Getting Started Guides
Fremont, MI - November 30, 2013 - We just added several getting started guides to the website to help new timers with the initial setup of The Race Director. In addition experienced timers can learn about new features like Race Director 2014 Timing Points.
Please take a look at the guides and feel free to comment on Facebook or this article if you have any suggestions or questions.
Winter 2013 Florida Conference
Hollywood, FL - November 7, 2013 - The first ever Race Director user conference was a great success. Thirty Race Director users along with three Partner representatives met for a full day on November 6th in Hollywood Florida.
The meeting was held the day before the official start of the 2013 Road Race Management meeting at the same location.
The morning was spent going through a beginning to end demo of Race Director setup and various scoring scenarios. During the demonstration, many of the new 2014 software enhancements were covered.
In the afternoon, we saw presentations from Run Sign Up, Xact and CT Live - Three partners where we have major integration capabilities built into Race Director 2014. We finished off the day by looking at the major change coming in RD 2014 - Timing Points.
Spring Conference Repeat?
There has been some interest shown in having a repeat of this conference in the spring in a more centrally located spot. If you are interested in a one day conference in Chicago some time during the month of March 2014, please login to the website and express your interest by commenting on this article or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Race Director 2014 Available December 1st!
Beginning December 1st, Race Director users may begin registering for 2014 support and receive access to Race Director 2014. Use the "Buy Now" button from the website main page and look for the Annual Support options in the middle of that page.
Race Director on facebook
Please take a moment to click here, go to our facebook page, and then like us on facebook. This will allow you to receive the latest Race Director communications in your facebook news feed.
The Race Director Forum Email Subscription & Profile Photo
We have started to see significant user support among the users of The Race Director on our support forum. If you would like to help out with The Race Director community and receive an email whenever someone posts a new question on The Race Director Forum we have a Subscribe feature in the Forum. Just click on any forum posting and you will see a subscribe hyperlink. When you click on the subscribe hyperlink it will show you options for subscribing to updates on that specific post or the entire Forum. Also when you have a moment, post your profile photo or company logo to your Race Director Profile under the menu item User --> Edit Profile and that will show up whenever you post on the forum.
Live Smartphone Friendly Online Results Now Available!
A new feature is now available for Race Director users. My-Finish.com is a website designed specifically to take results from your local Race Director software and display them live on the web in a smart phone browser friendly report format.
Race Director 2014 Development Started
Fremont, MI - Monday, May 20, 2013 - Race Director 2014 Development has Started!
I've just begun work on Race Director 2014 and already have a few new features planned for this upcoming version.
Here is a list of ideas planned for the initial development.
Click on "Read More" to review these ideas in more detail.
Extended Support Customers
Extended Support customers can contact me at any time to gain access to the latest updates available in the 2014 version. Click here to upgrade to an Extended Support Plan.
Add Comment to Request 2014 New Features and Enhancements
I'm very interested in everyone's ideas about what you would like to see in next year's release. Click on "Add Comment" in this article to provide suggestions on what you would like to see included in Race Director 2014.
Your input is very important in deciding what additional features will be implemented in this upcoming version.
Race Director 2013 Enhancements Concluded
The development of Race Director 2013 is at a conclusion now. I will make bug corrections and minor enhancements only from this point forward to Race Director 2013. Click here to see all the features and enhancements included in the 2013 version.
Run Sign Up Integration
July 26, 2012 - RunSignup.com is a web service allowing you to create a free race web page and registration form for your runners to register online.
RaceSignUp Registration Integration
Race Director now has an advanced integration for pulling registration data from Runsignup.com. You will now find a choice for this integration under the Import options found on the Update -> Participants screen.
-The integration with RunSignUp starts by giving you a sign-on screen where you enter your RunSignUp UserID and Password.
-Once signed in, you will be provided with a list of your RunSignUp events.
-The only mapping required is for division assignment or to indicate how "non-standard" RunSignUp data is mapped to Race Director data elements.
-After you've imported participant data and return later, each subsequent import will pick up whereve the last one left off.
Ongoing Support & Development
Race Director currently supports the following Registration Integrations:
We will continue to add additional registration integrations as different sites become popular with the RD community.
The Race Director - System designed specifically for the management of races (running, bicycle, skiing).
-Software for timing
-Individual and team scoring for single races, biathlons and triathlons.
Designed for use with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000.
Interfaces to all major chip systems:
- MyLaps BibTag
Click on Read More for additional information on this comprehensive application.
Here are some sites that should be of interest to all Race Directors
The Race Timer - Very nice, well documented PC Timing program with interface capabilities designed specifically for Race Director.
Madden Corporate Services, Inc. - T Shirts, awards and other products for Race Directors
Rainbow Racing - Race Numbers and Supplies
Finish Line Clock - Overhead clock for your finish line.
Flying Feet Computers - Makers of the Time Machine electronic time recording system
Time Tech - Makers of the Sprint 8 timer
Interactive Inflatables - Makers of start/finish archways, pop up tents, manners and feather flags.