Setting up a race with sum of times from several events


As in any race, the most important thing to know is what rankings you need to calculate and publish in order to prepare the race correctly.

Multi-event timing allows you to generate several overall rankings (summed up) at the same time. Imagine that you have a 5 day race, and you have participants that can compete all 5 days, generating an overall ranking for those 5 days, and you also have another event that will be the sum of the rankings of only the last 2 days.

Therefore, you will have 1 general event that groups the stages 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. And another general event in which you will have the classification of other participants who only participate on days 4 and 5. This allows you to have 7 events:

  1. Stage 1.
  2. Stage 2.
  3. Stage 3.
  4. Stage 4. 
  5. Stage 5.
  6. General 5 days.
  7. General 2 days.

Note that with this configuration the classification of days 4 and 5 will be joint. That is to say, it is possible that on day 4 a participant who only participates in the 2 days will win the stage.

In these cases the setup typically used is one in which the 2-day events are separated from the 5-day events. Thus, you would have 9 events instead of 7.

  1. Stage 1.
  2. Stage 2.
  3. Stage 3.
  4. Stage 4. 
  5. Stage 5.
  6. General 5 days.
  7. Stage 1 (2 days).
  8. Stage 2 (2 days).
  9. General 2 days.

Once the global race configuration is clear follow this process to create a race:

1. Create or copy a race as you usually do.

2. Once you have entered the race name, you have two options: 

  • standard: a multi-event race without summation of times from different events.
  • stages: when you need to calculate positions based on the sum of times from different events.

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3. Create or revise the copied events. 

When selecting the race type "stages," there must be at least one "general" event type. This is the term we have used to denote the event in which the sum of the other events take place.

Therefore, at least one of the events you have copied/created should be a "general" type. You will be able to select the type of event next to the name of any of the events.


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4. Once selected, you can choose the stages and the section to be used for calculating rankings in the general event. In the example image, the general classification is composed of 6 stages.


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5. The rest of the sections for each of the events (categories, Attributes, Team Types and trophies) are configured as any other race.

One of the recommendations is that you use different names for the locations in each of the events, this will help you visualize in a much easier way the gross times of each participant depending on the event.

For example, if you have a stage race, it makes sense to have the same checkpoints and locations each day. By using a "header" in which you add the stage you are in (E1, E2, etc) you will already have differentiated each of the locations of the race.

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Also, remember to set each of the timing devices to the correct location.


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