Timing

Comprehensive Registration and Scoring Services

Our registration and timing department offers disposable chip timing. Our disposable chip timing system is a cutting edge system produced by RFID Timing of Australia. The system uses passive, label-thin RFID timing chips that are attached to the back each runner’s bib number. This allows for a free-flow of finishers through your race finish line (no chip collection, lanes, etc).

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Event Timing Services

Standard Services

Our clients enjoy the following services at no additional cost.

Available Services

This allows for a “gun” time and “chip” time for each finisher – standard. No extra charge for start mats.

  • Timing mats are thin, non-slip, quickly deployed and work on virtually any surface.
    • Safe for wheelchair entrants and for cyclists
    • Works in any weather conditions – rain, snow, fog, ice, hail, wind. No risk of being blown over by wind or compromised by rain.
  • Our technology uses the industry-standard Impinj readers – considered best in industry for UHF Generation 2 Passive RFID

This allows your announcer to call athlete names as they finish – announcer’s computer is provided at no extra cost.

Digital LED clocks at finish line on tripods for high visibility

…and/or live to web results – athletes can check their results from a smartphone before they even get home! Races are scored in real-time which enhances the participants’ experience at your event.

  • Awards and results print outs at your fingertips – overall, divisional, special division, teams (as applicable).

No extra fee to send email confirmations to your athletes before event.

Data entry of both pre- and race day entries

(no extra charge to design bibs) (cost of bibs is responsibility of event)

Printable PDF/Paper entry form design – if needed

Split point timing for endurance events

Live tracking available on the web or our mobile site for spectators, announcers, etc.

  • no tag collection at finish line
  • no scanning required at registration
  • tags can be disposed of by athlete and considered bio-friendly
  • no chance of athlete error in attaching a chip to their shoe incorrectly
  • the timing chip remains with the bib number; less for the athlete to misplace

Athletes simply use the laptops to look up their race results. (see below) No extra charge for results kiosks to be set up at event.

Human (manual), video, and second (or third) row of mats.

What does this mean?

We have more than one timing system running at the start and finish to ensure all runners times are captured. Your event is not relying on simply one small timing system to do the job, which can be nerve-wracking if that system were to fail.

Even though one chip can do the job 99.9% of the time, we don’t settle for 99.9. We strive for 100% read-rates and nothing less. That is why we outfit each athlete bib with two timing chips at no extra charge to the event director. Should one chip fail, there is a second as back up. Even though we don’t expect one to fail, having one extra chip as back-up provides that extra piece of mind.

Timing Clients receive advertising via our website, monthly e-mail newsletter, twitter, instagram and facebook. This exclusive opportunity extends your marketing reach to hundreds of thousands potential participants in your event.

ACOP has been in the business of timing races for 26 years. We bring that knowledge to the plate when we are hired to score your event. Even the best equipment will only get you so far; it’s the people operating the equipment that sets us apart from others. Our knowledge base is extensive. The ACOP current head timers have over three decades of experience combined and have helped score some of the most prestigious races in Northern California, including the Big Sur Marathon, Triathlon at Pacific Grove, Donner Lake Triathlon, Race for the Cure, Bay to Breakers, plus all the A Change of Pace events, of course. Unlike some timing companies, we also produce large-scale, high-profile, well-attended events ourselves. This provides us with the unique perspective of being both a race director and the timer (as well as the runner).

How Are We Different?

A Change of Pace Foundation prides itself on being in the position to provide six key elements that separate us from most other timing companies:

Timing Clients

Here is a list of some of our previous timing clients.

Permits and Insurance Procurement

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Maya Miramontes

Volunteer and Site Coordinator

Maya participated in her first A Change of Pace event at the age of 3 months. From there she followed her siblings in participating in a multitude of events from runs to kids’ triathlons. While growing up with parents who ran a sports marketing firm, she had no choice but to attend most events her entire youth life. Now as an adult, she has returned (by her own choice) and now serves as the volunteer and site coordinator. In addition, she has also been instrumental in the 2024 design and transitioning of our new website. We are fortunate to have her tackle one of the more critical areas that are considered the backbone of any event, volunteers. Maya resides in Davis and In her spare time she spends time as a dog trainer while simultaneously assisting other local nonprofit organizations such as the Yolo County SPCA and Cancer Champions.

Alec Miramontes

Event Oversight and Volunteer Management

Alec, a graduate of the University of Oregon, oversees course and volunteer management on event day. He also helps coordinate infrastructure set up and tear down, equipment management and assists with race timing.

Dave Miramontes

Executive Director

Dave brings an impressive 36 years of event production, marketing, advertising, and graphic design experience to the team. Dave has not only been a decorated athlete, but he also understands how good teamwork can lead to a successful outcome. Having 4 active kids has allowed him to stay involved in youth sports as well as being active within the community. As the Executive Director of A Change of Pace, he still enjoys his role as the logistics coordinator for all Foundation and outside client events. In addition, he oversees course design & safety, city & police relations, graphic design, advertising, marketing, and creative concepts. Dave resides in Davis with his wife Jen and has 4 very cool kids, all of which has worked at A Change of Pace at one point or another.

Jeannine Henderson

Treasurer, Assistant Race Director & Head Timer

Jeannine not only oversees the day-to-day operations; she handles one of the most critical elements within the organization; the registration and timing department. Aside from overseeing the computerized timing department and client/participant relations, she handles our social media and website changes and medal/award design. Her guidance and organizational skills have become a huge value to the organization as she provides much of the input on special projects such as the Tour De Fit.

Jennifer Miramontes

Board Member

Jennifer has over twenty years of experience in the marketing field, including positions as the Marketing Director for Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants and Real Mex restaurants. Jennifer also has extensive experience developing community programs geared towards children, having served on the Board of Directors for the Davis Schools Foundation as well as the Patwin PTA. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Pepperdine University, and is also a certified personal trainer. A runner herself, Jennifer has completed numerous triathlons and over 50 marathons, including top age-group finishes in high profile events such as the Boston Marathon and the Rock N Roll Marathon. Jennifer owns FIT House in Davis and enjoys inspiring her clients to reach their fitness goals.