Scoring and Results
You need a race
clock. RoadRunners can provide this service for a fee.
You need finisher
cards or a computerized timing system (chips, bib bar codes, etc)
volunteers to hand out finisher cards and to keep runners in order.
volunteers to tally the results. They need experience or need to
rehearse the process before race day.
Any type of
computerized scoring and tabulation requires data entry. Runners
have to be entered in the database before the race begins (ideally not on race
day although some race day registration is inevitable). Make sure that you
make allowances for this so that the race starts on time. Figure on one to
two hours of data entry for every 100 runners.
A laptop with a spreadsheet is not computerized scoring. A spreadsheet cannot sort
runners into age groups without special preparations (macros, programming,
pre-entered age groups, etc). In our experience spreadsheets are a
miserable failure, and always take longer than simply sorting the finisher cards (which requires no data entry). Click for Example of Finisher Board (courtesy of Tom Wolter)
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Here are 3 professional timing organizations that can do it all for you:
V Fit Productions (local company)
2001 S.Staples Ste 202 Corpus Christi, TX 78404 361-442-4081
- RRP Timing Desc of their services Redemption Race Productions 210-912-8874
discourage all race
directors from using ACTIVE.COM. They use tactics on their registration
gain other services that the user
(race particpaant) may not be completely aware of. If you choose to use
this service please make available a MAIL IN form for your
participants to use instead.
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