As we all know, ID’ing a race sounds like an easy task but can be difficult depending on so many factors.

We do want to ID a race in a timely fashion while keeping in mind “Would I buy this picture” but we also want to actually be focused on the picture and everyone in it. Did that runner have a picture before this? Does he/she have one after this? Are these runners running together? And making sure we go back and fix partial assignments if we see the runner’s bib clearly in subsequent frames. I’ve put together some guidelines that everyone should be following. I’ve used what we are calling Image ID Zone borders to help emphasize the ID’s process. There are examples of these borders below, we just overlaid them on the actual images and the zones change depending on the race course position. As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. HAPPY ID’ING

Examples of the Image ID Zone borders.

Partial/MF Assignments
These assignments should be less subjective in the IDing process. Before you partially assign you should look at the next 3 frames to see if you can see the runners complete bib number. Please use the following guidelines: • • • Do not guess at the bib numbers. If the bib is not visible you would use M for male and F for female. If you can only make out the first or last digit of the bib you would use an * in the appropriate spot. (Example: Bib #1234 but you can only see the 1 you would enter 1* or if you can only see the 4 you would enter *4)). If you can only see the middle numbers of a bib it would be wiser to M/F. (Example: Bib #1234 but you can only see 23 you would enter M or F).

Correct assignment for frame 23: The runner will be able to find herself on the website under partial assignments.

Incorrect assignment for frame 30: 63* - We cannot see the first or last digit of the bib number. Runner will not find himself under partial assignment on the website because the system will be looking for a bib number starting with 63.

Incorrect assignment for frame 33: This is overexposed and should be “X”.

Incorrect assignment for frame 38: Man in blue jacket is not assigned (M).

Incorrect assignment for frame 1: 36*8 – If you enlarge the picture you can clearly see the complete bib number = 36089.

Incorrect assignment for frame 3: *830 - Cannot see the first digit of the bib number, but know the bib should be 5 digits (you would know this from the bib information provided to you via email before the race is posted). Runner will not find himself under partial assignment on the website. The system will be looking for a bib number ending with 830, but you cannot see if there is a digit after the 0 in this frame. Should be assigned M.

Scenic/Course Examples
For these images we have provided an Image ID Zone. Please ID runners within this zone using the following guidelines: • Do not ID if: o ¾ of the runner is outside of the zone. o Runners shoulders and above are outside of the zone. o Runners thigh and below is outside of the zone. o The exception to these rules is if a runner is not found in another frame go ahead and ID them. If the runner is only seen in 1 frame and is partially obstructed by another runner or falls outside of the ID zone, you still want to ID the runner so that we can offer them a picture. Be sure to go 3 to 6 frames ahead to be sure he is not in another frame.

The following examples show the correct assignments for each frame.

FR7: F9837-F9838-8159 FR8: F9837-F9838-F9836 FR9: F9838-F9836 (These ladies are clearly a group, so try to ID as many as you can)

FR13: F9838-F9836 FR14: 26342 FR15: F2909-3402-26342

FR17: 26342-F5948 FR18: X Runner was never ID’d at this position R19: 3402-37674F8807

FR32: 11656 FR33: 6345-11656 FR34: 6345 Runner was never ID’d at this position

FR36: 20577 FR37: 11900-20577 FR38: X Runner was never ID’d at this position

Course Examples
For these images we have provided an Image ID Zone. Please ID runners within this zone using the following guidelines: • • Your focus will be on all runners whose feet and knees fall inside of the dotted ID Zone. Do not ID if: o ¾ of the runner is outside of the zone. o Runners thigh and below are outside of the zone. o Runner is in the background and you can see progression to the next set of frames. o The exception to these rules is if a runner isn’t found in another frame go ahead and ID them. If the runner is only seen in 1 frame and is partially obstructed by another runner or falls outside of the ID zone, you still want to ID the runner so that we can offer them a picture. Be sure to go 3 to 6 frames ahead to be sure he is not in another frame.

The following examples show the correct assignments for each frame.

FR5: 11271-35460 FR6: 35460-34326 FR7: F6737

FR9: F6446-F2818 FR10: F2818 FR11: X (This frame was “X” because the runner in pink has multiple frames)

Finish Line Examples
For these images we have provided an Image ID Zone. Please ID runners within this zone using the following guidelines: • • Your focus will be all runners whose feet fall within the clear ID Zone. Do not ID if: o ¾ of the runner is outside of the left or right ID Zone. o Runners knees and below are outside of the zone at the bottom of the frame. o Runners feet are not in the top of the ID Zone. o The exception to these rules is if a runner isn’t found in another frame go ahead and ID them. If the runner is only seen in 1 frame and is partially obstructed by another runner or falls outside of the ID zone, you still want to ID the runner so that we can offer them a picture. Be sure to go 3 to 6 frames ahead to be sure he is not in another frame.

The following examples show the correct assignments for each frame.

FR4: 18328-36772 FR5: F152* FR6: F152*- 21079

FR11: F250-F2647 FR12: F250-1241*-5759 FR13: 1241*-5759-11680

Runner found in 6 frames, could be ID’d in 4. Received no assignments

FR14: 1241*-11680-18539-15235 FR15: 1241*-11680-15235-18539 FR16: 18539

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