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Publishing Race Results: How to put your results online

How to create and publish an online leaderboard with your race results



Once the hard part of organizing and running a race is over, there is still one final task that may stump you — putting the results online!

A woman finishing a race

These days participants and spectators expect to access race results at their fingertips. We are going to be using, a tool that makes publishing leaderboards online as simple as possible. Note that it does not connect to any external data sources — you must upload the data yourself. However, once your data has been added, it will be available as a stand-alone webpage that you can share publicly.

Keepthescore also makes it easy to update and edit your results once they have been published.

The race is done. What now?

A bunch of people participating in a race

Let's assume that the race is over and you have a list of all participants and their results. This will probably be in the form of a spreadsheet.

The steps that come next are:

  1. Create an online leaderboard by uploading your spreadsheet
  2. Configure and style the leaderboard
  3. Share the leaderboard

Let's look at these steps in detail.

Creating a new online leaderboard

This assumes that you have the race results in the form of an Excel spreadsheet.

  1. Hit the above button 👆, and upload your Excel file.
  2. That's it! Your leaderboard has been created.

Configure and style your leaderboard

The leaderboard you just created is sorted exactly like in your spreadsheet. To change the sorting, update your spreadsheet and then upload it again.

Keepthescore also offers numerous options for customizing the design of your leaderboard:

  • Click on SETTINGS to upload a logo which will be shown above the leaderboard or to change the theme, font or custom background.
  • There are many other customizable features in the settings menu, so feel free to explore and adjust them as you wish.

You can read more about what you can customize in the customization guide.

Publish the leaderboard

The most important thing is sharing your leaderboard. This requires getting hold of the unique link which other people can use to view the results. The link will show a read-only version of your results, so that nobody else can change them.

To get the unique public link, click on the "PUBLISH" button. You will then see the dialog below:

Sharing a race results leaderboard

Now click on "Share the public link" and follow the instructions. This will give you a link that you can send via WhatsApp, messenger or email. Everyone with the link will see the leaderboard, but will not be able to edit it!

There are also advanced options for sharing the results: You can embed a live widget on your site that shows the leaderboard. Note that this requires a subscription to the "PRO" pricing tier

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