Scored Events are RaceDay Scoring's way of grouping together Participants for scoring purposes.
Most commonly, each Scored Event will be a unique distance - some examples being a 5k Run, and 10k Run.
For each Scored Event a Default Report will be generated for you. If you need to you can always add additional Reports that are subsets of Scored Events, for example you can create a Report of all 10k runners who have "Clydesdale" as a question response if this Race collected an "Are you an Athena/Clydesdale?" question in their registration process, and you have imported that field into RaceDay Scoring.
If this Race has set up additional Events for special pricing needs, like 5k Youth Pricing, 5k Veterans Pricing, 5k First Responders pricing which you would like to combine together for scoring purposes, you are able to include all three categories into a single Scored Event easily.
For instance, in the example below I have 6 registration categories that need to be combined together into 4, as two of them are "Bundle" type registration categories.
If I wanted to keep all 6 registration categories separate, I could us the Quick Setup - Make Each Event a Scored Event button to expedite the creation of Scored Events if your incoming registration categories line up exactly with Scored Events.
In my case however, I'll need to use the Manually Add A Single Scored Event button for each Scored Event that I want (5k, 10k, Half, and Full)
First - fill in the Scored Event Name
Next - select what Events are included in this Scored Event. In my case, I want to include participants from both the "Climb to the Moon", "Hot Dog Eating Contest", and "Do Stuff!" registration categories to be scored in my "5k" Scored Event.
Note: You should always try to group together Registration Events that would need to be combined into a single report. It's possible to create separate filtered reports later on if you want to display just those from one regsitration event or another as explained here: Create a Filtered Report Section using Participant Data Filters : RaceDay Scoring (rdscoring.com), but it's not possible to combine results from multiple Scored Events together.
Next - select how you would like placements to be determined for this Scored Event. You can pick to rank participants by Clock Time or Chip Time.
Note: if you select Chip Time, you can additionally designate that the Top Finishers are ranked by their Gun Time by adjusting your Top Finisher Category Setup later on.
Next - Optionally check the option to "Use this as the default scored event". This will make it so that by default participants will have this Scored Event selected when manually adding in new participants.
- Allow Pre-Gun/Corral Times - Should the system accept or ignore start reads that occur before the Scored Event or Corral Start Time? The default is to ignore these.
- Filter Reads Before Start Time - Should the system ignore all times for participants until they get a start read? Default is off.
- Default Event Distance - This determines the distance of the "Entire Race" Segment that is created for you when saving Scored Events. The default is the Event distance (you can only combine registration events together if they are the same distance).
- Default Pace Display Type - This determines what pace type that is displayed in the "Entire Race" segment. The default is the Event Pace type.
- Default Unit - This determines the default unit of pace that is displayed in the "Entire Race" segment. The default is the Event Unit type. Note: you can have a distance in kilometers, but display the pace in minutes per mile if you need to.
Now we'll determine the start and end points for this Scored Event. RaceDay Scoring allows you to set up any number of Timing Locations, which you can use as Start and End points of Events and Segments. For each Scored Event you need to have a Start Timing Location and Finish Timing Location.
From this section you will need to pick the Timing Locations that you have created to collect these reads.
You will also need to determine the Default FInish Occurrence to use. For common start/finish locations, you would set this to 2. For standard finish locations you probably will set this to 1 (unless it's a two lap course where you finish on the second lap). This will define what values go into the "Entire Race" Segment that is set up for this event.
This is where you will enter the Approximate and Actual Gun Start Times for each Event that you have set up.
The Approximate Start Time is filled in with the information from online registration, while the Actual Start Time is the value used for calculating Finish Times.
This can be set manually here, by a trigger read on your hardware, or if you'd prefer from the RaceDay Scoring Dashboard manually:
Continue on adding all of the Scored Events you need using the Manually Add a Single Scored Event button:
If you need to delete a Scored Event that you have added, simply click the "X" in the top right corner:
Be sure to click Save Scored Events after making any changes to this page.