Event Setup: What categories do I need?

Hello there.  Before we get started, let's just make sure we're all on the same page regarding imATHLETE terminology (which may or may not be different than other companies):

EVENT = The overall event that is the sum of the races (e.g. The Greatest Events Weekend Festival)
SPORT = The individual races within an event (e.g. 5k, half marathon, sprint triathlon, etc.)
CLASS = Each registration option, oftentimes is the same as Sport above
CATEGORY = Segments within a Class, oftentimes the same as award categories (e.g. Age Group, Elite, Walk, Run)

OK, now that we got that out of the way, let's talk a little bit more about categories.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CATEGORIES

  • Categories are optional, you don't have to include them
  • If you only have one category for your event (e.g. everybody is Age Group), no need to add one since it is somewhat irrelevant as everybody will be the same
  • Think of categories as award groupings.  


Still confused about categories?  Include your timer in registration set-up and they can also help you determine what you need.

HOW TO SET UP CATEGORIES

             Categories will appear in the order you enter them


WHERE DO CATEGORIES APPEAR IN REGISTRATION?
They are the first question participants answer once they enter registration

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