Race Timing and Equipment

York Road Runners Club Timing & Equipment Services

The York Road Runners Club (YRRC) works with race directors to provide trained operators, timing equipment and race-day equipment. In addition to timing services, race-day equipment can be rented and includes cones, results boards, megaphone, finish line chutes, etc. Please keep reading for details on these services.

To request timing services and to add your race to our race search you must enter your race into our website. You will need to create an account with our website in order to enter your race. For additional information, please contact Margaret Moore at mgmrun@verizon.net as far in advance as possible.

YRRC Manual Timing

YRRC rents timing equipment and an operator, which includes a large display clock, a time machine, and an experienced operator. This is an electronic/manual system. Using the time machine, the operator will provide the race with a readout (similar to an adding machine tape) of the runners’ place and time as they cross the finish line, as well as most bib numbers to the extent possible. (When several runners cross the finish line at the same time, it is impossible to capture each runner’s number.) The race’s officials or volunteers will be responsible to calculate the results by using the paper readout provided by the YRRC timer in conjunction with the bib tear-aways. The race director is encouraged to designate a race volunteer to keep a “tic sheet” at the finish line (simply a list, in order, of the finisher bib numbers). The fee is $125 for in-county races and $160 for out-of-county races. This method is not recommended for shorter-distance races with 500 or more participants (5Ks, for example).

Example of the readout from our timing machine. Race officials match this to the bib tearaways to calculate the race results, such as age group awards. Note that our timer will not be able to capture all bib numbers, so it is critical that bib tearaways are collected and posted, in finish order, to a board.

Race-Day Equipment

YRRC rents race-day equipment such as cones, results boards, megaphone, finish line chutes, mile markers, etc. The equipment is stored at Storage Sense 1123 North George Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) in North York. The race director must arrange to pick up and return the equipment. Equipment pick-up is available on Friday evenings only. The fee for equipment is $75 for in-county rental and $100 for out-of-county rental. Please contact Margaret Moore at mgmrun@verizon.net to arrange for pick up.