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Help Topic: Race Events


This help article will cover the Race Settings that can be found on your dashboard under Manage Race > Race Events

Help Topic:  Race Events

In this article we will cover how to complete the different options available for Race Events. From the Dashboard, select the race you want to edit from the drop-down menu or create a new race. Each race will need to have Race Event options completed for each distance or distance category in your race.

Begin by going to My Races > and select the race you need to add a Race Event. Then select Dashboard > Race Events.

You will see five tabs to be completed...

1. Event Details

The image below displays this tab. Complete/edit the fields and click "save" or "next" to advance to the next tab. Remember, if you have multiple distances you will complete each of the 5 tabs for each distance or "event" for your race.

Step 1. Event Details

2. Race Swag

On this tab you will complete the details for each swag item you are giving to participants. For this example, we utilized "Shirt Size" in the screen shot below. You can add as many size/gender variables as needed. Note that you have an option to have an additional charge for specific sizes/items, such as upgraded or larger shirts.

2. Race Swag

Related: Race Swag: Expense or Opportunity?

3. Age Groups

On this tab you will be setting up age groups. We recommend using the same divisions by selecting "Male & Female" in the drop-down menu. You do have the option to customize the age categories in any fashion you would like. For some tips on this go to the article: How to Structure Age Groups.

3. Age Groups

4. Registration Deadlines

This is where you will set the sequence of pricing for your event. You can set as many pricing milestones as you like. In the example below, we employed an early bird price for $25 until 8/1/16. After 8/1, registration price would be $30 until 8/31. Finally, after 8/31, pricing went up to $40 until 9/16. Utilize a strategy with your pricing to encourage early registration and discourage runners from waiting until the last minute.

4. Registration Deadlines

5. Custom Questions

This tab will allow you to create a custom form with a single question or a series of questions. In the example below we created a form to capture information from a relay team registering for an event. This allows one person to make one payment and complete the information on all runners on the team.

5. Custom Questions


You can also reference the article, Launch of Custom Questions and Event Manager, if you need additional information.

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