Chip Timing FAQ

Chip Timing

  1. What is a timing chip?
  2. Where do I get my timing chip?
  3. What is the chip check station at the Packet Pick Up and how does it work?
  4. Will I be charged for the timing chip?
  5. What if I own a timing chip that I'd like to use?
  6. How do I put on my timing chip?
  7. How am I timed with my chip?
  8. What do I do if I received a 'loaner' timing chip at Packet Pick Up but was unable to do the race on race day?
  9. What if I loser or forget my 'loaner' timing chip before starting the race?
  10. What if I lose my timing chip on the course?

 

CHIP TIMING

WHAT IS A TIMING CHIP?

A Timing Chip is a "state of the art" computerized timing chip, which contains participant name and Race number.

WHERE DO I GET MY TIMING CHIP?

  1. You will get your "loaner" timing chip in the Race packet at Packet Pick Up.
  2. Please be sure to return "loaner" chip at Finish Line after Race.
  3. All unreturned "loaner" chips will result in a $25 charge to participant.

WHAT IS THE CHIP CHECK STATION AT THE PACKET PICK UP AND HOW DOES IT WORK? 

  • The Chip Check Stations is a computerized timing chip check system
  • It verifies participant name and Race number
  • Leave timing chip in Race packet and scan entire packet over computerized mat
  • Your name and Race number will appear on computer screen

WILL I BE CHARGED FOR THE TIMING CHIP?

All Athletes will:

  • Receive a "loaner" timing chip, at no charge, for Race Day only
  • Be responsible for returning "loaner" timing chip at Finish line on Race Day (volunteers will be on hand to remove chip/strap)
  • Be responsible for the $25 replacement fee, if "loaner" timing chip is lost or not returned

WHAT IF I OWN A TIMING CHIP THAT I'D LIKE TO USE?

No personal chips are allowed

HOW DO I PUT ON MY TIMING CHIP?

  • Timing chips MUST be worn on the ANKLE
  • SECURELY attach timing chip to ankle with plastic ankle strap provided in Entry Packet at Packet Pick Up
  • Leave one finger's width of space before snapping strap
  • A too-tight strap may cause irritation
  • A too-loose strap may fall off
  • Relay Teams will be provided with a Velcro strap to attach timing chip

HOW AM I TIMED WITH MY CHIP?

As participants enter and exit each transition area (Swim to Bike, Bike to Run, Run to Finish Line), they will step on a red mat, which will record each participant's time.

WHAT DO I DO IF I RECEIVED A "LOANER" TIMING CHIP AT PACKET PICK UP BUT WAS UNABLE TO DO RACE ON RACE DAY?

To avoid being charged, please mail it to the address indicated on Race packet, email us at info@eventlabrp.com or call 505.410.9521.

WHAT IF I LOSE OR FORGET MY "LOANER" TIMING CHIP BEFORE STARTING THE RACE?

  • If you lose/forget the "loaner" chip prior to Race, go to Chips/Straps/Caps table at Swim start
  • You will be charged a $25 replacement fee for lost chip
  • You may pay after the Race is over if you do not have payment with you at Swim start
  • To avoid being charged for "forgotten" chip, it is your responsibility to mail the timing chip to the address indicated on Entry Packet

WHAT IF I LOSE MY TIMING CHIP ON THE COURSE?

If you lose your "loaner" or your "owned" timing chip during a segment of the Race, please notify timing officials or volunteers at each timing location (In Swim, Out Swim, In Bike, Out Bike, Out Run and Finish). You will be manually timed, and you will still get Race results and split times. You are responsible for properly affixing the timing chip to your ankle. If a "loaner" timing chip falls off during the Race, you will be charged $25 for the lost "loaner" timing chip