The Race Director Joins Forces with RunSignup
Race Management Leader The Race Director and Roger Bradshaw Join Forces with RunSignup
The combined company will continue the open platform approach of The Race Director and RunSignUp, while working on a Next-Generation Cloud and Mobile native Scoring and Results Platform
Moorestown, NJ and Fremont, MI – January 5, 2015 – RunSignUp, the leading innovator for Races, Timers, Running Stores and Running Clubs, today announced the acquisition of Race Management Systems, one of the two leading timing, scoring and results tools in the market today. Roger Bradshaw, creator of The Race Director, will join the company to continue to enhance and support The Race Director as well as lead a new effort to create a Next-Generation Scoring and Results Platform. Please click on read more for additional details.
Race Director Go Now Available
In addition to the big news that The Race Director has joined forces with RunSignUp, we are also excited to introduce a new offering for Race Director timers – Race Director Go, or RD Go.
RD Go allows any Race Director (RD) timer to simply upload results to the web and provide finish notifications to runners and their friends without the usual complications. If you know how to produce local results with RD, then it will be intuitive how to get them on the web.
We have lowered the costs from My-Finish, and there is no cost for races who use RunSignUp for registration. You can see more information on pricing here.
RD Go is available in pre-release form now as part of The Race Director 2015. We look forward to feedback and full release over the coming month since this is just a natural extension of all of the integration with between RunSignUp and The Race Director of the past two years.
The process is very simple and can be all done within The Race Director without adding any fields. For full documentation, please see here. Please click on Read More for additional details.
Race Director - ACTIVEWorks Integration
Race Director now supports ACTIVEWorks integration for importing participant data collected there. ACTIVE Registration Center set the industry standard for race scoring software integration many years ago. Continuing that legacy, ACTIVE is happy to announce that Race Director now integrates with ACTIVEWorks in Race Director 2015.
Going forward, Race Directors can provide access to Timers for downloading participant data and the assignment of bib numbers when used with ACTIVEWorks. The import performance in Race Director is 4 times faster than the previous ACTIVE integration.
Race Director - Sign Me Up Integration
Race Director now supports SignMeUp as an integration partner. Race Directors can now provide access to Timers for downloading participant data and the assignment of bib numbers. Timers and race directors can now also make use of SignMeUp’s dynamic bib numbering tool and mobile payment and check-in app expediting packet pick up and race day processes. Available in Race Director 2015.
The Race Director 2015 Now Available
The Race Director 2015 is now available!
Click the Buy Now button on the Race Director homepage to purchase the latest version and get started immediately. Once the page loads, scroll down to the "Other Race Director Payments" section and select the appropriate support plan based on the number of races you are scoring annually.
2015 Improvements Summary
There are significant improvements in RD 2015 including:
- Integration with new partners - Race Results chip timing system, ACTIVE Works Endurance online registration, SignMeUp.com online registration and TheDriven.net online registration.
- Several improvements to the Timing Points added in RD 2014.
- Data Share no longer needed when using Direct Connect to chip systems.
- Six Plus Segment Races - you can now configure these complicated races to have a different number of splits by division.
- RunSignUp Integration - Many, many improvements here as they aggressively pursue a seamless integration with Race Director for synchronizing participant data (both directions) and uploading results that are completely in line with the results you're creating at the race site.
GRU Publishing. It is now possible to upload GRU results directly from the chip results import screen. This enables you to publish result data to your web server immediately as you are importing chip results data.
Please click on Read More for a detailed list of the 2015 Ehancements. -Roger
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.
StickmanImages.com - Event photos.