An Interview with Amazing Race Timing (ART)

We sat down with the folks from ART and asked them about timing the Luray International and Sprint Triathlons plus share some of the cool, new timing features that they will offer at Luray Triathlon this year for the first time. This is what they had to say:
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We are excited about supporting the Luray International Triathlon and Luray Sprint Triathlon!  Multi-day events have a festival feel to them, which creates an exciting atmosphere for the participants and spectators. Being held in the Shenandoah Valley, the Luray course is both picturesque and challenging for participants.

Triathlons create challenges not present at other racing events like runs, as participants not only want accurate finish times but want accurate swim, T1, bike, T2 and run times.

ART uses ChronoTrack equipment, which is the leader in RFID chip timing equipment, and has become the standard by which all other systems are compared. In 2013, ChronoTrack timed the New York Marathon (the largest marathon ever) and the Marine Corps Marathon in DC. We have been using ChronoTrack in races of all sizes for several years and are very pleased with the results.

At Luray, participants can enter their bib number at our results kiosk receive a receipt-style print out of their overall and split times…and we won’t forget to bring our misting tent!

This year, we will time and rank the athletes  against other participants who finish both the Saturday and Sunday races – the “Devil’s Double.”

Members of the Amazing Race Timing team have already met with Luray staff and will continue to coordinate with them leading up to the event. ART will also be attending the mid-March race planning meeting in Luray, which will be a great opportunity to meet with the local community we well.

Again, we are very excited to support this outstanding event!

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And we are very excited to have ART at Luray Triathlon!

Happy training,

David Glover, MS, CSCS
Luray TriathlonRace Director

A Little More About Amazing Race Timing

Amazing Race Timing (ART) is a Washington, DC based, USAT-certified race timing company and offers a full range of race timing services for running races, multi-sport events, endurance events, and cycling events. We specialize in all aspects of race organization, timing, and finish line services. Whether you are an experienced race director managing a well established annual event, or a first-time organizer putting together an inaugural race, ART provides advice and assistance from event concept and planning to race day timing and results.

Last year, ART timed  85 unique events, including 5K & 10K running races; half & full marathons; youth and adult triathlons from sprint to Olympic; and several unique events including in-line skating races & stair climbs. ART’s events range from small, casual elementary school fundraisers to road races with several thousand participants. Some of our more high-profile events include the Rotary Resolution 5k/10k, Reston Sprint Triathlon, Reston Triathlon, the Tri-It-Now Triathlon race series, National Press Club Beat the Deadline 5k, Peasantman Triathlon and Quad States Invitational Cross Country Meet.

With technology evolving at a blistering pace, ART continues to provide leading-edge race results and award information via an ever-growing list of real-time delivery methods including:

  • Paper postings
  • Results Kiosk
  • Website postings
  • SMS Text-messaging
  • Twitter and Facebook postings
  • QR Codes
  • Large-screen display leader-boards and results

For more information about ART, please visit their website and find them on Facebook.

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