SNEAK PEEK: Our offline packet pickup capabilities are now in beta testing!

We’re excited to announce that our offline packet pickup, check-in and bib/tag assignment tool is officially ready for beta testers. The 13th Annual Pat’s Run recently used the tool (called “Launch: Packet Pickup”) at their packet pickup for over 30,000 participants. Here’s what they had to say about the tool: “Using Launch for this year’s race has been a huge improvement from previous years.  The onsite experience has been great because we do not have to worry about having a bad internet connection since Launch operates all offline.  Now we have happy athletes who do not have to wait in the sun in long lines to get their bib numbers; it’s a streamlined process.” – Sandy Flynn, Pat’s Run Event Director.

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Crisis Communications Handbook: What, Why, and How?

Anyone who has worked in race day management will tell you that things rarely go as planned. A storm rolls in; the temperature spikes; results are wrong; or for one reason or another, safety is no longer a guarantee. What is guaranteed, however, is that something will go awry. While it’s imperative for race directors to have a plan on how to handle these emergency situations, the plan is only half the equation. Continue Reading

Remote Monitoring and Control officially in Beta

Get ready, ChronoTrack timers—we have an exciting and money-saving new feature headed your way. Remote monitoring and control functionality will roll out this spring, beginning with the Pro 2. (Mini and Boxscore 3 systems will benefit from remote capabilities in the near future.)

What does remote monitoring and control even mean, and why does it matter? Remote capabilities allow timers to use ChronoTrack’s high-end timing equipment to obtain the most accurate results in the industry, while being able to monitor and control key components directly from any laptop with Internet access. This means you no longer need seasoned help at every split point to know if something goes wrong (and how to fix it). Continue Reading

All About Athlinks Marketing in a Box

As an Athlinks partner, we rely on you to help share the Athlinks message—but we hardly expect you to go it alone. That’s why we created Athlinks Marketing in a Box, an easy-to-use collection of marketing tools to help you communicate the benefits of Athlinks to your participants and encourage them to join our community.

Marketing takes time and effort—resources that are in short supply in an already-busy race organizer’s schedule. So we developed turnkey marketing assets that let you share the Athlinks love, as easily and effectively as possible. Continue Reading

Provide Unique Registration Experiences for Key Sponsors and Partners With ChronoTrack Custom Registration Forms

We’ve recently released a new ChronoTrack Live function that allows you to customize multiple registration forms for a single race. Customization allows you to expand the value that you offer to multiple sponsors, corporate partners, or charities for a single event; to share personalized information or pricing with specific participant groups; and to gain additional information about your athletes. Continue Reading