Bib Assignment and Check-In 2.0

Check-In PageAs part of our RunSignUp Go race day efforts, we have made a large set of improvements to our Bib Assignment and Check-In capability.

(We have more recently added a Chrome App that allows local label and receipt printing and a native Apple and Android app.

Check-In PageCheck-In is used in a wide variety of cases now – Race Day check-in with T-Shirts and Bib Assignment, Expo pickup, and increasingly for early packet pickup at running stores.

Here is a quick rundown on the new features:

  • Kiosk mode option. This gives you a full screen with less clutter to do check-in.
  • Search by registration ID.  We have added a barcode to the confirmation page and E-mail. So runners can now bring in the confirmation and if you have a scanner, you will be able to check them in quickly.
  • “Limit Access” option. This let’s an authorized person give only check-in capability to others.  This way a race director can set up 20 different check-in stations.
  • View custom question responses (like predicted time or emergency contact) in the check-in popup.
  • View group/team in Check-In page.  The name is a link to see all registrations on this group.
  • Option to auto-check-in when bib number is entered.
  • New “Linked Registrations” on the Check-In page to see all registrations on the same transaction. This makes it easier to check-in a family that registered together.
  • Check-In ReportCheck-in report. This can help track numbers of check-ins by day, by person who checked them in, or by a “Location” option.   Coupled with the ability to set an identifier in the Limit Access set-up, you can easily track different locations.  For example, if packet pickup is at any of the 3 running stores in town you can see which store has checked in how many people.
  • Set a group bib from the popup.  This is useful for doing dynamic bib assignment and can assign a single bib number to a whole team.
  • Added “Assign bibs to people who have already registered.” to the setup for assign bibs at registration time.

We will be coming out with full documentation and videos in the near future.  Until then, make sure you practice some before you use the check-in and bib assignment tools.  Since we had to accommodate a lot of different ways that race directors and timers and store owners wanted to do this, there is a lot of power and a number of options. But don’t be afraid – this stuff can really improve life once you have the process down!

Author: RunSignUp

RunSignUp is the leading innovator of online tools for race registration, race day solutions, and running clubs. Services include RunSignUp for registration, RunSignUp Go for Race Day, RunSignUp RD Go for Timers, RunSignUp Clubs to enable membership management, and RaceJoy for mobile experiences. More than 10,000 race directors, timers, running club officers and running stores use these services today, including leading organizations like the Boilermaker Road Race, Crim Festival of Races, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., Fifth Third River Bank Run, Blacklight Run, Bubble Run, Night Nation, Mercedes Marathon, Kentucky Derby Festival, Leone Timing, KC Running Company, Compuscore Timing, Knoxville Track Club, Pikes Peak Road Runners, Gulf Coast Runners, Columbus Running Company, Playmakers Running Store and many more. In 2015, over 10,000 races used the system to register more than 2.7 million participants. In 2016 over 14,000 races will use the system to process over 4.3 million paid registrations. Services are free except for processing fees when conducting monetary transactions such as race registration or club membership renewal. RunSignUp is founded by runners for runners, using technical capabilities to bring the power of cloud computing to benefit the running community. For more information, visit www.RunSignUp.com.

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