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ChronoTrack named official partner of .US Championships, will provide live services for USATF race

10/8/2013
 
INDIANAPOLIS — ChronoTrack will provide top-of-the line innovation as the official Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and live services provider for the 2013 .US National Road Racing Championships in Alexandria, Va., USA Track & Field announced today.

ChronoTrack, an industry-trusted provider of race solutions for the endurance industry, will deliver online, mobile and social race experiences for athletes and spectators for the .US National Road Racing Championships.

From bib timing tags to real-time results to tracking on social media, the partnership provides unprecedented services for participants in an USATF event. Most notably, runners will be able to sign up to share their progress with friends and family in real-time through Facebook, Twitter and text message updates.

Spectators can follow athletes during the race using mobile results and athletes can scan QR codes located on their bibs to get their personal results with splits, pace and finish time. At the end of competition, competitors will receive an email with results and a short finish-line video clip to commemorate their run in this inaugural event.

“We are very pleased that our partnership with ChronoTrack will provide an enhanced experience for participants, their friends and families,” USATF CEO Max Siegel said. “Whether you are running a 5-minute pace or 12-minute pace, everyone will get the same world-class service, social media engagement and video clips.”

“We are excited to be involved in this inaugural event and be part of delivering a great experience to the athletes,” said Patrick Grogan, VP of Marketing for ChronoTrack. “It provides a national platform to showcase how technology can enhance the race experience for runners and fans.”

Open to all runners of all abilities, the .US National Road Racing Championships held November 17 in Alexandria will serve as the USA championship for elite and masters (40+) athletes. It will provide $100,000 in prize money to runners who have qualified for the race by placing in the top-ten at one of USATF’s USA Running Circuit (USARC) events. USARC races annually provide nearly $1 million in prize money to top U.S. road racers.

The event also will cater to fitness enthusiasts as well as weekend racers. Runners can chose from 12 km and 5km distances as well as a ½-mile kids’ fun run. A post-race festival in Oronoco Bay Park will feature awards, entertainment and refreshments.

Field size is limited, and USATF members receive a $10 discount off the cost of registration. For more information on the .US National Road Racing Championships, including training programs, course maps and online event registration, visit  www.uschampionships.us.

Follow the .US National Road Racing Championships on Twitter: @dotUSchamps and Facebook

About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country’s #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit www.usatf.org.

About ChronoTrack
ChronoTrack is a trusted provider of race solutions for timing partners and race organizers. Its hardware and software solutions paired with certified network of partners provide the most comprehensive set of timing, registration, race management and live race services available. More information is available here: www.chronotrack.com

About .US
.US is the country code domain name for the United States of America. .US is managed and operated by Neustar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR), an information services company, on behalf of the United States Department of Commerce. Neustar operates the .US global registry in the public interest and provides critical infrastructure services. Visit www.about.us for more information on .US, and visit www.neustar.biz for more information on Neustar.


Susan Hazzard
Director of Public Relations
USA Track & Field
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