Among the 729 other things you may encounter in the days leading up to PHM weekend, there is another aspect to be mentioned.
I’m talking about Runner Tracking. What is this program, where can you find it, and how do you use it?
Here is the 411:
Runner Tracking is a service provided by Xacte. It enables the runner (or their friends) to receive messages through several mediums regarding their times on race day.
Sounds fun and something you might be interested in? Great! Here’s what you do.
- Head to this link: http://results.xacte.com/track?id=1202
- In the ‘Search Entrant to Track’ box, type your name.
- Once you click on it, there will be four boxes that appear. Each is a medium which you can receive your information:
- Phone: Type your phone number in, and you can get your times delivered via text message. Before I bought my Garmin, I enabled this so I could see my splits while on the course. I’m still going to have mine sent to my phone this year regardless of whether I carry it or not.
- Email: You can add your email to receive alerts from your favorite runner or yourself.
- Twitter: Link your Twitter account to Xacte and your times can be tweeted to your followers. I do this, as well….the majority of my running community is on Twitter and I know they appreciate following along.
- Facebook: Just like Twitter, linking your FB to Xacte will allow for the posting of your times to your timeline.
You can choose to select as many mediums as you want to utilize, or none at all if that is what you prefer. Personally, I use my phone and Twitter only. I try to keep it simple. Once you sign up for a certain medium, you’ll receive confirmation. For example, this is the confirmation tweet that appeared in my feed after I linked my account:
Any questions about Runner Tracking? You ask, and I’ll do my best to answer!
See you at the finish line!