Using the RaceDay Technology Suite

Like all RunSignup tools for endurance events, the RaceDay technology suite is an open set of tools, meaning you can use all the ones that are right for your event without being contractually obligated to use them all. While many of the tools are available to both race directors and timers, make sure you always discuss your race day plans with your timer to ensure a seamless event.

RaceDay Technology Suite

RaceDay Registration

Maximize registrations with user-friendly on site registration options.

  • Go paperless and offer speedy registration on dedicated devices at your expo or packet pickup with On Site Registration that auto-logs out each registrant after they pay with card or cash
  • Provide more last-minute options by leaving online registration open until the gun goes off – and create signage with QR codes and easy-to-use quick text links to allow participants to skip the registration line by registering on their own mobile devices
  • Keep race morning moving with instant data syncing between registration, the CheckIn App, and RaceDay Scoring

RaceDay CheckIn

Take advantage of everyone’s favorite RunSignup tool, the RaceDay CheckIn App, to create a better race experience.

  • Check in participants in seconds through a QR code scan or intuitive search
  • Customize the information that shows in the app to ensure your volunteers have the exact data they need and prevent mistakes by limiting their access to make changes
  • Check in participants and volunteers within the same app
  • Sync data to RunSignup to ensure up-to-the-minute participant lists and bib assignments

RaceDay Results

Keep participants happy with comprehensive results that are searchable and dynamic.

  • Publish results to a dedicated Results page on your RunSignup dashboard via a variety of sources, including a direct upload from RaceDay Scoring, a CSV upload, a Dropbox upload, or a preformatted upload
  • Quickly load searchable results that can be filtered by division, and customize your results display to show or hide specific data points like age or city
  • Make results more accessible on site with leaderboards and kiosks
  • Send results notifications via email and text and connect results with RaceJoy
  • Virtual results platform also available

RaceDay Bibs

Clean data is the key to accurate results. Start off on the right foot with built-in bib management tools.

  • Set bibs to assign automatically at registration, in bulk after registration, or dynamically at bib pickup
  • Easily send out emails to participants with their bib numbers (if assigned in advance) or a unique QR code for check-in (if assigned dynamically)
  • Sync across RunSignup for timing, scoring, check-in, and accurate registration records
2.4% of 2023 Registrations Were On Race Day
3.7 Million Participants Were Checked In with the CheckIn App in 2022
80% of Timers Offer Services Beyond Timing

RaceDay Photos

Cultivate FOMO and bring runners back to your site with race photos stored directly on your race website.

  • Upload unlimited photos into customizable albums to allow for easy downloading and sharing to Facebook
  • Auto-tagging of photos via Tagily to ensure participants can find their photos
  • Tagged photos automatically show on individual results pages and within team pages
  • Add a watermark to photos for your race or your sponsor
  • Allow participant uploads to get everyone engaged in the photo game

RaceDay Scoring

Take timing to the next level with RaceDay Scoring’s next-generation scoring solution.

  • Compatible with all major chip systems, including MYLAPS, Chronotrack, RFID, Race Result, and more.
  • Advanced two-way sync to connect RunSignup participant data and RaceDay Scoring, with changes saved locally when you’re offline (and all scoring taking place offline)
  • Real-time scoring dashboard and custom reporting and filtering
  • RaceDay Scoring support available 7 days a week, even on early race mornings


Certified Timers can setup and provide RaceJoy runner tracking to your participants.

  • Offer real-time spectator interaction via custom cheers, near-me alerts, and participant tracking
  • Easily monitor participants on course, volunteers, and key race staff
  • Improve safety with SOS alerts, off-course alerts, and turn-by-turn directions
  • Create a custom audio experience for a more dynamic event
  • Showcase sponsors for additional sponsor value

RaceDay Corrals

Organize your participants and keep your race day flow intuitive with a build-in corral management tool.

  • Syncs with the entire RunSignup platform for scoring, timing, check-in, and personalized emails
  • Set to assign automatically by estimated finish time at time of registration, assign later, or upload assignments via CSV
  • Built-in tools to help you estimate and build your corrals

Options for Timers

Partner Program

Do you manage over 5,000 paid registrations per year or process over $200,000 annually? Our Partner Program is designed to help you manage multiple events with a higher level of service, and revenue-sharing options.

RaceDay Certifications

Attend one of our live RaceDay Certifications or catch up with an on-demand version to learn how to implement RaceDay Scoring, RaceJoy, RunSignup Registration, the RaceDay CheckIn App, and RaceDay Photos. Email us for more information about upcoming live or on-demand certification.

Need a Lightweight Timing Solution?

Check Out the Mobile Timing App

The RaceDay Mobile Timing App is designed as a free and easy solution for timing small races and as a backup for timers of chip-timed events. This is ideal for timing smaller events such as ultra distances, track and field, cross country, running, or cycling and water events. The app can integrate with RunSignup’s results to have scored results displayed in real time.

