Creating Race Divisions

RunSignUp offers a simple Race Division capability.It allows a race director to set any number of different divisions and mark them by age and gender, as well as set the number of finishers displayed in each division.

This is only used in Results display.When times are uploaded for a participant, since we know their age and gender from registration, we can calculate which division they belong in.

Edit DivisionStart by clicking the Edit Divisions button.

Then you’ll need to set the Event Date, which Event you are creating Divisions for, and whether you want your Division placements calculated by Clock/gun time, or by Chip time.

 Division Setup

Next you’ll need to define your Overall Division.Commonly Race will want the top finishers to be pulled out of their age groups to award them separately.This banding applies to both.

Overall DivisionFirst you’ll want to set the number of how many you would like to award.For this example, let’s use 3.Please note that setting this value to 3 means that the top 3 men OR women will be put into the Overall Division band. This does not separate Overall Males and Females. 

Next you have the option to set up a Custom Division.This is commonly used for a secondary Masters award winners division that will pull the top finishers over the age of 40 out of their age groups and assign them to Division entitled Masters.Here is how you would set this up.

 Custom Division

This will pull the top 3 finishers who are between the ages 40 and 99 and place them in a secondary band called Masters.

Please note that I do not have selected the Allow the winner of a higher priority division to win this division.This feature is useful for cases where a Masters category place may have better prize money than the Overall category place that a participant may have received.

Once we have our top level divisions set up, we can move on to setting up Age Groups.

 Add Age Groups

Age Groups will allow us to create bands of males and females based on the age parameters that we provide.There are 4 values that we need to set, and it is important to understand how they work.

 Quick Age Group Setup

The Ages Group Size setting lets us define how "wide" of a band we are making.So if your race is using 5 year age groups, you would want to set the Age Group Size to 5.

The Starting Age should be set to the age at which your age ranges begin.In this case we want our age groups to start with 15-19, so the first 5 year age group should start at 15. 

The Ending Age should be set to the last age that you would like to include in age groups.For this example we will use 79.

The Number to Show in Results is generally set to how deep you plan on presenting awards to in each category.

Once you have all of your settings select the Add Age Groups button and you’ll now have age bands created for M15-19. M20-24, M25-29, M30-34, M35-39, M40-44, M45-49, M50-54, M55-59, M60-64, M65-69, M70-74, M75-79, as well as each respective female age band.