Are you planning to host a race this season? There’s so much that goes into planning the race that must be completed well in advance in order for the race to go off without a hitch. One of the most important parts of the event is the race day timing. In order to have a successful race, with happy runners, you will want to ensure the timing software used is accurate and trusted within the industry so that there is a clear winner declared and runners have correct times to add to their race history.
A 5K cannot be planned overnight. You will need to acquire permits to close streets, obtain assistance from EMS agencies and the police, advertise the race to runners and more. This is an event that takes months to plan. Begin the planning stages as early as possible. If you want to host a race but aren’t sure when, choose a date as far in advance as possible. That way, hiccups can be fixed.
Enlist the Help of Volunteers
Volunteers are necessary for directing runners to where they can register, hand out water, stand along the route, direct traffic, help with parking and more. The more participants your race has, the more volunteers you’ll need. Especially when it comes time to clean up and deconstruct the event.
Hire A Professional Timing Company
Above all else, you need to hire a professional timing company so that your race day timing goes smoothly. The last thing you want is to frustrate runners with incorrect race times. (They won’t be likely to come back next year.) Work with a company that has been providing timing for races of your size and nature in the past. A reputable timing company has seen hundreds upon hundreds of races. Their experience can be invaluable in avoiding mistakes that increase your expenses, cost your race entrants and make your race day unpleasant.
Call SpectaSport Today
If you are in need of a race day timing company for your upcoming 5K, call the experienced team from SpectaSport at 610-306-0574 to schedule a consultation about your race. We want your race to be a success for all runners and volunteers. Having reliable timing systems will make a big difference!