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EFY Chip Timing FAQs

What is chip timing and how does it work?

Chip timing systems require athletes to wear a small, lightweight chip that uniquely identifies them as they cross strategically placed, electronic mats. Chip timing electronically handles the task of collecting and processing results at the end of the race. Chip timing set-up includes timing mats at the start and finish lines. Chip timing will increase accuracy and reduce crowding at the finish line area. The process of matching times to numbers is computerized, minimizing human error. The chips will be the only way to verify each person’s time and how they placed. Clocks will be available at the finish line for all participants to see their time. Results will be posted on our website.

Is there a cost for the chip?

No, there is no additional fee for the chip.

How will I get my chip?

Your chip will be affixed to the back of your race number/bib when you get your packet.

Do I need to return the chip after the race?

No, the chip is disposable.

When does the chip start timing?

The timing will begin at the gun start. Participants will be asked to line up in the following order: 5K runners, followed by 5K walkers and then the one-mile walkers.

Will all participants be timed?

The 5K runners and 5K walkers will have a recorded time. However, there will not be a time recorded for the one-mile participants.

Why is the EFY Race using chip timing?

Many runners who have participated in the EFY race over the past several years have expressed interest in chip timing for more accurate times. Since technology has improved, EFY is now able to offer chip timing to those who wish to purchase chips.