October 28, 2015 – Moorestown, NJ – A recent survey of Timers who use The Race Director Timing Software concludes that timers provide over 10 million finishers each year with their results from The Race Director. Along with RunScore, The Race Director is one of two leading scoring software products used by timers to provide results to races.
The survey had 54 respondents and addressed questions on the number of races they timed, the number of participants they timed, and how they use the Race Director Product. These results showed:
- 802,000 Total Participants
- 377 Average Race Size
- 55 Average Races per year per Timer
- 20,815 Average Participants per year per Timer
We used the current number of Race Director licenses and support agreement renewals to estimate the number of participants across all Race Director users, assuming a drop-off in usage for Timers who do not renew their support contracts. Current contract totals are:
- 2016 – 33 (100%) = 33
- 2015 – 419 (100%) = 419
- 2014 – 147 (50%) = 73
- 2013 – 106 (25%) = 26
The average participants per year per Timer (20,815) is then multiplied by the estimated 551 Timers using the Race Director to yield an estimated 11,469,064 finishers per year.
The Race Director is used with many types of races – mostly road races, but also triathlons, high school & college cross country, swimming, skiing, trail, obstacle, etc. – so those numbers represent a number of endurance activities.
About The Race Director
The Race Director, a part of RunSignUp, has been a hub for managing races for over 20 years. Developed by Roger Bradshaw, it is a highly functional, stable, and open software product with strong customer satisfaction. A key part of the success is the open approach that connects to all major chip timing equipment, including Chronotrack, Mylaps, Ipico, RFID, Winning Times, DAG, J-Chip, AMB, and RaceResult. Additionally, The Race Director supports easy integration with registration and results systems like Active, CTLive from Chronotrack, Xact, RunSignUp, ImAthlete, SignMeUp, and The Driven.
RunSignUp is the leading innovator of online tools for Races and Running Clubs. Services include RunSignUp for race registration, RunSignUp Go for Race Day, RunSignUp RD Go for Timers, RunSignUp Clubs to enable membership management, and RaceJoy for mobile race experiences. More than 4,000 race directors, timers, and running club officers use these services today, including leading organizations like the Boilermaker Road Race, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., Fifth Third River Bank Run, The Blacklight Run, The Glo Run, Leone Timing, and many more. Services are free except for processing fees when conducting monetary transactions such as race registration or club membership renewals. 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.