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At the end of the day it's all about having a peace of mind knowing your event will be a success.

Chip Timing - What It Does and How it Works

Born about ten years ago, chip timing has rapidly developed into a commonplace supplement to traditional race timing techniques at races all across the world. Used for runners, bikers, tri-athletes, and even skiers, chip timing is both extremely precise and capable of addressing several weaknesses that are inherent to traditional timing methods.

Chip timing systems require that athletes wear a small, lightweight chip that uniquely identifies them as they cross strategically placed, electronic mats. The chip is typically worn on the shoelace or on an ankle bracelet, depending on the system being used. In its most basic and common form, chip timing electronically handles the task of collecting and processing results at the end of the race. More advanced chip timing setups can protect against cheating, record accurate split times, provide instantaneous race updates, and compensate for slow starts caused by crowded starting areas.

Every chip timing setup includes timing mats at the finish line. The primary benefits of using finish-line mats are more accurate recording and a less crowded finish area. Chip timing eliminates the problems inherent to manual timing; as such, there will be no mistakes in the results caused by confusing, multiple-chute finishing areas, "bandits" (runners who have not registered) confusing timers, runners wearing the wrong number, or runners who get out of order in the chutes. Also, because the process of matching times to numbers is computerized, human error is minimized, and times can be made available almost instantaneously through the system.