Many schools use Marathon Kids to track their Jog-a-thon, Move-a-thon, or School Runs (ie Turkey Trots).
We've created a list of things to consider as you prep for a successful event.
Prior to the Event
Create a Track
Create a track to be used for the event; even if it's the same space you regularly use.
Make sure all participants have an ID card.
Review with participants.
During the Event
Assisting with Scanning:
Assisting with other parts of the event:
Set devices to "stay awake" so the screen doesn't go to sleep during scanning.
Plan to charge devices during event breaks if needed.
Place devices or volunteers in the shade to scan if possible.
How many devices can Join a Live Session?
There is no limit that we are aware of. But we encourage the master device that starts the live session to share that responsibility with other supporters. Allow up to 8 devices to join.
All devices and volunteers are ready to scan as kids approach starting line.
When the volunteers/devices scan their last student ID card for that class period instruct them to stay where they are and not start walking toward the building.
Resubmitting Failed Syncs
Resubmitting failed syncs can be done at any time once WiFi is established.
Before volunteers leave the event, be sure all sessions on their personal devices are synced.
How to Resubmit.
*Click here to learn more about where is the log history for different types of use cases.
After the Event
Review the Data
Choose the Event track and narrow the date range to the event date to review data and prep to celebrate.
Share the data with everyone!
Celebrate participant achievements!
Thank your volunteers!