We have been doing extensive additions to our Results Posting API in advance of some partners who will be private labeling our results platform. This is especially useful for timers or software developers who are creating their own scoring or timing software. By reusing RunSignUp Results, you can take advantage of our scalable platform with features like searchable results, notifications, finisher certificates, individual result pages with QR code capability, pace and age based calculations, divisions and age group reporting, etc. We license this platform on a very affordable basis to help timers get results to runners as quickly and easily as possible.
You can dig into the Results API here. As with all of our API’s, this is open source. That means you can build your own results engine if you want with this API as a wrapper to enable others like RunScore and The Race Director to communicate with you easily.
Here are a couple of the nice new features:
You can now upload alternate events when creating an event set. This is used for display purposes and if you are doing bib matching
If you send a registration that doesn’t belong to the event(s) for a result set, we still allow it if it is in the same race and year. So there’s not much need for you to use the event switching API anymore.
The Custom Results Page API has been updated so you can add, edit, and reorder rows in a custom report. This could work well for team results or cross country results and it allows for real-time results.
You can also get a glimpse of the new Results look and feel under development on our test server – for example https://test.runsignup.com/race/results/?raceId=1326. The API is on production now and the UI pieces will be introduced in mid November, 2014.
We discovered we have a limit when copying races that have over 6,000 coupons. We had a race with 45,000 coupons try to copy itself.
If your race has over 6,000 coupons, we suggest that you keep track of them in separate spreadsheets. Then you can copy the race except for the coupons, and import the coupons on a separate step.
If you have a Partner Account, you can also create coupons that can be shared among races, which may be a better way to handle this type of situation if you want to share 45,000 coupons between races.
Please come see us if you are near any of these conferences this winter! If you do, we will award your travel with a wonderfully squishy building block with your favorite RunSignUp feature on it. Attend all the conferences and start to build your own RunSignUp wall like the one on the right!
Road Race Management Race Director Meeting – Nov. 6-8, Hollywood, FL
The Running Event – Dec. 2-5, Austin, TX
Ipico Users Conference – Jan. 19-21, Las Vegas, NV
RunningUSA Conference – Feb. 8-10, New Orleans, LA
Road Runners Club of America – Apr. 22-26, Des Moines, Iowa
RunSignUp Race Director & Timer Symposium – July 6-8, Philadelphia, PA
We also partner with a variety of timers and race organizers to be a part of their local race director meetings and conferences.
We have added a row to the summary Dashboard that will show you how you are tracking relative to last year. It shows the number of days until race day and how many people are registered this year vs. last year.
We have added an option to turn off Results Notifications. This is useful for testing results upload out before a race. The setting is in the Race Day -> Results -> SetUp menu page.
We have added a new search parameter to our “Find a Race” as well as all of the race calendar widgets Running Stores and Running Clubs use on their websites to search by distance. Now you can look for distances by any range of distances:
Some races want to require all participants to become fundraisers. We have added this as an option in the Donation/Fundraising setup as seen below (the third option).