinar below for an introduction to the reporting capabilities in RaceDay Scoring. Crisp McDonald provides a basic overview and product demo how to access key information.
Rowan University Students Create Mobile Timer App RunSignup continues its partnership with Rowan University by working with its talented computer science students through the university’s Computer Field Experience course. As part of this program we sponsored two 6-student scrum teams that were tasked with planning, designing, and implementing a solution based on RunSignup’s project specifications […]
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 […]
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 […]
Time-Based, Cumulative Mileage Events Now Supported We’ve launched a new release of RaceDay Scoring to support scoring of duration-based lap events. RaceDay Scoring, the industry’s next generation scoring software, now supports time duration-based events where mileage cumulated may vary by individual finisher. RaceDay Scoring is the planned replacement for The Race Director, the scoring software […]
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 Tip Tuesday Timers using RaceDay Scoring should check out this short training session on how to set up BibChip files in RaceDay Scoring. GiveSignup l RunSignup’s Crisp McDonald walks through the basics and provides a product demo exploring the potential issues when things are not set up correctly. This is an especially helpful Timer […]
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 […]
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 […]
Timer Training Session Timers are invited to get up to speed on the scoring relay events with new release of RaceDay Scoring by watching the recorded Webinar below. RunSignup’s Matt Avery walks through how to setup RaceDay Scoring for relays and provides important tips along the way. Timers can set up one-on-one training for additional […]
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, […]
RunSignup’s RaceDay Scoring and ChronoTrack Webinar The recorded session below provides an overview of how to integrate ChronoTrack streams with RaceDay Scoring for delivering officially scored race results. Special guest and ChronoTrack timer, Ryan Harrison with Hermes Sports and Events, provides a practical application and step-by-step guidance on setting up of using RaceDay Scoring and […]
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 […]
Below is a recorded session that provides an overview on how to set up streams and timing locations using MYLAPS timing hardware and RunSignup’s RaceDay Scoring. Special guests, Amanda Marek and Dave Hebgen, from RaceDay Events walkthrough how to use RaceDay Scoring and share important tips. Watch the video below for a quick overview! RaceDay […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This Timer Tip Tuesday covers the planning and important steps to take and to support the new start line for hybrid events, including on-site, virtual and challenge events. From social distancing practices to specific setup steps this session is packed with valuable information to help timers get to the new start line and deliver a […]
As events continue to introduce challenge events as either an add-on or alternative to traditional events, timers are quickly becoming the go-to person for setting up the events on RunSignup’s Challenge Platform. The recorded webinar below, provided by Matt Avery, gives step-by-step instructions on how to set up challenge events and create motivating milestone badges. […]
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 […]
October Update! Race timers are invited to watch this recent update on RaceDay Scoring. Now is a great time to prepare for the comeback of onsite events – especially for those virtual hybrid events with defined course paths and flexible start times. Reporting and Visual Improvements: Recent changes include significant improvements in the dashboard and […]
When we first release our Challenge Platform we allowed a few simple ways to sort results – total time or total distance/tally. Since then we have seen a great amount of excitement around Virtual Challenges and the software that we have build to support them. What we have discovered is that many Challenge events want […]
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 […]
Timers: if you missed this week’s Timer Tip Tuesday, you can watch the recording here. Crisp McDonald covers how to use RunSignup’s Bib management tool, including manual, automatic, and dynamic bib assignments – a key part of providing a virtual race experience and virtual results. Recorded Webinar Timer Tip Tuesday Slide Show RunSignup Webinars […]
Want to know how to set up user submitted scored results for your virtual results? Watch this recorded webinar that offers step-by-step guidance on basic to advanced scenarios. Users can then submit their results through a variety of methods. Races should get with their timers to help them set up more complicated scenarios and for […]
RunSignup now supports the ability for participants to submit their virtual results by uploading their GPS activity recorded while using third party types of tracking tools. Participants record their activities for Virtual Events on a multitude of devices and platforms. Two very common formats of data are GPX and FIT, which services like Garmin and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Flexible User Submitted Virtual Results & Alerts We are very pleased to announce our RaceDay Virtual Results solution for virtual race events. RunSignup’s RaceDay Virtual Results provides outdoor events with flexible user submitted results through multiple mediums, including FREE TXT-to-event submissions, multiple web-based points, and auto submission through RunSignup’s mobile race day app, RaceJoy. Events […]