Moorestown, NJ – The fourth annual RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium is expanding its Timer Day to include timing software and hardware representatives from throughout the endurance community. The Symposium opens with a reception on July 17th, and includes two days of educational programming: a set of broad ranging sessions for race directors, race management companies, and timers on Tuesday July 18th, and a day dedicated specifically to timers on Wednesday, July 19th.
Timer Day will consist of 3 components: an introduction to the framework of RaceDay Scoring, the cloud-based next generation scoring solution to The Race Director, timing software breakouts, and timing hardware breakouts. Each breakout session will be led by representatives of the software or hardware company; attendees will be able to pick and choose the sessions they wish to attend.
RunSignUp founder Bob Bickel said about the changes, “We’re looking forward to opening our doors more this year. We work to keep our Symposium focused on peer education and technology, and a wide range of timing professionals provides significant value to our attendees without the sales atmosphere of an expo.” The current list of represented software and hardware companies will include:
- RaceDay Scoring
- The Race Director
- Agee Race Timing
- Race Result
- RFID Race Timing Systems
- Atlas RFID
The 2017 Timer Day will provide an opportunity for timers to meet face-to-face with the purveyors of their timing components to learn about updates and best practices. ChronoTrack, a subsidiary of Life Time Fitness, announced a partnership with RunSignUp earlier this year and will be one of the leaders of a hardware session. ChronoTrack Sales Director Michael Milici said, “We are excited that RunSignUp is expanding their Annual Symposium to include more of the timing industry, and are looking forward to the opportunity to meet with customers in person to share some of the progress that we have made on our partnership.”
Registration and more information on the Symposium can be found here: https://runsignup.com/symposium
RunSignUp is the leading innovator of online tools for race registration, race day solutions, and running clubs. Services include RunSignUp for registration, fundraising, and race promotion, RunSignUp Go for RaceDay, 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, Komen Race for the Cure Philadelphia, 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 2016, over 14,000 races used the system to register more than 4.2 million participants. 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.