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.
The implementation of the QR Code does require a customization - please contact Race Director Support if you would like to explore this new capability.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
2013 Fremont Frostbite
February 2, 2013 - Fremont, MI This year, the10k male Winnner was Tyler Green 37:14 and the 10k female winner was Tracy Slate 48:12.
The 5k male Winner was Nick Vander Kooi 17:35 and the 5k female winner was Ashley Rusco 21:55.
Next year's event is February 1, 2014.
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.