TCR Race Productions is proud to annouce our implementation of ChronoTrack , the most accurate RFID timing tag solution in the industry.
ChronoTrack simplifies the timing and scoring process for both the race director and the participants. This single-use tag timing system eliminates the need for several organizational choke points on race day resulting in participants spending less time waiting in lines.
Race directors benefit from the elimination of mandatory, pre-race check-in to distribute heavy, hard, non-disposable timing chips and time-consuming post-race chip return. The single-use timing tag solution frees race directors from the replacement cost of lost or unreturned hard chips. The tag includes a passive radio frequency identification (RFID) unit which contains a tiny silicon chip and an aluminum antenna on a plastic substrate. This unit is sealed in a laminated paper strip in one of two types: B (bib) or D (shoe) tag.
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Most accurate time using a passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tag.
No pre-race chip check-in.
No complicated or time-consuming post-race chip turn-in.
No staff required at finish line for chip collection.
No fees for lost or unreturned tags
Easy distribution - eliminates a pre-race traffic choke point.
Race packet can be mailed out
Frees-up volunteers and staff to help and work elsewhere at your event.
More efficient tag attachment method.
Ability to post live results and runner tracking.
Additional marketing space on the tag for your race sponsors.
Lighter and less intrusive tag than hard chip.
Depending on your event, you will use either a D-Tag (shoe) or one
type of B-Tag (bib) . The timing tag is easy to attach and is far
lighter and less intrusive than other timing tags and chips. Once the
timing tag is attached, you will quickly forget that it is even there!
The tag is completely weatherproof and will work regardless of rain, heat,
storms, humidity or other inclement conditions.
How do I make sure I have the correct tag?
Each tag will be clearly marked with the bib number of the participant to whom
the tag is assigned. Because the timing tags are clearly marked with the
runner's bib number, there is no need for "chip check" or "tag
check" at packet pickup. The purpose of traditional chip check was to
ensure that the chip given to the runner was the correct chip. Because the tags
are already labeled with the runner's bib number, there is no need to check
that the tag is correctly assigned.
How do I make sure that my tag works?
Each tag is checked and double-checked for functionality before they are
distributed to the athlete. The tag is always "on" and does not need
to be activated.
I already own another timing chip; can I use it
with the ChronoTrack system?
No. Using the single-use tag assigned and given to you before the race is the
only method to correctly track your times. Other tags and chips are not
compatible with the ChronoTrack system.
What is tag time and how is it different from
Tag time (Chip time) is recorded by an electronic tag that is attached to a
runner's shoe. Your tag records the time at which you cross the start line, the
finish line and several split times in between. Tag time is often shorter than
gun time because tag time begins when a runner crosses the start line while gun
time starts when the gun is fired; many runners don't cross the start line
until several minutes after their official gun time has begun.
How accurate is tag time?
Tag time is the most accurate form of marathon timing available because it
measures the exact time between a runner crossing the start line and the finish
line. Tag time also records several important splits, providing an accurate
record of a runner's pace.
Can I leave the tag on my bib?
No. For optimal performance, the tag must be attached to the shoe in the proper
Can I flatten and tuck the whole tag in my
laces to make sure it stays?
No. This can cause damage to the tag and also lowers the performance of the
tag. For optimal performance, the tag must be attached to the shoe in the proper
Can I create a hole in the tag and tie it on?
No. Puncturing or cutting the tag can damage the tag. For optimal performance,
the tag must be attached to the shoe in the proper
Are you sure the tag will stay adhered
throughout the race?
Yes! The tag has a special adhesive to ensure its durability. Alterations to
the tag or how it is attached to the shoe are far more likely to cause
additional problems that could have easily been avoided.
What if I don't have laces?
The D-tag can also be used by attaching it to your ankle with a Velcro strap.
The tag should still be formed to make a "D" shape and then attached
with the Velcro.
How do I dispose of my tag?
The tag can be safely disposed of in the trash. According to current industry
environmental standards, the tag can be sent to landfill, incinerated, or
recycled by separating out the constient parts. The tag is comprised of passive
radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, which contains a tiny silicon chip
and an aluminum antenna on a plastic substrate. This unit is sealed in the
orange tag laminated paper strip. Because ChronoTrack Systems is concerned
about the environment, they have created a Take-Back program for