Athletes to use Athlinks account to sign in and register for events

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Starting on January 25th, athletes will be able to use their personal Athlinks account to log in and register for events on ChronoTrack Live. This will create a more streamlined and personalized experience from registration through to race day for your participants. Participants will be able to register more quickly for your events with pre-populated information from their Athlinks account, as well as check in, view live results and photos, share socially, and interact with other participants on the Athlinks platform, all increasing engagement and excitement around your event. Continue Reading

Joint Press Release: Partnership Announced between ChronoTrack, Athlinks, and RunSignUp

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Louisville, CO & Moorestown, NJ – ChronoTrack, Athlinks and RunSignUp have jointly announced a new partnership, the first of its kind.  ChronoTrack is the world’s largest provider of timing hardware, software, and scoring technology, serving over 13 million athletes globally and 25 of the 30 largest races in the USA.  Athlinks is the world’s largest database of athletes and race results with over 220 million race result records.  RunSignUp is the fastest growing and most robust online registration platform in the USA serving over 14,000 races in 2016. Continue Reading

Facebook 101 for Race Directors

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When most people think of Facebook, they think of cat videos, vacation photos, and that one friend who overshares. But when it comes to race promotion, Facebook can be a powerful tool – if you use it right. Whether you’re new to the endurance industry or just new to Facebook, this article will take you step-by-step through creating a killer Facebook page for race promotion. Continue Reading

Race Organizers: How to Prevent Deaths & What to Do if They Happen

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Endurance events tend to be tales of triumph but, like the Greek fable for which marathons are named, they are occasionally marred by the deaths of participants. Most recently, the London Marathon experienced the death of 31-year-old Captain David Seath just three miles from the finish line; it was the 14th death in the event’s 35-year history.

Statistically, endurance deaths are rare: one study found that the risk of dying at a marathon is 0.8 per 100,000 people, with triathlon deaths at 1.5 per 100,000 people. But given that more than half a million people run marathons each year in the U.S. alone, it is a very real possibility that all race organizers must prepare for. Continue Reading

Road Race Management: Saturday or Sunday?

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A crucial aspect of road race management is deciding when to hold your race. With the exception of holiday races, hosting your race on a weekend is practically a given considering the Monday-Friday work week. But the weekend gives you two options: Saturday and Sunday. Which is better?

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each.
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