Sunday, September 07, 2008

PF Chang's Rock and Roll Marathon

I just read this about the 2009 PF Chang's Rock and Roll Marathon and Half Marathon here in Arizona.

ChronoTrack Timing System

State of the art ChronoTrack systems will be used to record participants’ times at the start, at certain splits along the courses and at the finish. The ChronoTrack system uses a disposable tag, called a D Tag, which allows you to walk away from the finish without the need to have your tag collected.
The ChronoTrack timing tag (D Tag) will be attached to your race bib. The D Tag will be labeled with a number that matches your race number. When you pick up your bib, please make sure these numbers match, and also verify that YOUR name is printed on the bib you are issued*. Proceed to the Solutions Table if any of the information is incorrect.
Prior to the race, you must remove the tag from your number and attach it to your shoe. Please follow the instructions provided in your registration packet.
PLEASE NOTE: All participants in this race must wear the ChronoTrack timing tag on your shoe in order to have their times recorded. ChampionChip timing equipment will NOT be used at this race; ChampionChip timing chips will NOT record your time.
*If you register for the race before online registration closes (midnight, January 11, 2009), your race bib should have your name printed on it.

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It's official, I've signed up for the 2009 PF Chang's Rock and Roll Half Marathon. It's $75 until September 15th. Then it goes up $15. Plus, I used the code in Runner's World Magazine and saved another $10. So, it only cost me $65 plus the Active handling fee. If you need the code it is RWHIGH2 and it's good until October 31st.


Pokey said...

It's kinda cool - they used something similar at the Iron Girl event I ran in CA this summer. You actually got the keep the little plastic chip as a souvenir...and it had the event name, etc on it.

Of course, I have no idea where mine went ;)

Jeff said...

Congrats on getting back into the race game!

It's about time they figured out how to do this kind of disposable system. Wonder how many people will still try to return those new timing devices.

J~Mom said...

Sounds interesting!!