Timing Services

TChronoTrackCR 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.


D-Tag

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.

ChronoTrack Timing Availability

Need timing services for your next event? Check the calendar for your event date, and contact us for more information. Unavailable dates are indicated in red.


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Key Benefits

  • Single-use tag.
  • 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.

Tag Types

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!

D-Tag Shoe Attachment Intructions

D-Tag Shoe Attachment Instruction Video

B-Tag Bib Attachment Intructions


Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if the D-tag gets wet?

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 gun time?

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 manner.

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 manner.

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 manner.  

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 race directors.

 

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