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.
RunSignup’s RaceDay team got to experience first hand the backend operations of packet pickup and the life of a timer’s support crew by volunteering at this year’s 45th Kiawah Island Marathon on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The RaceDay team is a team exclusively focused on developing technology for the race day experience with an emphasis on supporting the timer’s role. It is composed of software developers, support, and marketing professionals. With close to 6,200 registrants, the Kiawah Island Marathon was an ideal opportunity to volunteer and see the product the team built in action. Nine of us set out to get first hand knowledge of what race organizers, timers, and participants experience.
RunSignup Announces 2023 Timer Certification Tour Four Timer Certifications Virtual Courses We are pleased to announce the launch of our 2023 four-part virtual Timer Certification tour. RunSignup’s Timer Certification program is designed to provide timers with in-depth product training on race related technology to support their efforts to provide high value services to endurance race […]
This Timer Tip Tuesday covers the process for renewing events in RaceDay Scoring. This is a quick session that dives into the setup categories that auto copy and those fields that may need adjusting.
Below is a recorded webinar covering how Race Result timing hardware integrates with RunSignup’s RaceDay Scoring software. Race Result’s Bryce Longacre and RunSignup’s Crisp McDonald walk through some best practices when using Race Result timing hardware, creating exporters in Race Result software, and how to correctly connect to RaceDay Scoring. A product demo rounds things out to help illustrate what you can expect to see when you use the two products.
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.
Below is a Timer Tip Tuesday training on RaceDay Scoring using Data Actions. This is a quick training session that walks through different what if scenarios such as automatically switching events based on check points or location reads.
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.
Below is a Timer Tip Tuesday covering how to use RaceDay Scoring for cross country events. RunSignup’s Crisp McDonald and Roger Bradshaw walk through the different preset configurations available in RaceDay Scoring specifically for cross country events and reporting options. Also covered are the various result integrations available to timers such as TFRRS, Athletic.net, and RunSignup team results publishing.
This on-demand webinar is for timers using RaceDay Scoring and covers how to use its newest backup to cloud capabilities.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 email@example.com. Submissions should include the timer’s name, company name, and an explanation, including specific examples of the impact the nominee has made […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 | […]
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 […]
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 […]