Q: Can I sort the participants screen?
A: Yes, any column
in the participants’ grid can be sorted by clicking on the column
header you wish to sort.
Q: How do I get out of “Demo Mode”?
A: Once you obtain
your keycode from
www.thevictorytimer.com. Open The Victory Timer program and
click “keycode” on the main screen. Then, type the keycode in the
boxes and click the “save” button.
Q: Can I change the age groupings?
A: Yes, click on
the Options screen and ensure the Age Groups category is checked
under the Categories/Awards section. With Age Groups checked, the
Age Groups can be set to 5-year or 10-year spans.
If the 10-year span
is selected then the minimum age must remain “9 and under” but the
maximum age can be set to “60 and over” or “70 and over”.
If the 5-year span
is selected then the minimum age can be set to “9 and under” or “14
and under” and/or the maximum age can be set to “60 and over”, “65
and over” or “70 and over”.
Age groups are set
to USATF standards. For more information regarding age groups visit:
Q: Does the
Victory Timer allow for online registration?
In order to be cost effective we do not offer this currently,
however we can post copies of your race forms to our website and you
can direct your participants to
and they can send them into you manually.
Q: What if my laptop goes to sleep/hibernate
mode during the race or my battery goes dead?
A: Ensure you turn
off all power saving modes prior to the start of your race and that
you have a fully charged battery or are plugged into a power
Also ensure that
there is nothing scheduled to run on your computer during the time
your race will be ran. This will ensure that nothing interferes
with the timer.
It is also good
practice to have the timer running simultaneously on two computers
to ensure against hardware failure or human error.
Q: How do I change the name of my race?
A: Rename a race by
editing the name at the top of the Options screen and then click the
Q: Can I export
participant information from the registration page?
YES! Open the Registration page and simply click on any participant
in the registration grid and hit <CTRL X> (Control X) and it
will export all the information to Excel.
Q: Can I run The Victory Timer on my smart
A: The Victory
Timer is a Visual Basic application with a Microsoft Access
backend. It requires Windows 98 or newer to run. It can be
installed on any device capable of running that type of application.
Q: How do I copy my race to another
A: To copy a race
to another computer, click the “File” on the main screen then
“backup”. Select the destination and the name you would like to
copy the race to. The destination should be some type of removable
media (such as a flash drive) that you can put into the computer you
wish to copy it to. The name can be the same as your race name.
Next, copy that
file onto the other computer. On that computer, run The Victory
Timer and click the “File” on the main screen and then “open” and
select the file that you just copied.
Q: Is there an
easy way to switch between male and female and put a checkmark in the boxes
while entering my participants?
A: YES! Simply use the arrow keys to switch between male and female.
You can hit the space bar to place a checkmark in the "Clydesdale/Athena"
or "Paid" box.
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