December 2022 We just completed the sponsorship of another successful project with students from Rowan University. Two teams of students enrolled in the Computer Field Experience Course took part in an intensive 12 week hands-on project building a solution using the RunSignup API. The students operated completely independant as a “software services vendor” gathering […]
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 […]
WICLAX is timing and scoring software popular in Europe. We met them at the RFID conference, and they are expanding into the US and wanted to integrate with RunSignUp. We pointed them to the RunSignUp Open API documentation in February, and they have it all working in May! The recently announced this in their blog post. […]
We have introduced the ability for races and timers to agree to increase the processing fee on transactions, and for that extra fee to be paid directly to the timer. This allows timers and races to pass along some of the cost of timing a race to participants in the processing fee. This is very […]
The Race Director, one of the two leading timer scoring software packages in the market, has released the 2018 version.To get started with Race Director 2018, please renew your annual support subscription now. You can update your support subscription using the Buy Now button found under the Download menu at TheRaceDirector.com website, or click the […]
RaceTec is an advanced race scoring and results platform developed by Graeme Vincent. It is widely used around the world for large and small races across many race types. It is known for many advanced features and instant web-based results. RaceTec has done an integration with RunSignUp so that timers can easily sync participant information. […]
Here is documentation on how to do a RunScore – RunSignup integration. RunSignUp-RunScore Results Guide
We have a series Customer Case Studies, in which we take your stories and share your challenges and successes as a learning tool for other RunSignUp users. This Case Study focuses on how a Running Store, Training Programs, and a Racing Company support each other. View the PDF Version of the Fleet Feet Rochester & Buffalo and YellowJacket […]
In its 38th year, the Cape Cod Marathon Weekend delivered an innovative race experience to race participants and their supporting fans with RaceJoy. Hosted by Falmouth Track Club, the race is put on by runners who know what runners truly want in a race experience. The race organizers provided RaceJoy’s full premium experience as a […]
The Queen Bee Half Marathon, a women’s half marathon located in Cincinnati, Ohio, offered two ways to track runners at their race this weekend, including official race-timed alerts in their mobile app and GPS live tracking with progress alerts in RaceJoy’s mobile app. Race organizers are the same organizers of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon […]
We have released a new Partner Dashboard for our customers like Timers, Race Series, Running Stores Running Clubs and others with many races to manage. The first thing existing partners will notice is the fact we use the same layout menu system that the Race Dashboard uses. However we made this black and grey so […]
We’re gearing up for our 2nd Annual Race Director/Timer Symposium in a little over a month. Customers are often curious about who else will be at the event, and what type of experience other attendees will have to share…so here’s a little bit about the current attendee list: States Represented: 23 British Oversees Territories Represented: 1 (Bermuda!) […]
People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay is one of those premium races that surrounds the runner and spectator with race centric services that you don’t see at every race. Race organizers at RunVermont truly focus on ways in which to add to the race experience, and not just for race participants, but spectators […]
We have a series Customer Case Studies, in which we take your stories and share your challenges and successes as a learning tool for other RunSignUp users. This Playmakers Case Study focuses on Running Store Race Calendars, registration for Races & Training Teams, and advising local races. View the PDF Version of the Playmakers Case Study […]
Alan Jones and Roger Bradshaw, the founders of RunScore and The Race Director (the two leading scoring platforms that are used by timers at about 60-80% of races in the US), recently did a survey of their timers. They collected 62 responses from RunScore users and 109 from The Race Director users. Here is a direct […]
We have a series Customer Case Studies, in which we take your stories and share your challenges and successes as a learning tool for other RunSignUp users. This Ford Timing Case Study focuses on Integration with the Race Director, Widgets for existing Websites, and RunSignUp GO features. View the PDF Version of the Ford Timing Case Study […]
As a part of our RunSignUp Customer Video Page, we have the official release of the Presentations from the first RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium in July. We had some really dynamic, innovative Presenters, and we are thrilled to be able to share their knowledge with all our Customers. Presentation Videos include: Growing a Small Race By Kelly […]
Agee Race Timing Software has partnered with RunSignUp to provide a comprehensive integration with their Race Timing Software. Brian Agee has put together a complete manual for the integration here. A few highlights: Race Setup If you have existing races on RunSignUp and want to download the information into your Agee Software, simply use the Options menu to […]
Innovation: The act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods. As technology people, we love the opportunity to continually innovate and bring new features to the table…but don’t mistake innovation for instability. We believe innovative technology should still be reliable technology. Have ideas? Challenge us!
