This is our premiere timing service. We use Jaguar timing equipment mounted on a strong aluminum overhead truss (this can accommodate your banners to recognize sponsors or we can provide our 3 Way Racing banners for start and finish) that read runners “chip on bib”. Chip timing allows us to handle large fields of participants and produce immediate results, send text messages to your runners (provided they have given us their cell phone number and carrier), and have your awards report ready for you in plenty of time to recognize your top runners. We also produce overall and age group results in advance of our team leaving your race site. With chip timing we provide a finish line chute, start/finish line truss, large race clocks and use of our race signage, mile markers and cones (placed by your volunteers). Chip timing works for all size races and requires no additional volunteers to work at our finish line. Depending on the size of your race we provide 3-8 team members.
Electronic timing is a less expensive option for us to time your race. From a gun start our team captures the bib number of each finisher and matches these up with ordered tear tags from the bibs. These tear tags are collected by your volunteers (4-8 volunteers needed at finish line for a typical race) and strung onto lines to keep them in order. We then reconcile the tear tags and our captured bib numbers to create a hand-written age group report for your onsite awards program. After the race we provide overall and age group reports for online presentation. These results usually aren’t produced until the evening of the race or in some cases the next morning. With E-timing we provide a start/finish truss and small finish line chute. E-timing works best for smaller races and we limit our E-timing to races under 400 total runners/walkers. For most E-timed races we provide two 3 Way Racing team members.
The timing kit is our most inexpensive option for race timing. We rent you and your team a timing kit consisting of a printing stopwatch (Time Machine, Seiko), stanchions and roping to create a finish chute, bib tear tag stringers, instructions to use the Time Machine and a generic age group awards report. We provide you or members of your team with training (either by phone, Skype, or in person if possible) on how to use the Time Machine and manage your chute/tear tag process. This is similar to the E-timing process listed above but we do not provide onsite race day staffing so it is your team and volunteers doing the timing and ultimately producing your awards report and any online results. This option requires 1-2 volunteers to work the Time Machine and 6-8 volunteers to manage the chute/tear tag process.
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In addition we will setup your online registration (free of charge) through runsignup.com. We also do course design/measuring/marking and can rent race clocks, trusses, mesh fencing, cones and signage.