Time Zone Changes

Time Zone Changes

We have deployed an update today (Tuesday, August 19th) that will support Time Zones. This means you can now set the time zone when you create your race – previously, we had shown all times in Eastern Time, which caused confusion over things like registration in California ending at 9PM Pacific because it was set to close at Midnight Eastern Time. 

We automatically included a timezone for all races, but recommend double-checking your race to ensure it is correct.  

The timezone supports worldwide timezones and does automatic adjustment for daylight savings time (for example a race in the summer would show PDT for Pacific Daylight Time and a race in the winter would show PST). We included support for the many border cases like Indiana and Arizona.

What you need to do:


  • Open your Race Dashboard
  • Select “Race” from your menu, and then “Race Wizard”
  • In the “Basic Steps” tab of the Race Wizard (it will open to this tab), you will find a Timezone field just below your location information
  • Verify that the Timezone is correct, and if you make any changes, make sure you hit the “Save and Continue button at the bottom of the page”
  • Picture3Double-check your race page to verify that it is showing your race time correctly.  Please let us know ASAP if there are any issues.

We hope you and your runners enjoy the new feature that makes RunSignUp more local across the US (and other places around the world in the future as we add more multinational support).




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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