How are the reusable timing chips collected at the finish line?
After the participant crosses the antenna mats at the finish line, a volunteer will direct them to remove their timing chip and throw it in the collection bucket. The ankle strap system allows for the timing chip to be removed in seconds so that the participant can move quickly out of the finish line area to the post-race party. The ankle strap system minimizes the chances of a back-up at the finish line or the need for additional volunteers to assist participants with the removal of their timing chip. The race director will be required to provide a minimum of 2 volunteers to collect the timing chips at the finish line. If you contract for disposable tags on the race bib, there is no need to collect the timing tags at the finish line.