• Timing a Running Race

    Every type of race has its own set of unique challenges. This is a guide to setting up the registration and timing a running race. Keep in mind that this is not a complete guide to registration and timing. Having some general knowledge of how the system works before hand…

  • Introducing Zone4 Event Pages

    What are Event Pages? An Event Page is a public homepage for your event where you can post your registration form, public results, start lists, public reports or confirmation lists, as well as links to social media platforms and your event’s website.   Below is an example of an event…

  • Creating Multiple Results Sets

    For most races, Zone4 Timing will automatically create three default sets of results for you: age group, overall, and gender results. You can create as many other custom result sets as you need by clicking the Create a New Result Set button at the top of the page. If you…

  • How do I Create Awards Results?

    You may need to produce a results set that only has the top 3 or 5 racers in a given category to be used for awards. This is usually done so that race organizers can have a list of only racers receiving awards. This can simplify the awards presentation for…

  • How to Publish a Start List

    Publishing a Start List In some sports it is necessary to print and or publish start list before an event so racers know their scheduled start time and position. To publish a start list, navigate to the Start List tab in your race, and click the Publish & Print button…

  • What is Precall?

    Precall is a timing device┬áthat is setup so that racers cross it 10-20 seconds before they finish. The main purpose of precall is to provide the race announcer with who is coming towards the line before they get there. That way they can announce who it is and cheer them…

  • I’m Timing a Race. What Equipment Do I Need?

    Race timing requires preparation. Part of that preparation is having the right equipment and making sure it is all functional ahead of time.  Here is a list of both essential and recommended gear to bring when you’re timing a race. Zone4 Rental Gear Many events rent GoChip timing equipment from…

  • Timing a Loppet

    Every type of race has its own set of unique challenges. This is a guide to setting up the registration and timing a cross-country skiing loppet race. Keep in mind that this is not a complete guide to registration and timing. Having some general knowledge of how the system works…

  • How do I assign Timing Devices to my Club or Organization

    When you’re creating a race you will need to assign devices to the timing points in your race. However, for devices to appear in the list of available timing devices, you will first need to assign them to your organization. To do this you will need to have an android…

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