Setting up live updates

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The West Highland Way Race - The West Highland Way Race - SMS/Social Media Updates

Dear Organiser,

Progress updates to friends & family

 

This year we are offering two different services so that friends and family members who are following your progress or supporting you on the event can receive progress updates each time you pass through a checkpoint and at the finish. These services are as follows:

Send a progress text to friends & family when you pass through a checkpoint

A texting service for up to two friends or family members to receive a text message each time you pass through a checkpoint and at the finish. Up to 8 SMS will be sent to each mobile number and will contain an ETA at the next timing point

An example message is: SPORTident Timing for West Highland Way: John Smith arrived Glencoe Sat 14:10, ETA at Kinlochleven 16:00

The cost of this service is £3 per phone number.

NEW – Live Progress Updates on Your Facebook Timeline & Twitter Feed

This year we are making it possible for live progress feeds to be published on a participant’s Facebook timeline and Twitter feed.  Those who “like” you or “follow” you will see your progress on live updates throughout the event.

For this service to work you must first authorise SPORTident to access your accounts, but once done we will be able to post updates directly to your chosen account(s). Up to 8 progress updates will be sent to each of your authorised social media accounts and will contain an ETA at the next timing point.

An example message is: SPORTident Timing for West Highland Way: John Smith arrived Glencoe Sat 14:10, ETA at Kinlochleven 16:00

The cost of this service is £3.

If you would like to book this service, please visit the Update My Entry page and ensure that you enter your mobile phone numbers and/or update your social media settings correctly to avoid disappointment!  As this service is being offered by SPORTident Timing/Results, please email any questions or enquiries to martin.stone@sportident.co.uk

All the best

MARTIN STONE
SPORTident Timing/Results

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