Big River Race Management offers two types of timing services for cross country, chip timing, the industry standard for events and pull-tag timing. Both types can be conjoined with FinishLynx fully automatic photo-finish timing. This is the industry leading standard, and the only accepted timing practice for all major and world class events.
Combined with ChronoTrack Chip Timing and MeetPro meet mangement software, we are equipped to meet the needs of event directors, coaches, athletes, and fans. MeetPro is designed with the web in mind, it seamlessly interfaces with our ChronoTrack chip timing solution, FinishLynx photo-finish solutions, DirectAthletcis and TFRRS, the Track and Field Results Reporting System. We can seed all of your events, enter results, generate reports in PDF, HTML, Text, and AP formats, and produce live results including live splits uploaded to our fully customized results webpage. Our live results platform is optimized for mobile devices allowing teammates, spectators, friends, family, neighbors, and technologically advanced grandparents to all follow along with the action.
Our fully automatic timing option features FinishLynx photo finish cameras, the industry leader in timing for track and field events. We use these FinishLynx photo-finish cameras to determine the finish places and finish times for all of the running event competitors. FinishLynx photo-finish timing systems can capture high-speed results images at up to 10,000 frames per second, with accuracy to 1/1000th of a second. With the use of a digital start signal, and digitally captured finish times, we remove all chances for human error from the equation. The power and precision of FinishLynx technology has made it the gold standard for athletics results.
Cross country meets combined with our Chip Timing & Meet Mangement Services have the opportunity to provide results at any or all mile/kilometer markers along the course. At each split point our results will provide 1) all competing athlete's individual time from the start of the race to that point, 2) all competing athlete's ranking overall at that point, and 3) unofficial team places, team scores, and team scoring order at that point! The unofficial team scoring provides unprecedented insight as to how the entirety of the race unfolded. Click on the Class 1 District 1 & Class 3 District 1 Championships below to view a meet with both 1 mile and 2 mile split points along a 5K course.
With pull-tag timing, participants still receive an electronically recorded time (manually), however they will not receive an external timing chip and the time for all participants begins when the race starts, not when they cross the start line, thus not giving the participants their "net time" but rather a "gun time". Results take longer to be processed, live results can not be produced online, online results can not be customized, and additional volunteers are needed at the finish provided by the event and is generally a less expensive option. We recommend this service to events with under 50 participants per race.