FINISH LINE TIMING - SET YOUR EVENT APART
Professional Race Timing and Finish Line Management Services
Ease of registration, accurate timing, quick access to results, and the appearance of a finish line greatly reflect on the quality and integrity of a race. Our goal is to provide you with a professional looking finish line, quality timing services, and to eliminate the stress of this aspect of your road, trail, or bike race, or cross country meet.
With our website and our email distribution list, we can also help you promote your event.
We offer a choice of timing methods: the tried and true traditional tag-pull method for smaller races, and the state of the art MyLaps BibTag disposable chip timing system.
MyLaps is considered the most reliable chip timing system with a read rate approaching 99.8%. Races like The Boston Marathon have used the MyLaps system. This system also eliminates the need and expense of collecting chips at the finish as the disposable chip is a thin, lightweight antenna stuck on to the back of each participants bib.
Disposable Chip Timing with MyLaps BibTag System
Chip timing systems require that athletes wear a small, lightweight chip that uniquely identifies them as they cross strategically placed, electronic mats. In its most basic and common form, chip timing electronically handles the task of collecting and processing results at the end of the race. We use the MyLaps BibTag system where the chip, a small lightweight antenna, is placed on the back of the bib - nothing needs to be worn on the runner's shoes or needs to be collected at the finish. Runners wear the bib unobstructed on their chest and our equipment does the rest. MyLaps is considered the most reliable with a read rate approaching 99.8%. Races like The Boston Marathon have used the MyLaps system. You can learn more about the technology at MyLaps.com.
Traditional timing, or tag-pull timing, is a manual method that was used before chip timing equipment was invented. It utilizes a timing computer (we use TimeMachines), and tags that are part of the bibs. As each runner and walker crosses the finish, a time is entered in the TimeMachine which is then transmitted to the timing software on a laptop. The finishers are kept in order they crossed the finish line in the chute and at the end of the chute, the tags on the bibs are then pulled and put on a stringer in the order participants finished. The tags are then scanned into the timing software and are matched, in order, to the finish times collected by the TimeMachine to provide the results. Benefits of this method are it is less expensive, and the results can be produced just about as fast as chip timing for small races.