RaceDay Scoring: Transitioning with Roger Bradshaw

Roger Bradshaw, the founder of well-known Race Director scoring software that has been used to score millions of participants, provides step-by-step guidance on how to transition from The Race Director to its planned replacement, RaceDay Scoring. Roger has played a pivotal role in the design and testing of RaceDay Scoring and ensuring RaceDay Scoring meets the evolving needs of timers. In this recorded webinar Roger provides timers with detailed guidance on transitioning from The Race Director to RaceDay Scoring.

RaceDay Scoring has made substantial development progress and is now being used by timers across the country for scoring all types of endurance events. Roger explains that Race Director lacks certain features that RaceDay Scoring offers, such as advanced reporting and support for specific race configurations. For example: In Lap Races, RaceDay Scoring has the ability to determine when someone is considered a finisher, which Race Director lacks. We are encouraging timers using The Race Director to transition to RaceDay Scoring by the end of 2023.

During this webinar, Roger and RunSignup’s Matt Avery provide step-by-step instructions on importing files for standard endurance events, triathlons, relays, cross country, and lap events. They discuss various aspects related to the race setup and reporting in RaceDayScoring. Here are some of the key points:

  • Team structures and reporting are enhanced in RaceDay Scoring, allowing for more customization than The Race Director.
  • Timing locations are divided into two components: timing locations and streams, which are associated with chip gear used in the races.
  • RaceDay Scoring handles the separation of elements differently from The Race Director, consolidating streams when the same reader is used for multiple races.
  • File paths and folders associated with timing locations provide information about the data source, making data management more convenient.
  • Scored events in RaceDay Scoring are equivalent to divisions in The Race Director and allow for the inclusion of registration events.
  • Waves and corrals can be set up in RaceDay Scoring, similar to The Race Director, to accommodate runners starting at different times.
  • Segments define different sections of the race but it is not necessary to have Segments set up to cover the entire distance of the course like in The Race Director.
  • Age group setup in RaceDay Scoring is similar to The Race Director, with options to define single age groups or age group ranges.
  • RaceDay Scoring offers more flexible Age Group scoring, by giving you an easy way to combine all participants regardless of gender into an age band.
  • Top finisher setup in RaceDay Scoring allows for specifying categories such as open, masters, and grand masters, with additional options for non-binary participants.
  • Automation in RaceDay Scoring minimizes manual actions by handling the import and processing of reads.
  • The leaderboard and real-time statistics in RaceDay Scoring provide up-to-date information on the race progress, including the number of participants in progress, finished, and still on the course.
  • RaceDay Scoring generates customizable reports for each scored event, including age group and overall reports.

Triathlons, relays, cross country, and lap event configurations are covered in this session. RaceDay Scoring can be used at simple to complicated multi-segment and lap events.

RaceDay Scoring’s ease of use is especially ideal for new timers needing to get up to speed quickly. Watch the webinar and share with your timer staff to confidently make the transition to RaceDay Scoring. If you would like one-on-one assistance, you can schedule time here with RunSignup’s Crisp McDonald.

Join us in embracing the future of race scoring with RaceDay Scoring. Its advanced features and ease of use along with its seamless integration with RunSignup’s RaceDay tools like registration, bib management, dynamic bib assignment, RaceDay CheckIn app, and posting results creates a powerful yet streamlined timing approach.

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