Newmarket, NH -- After a very successful debut at the Half at the Hamptons on February 15, the D-tag is returning to the Granite state for the second time. The Great Bay Half-Marathon and 5K will feature this exciting new technology.
“We’re thrilled Loco Sports has again selected the D-tag technology,” says Yankee Timing president and founder Dave Camire. “Over the past five weeks we have scored 5243 runners in five different events with the D-tag, however it was Mike and Linda St. Laurent of Loco Sports who first embraced this new technology. Their events have always been leading edge and now so are their finish and starting line technology.”
The second annual Great Bay Half Marathon takes place on April 5th in Newmarket, NH. This year a 5-kilometer race has been added. A runner’s expo, held on Saturday, accompanies the event. Runners can pickup their D-tag and runner’s packet at the expo or on race morning.
Providence, RI -- Yankee Timing will be scoring the first annual St. Pat’s 5K Road Race in Providence, RI on March 21. The race will start and finish at the Rhode Island State House on Smith Street, in downtown. Race director Charlie Breagy is expecting to welcome between 2500 and 3000 to the state capital.
This will be the first time the D-tag, a disposable timing chip; will be used in the state of Rhode Island. Yankee Timing recently successfully introduced this new technology to New Hampshire at the Half at the Hamptons on February 15 in Hampton, NH. The technology was also used to time the Wild Rover Series which consisted on three Irish theme races run on consecutive Sunday’s in the Merrimack Vally of Massachusetts.
Hampton Beach, NH -- Yankee Timing will be introducing the D-Tag by Chronotrack to this year’s Hampton Half and Wild Rover Series. This disposable tag replaces the returnable chip used in the timing industry the past decade. This eliminates the need for post race chip collection. It also simplifies pre-race distribution since the tag is adhered to the number along with instructions on how it is affixed to the shoe. The Hampton Half takes place Feb 15 in Hampton, NH. The Wild Rover Series consist of three races: Frozen Shamrock Feb 22, Claddagh Mar 1 and Hynes Mar 8.