If you’re planning a fundraiser run/walk, you may be looking for companies that provide 5K race timing equipment rental. However, the best thing you can do for your race is engage a trusted race timing partner who not only provides equipment, but also guidance and race-day support.
Thankfully, SpectaSport makes it easy for both veteran and novice race organizers to put together a great event. Being there for the big day gives us the opportunity to go above and beyond to make your 5K a success – plus it takes the pressure off so you can enjoy the race.
5K Race Timing Equipment
Is renting race timing equipment an option?
A lot of first time organizers wonder if there’s an option to rent race timing equipment. Most timing companies won’t offer this, but even if they do, the question is, is rental equipment something you want to add to your plate? Do you have the manpower to set it all up and monitor it throughout the race? If you have enough time and volunteers for multiple people to learn the timing system (in case your dedicated volunteer gets sick on race day), wouldn’t their efforts benefit your race more by going out, getting sponsors and talking up your race so more people enter?
What does race timing involve?
As race timing professionals, we can tell you that it takes over a year to become competent enough with the timing software package. A decent race timing system is not plug and play. For even a simple race, SpectaSport has over 200 settings that must be correct for the system to capture times and record them properly—and that doesn’t even include the knowledge required to set up the computer and networking hardware at the race.
SpectaSport has developed our Charity Star and Super Star timing packages over the course of eight years and we use a trio of integrated software packages from different vendors to give our customers reliable results, instantly and correctly. Our quality control checklist on race day is four pages long.
In short, you may be able to rent a dumbed-down system that may do “most” of what SpectaSport provides — but “most” isn’t “same”. After all, beer is 90 to 95% water and so are sodas, but you would never confuse an India Pale Ale with a Pepsi (or a glass of water) just because they are “mostly” the same.
How is SpectaSport different than other companies?
There are two key factors that put SpectaSport ahead of our competitors. First, we use the most up-to-date technology in the business. Our packages include chip-embedded race bibs, easy online registration, results kiosks, quick fixes for bib switches, and guaranteed accurate results. Second, our years of race timing experience have given us the ability to tackle any obstacle that may arise in the middle of your event. Instead of worrying, you can remain calm and trust that our race timing professionals have it under control.
Let’s get started!
At SpectaSport, our motto is that “good enough” is not good enough for your race. Call (610) 306-0574 or fill out our online form to speak with a race timing professional about our 5K race timing equipment packages. We’d love to make your event hassle free!