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.

RaceSignUp Instructions
-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:
-Active
-RaceIt
-RunSignUp

We will continue to add additional registration integrations as different sites become popular with the RD community. 
-Roger

 

QR Codes In Race Director

July 26, 2012 - Quick Response(QR) codes are becoming a popular, quick, and easy way to link your runners with smart phones to their results and other important race information. 

QR Code Labels Now in Race Director!
A new capability for producing a QR (Quick Response) Code has been added to the label generation process. 

This new feature enables you to specify the URL that will result from a scan of the code by the participant using an app on their mobile device.  In fact, the URL can even include the participants bib number as a unique link to a search request at for the search engine you may be employing at your results website. 

Customization Required
The implementation of the QR Code does require a customization - please contact Race Director Support if you would like to explore this new capability.
-Roger

Results Kiosk - Success Story

April 2, 2012 - The Results Kiosk was used recently at a race scored by Aaron Ford and Jeannine Henderson in Davis, California and they passed along a note with their experience.

Yesterday I was working with A Change of Pace Foundation – 
I wanted to THANK YOU for implementing the new Single Results Kiosk Screens.

We used it a couple weeks ago as a beta test, however this was the first all-out implementation where we had 8 different kiosks for viewing results.

The race was comprised of 2,200+ runners and featured a 5K/Half/Half Relay. With the great success of the kiosks we didn’t print ANY overall results and there was hardly ever a line for the participants to view their results at the kiosks.

Also the fact that there wasn’t a need for a re-print when a correction was made was a huge plus!

- Arron Ford / Jeannine Henderson

Please Share your Success
If you have a success story you'd like to share, let me know - roger@theracedirector.com

2012 Finishing Touches

March 13, 2012 - This is the time each year that I stop making enhancements and additions to the current version of the software.  At this point in time over 200 timers are on Race Director 2012.  Adding new features always brings along the risk that there is an unintended impact to another component of the system.  From this point forward, only bug fixes and minor improvements will be considered for this version of the software.  In mid April, Race Director 2013 will become available for those on the Extended Support plan.

 

Final 2012 Features added
- Results Kiosk Enhancements - Chatsworth Optical Mark Reader Addition
- Email Exceptions - Updating Unknown Participant Data

Click on Read More for additional details on the features recently added. -Roger

Race Director 2012 Development Update

December 17, 2011 - All major additions to Race Director 2012 are completed now.  I have a long list of minor changes that I still hope to get to before I consider RD 2012 to be in "bug fix only mode".  I won't begin work on RD 2013 until the spring.  Many have subscribed early for 2012 support and are actively using the new release.  For those who wish to wait a few months before jumping to the new release, rest assured that Race Director 2011 will continue to be supported as  you use it in your races.   You can find the latest 2011 update at the bottom of the 2012 Update page. 

New Features Recently added
- DNF / DNS Improvements   - More Versions of Excel Supported
- Results Kiosk Improvements - Chip Results Import Improvements

Please Continue to Send Ideas my Way
I have quite a stock-pile now, but as I hear the same ideas repeated from multiple timers, I tend to give those a bit more priority.  Please also continue to use the Forum for sharing your stories / ideas and asking questions of the RD community.  Click on Read More for additional details on the features recently added.    -Roger

Product Features

The Race Director - System designed specifically for the management of races (running, bicycle, skiing).

Includes:
-Participant setup
-Results entry
-Pre-race reports
-Post-race reports
-Labels
-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
-ChampionChip
-RFID (Accuchip)
-IPICO
-ChronoTrack
-Winning Times
-DAG
-J-Chip
-AMB
-RaceResult.com

Click on Read More for additional information on this comprehensive application.
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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.

StickmanImages.com - Event photos.

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