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484 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 27, 2013 11:35 PM by thomas_251
SwimBikeRun101 Rookie 1 posts since
Mar 21, 2010
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Feb 27, 2013 7:01 AM

Need advice on track race.

This year I am helping plan a 5K race to fundraise money to help fight cancer. At this moment we are near the beginning of the planning, we have permission to put on the event and are now just trying to figuring out how to do it. The race will take place on a 400m track with about 4-5 lanes for runners and we are trying to figure out how to keep track of how many laps people have done. A couple of ideas that I have heard are marking people, giving them rubberbands every laps or sticks. If we have to we would probably be marking people but this system doesn't seem the best because for the first few laps the people running will have to slow down to get the mark on their hands which won't let them get the best time. Is there a better way that anyone knows about to track these people? Thanks for any help or any input that you have.

  • crl8686 Legend 1,307 posts since
    Nov 11, 2007
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    1. Feb 27, 2013 10:43 PM (in response to SwimBikeRun101)
    Need advice on track race.

    If your race budget allows for chip timing, there are probably timing chips available that can track multiple laps in a race.

    2014 highlights...

    @ 5K: Angels Baseball Foundation 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:15

    Friends of the Villa Park Library 5K, Villa Park, CA, 24:10

    Claremont Sunrise Rotary Turkey Trot, Claremont, CA, 24:23

    @ 10K: Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 50:31

    Fiesta Days Run, La Canada, CA, 50:29

    LA Cancer Challenge, West Los Angeles, CA, 50:25

  • thomas_251 Rookie 1 posts since
    Aug 25, 2011
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    2. Feb 27, 2013 11:35 PM (in response to crl8686)
    Need advice on track race.

    You stopwatch. It is cheaper in tracking laps.

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