Finisher Zone

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Client: Run Rock n Roll (as employee)
Role: Coding, DB implementation, upkeep
Presenting Finisher Zone

The Run Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series is a collection of road running events owned and operated by Competitor Group, Inc. There are 31 events in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Series spanning 9 countries. The Finisher Zone is an online hub for Run Rock ‘n’ Roll race results. In it’s first year the Finisher Zone saw over 3.5 million unique page views.

Custom back-end plugin to manage and import data results using SOAP protocol to import thousands of results for front end display. It also brought badges and personas to individual runners. Badges and personas were classified and awarded based on pace, position, monuments and points of interest they ran past, among other criteria.

Features include:

  • Sub-blog of Run Rock ‘n’ Roll website to host RnR race results
  • Custom filters for Archives
  • Custom DB tables interacting with WP DB tables
  • Use of SOAP protocol to import results to local DB from results provider
  • On-the-fly Finisher certificate generator built with html2pdf