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FAQ: Mylaps BibTag Timing System

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What is Mylaps BIBTAG Timing System?

STWM will use the Mylaps BIBTAG Timing system. This means you only have to pick up your BIB at packet-pick-up/registration; this timing chip is embedded in your bib number. On race day, you should wear your bib #/BIBTAG on the front of your shirt or jacket. For optimum performance DO NOT bend, fold or mutilate your bibtag! And remember, now it's "NO BIB = NO TIME!"

BibTag Instructions — READ CAREFULLY

Your timing chip or "bibTag" is placed on the back of your race bib. It must be correctly worn for your race time to be accurately captured.

  • Do not remove the "bibTag" or foam spacer from your bib.
  • Do not fold your bib or excessively bend or twist the "bibTag".
  • Wear your bib on your chest/abdomen. Do not wear on your back, side, leg or arm.

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Can you explain Chip Time versus Gun Time?

Gun Time: The time from the sound of the starter's signal to the time when the runner crosses the finish line. Also know as the Official Time.

Real Time, Chip Time: The time from when the runner crosses the starting mats at the start line, to the time when the runner crosses the finishing mats.

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IAAF Timing and awards policy: how are the winners determined?

Gun Time is the official time.

Overall awards are based on GUN TIME — the time from the start of the race (gun) to when you cross the finish line as per IAAF, Athletics Canada, USATF, AIMS and International Awards standards.

Excerpt from the IAAF Road Race Handbook — Pg 196 RULE 240

Note: For road races and road walking events, the official time will be the time elapsed between the start gun and the athlete reaching the finish line. However, if an athlete crosses the start line after the start gun, his time elapsed between the start and finish line can be made known to the athlete but will not be considered as official time. The order in which athletes reach the finish line will be considered as the official finish position. 196 RULE 240

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