• Hardwood Wed Night Series Procedures

    Initial Setup for the year The registration for the year has several key concepts. Admin Only fields for Plate #, Chip #, and Course. The Plate and Chip numbers you will assign on the registration so that each race is pulling the same bibs and chips. The Course field you…

  • How to Synchronize FIS Timing Devices

    At FIS races, it is required that all timing devices be precisely synchronized so they have the exact same running time of day. Historically, for Summit Timers, the synchronization was achieved wirelessly via the ServerBox sync function. But wireless synchronization (which can be a few 1/1000 apart due to radio…

  • Seeding High School Races

    In High School racing, it’s common for the registration to have a Seeding field allowing coaches to seed their races to a desired seed. Racers are then to be randomized within their seeding group on the start list. Firstly, after creating the race based on your registration, in order to…

  • Assigning Bibs and GoChips in Registrations

    In most races, you would use the standard tools within the race timing side of the Zone4 software to assign Bibs and GoChips. But there are some situations where it may be advantageous to do so in the registration. One such example is perhaps where you want to assign GoChips…

  • Alberta Alpine Membership Submission Process

    Starting Sept 1st for Alpine clubs in Alberta, membership information and fees processing will happen electronically within Zone4. The basic process involves each club submitting lists of members into a pre-build registration form on Zone4. Once uploaded, the club is then automatically debited the Alberta Alpine, FIS, and SAIP fees…

  • How to create a Multi-Run MTB race

    Alpine Skiing has the common requirement of having racers complete the same course multiple times and then ranking racers by their best run. The Alpine documentation here: https://help.zone4.ca/kb/timing-an-alpine-ski-race/ describes selecting the ‘multi-run’ race format to achieve this. If you are running a MTB race though, you don’t see a race…

  • Registration Queueing System

    Zone4 employs an automated registration queueing system in order to deal with high demand registrations that could render the registration system inoperable. The system automatically detects when traffic to a registration rapidly increases and begins to queue registrants according to the order in which they arrived on the registration page….

  • Nordiq Canada SMDL Fees

    Starting in 2020, Zone4 has automated the process of collecting and remitting SMDL(Supporting Member Day License) fees to Nordiq Canada. SMDL are the day licence fees that racers must pay if they do not possess a valid FIS or Nordiq Canada racing licence and are racing in a category that…

  • Setting up Subscription Payments with Helcim Commerce

    Some organizations want to charge members a monthly subscription fee instead of a one time fee at the beginning of signup. Zone4 does not have a built in subscription feature but this functionality can be achieved using a Helcim Commerce merchant account. How to Create Subscription Plans Once you have…

  • What is the Racer Number preset field on registrations?

    In events where racers have their own permanent race numbers such as Motocross or cycling, it is critical to capture that number at registration time. One of the key requirements of that field though is that it be unique and no two racers can have the same Racer Number in…

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