Athlinks offers a way to publish the results from your events in a rapidly-growing social network of avid, active athletes. Whether you use any of ChronoTrack's software services or not, you can still take advantage of this outlet for your event's results.
If you're interested in using Athlinks results, Series functions, or just want to keep tabs on your events within Athlinks, this quick article serves as an outline of the basic work flow required to get your results onto Athlinks. Links to detailed articles that will give specifics on the various topics will be presented with each step.
To access the admin portion of Athlinks, follow the 'Get Authorized' instructions below, then go to start.athlinks.com and log in using your credentials.
As a Timer or Event Director, you can claim results to your company so that athletes know who put on the event and so that you can make edits to results and event information within Athlinks. Before you can Claim events, you have to get set up with an Affiliate account by a member of ChronoTrack's support staff. To do this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your company, the email address you'd like to use to sign up for Athlinks, and the country and state/region in which your company is based. Once we've got your Affiliate account set up, you'll be able to log into the admin interface of Athlinks - called Start - and begin claiming, editing, and managing Athlinks events and results.
Making an Athlinks Event
If you're using ChronoTrack Live and have created an event since the beginning of 2017, your event is probably already linked to an Athlinks Event. The easiest way to tell for sure is by looking at your Races on the Event tab of your CT Live event. If you see a magenta flame next to one or more of your Races, the event is already linked, and you can go ahead and Claim the event to your company in Athlinks.
If your event isn't linked, or if you're not using CT Live for Reg or Scoring, you'll probably need to set up a new event in Athlinks. To find out how to do this, click HERE. If you set up the event yourself, the event will already be claimed to your company in Athlinks, so you can skip the Claiming step.
After your CT Live event is made, you'll want to go Claim the event to your company in Athlinks. To find out how to do this, click HERE.
If you're using CT Live, once results have been generated for your event, all you need to do is click the Sync Results With Athlinks button located at the bottom of the Event tab in your CT Live event, and then select the Races you'd like to sync. For a detailed look at this process, click HERE.
If you're using a different scoring platform than CT Live, you'll need to upload results into your Athlinks event manually using a CSV file. For a complete look at this process, click HERE.
Once you've got an Event in Athlinks, you may need to set up a Master event. If you have annual or recurring events, new events you create should be linked to a Master so that the results for each year will show up under the same event title. For a full explanation of Master events and how they're used, click HERE.