Road running and other active sports (such as triathlons) are gaining in popularity every year. Active sporting events are drawing more and more participants and the challenges of organizing these events increases as well. A well run finish line and accurate results are key to a successful event in the eyes of the participant. Let Sports Management Associates, Inc. handle the timing and results managment for your event to let you concentrate on your participants.

Sports Management Associates, Inc. offers customized solutions for your event. We can provide finish times only, net times, course split points, announcer systems and photo finish review for your event. Regardless if your event has 400, 4000 or 40,000 participants we have the experience, expertise and professional staff to accommodate your needs.

MYLAPS BibTag Timing Services
MYLAPS BibTag is a disposable RFID tag applied to the back of participant race numbers. The MYLAPS BibTag eliminates the need to collect "chips" at the finish line after the race. Since the MYLAPS BibTag is attached to the race bib it also increases efficiency during race packet pickup. All the benefits of traditional chip timing but with less hassles. This is the same timing system currently being used by the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the BAA Boston Marathon.

ChampionChip© Timing Services
Sports Management Associates, Inc. uses the MYLAPS ChampionChip® timing system. It's reliability and performance has been proven in all five world major marathons, thousands of road races, hundreds of triathlons and bike races across the planet since 1996. Fast, accurate results at an affordable cost.

Track & Field Timing Services
Fully Automatic Timing timing has become a necessity for almost all track & field competitions and is required by NCAA and many USATF Associations. Fully Automatic Timing not only allows your track & field competitions to run more efficiently it is much faster, more reliable and far more accurate than conventional hand timing.

Sports Management Associates, Inc. has two high resolution FinishLynx Fully Automatic Timing systems. Not only does Sports Management Associates, Inc. have the best photo finish technology on the market today, but we also have the experienced and highly technical staff to ensure the most reliable and accurate results. Sports Management Associates, Inc. was the timing company for the 2008 Big Ten Men's Indoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Wisconsin.

FinishLynx is an industry leader in photo finish timing systems in a variety of sports including track & field, horse racing, cycling, rowing and even NASCAR.

Electronic Displays
Add an alpha-numeric display to your event to make your competition a first-class event. Sports Management Associates, Inc. has a high-quality Microgate uTab display that can be setup to display running time, start lists or results. All configurations pull information directly from the FinishLynx system so you always have accurate, up-to-date and real-time information for your athletes, coaches and spectators. You decide what information you want displayed and to whom.

Sports Management Associates, Inc. has partnered with Gill Athletics providing the controller software for Gill's new LED Scrolling Display. This display improves the quality of information displayed because of it's virtually unlimited line length. As soon as results are saved in the FinishLynx system results begin scrolling on the Gill display.