Race Director 2018 User Conference

January 22nd, 2018.

The date for the 2018 Race Director user conference is March 13-14.  The conference will begin at 5 pm on Tuesday the 13th with a reception.  The conference sessions will all be held on Wednesday.  We will wrap up the sessions by 4 pm.  We will be available to meet individually with timers during the day on Tuesday, on Wednesday evening and on Thursday morning (for those able to stay on through Thursday).   

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Place in Rosemont.  You can register for the conference using this link.  There is a $100 charge for the conference which will include the reception on Tuesday, breakfast on Wednesday and lunch on Wednesday.

Reservations for our room block at the Hyatt Place Chicago O'Hare can be made via this link:

Hotel Reservation

$127 for a single room
$152 for a double room

Hotel must be booked by 2/20/18; subject to availability.

There is a courtesy shuttle between the airport and the hotel.

Shuttle info

Parking info for locals

The agenda for the conference is:

Race Director 2018 enhancements.
Introduction to Race Day Scoring – the new generation Race Director.
Timer submitted topics / Q&A
Please submit your topic suggestions to support@theracedirector.com.   We have limited the conference to the first 55 who register.

You can register for the Conference here: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Rosemont/TheRaceDirectorUserConference

The Race Director 2018 is now available!

December 6, 2017 - 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 this link to Buy Now

Improvements Summary

There are many significant improvements in RD 2018 including:

  • Updates to Race Day Scoring
  • Additional RSU Integration
  • Updates to the Race Result Chip System
  • Improvements to Team Relay

​Click on Read More for additional details.

Cross Country Season 2017

August 27, 2017 - It's that time of year again - cross country season is upon us.  Some nice changes are available in RD 2017 for cross country including a way to have different scoring rules by race and a much better way to report in "dual meet" mode.  Improvements have also been made to the announcer screen which in real time shows the finish list on the left side of the screen and an updated team score on the right side of the screen - updated with each finisher.


2017 will be year 3 for the TFRRS integration. If you are scoring a college NCAA meet, see the documenation in Appendix A in the Cross Country Scoring Guide.  

If you are interested in live results for cross country, contact us at support@theracedirector.com.  To see an example of how live results work, visit www.my-finish.com.  There is a $50 per meet charge for cross country live results.

Race Director Mid year Update - 2017

Upcoming Conference.  Join us in Philadelphia for the Fourth Annual Race Director/Timer Symposium on July 17-19 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.  This year's conference will again include Customer Race Presentations and RunSignUp Employee Demos.  The conference is designed for both timers and race directors.  There will also be representatives from multiple chip timing manufacturers in attendance. There will be a half day session devoted to Race Director where many of the latest 2017 enhancements (see below) will be highlighted.

Race Day Scoring.  Work has begun on Race Day Scoring, and we will have an Alpha version at the Symposium in Philadelphia to demonstrate the basics of the platform.  This is the system that will (after a few years) become the replacement for Race Director.  This is a very big undertaking and we're off to a great start.  Currently, we are working on how to sequence the work around simple race scenarios and general race day tools.  Having a system that will work with or without an internet connection is one of the biggest design challenges.  At first, Race Director PC will be required for scoring your race without an internet connection. Strengthening the current Race Director / RSU integration points will continue to be a major priority.   

Recent Race Director 2017 Enhancements.  There have been several rather significant updates to Race Director 2017 in recent months.  Click on Read More below to review the details.

RunSignUp Integration Update to Participant Data Syncing in Race Director 2017

We have introduced a new concept in the latest build of The Race Director 2017 which is designed to reduce the amount of participant data sync issues when using the RunSignUp integration. When opening Tailor > Options > Partner Setup you'll now see a new setting that replaces "Live Mode" called "Participant Adds/Changes". The purpose of this setting is to designate the state of the lifecycle of your participant data interchange.

Product Features

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

-Participant setup
-Results entry
-Pre-race reports
-Post-race reports
-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
-RFID (Accuchip)
-Winning Times

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