Release Notes

Athlinks: New and Improved Event Search

Great news for all of our Athlinks users — we’ve released the first iteration of our improved Event Search. There have already been a number of releases to improve our search algorithm, and we’re just getting started. Some of the enhancements include:

  • Better handling of special characters when searching for Events that include any of the following: & ‘ ! $ % # ~ * @ < > –
  • Newly designed Weighted Event Search delivers users the event they would expect to see, based on their search string. For example, when searching for the Master Event Clarendon Day Run, any and all of the the previously used event names will return the right result:
      • 2018 Clarendon Day Run
      • 2017 Clarendon Day Run
      • Clarendon Day Run
      • Clarendon Day Run 2012
      • Clarendon Day 10K/5K 2010
      • Clarendon Day 5K/10K & Kids Dash 2011
      • CLARENDON DAY 10K/5K 2009
  • If a search string matches against multiple events, search results will be sorted in descending order by number of participants

In addition to the improvements mentioned above, future upcoming releases include a visual redesign for Filters and the addition of a Context Dropdown menu in the main Search Box.

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