Imagine having an entire Team dedicated to taking care of your event. That’s what Event Management is all about. You have a project manager that puts the event at the top of the task list everyday, an art dept. that takes care of designing all logos & print materials, a data management dept. that takes care of managing all the race entries, a marketing department that coordinates the marketing effort, and a customer service dept handling all questions & emails in a timely manner.
We end up managing the majority of the events we’re involved with. The reason is simple...it takes the bulk of the work off the shoulders of the groups, and shifts it to us, making the entire process much more enjoyable. We do this full time, with no other jobs to get in the way.
Participant & Registration Management:
One of the key parts of any race event is the finish line, timing & results. It’s not the only piece to having a successful race event, but it is definitely one of the top 3.
For some smaller events we utilize the bib pull system combined with visually capturing the bib numbers of participants as they cross the finish line. We even use that system as a back up at some of the bigger events.
Most events have switched over to using chip timing. We have a number of extremely cost effective ways to implement this. We have invested in several Jaguar Platinum Systems from Innovative Timing Systems. We use reusable chips that participants wear on their ankle, and then turn back in after the race for smaller races (150 participants or less), or chips that stick on the back of the bibs for the larger races, or for races that have packet pickup prior to race morning.