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.