We may operate on a self-service model…but that doesn’t mean we aren’t here to help. Our customers had some nice things to say about us at our Race Director/Timer Symposium. Luckily, it’s mutual… we think we have some pretty awesome Customers, too!
You can now conveniently add others to help manage your race. By going to the Secure Access/Info Sharing page, you can add email addresses of people you want to share access to your race as a full race director, or with limited amounts of capability. When you add that email address, we will send them […]
We take pride in our our continual feature development, but it is still really overwhelming to hear our customers talk about how features have changed their workload and driven their businesses. The most amazing thing? Most of these customers also told us that they know they are only using a small percentage of the available features. Just […]
Roger Bradshaw, the creator of The Race Director, has kindly created a couple of videos that demonstrate how to do the integration between RunSignUp and The Race Director. You can also see written instructions here. Basic Integration – transferring and syncing Participant information and Results Triathlons and Team Relays
The RunSignUp Race Calendar Widget is useful for Timers, Running Clubs and Running Stores who want to have a list of races in their area on their own websites. The example on the right is from Playmakers Running Store in Michigan. The calendar widget lists races. All you need to do is put a simple line […]
We have added a new option for partners who manage multiple races to give different levels of access across those races to different people. Previously, this needed to be set on a per race basis and is now easily done across all races. Access is from the Partner level.
In addition to our new Race Dashboard, we have added a Partner Dashboard that allows timers and other multi-race partners to see quick aggregate totals across all of their races. Expect to see more in this area over the summer, so let us know what your needs are!
The Spring Lake 5 Miler launched the Memorial Day weekend “Down the Shore” in New Jersey. Over 10,000 people participated in this race that has been held since 1977. Spring Lake and their timer, Elite Racing Systems, used the RunSignUp Results engine to help deliver results to participants. If you click on Results, it takes you […]
RunScore has a nice integration to post Age Group Results on RunSignUp as part of our integration. This is where there is a page that just shows, for example, the top 3 finishers in each age group. This video by Alan Jones shows how simple it is and how RunScore and RunSignUp are tightly integrated.
We have been collaborating with The Race Director and a number of timers to make sure this integration is easy to use and powerful. Chuck Block from Michigan Running Foundation was having an issue where when he chose to score a race by chip time and a runner did not have a chip time due […]
Here is the most recent integration manual: Getting Started – RunSignUp and The Race Director Integration (2014) Getting Started – RSU RD 2015 Getting Started – Race Director Cloud Teams and Triathlons The latest version includes support for “Super Events” – where a participant is assigned to two “divisions” in The Race Director parlance, or […]
Webscorer has a nice mobile application for timing and scoring races. It has a superset of functionality of the RunSignUp Mobile Timing App which we offer as an open source contribution to the running community. As part of our Open RunSignUp Go initiative to make race day easy, we have introduced an integration so races […]
We now give you a way to save yourself, other race directors or your timer from making mistakes. We call it “Safe Synching”. If you set it to on in the Miscellaneous Settings tab, then changes you make to a participant’s information will not be saved. We are calling this “Safe Synching” in honor of […]
Roger Bradshaw of The Race Director will be conducting a live training session in Chicago on March 19 for Timers who are using, or want to use The Race Director for finish line timing, scoring and results. RunSignUp will be there as well, and there will be hand-on training on the Race Director – RunSignUp […]
We did a Timer Training in San Antonio this past weekend. For those who were not there, we are posting the slides and information we covered. There were two parts. First, we did an overview of the Timer Partner Program and of the high level features of RunSignUp and the ones specific to Timers. Next, […]
In preparing for the Timer Training in San Antonio, we tried putting together a slide with a bunch of timer logos on it. We were not successful in getting every one on there, but these timers are all above 10 races, with the top one being over 200 races using RunSignUp. Thank You!
