RaceDay Scoring Beta Release Webinar

RaceDay Scoring is now available in beta! We would like to invite you to a Webinar this coming Wednesday, April 4th at 2PM EST for an overview of the software.

You can find more information and sign up for the webinar here.

How to install RaceDay Scoring

  1. Available today from the RunSignUp Timer Dashboard
    1. Navigate to RunSignUp.com/Timer
    2. Click green “Go To Dashboard” button, or set up a new Timer Account
    3. From the left-hand sidebar navigate to “Integrations” > “RaceDay Scoring”
    4. Check the box to agree to the testing agreement.
    5. Click the download button for your OS.
      1. *Note* the connector process currently only works on Windows so you will not be able to import reads into the Mac version.
    6. The .exe will unzip a folder to a location on your computer.
    7. Within the folder you will find RaceDay Scoring.exe which you can pin to your taskbar.
    8. You will be asked to enter a serial number – if you are a Race Director user you can use that serial number found in Help > About Race Director
    9. If you are not a current Race Director user just use the Demo Mode button
      1. Demo mode is not currently restricted in the beta

Import a Race Director race into RaceDay Scoring

RaceDay Scoring allows users to import Race Definition Files to automatically configure a Race Setup from an external source.

In this guide we’ll walk through the steps on how to export these definitions from The Race Director and import them into RaceDay Scoring. This will help you get started with learning how RaceDay Scoring is configured, as well as give you the ability to quickly and easily dual score a race with The Race Director and RaceDay Scoring.

This post will be updated with changes as development continues with RaceDay Scoring.

  1. If you are importing chip results from text file data, organize your Chip Read data
    1. Create a folder for each location you need.
  2. Complete your Race Setup in entirety in The Race Director
    1. Be sure to set up your Divisions, Age groups, and Location/Segment setup
    2. Within each Timing Location, be sure to set the file location for file imports, or middle-ware location/point names for each.
  3. Make sure you have an existing Race at RunSignUp for this Race.
    1. You can create a new Race in The Race Director as you have in the past if this Race does not use RunSignUp for results
  4. Go to Tailor > Options > Chip Setup > Integrate with RaceDay Scoring > RD Scoring Export
  5. This will save a .json file to your computer.
  6. Open RaceDay Scoring and import the existing RunSignUp Race
  7. Open the RunSignUp Race that you just imported
  8. From the Participant Sync menu
    1. Decide if you need any extra information from registration like question responses, then click Start Syncing
    2. Participant data will now be automatically synced back and forth between RDS and RSU – no need to manually import or upload data manually.
  9. From the Dashboard:
    1. Use the bottom left tile to import Race Definitions from RD Export file
    2. Click the “Start Collecting Reads” button to begin looking for changes in your files
      1. RaceDay Scoring will now begin looking for changes in these files and will automatically pull them in. If you already had the files in the folders and they will not change in the future, we’ll need to make some change to trigger this. You can just change the file name.
  10. At this time you should see reads on the right sidebar and in the recent reads leader-boards. You can also run reports at this time.

RaceDay Scoring Update Webinar

Date: Friday, September 15th 

Time: 2:00pm EST (11:00am PST)

Learn about updates to the latest large project coming from RunSignUp. RaceDay Scoring is the next generation of scoring and results for Timers, which will provide a modern migration path for The Race Director timers as well as an open option for any timer.

In this webinar, we will be going over:

– RaceDay Scoring Progress Overview

– Walking through a Race Setup

– What is still to come?

Register here!

Alpha 0.1.3 Release Notes

  • Continuous improvements to UI
    Added Panels to multiple setup screens to visually break up the UI better, increasing usability.

