Manual, Pull-tab Timing: Manual Timing is a cost efficient way to time races. We use a race-timing machine to record times and sync those times with the order of finishers which is captured by pulling the bottom tabs off the runners' bibs after they cross the finish line. We got our start in 2001 with manual timing and have timed hundreds of races this way since then. Contact us to find out more specifics about pricing.
Chip Timing: Chip Timing uses more modern technology and disposable chips stuck to the back of the runners' bibs to automatically record the runners' times as they cross the finish line. Chip Timing is more of a seamless process. We've been timing races this way since 2014. Contact us to find out more specifics about pricing.
Race Certification: Have your race USATF certified so that runners can accurately compare their times to performances run on other certified courses knowing that the distances were exactly the same. No one can truly establish a personal best if the course distance is not accurate. Courses must be certified for any road running performance to be accepted as a record or to be nationally ranked. Use the contact form to inquire about pricing.
Other Information: For race management services on race day, It's About Time will provide a finish chute, finish line clock, scoring for overall and award results, and online posting of results. We request that you provide bibs (along with safety pins), with bar-codes on the pull tabs (if manual timing). We can purchase bibs for you at the cost of $0.20 per bib for manual timing and $0.40 per bib for chip timing. We can even customize your bibs with your logo, upon request. On race day, we score your race according to your award distribution and provide you with these results within 15 minutes after the last runner crosses the finish line (and sometimes sooner upon request). Following that, we post the results either on the site used for registration or on our own website. Questions? Contact us here.