Alan Jones has written a new manual, complete with example scripts for RunScore users on how to integrate with RunSignUp. Download the RunScore and RunSignUp Integration Manual. This short and simple manual includes information on: Logging into RunSignUp from RunScore Download Event and Participant information from RunSignUp to RunScore Upload Participant information from RunScore to RunSignUp […]
RunSignUp and The Race Director Offer Timers Full Life-Cycle Participant and Result Management Download and Sync Participant Information between RunSignUp and The Race Director at the click of a button Upload Results Automatically to either My-Finish and/or RunSignUp Results Nov. 5, 2013 – Moorestown, NJ and Fremont, MI – RunSignUp and The Race Director are […]
This is from Kei – one of the RunScore gurus! “I have had so much enjoyment working with RunSignUp on several of my latest races. The integration of their API with RunScore is great. Extremely easy and robust. I log on to the race in RunScore and am asked if I want to keep “Sync with Server” active. […]
RunSignUp has a Partner Program designed for Timers and Race Managers who have multiple races to manage. As part of the new financial system, there will be a number of new capabilities that will be introduced initially and over time to make life easier. The Partner revenue share reports will look off until after the […]
RunSignUp has focused a lot of our attention on the relationship between timers and race directors. Timers are the unheralded core of the road racing world. Timers will work with 20-300+ races per year, helping tens of thousands of runners gauge their fitness and provide motivation. Over the past several months we have worked with […]
As a race director, you have a lot of people that you need to share information with. And the solution is NOT to give your username and password to everyone! RunSignUp provides a simple “Information Sharing” section for your race. You add any number of people to several different types of access: Edit Participants Full […]
RunScore has done a new revision that makes things even easier for timers to sync participant information and results with RunSignUp. Here is an updated video from Alan Jones. Let us know if you have questions or suggestions!
Video replay of our February Webinar. Highlights: Timer – Race Director Collaboration Timing System integration with RunSignUp for Participants and Results Kiosk Race Listings on your Running Store and Club website
How to work with your Timer Ask any race director, and they will say the most important person they work with is their timer. Working together with your timer, you can enhance the experience for the runners in your race. There are several ideas that we have seen race directors and timers implement with RunSignUp recently: […]
This will interest very few people in terms of the technical details, but it is another example of how software providers can use the Open API. We are currently working with a results software company and they want to upload Division Winners and Awards. A common (but complex) example is that the overall Male and […]
RunScore has updated their ability to download Participant information from RunSignUp and ChronoTrack Live. Timers can now easily select one or more Events (5K and 10K) to download or update at once. We are starting to see timers and race directors leave online registration open on the day of the race. This makes it easy […]
RunScore, one of the most popular Timer and Scoring software packages, has done a nice of doing a simple integration with RunSignUp to show Splits. This video shows the details of how to do this for timers with RunScore:
RunScore is our first partner who has taken full advantage of the RunSignUp Open API to make life simple for timers and race directors who want to get results posted FAST! Alan Jones of RunScore did the integration. It goes full circle. From within the RunScore system, you can click a couple of buttons and […]
Now that RunSignUp has all these cool Results Posting and Results Viewing options, we have added Notifications! Race Directors need to enable “Find A Runner” and “Results Notifications” under the Customize Tab. Then whenever results are posted, whomever signs up for notification will get that notification via either email or cell phone. This makes it […]
We now have videos to help you use our iPhone Mobile Timer application. See more about the Timer Application, or view the open source code! This is perfect for timing small races and providing real time results to runners – even with txt notifications. Pretty cool. (And a special thanks to Billy Connolly, our iPhone […]