RaceDay Scoring Troubleshooting Tips

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 […]

RaceDay Checkin v3.2.21 is Now Available!

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 […]

RaceDay Scoring for Multi-Sports Training

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 […]

Timer Survey Debrief

Timer Survey Debrief Below is a recorded webinar where we cover the recent findings from the 2021 timer market survey. Some key findings include: General Timer Business: 55% of timers have another job. 42% of timers have a different full-time job. 78% of timers provide services beyond timing. 2021 Trends: 62% of timers added new […]

Mary Anderson Receives Alan Jones Timer Award

GiveSignup | RunSignup announces the 2021 Alan Jones Timer Award winner, Mary Anderson, founder of Anderson Race Management located in Eagan, Minnesota. The Alan Jones Timer Award recognizes an individual race timer who has shown exceptional efforts and who has had a significant positive impact on the endurance race industry. Anderson’s 28 years in the […]

Alan Jones Timer Award Nominations Now Open

Seeking Nominees for Timer of the Year Award Know of an amazing timer that has brought a positive impact to the endurance industry? Send your nominations for the Alan Jones Timer Award to info@runsignup.com. Submissions should include the timer’s name, company name, and an explanation, including specific examples of the impact the nominee has made […]

RaceDay Scoring Now Supports Lap Events

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 […]

2021 Timer Survey Now Open

The annual Timer Market Survey for the endurance industry is now open! This survey is designed to provide insights into the timer industry and focuses on understanding timers’ business practices, current challenges, technology used, and obtaining input on products and services needed. It is an opportunity for timers to help their peers and the industry […]

Using the Timer Dashboard

This quick session covers how timers can use their RunSignup timer dashboard, including: -Creating timer accounts and adding secondary timers -Race management and stats -RaceDay Suite software purchasing -Troubleshooting your account Watch the recording below for a quick how-to! Timers can sign up for personalized training by clicking the banner below. Support questions can be […]

SOS Alerts Now Available in RaceJoy

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. […]

Education Series for Onboarding New Timers

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 […]

Bibs & Chips in RaceDay Scoring

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 […]

RaceJoy: New Alternate Event Setup

For RaceJoy Certified Timers RaceJoy has introduced a new method for Certified Timers to set up courses in RaceJoy to coincide with the automated registration integration now being applied in RaceJoy. The training video below covers how to complete the alternate event processing where timers are able to apply a single map upload to multiple […]

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 […]

RaceDay Scoring v3.0 for Relays

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 […]

RaceJoy Product Update for Certified Timers

We’ve introduced new product improvements RaceJoy Certified Timers will find valuable – from map building backend setup advancements to improving the participant experience with registration integration for virtual events. Bib Integration for Virtual Events Participants no longer need to know their bib number when using RaceJoy for virtual events. RaceJoy now integrates with the registration […]

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 […]

RaceJoy Certified Timers Advanced Training

As hybrid experiences continue across the country, timers are helping events offer RaceJoy’s race day experience for both onsite and virtual course options for all types of events – relays, ultras, triathlons, duathlons, and so on. Below are advanced training sessions designed to help RaceJoy Certified timers ensure proper backend setup for different types of […]

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, […]

ChronoTrack Streaming with RaceDay Scoring

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 […]

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 […]

Launch of RunSignup Timer Certification Program

New Registration & Marketing Timer Certification  We are super excited to launch the new RunSignup Timer Certification program! This certification program is designed to provide timers with the ability to offer their events new and expanded registration and marketing related services that help increase event registrations. The certification process includes in-depth training on RunSignup’s registration […]

MYLAPS Integration with RaceDay Scoring How-To

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 […]

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 […]

MYLAPS Americas and RunSignup Announce Registration and RaceDay Scoring Partnership

MYLAPS Americas Now Offering RunSignUp Registration and RaceDay Scoring as Its Certified and Preferred Scoring Software MYLAPS Americas Sports Timing and RunSignup l GiveSignup today announced MYLAPS Americas is now offering RunSignup’s RaceDay Scoring as its certified and preferred scoring software for timers. In addition, MYLAPS Americas will collaborate on promotion of the RunSignup | […]

2021 Timer Market Research Survey Now Open!

Industry Timers are invited to take this year’s timer survey. This research 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 us focus on ways we can broaden our […]

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 […]

The New Start Line for Timers

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 […]

Challenge Events Setup How-To for Timers

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. […]

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 […]

RaceDay Scoring Update Gives Timers Real Time Progress Stats and Meters

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 […]

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 […]

RaceJoy Map Building Made Easier

As part of our effort to support RaceJoy Certified Timers we’ve adjusted the backend map building tool proactively troubleshoot potential issues and simplify the process. Timers are now presented with a diagnosis when they load in a map in RaceJoy and can then immediately address potential issues with the map configuration. Map Diagnostic Tool We’ve […]

RaceJoy: Custom Audio Race Experience Announcement

We are pleased to announce RaceJoy’s dynamic audio race experience is now available real-time for virtual and on-site race events.  Previously, custom recorded audio files were required to be loaded at least 10 days in advance of the race date. Now, custom recordings can be added at any time – even as the event is taking […]

Timer Bib Assignments Webinar Recap

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 […]

RaceDay Virtual Results Now Supports Personal GPS Activity Submission

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 2020 Alan Jones Timer Award Winner: Todd Henderlong

Awarded This Week at RunSignup’s Virtual Symposium  RunSignup announces this year’s Alan Jones Timer Award winner, Todd Henderlong, with T&H Timing located in Indiana. RunSignup’s annual timer award recognizes an individual race timer who has shown exceptional efforts and has had a significant impact on the endurance race industry. Todd, who is highly immersed in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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