Alan Jones began writing software for running races in 1970. RunScore was first released in 1985. This allowed the timer to stop using tongue depressors and colored dot age-group awards. However, it did mean the timer was spending much of the week before a race typing in entries from mailed-in registration forms. Then came online registration sites. Now registrations could be downloaded with a click of the mouse and results uploaded. Soon finishers were looking at their phone right after crossing the finish line to see their time.
As a timer, take a step back and think about what RunScore has meant to you. For many of you it is one of the tools that has provided your main source of income.
During the years Alan has operated RunTime Software as a “hobby business.” He has always enjoyed supporting and improving RunScore.
RunTime Software, LLC
RunTime Software, LLC is the company which owned RunScore. Until 2017, it was a sole-member LLC with Alan as the single member.
In 2017, RunTime Software, LLC was converted to a three-member LLC with new members Steven Keith aka “Kei” and Steve Delahunty. You can see photos and bios at the Team page of Kei and Steve.
Also, in 2017, an increase in the purchase price and yearly update fee was announced. The purchase price is $400 and the yearly update/support fee is $150.
We have continued to honor the “lifetime licenses” we sold some years ago. but will ask those timers to contribute to RunScore’s financial future. We no longer offer a lifetime license.
Race Roster purchases RunScore
In March 2019, Race Roster, based in London Ontario purchased RunScore. Since the sale, Alan, Steven Keith, and Steve Delahunty have been working with the team at Race Roster.