5Kevents.org, LLC

Phone: 877.570.4434

Email: Joinus@5Kevents.org

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Timing road races has become a highly sophisticated art. Gone are the days of using a stopwatch and handing out numbered popsicle sticks to runners in the order they finish the race. Participants expect even small events to use sophisticated timing systems. 

While both traditional timing and chip timing are fully electronic, human errors do and will happen. We now post LIVE results at all races but they are unoffical until the timers have reviewed results to make sure everyone is recorded. We use multiple back up systems that may include cameras, tear off bib tags, manual entries and computers to make sure every person is accounted for. If the electronic sysytem misses anyone for any of the reasons below, our timing staff will make sure to review all platforms to assure accuracy.

Final results may be delayed if a person...

  • enters the wrong birth date or age during the registration process which impacts age category winners. 
  • fails to to indicate their gender correctly or not at all.
  • forgets to wear their race bib or just dosn't wear it properly 
  • loses their race bib or race chip.
  • is unable to participate, gives thier entry to a friend, but fails to notify the race director of the change.
  • runs as a Bandit! These are runners who do not register and use an old race bib or chip which causes all kinds of issues.
  • gos back to the course and returns to the finish-line with their partner… now this person is recorded twice, so we need time to make adjustments.
  • is DQ'd because they did not run the full route. 
  • wears their race bib so it is not visable as they cross the finish line. ie; Wear on their back, or side,  not pinned in all 4 corners so it flaps upside down, etc.

All of these potential scenarios will skew results until the race director can obtain missing data and make corrections. But fear not, we are pretty quick and pretty good and catching errors before the race even starts. Always check your race bib data tag to make sure your information is correct/ (Name, Age and Gender are the most important). And please, don’t be a bandit! :)

DO NOT REMOVE YOUR BIB TAG UNTIL YOU CROSS THE FINISH LINE - If you do remove it, make sure you notify the volunteers at the finish line who are collecting tags. You may also assist the timers by handing them the bottom portion of your bib tag as you cross the finish-line so we can move people through the running chute quickly. 

REMEMBER -  THIS IS OUR BACK UP SYSTEM in case there are any issues as listed above. It is important that we string all tags in the order people have finished, so please don't jump ahead after you enter the finish-line chute. 



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