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Race Timing

I am new race director, do you have a basic plan of how to prepare for a great race?
Yes we have looked around the web and I have personally been a race director so here are a few links to best reference items to manage a race.

- https://www.racedirectorshq.com/read/race-director-checklist-25/

- https://www.racedirectorshq.com/organizing-a-race/?&page=1


- http://www.tothefinishtiming.com/PRA-Road-Race-Manual.pdf


http://www.tothefinishtiming.com/RD_Workshop_Handbook_2014.pdf
  
http://www.tothefinishtiming.com/GuideForRaceDirectors.pdf


for online registration, runsignup has the most features out there of any online registration service. http://www.runsignup.com

  • What are the duties of the 4 volunteers for pull-tab timing? Typically there are 4 positions, and they are as follows
    A. Time Machine Operator
    - pushes a button at start of race, then every time someone finishes
    B. Recorder
    - Records the bib numbers of runners crossing the line
    C. Puller
    - pull the bottom tab off of the bibs, if missing bottom tab cut off bib and puts on stringer
    D. Stringer
    - Takes tab from Puller and puts on stringer.
    Some bigger races may call for a Caller and Recorder, and a Runner to run the stringers to the timer.
  • What are the duties of the 4 volunteers for shoe chip timing?
    A. Time Machine Operator
    - pushes a button at start of race, then every time someone finishes
    B. Recorder
    - Records the bib numbers of runners crossing the line on a clipboard
    C. Chip Cutters -
    Cuts off chips and puts in bucket.
    Some bigger races may call for a Caller and Recorder, and a Chip Checker to check people at the end of the line.
  • What are the duties of the 4 volunteers for bib chip timing?
    A. Time Machine Operator
    - pushes a button at start of race, then every time someone finishes
    B. Time Machine Recorder
    - Enters the bib numbers of runners crossing the line
    C. Recorder -
    Records the bib numbers of runners crossing the line on a clipboard
    D. Caller - Calls out the bib numbers of the runners crossing the finish line for the recorder
  • Do you have a Chip info sheet to include in my race? Yes we have a file called chip instructions, to open it click here.

Race Results - Chip timing

  • I started at the front and my wife started at the back, we finished together, so why does it list her beating me by 30 seconds?
    The chip on your shoe or bib, determines the time you cross the start and finish lines, so she took 30 seconds to cross the start line effectively giving her a 30 second lead on you.
  • My Wife's has my time and I have my Wife's time? Sometimes couples or families mix up their bibs and chips, and this is what happened.
  • My Net Time and Gun time are the same, why?
    There are a few reasons why this happened, You could have forgotten to wear a chip, so we added you later; According to our paper results, you did not run over the start mat; You missed the start mat or arrived late after the start time.
  • I started with my friend and we ran together the whole time but he is listed beating me when I was a little ahead?
    The chips we use are on your shoe or bib and his chip crossed before your chip.
  • In the results i do not have a age so i did not get an award? Runners/Walkers are usually rushed at the late registration table and forget to fill out a field that we need. Useful tip, I always use address labels on my forms so it is easy to read then just fill out gender and age.
  • I am listed in the results but with no name or Unknown?
    We most likely did not receive your entry form so if you email us we can add your name. tothefinishtiming@gmail.com

Race Results- pull tab timing

  • My time is a few spots up from my name?
    Sometimes runners cross the line twice, creating extra times.
  • I left my number in the car, so i did not get into the results? We do our best to get bib or name of any runners that do not have a bib, at race. Email us for a correction like this.
    tothefinishtiming@gmail.com

 






 

 

 










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