First Race to Use RaceJoy’s New Relay Release!    

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RaceJoy’s newest relay release made its debut this last weekend at Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races.

RaceJoy’s latest release breaks new ground for relay teams and runners at this Connecticut race were able to be the first to experience it!

 

Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races

Cheshire Road Races offers a half marathon, a 2-person 13.1 relay and a 5k. A flat and fast scenic course that runs through Cheshire and Hamden Connecticut, the event takes place on significant stretches of the historic Farmington Canal Trail.

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The Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K Foundation was formed in 2012 as a nonprofit to help special needs children. At this year’s event, the signature charities supported by the Foundation were Abilities Without Boundaries, SARAH Foundation, Best Buddies of CT and Cheshire Lions Club – all of which are dedicated to helping children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

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RaceJoy for Relay Teams

RaceJoy’s newest release focuses on providing live tracking and progress updates for a relay team regardless of the number of people in the team.

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Plus, participants at Cheshire Road Races were able to take advantage of two ways to be tracked using RaceJoy:

  1. GPS tracking of each member’s actual location on the course using the live phone tracking feature.
  2. Team progress alerts as members pass over milestones throughout the course using the GPS-based progress alert feature. RaceJoy does this by virtually tying the team members’ phones together.

Individual participant tracking was also available and was fully embraced by runners with more than 4,500 progress alerts being issued!

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RaceJoy’s latest release offers a simplified way to bring real-time performance and split information to the team and those who are tracking them. The key of this release was to allow individuals to carry and use their own phone, versus using additional tracking hardware.

People simply use RaceJoy on race day by selecting the leg they are completing and clicking Start My Leg when they begin their leg. This begins the clock for that leg and automatically issues out progress alerts at every mile for running events and every five miles for cycling event.

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Thank you to race organizers of Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races for including us in this years’ events and congratulations finishers on a job well done!

RaceJoy continues to bring innovation to the race industry and is laser focused on the race day experience. This is just one of the many releases RaceJoy has planned focused on relay teams.

 

Race Organizers: If you’re interested in having your relay event loaded in RaceJoy, check out our website for more information or your RunSignUp dashboard. Please note that we require a minimum two-week load time prior to the race start date and the official course map in GPX/KML format.

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RaceJoy Issues New Relay Team Release

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Newest Breakthrough for Relay Team Tracking Now Available

April 28, 2017 – Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp’s mobile application, RaceJoy, announces its newest relay team live tracking release for running, walking and cycling events. RaceJoy is the industry’s leading race day technology solution with live tracking, cheer sending and race day monitoring. This newest release offers the ability to tie relay teams’ phones together in a virtual format and provides continual team progress alerts. In addition, race organizers are now able to actively monitor the relay teams and directly communicate with participants through RaceJoy’s Race Day Monitoring system.

“RaceJoy continues to introduce technology industry breakthroughs and this release is yet another RaceJoy industry first. This ability to provide continual performance information to a team and those tracking them without any added equipment other than a phone is incredible. The possibilities of what RaceJoy can bring to a race are endless, and there truly is no other solution out there like RaceJoy,” said Bob Bickel, the founder of RunSignUp.

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New Release of RaceJoy!

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RaceJoy has just released a new version for Apple devices! The new release, version 3.1, rolls out many awesome improvements with new login flows, screen formats, user tips and GPS disconnected audio alerts. We are super excited by these new improvements and think you will be too!

Upon entering the app, you’ll immediately see a difference with a more modern feel to our login flows for both participants and spectators. This was designed to help make setting up RaceJoy for your individualized experience even easier.

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RaceJoy’s many advanced features requires both participants and spectators to set up their phones correctly so that they can engage with one another on race day. You’ll see that, while logging in, users now have the ability to easily set up different features they would like to experience on race day while ensuring proper system setup of their phone.

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You will also find that RaceJoy’s entry pages into each race have slightly changed. We’ve placed buttons to the more commonly used features to the top of the screen and tucked the lesser-used features under a new “More” area.

One aspect that is unique to Apple devices is the need to have users enable certain settings for RaceJoy to function properly. Apple does not allow Apps to override the person’s phone settings, so RaceJoy relies on the user for this. At times some power users turn certain functions off – not realizing this is disabling features like GPS tracking or receiving of alerts. With this release we’ve modified and added screens to help communicate these required settings.

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Confirm your iPhone Settings

In addition, this release of RaceJoy incorporates an audio GPS disconnect message for the race participant if their phone gets disconnected from RaceJoy. This can happen if there is poor cell reception or issues with the person’s phone. The alert is a handy way for users to know something has occurred and that they may need to re-enter RaceJoy to activate tracking.

Finally, another big change is the introduction of RaceJoy’s delivering of scored race results for PhoneTrak races. Up until now, race results have only been available for Featured Races in RaceJoy. Races can now offer official race timed results with the complementing GPS-based progress alerts in RaceJoy. Note: this will only be available for races where race organizers have contracted with RaceJoy for results.

Yes – this new release of RaceJoy is packed with great changes and we hope you like it. There is yet more to come and we will be issuing the Android version by October.

Please send us your feedback and insights to info@racejoy.com. If you experience any technical issues, help us to improve by sending as many details as you can.

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