ITS YOUR RACE is excited to announce a new product that is going to make your events’ packet pickup, dynamic bib assignment and participant changes on race-day easier for you and your volunteers! The IYR CheckIn App is now available on the Apple store and Google Play store.
The app is a simple race day tool that allows your packet pickup volunteers to check participants in and assign bib numbers using their own mobile device. This eliminates the need for multiple laptops at your check-in table, and makes race morning run smoothly for your participants and volunteers. The data in the app is automatically synced with your participant database in ITS YOUR RACE, which means that your timer can download the data after packet pickup has ended, put it into his timing system and start the race.
The process to use the app is simple:
- Enable the IYR CheckIn app in your event’s admin tool on itsyourrace.com. This will provide you with a unique event pin number for the app.
- Ask your packet pickup volunteers to download the IYR CheckIn app and give them the pin number
- Volunteers then begin searching for participants in the app by last name (or scanning the QR code on a participant’s registration receipt), tap the “Check In” button, assign a bib number and save the record.
- The participant’s race packet and bib is handed over, and they’re ready to race!
We’ve created this page with documentation and videos to help event managers and volunteers learn to use the app.
The bib assignment and check-in status is automatically synced with the IYR participant database. If your event is using a Jaguar timer, your timer will be able to offer race-day registration along with immediate packet pickup using the IYR CheckIn mobile app. This means more revenue for your event, and less headaches for your volunteers!
Users can alter the app’s settings prior to beginning packet pickup. For example, if bib assignment and packet pickup (or shirt pickup) are at separate locations, the app includes a setting to automatically have the “packet picked up” checkbox on the athlete check-in screen UNCHECKED so that your event can have two separate stations for bib assignment and race packet/swag pickup.
If you’re using ITS YOUR RACE for registration, we now include a QR code on all registration receipts. When an athlete approaches the packet pickup table, they can show the volunteer using the IYR CheckIn app their email receipt (paper or on a mobile device) and the volunteer can easily scan their QR code to pull up that athlete for bib assignment and check-in.
The app also works wirelessly with the Brother QL-820NWB label printer. This allows volunteers using the app to easily print a small label at check-in that includes the athlete’s information and a QR code that will instantly take them to their results. More information on the equipment and setup can be found in our IYR CheckIn app documentation.
See a sample label here.
We’re excited about bringing this new technology to your events. Be sure to download the IYR CheckIn app today, read through the documentation, watch the videos and try it out on one of your test events. If you have any questions or feedback about this new feature, contact support and let us know!