Customer Spotlight

Bryn Mawr Racing Company

Bryn Mawr Racing Company decided to join RunSignup in 2014 when searching for a more flexible results platform. Prior to joining, Bryn Mawr Racing Company was providing runners with results in the typical, static PDF format. When searching for a more dynamic, clickable results experience, RunSignup started to come into the picture.

  • 54,000 Registrants in 2019

  • 289K In Donations across all races in 2019

  • 25% Increase in Registration from 2018

Central Kentucky Race Management, RaceDay

Central Kentucky Race Management has seen great success in implementing the RaceDay Suite into their races. CKRM has watched their races become more technologically integrated since starting with the RaceDay Suite, transitioning several of their race event processes from paper to digital. From refining their checkin processes with RaceDay CheckIn to adding runner tracking to their races via RaceJoy, Central Kentucky Race Management has used the RaceDay Suite to emphasize their company’s race management expertise. Their experience with these technologies allows them to differentiate themselves when selling their services to new races while giving their current races new options to improve.

  • 409 Participants In Light the Night 5k

  • 7500 Registrants between 2019-2020

  • 128 RaceJoy Users in Falls 100 Ultra Trail Race

DC Timing

DC Timing views themselves as the technology consultant for the races that they serve. With many race directors unaware of how to use a database management system, they rely on timers to guide them through the processes. Using a combination of timing hardware and software, along with RunSignup’s RaceDay Suite, DC Timing has been able to satisfy their customers with the services they offer.

  • 3,000K Participants Timed

  • 3,000+ Users Checked in on RaceDay CheckIn

  • 18K Registrants

Race Day Events

Race Day Events switched to RunSignup at the end of 2014, because it has an easy user interface for participants to register for races, and a more complete back-end with extensive reporting, promotion, and participant management features that seamlessly tie into timing software.

  • 350+ Races a Year

  • 43,000+ Page Views

  • $31,953 Registrations from Referrals

All the Latest Blogs on RaceDay

RaceDay CheckIn User Experience Updates

In response to user feedback, we have enhanced the CheckIn Confirmation View in the latest version of RaceDay CheckIn to improve user clarity and streamline the check-in process. Updated CheckIn Review We identified that some users misunderstood the status of their CheckIn…

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Highlighting Award Winners

We’re happy to roll out an enhancement to our individual result views that put your athletes’ achievements front and center. Now, when viewing the individual race result page, you’ll notice a brand-new section highlighting which Division you were a top finisher in,…

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RunSignup Introduces Real-Time Strategy for Race Day

RunSignup, the leading registration and technology provider for endurance events in the United States, announces the launch of its next-generation race day technology, featuring real-time data integration for endurance events. RunSignup continues to discover and expand functionality across its RaceDay products and with third party technology partners. The company is unveiling several new race day technology advancements at RunSignup University on June 11 that include real-time chip timing alerts now in RaceJoy, a revamped Mobile Timing App, and expanded integration with third party technology partners.

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Real Time Display Boards – Novus Mage

NovusMage System is a company in New Hampshire that is pioneering the use of LED Video panels at events such as road races, bike races, triathlons as well as others. They combine dynamic timing and proximity sensors to create a unique, interactive…

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Monmouth University Cross-Country Leaderboard Project

On April 12, 2024 Monmouth University Software Engineering students (now graduates) Vincent Loretta and Connor Bennett presented their  Senior Practicum project at the 22nd Annual Monmouth University Student Research Conference.  Vincent and Connor selected to build a software service  that works with…

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Development Progress in Early 2024

We have all company meetings every 2-3 weeks where different departments share their progress over the past 10-12 weeks. Over the past two weeks we had our Platform team and then our Event Day development teams present, and we thought we would…

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Peddles and Progress at Cactus Cup

ARIZONA’S ORIGINAL MOUNTAIN BIKE STAGE RACE Originating in 1991, the Cactus Cup stands tall as Arizona’s original mountain bike stage race, and its recent 2024 event proved to be another successful experience that offered something for everyone. Gail Hughes, with Virtual Roster…

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Timers – Invitation to Host a Timer Tip Tuesday

Our live Timer Tip Tuesday webinars are a valuable resource for timers. We use these to provide product education on the latest technology, share tips on timer tools, and answer timers questions. In addition, we sometimes host a timer to share their best practices with others and dive into their timing business. We are now inviting timers to host their own Timer Tip Tuesday or other webinar to cover topics they feel other timers or their race organizers will be interested in. Timers can take advantage of this to share information with fellow timers or to help inform race organizers of the various tools and services timers bring to the race.

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RaceDay Primer for Race Directors

Today, technology advancements now means any sized race can offer many of the same race day features that even the largest races, like the NYC Marathon, offers. All races can now offer real time tracking, split alerts based on timing equipment on the course, officially scored finish times within seconds of participants’ finishing, txt notifications, online photos, and more. In addition, newer technology innovations like dynamic bib assignment are bring a host of advantages such as reduced cost, greater efficiencies, and more revenue by allowing registration to remain open even after the gun goes off. But much of this is kind of a mystery to race directors, and this blog aims to help race directors understand all that is available to them so that they can deliver the quality of a big race experience regardless of the event size and budget.

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