We provide the full range of timing services for ski racing and a variety of summer sports (running/triathlon/mountain biking/obstacle races, and more). We adapt to respond quickly, decisively and accurately to whatever timing and administrative needs a race organizer requires: race-timing; strategic support and trouble-shooting.
We know what it’s like to be a competitor, a race organizer and a race sponsor – during an event we empathize with and provide exemplary customer service to whomever we are interacting. We post fast, accurate and verifiable racing results on our website. We know how important this is for racers whose family members, friends & coaches are following along online
We strive to do everything we can to make race-timing unnoticeable. A successful race is an event that happens with no one talking about the timing.
Transponder Timing Systems
There are two main types of transponder timing systems: passive chip timing and active chip timing.
Passive chip timing systems are best for road & cross country running races, triathlons and cross country skiing races. Competitors wear a chip that only becomes activated when they pass a specific field that interacts with the chip. The chip, now activated by electromagnetic energy, transmits a unique signal confirm the the identity of the competitor and their time at that point. This technology is a cost effective way to provide results quickly during and after the race.
Active chip timing systems are best for mountain bike races, alpine skiing lap-count races, dog sledding – all sports which require more speed. Competitors wear a chip that is battery-powered and sends signals throughout races to various transponders throughout the race course. This technology provides accuracy to the 100th of a second.
Race organizers distribute and recover the chip timers from each competitor for reuse. For events of a large size, Timing Shack recommends races use disposable chips that are attached to a racing bib worn by each competitor. These chips are only used once and are not recovered after the race.
Photocell Timing Systems