    • Added top bar to Race Frame to hold the Race Name and the Manual Sync button.
    • Scored Event setup is now much more clear
    • Scoring page is now easier to use and read. Created an “Actions” section which shows on a sidebar, so it is no longer hidden by a long listing list.
    • And much more…
  • Add ability to send raw reads and count
    Internal mechanism to report raw read data added. Not added to the UI yet.
  • Fix Incorrect Field for Age Group Total
    Bug in “Total in Age Group” column addressed.
  • Allow question time entry without hours
  • Sync process cleanup
    • Allow sync to be disabled via Sync Settings page
    • Detected offline status (Electron only).
    • Make API less persistent when you cancel auth popup when multiple API requests need to be made in a sync cycle.
  • Fix duplicate participant bug
  • Default Participants to Event if there is only one Event
  • Sort Participant Timing Location Reads
    Addresses a reported issue where participant’s reads were not sorted correctly
  • Add Report Categories feature
    Now you are able to add a category to new reports, and select Categories from the dropdown to better organize your reports.
  • Allow duplication of existing reports
    We now support the ability to duplicate and existing report to more quickly create a similar report
  • Allow Report Column Sorting and Deleting
    Now you are able to more easily edit existing reports by deleting and moving columns by using the arrows and X’s.
  • Fixed bug which caused crash when switching Races
  • Connector will no longer start automatically – need to start manually from the settings menu in order to import times

Alpha 0.1.2 Release Notes

Fix scored event date inputs. Date inputs were not reverting to today’s date when entering in a time.

Add default start/finish timing devices and locations.  Now when setting up a Race for the first time a Start Device is created and assigned to a Timing Location, and a Finish Device is created and assigned to a Timing Location.

Set default start and end of segments if only one. By default your Start Timing Location and Finish Timing Location will now be assigned to the Starting Point and Ending Point of your single “Entire Race” Segment.

Require unique hardware name. We now require that the Hardware Name be unique when setting up a TCP/IP stream Device Type. Most middleware requires a unique name for these anyways.

Quicker age group setup. We now have a Create Ranges function to create Age Groups en masse.

Lock scored reads. We have added the functionality to allow locking of scored reads when editing via Timing Location > Scored Reads > Edit. This is useful when adjusting an existing read so that it is not overwritten by previous chip data.

Update event actual start time via marker. We now can ingest marker reads from chip data and associate it with Start Times for Events via the Marker Reads button in Timing Locations.

Support DateOverride on IPICO File and CT Devices. We now support “Change All Read Dates To” for IPICO File Devices and Chronotrack Devices in Timing Devices > Advanced Device Settings.

Support SimpleClient CT Streaming. SimpleClient is now supported for Chronotrack.

Support milliseconds detection and processing for NONE to 3 digits. We now support milliseconds in chip read data.

Allow RunSignUp question mapping to RaceDay Scoring Custom Fields. We now support the creation of custom data fields in RaceDay Scoring which you can map to RunSignUp questions. Found under Sync Settings. Type something into the RDGO Field in order to reference this in reports.

Add Trident and IPICO support. We now support both Trident and IPICO File and Direct Connections as Device Types.

Restructured API Synching Code. Made syncing of participant data cleaner and more reliable.

Event transfer API. We now support sending Participant Event switching data back up RunSignUp.

Sync question responses back to API. We now support sending Participant Question Response updates back to RunSignUp.

Add participants. We now support adding individual participants from the bottom of the table in Participants.

Add Tooltips. We have implemented tooltips to describe features throughout the app.

Keyboard shortcuts to enter scored read times.  We now have a quick way to enter in manual reads to the Scored Reads table found under Timing Locations > Scored Reads. You can use the space bar in the bib field to set the current time and jump to the next row. You can also use Alt+2 through Alt+9 to set the current time for the next 2 – 9 rows.

The start of computed field setup. We now have a way to design your own computed fields. We will follow up with a blog post on how to get started using Computed Fields to add endless almost limitless customization of results to your race. As soon as you have set up Scored Events a few Custom Fields are automatically generated to allow you to use Chip Times and Clock Times in your reports. Found under Computer Fields menu item.

Added distribution of Alpha releases to the RunSignUp Timer Dashboard.