School running can be made into a challenging experience when using CloudTimer. Keep the kids motivated by showing them their running times as soon as they pass the finish line. As a teacher, you can also ask the students to set up their own race and time their classmates as an educational project. It is really something that adds a fun factor to the lessons.
Use CloudTimer for school running or other timed sports
Setting up a CloudTimer race for you school running lessons, is really a matter of minutes and it adds a lot of fun and experience to a normal running project. Just make sure to have the list of students at hand while creating your race online. You can have a school running race with just one class or have a whole school running with the different classes at categories. You can make different results and rankings, such as male / female, per class or year.
CloudTimer can be used in a time trial or mass start race format so it can also be used to time special events like an uphill battle or an assault course.
The best thing would be to just try it and see if you like it. If things are unclear, have a look at the tutorials or contact us.
Have a look at these results as an example of how your race will look on the internet.
Time trial or mass start formats
When organising a race at school, there are basically two formats available: Time trial and mass start. In a time trial each competitor can be started individually, in a mass start the racers are started per category. It is possible to start multiple categories or start groups at the same time (for example the girls / female and the boys / male). The tasks of finishing can then be divided between two: one is finishing the men, one is finishing the ladies.
A simple race only contains a start and a finish. To give more insights of the race to the supporters, a number of split points can be added. In CloudTimer the defaults race format can be used for a school event.
It has a start and a finish, and a category of men and women. In the CloudTimer online dashboard, you can change to any other setting you need for your race.