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Gopher State Events Chip Timing (RFID Timing)

Race Timing for Road Race, Multi Sport, Fat Tire, Mountain Bike, CC, Nordic Ski, Snow Shoe, & Specialty Races
Chip Timing Company for the Upper Midwest including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Gopher State Events
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What Others Have Said

We have used Gopher State Events for our timing of our cross country meet for a few years. This year was our first year we used the CHIP timing system and we would never go back to the previous "pull the number off the bib" timing. Our chute was much less crowded and with the video feature at the finish, there were no arguments of close calls because of the CHIP and video. As a race director, I felt much less pressure to stay near the finish to handle any situations that came up and I was able to enjoy myself as the director and coach and be where I should be, on the course. I recommend using Gopher State Events for all timing needs and to upgrade to the CHIP system.

Julie A.
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  • Individual results text messages sent almost instantly.
  • Individual results emails sent almost instantly.
  • Results Online as the event unfolds.
  • Finish Line Pix online that day.
  • Finish Line Videos online within a week.
  • Pre-race reminder emails sent day before.
  • Accurate, awards-ready results on demand..
  • Electronic results display during the race.
  • Electronic Announcer's Portal.
  • Automatically scored Race Series

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...Free of charge to all finishers.

The GSE Advantage

Our Timing System...

RFID Timing RFID (chip) Timing: Ultra - The ultimate rifd timing/chip timing system. We chose the Ultra system because it is one of the leading technologies in RFID timing and chip timing. It allows us the option of being able to source UHF tags from anywhere, meaning we keep our prices competitive with rfid timing or chip timing providers without compromising quality.

Oh, No!!!

The Runnin' with the Law 5k scheduled for Wednesday, May 25 at Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun has been cancelled.

Featured Event (Add Your Event)

Circle the Lake Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K
  • Circle the Lake Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K
  • 9/24/2016
  • Millersburg Mn
  • Website

Come join us for Circle the Lake Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k on Saturday, September 24th, 2016. The route is a beautiful paved and dirt road course around Circle Lake in Rice County, Minnesota. Runners will enjoy beautiful lake views and rolling hills. The half marathon has a few bigger hills to challenge you. Water and sports drinks are available every few miles. Families, kids, and even your dog are welcomed. Run it for a time or walk it for enjoyment. IPOD friendly. The half marathon is a certified course. All races are chip timed. Proceeds go to clean up the watershed. If you wish to learn more about our efforts, go to www.circlelake.org.

Think About This...

Running has given me the courage to start, the determination to keep trying, and the childlike spirit to have fun along the way. Run often and run long, but never outrun your joy of running. -Julie Isphording, Marathon winner

Results Via Text Message Has Arrived

Our participants can now get their results via text message. We are extremely happy to be able to provide results this quickly to our customers.

Series Promotion Idea

Nice way to increase race participation. Have awards for completion of all events, for placing in age/gender groups, or overall (age neutral). Contact us for assistance.

GSE Series 2016

GSE Charity: Water Campaign

Charity Water Campaign

Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. Many people around the world don't have that luxury. Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.

We at Gopher State Events started this fundraising campaign to help charity: water build these types of projects around the world. Please donate to our campaign -- anything you can give is a huge help. 100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects.

Connecting Fitness Through Teams

Connected Fitness The fitness world is very much about connecting folks socially. Giving them a chance to register for a race together and "connect" their results is one way to facilitate that. Along with non-competitive ways to dovetail on the team component, from a results standpoint, we provide several options. Teams could be scored by:

  • Combined Time (when a fixed number of participants are on each team);
  • Average Time (when you allow a range of numbers of participants on each team...ie: "You must have at least 3 team members.");
  • Team Score (adding up the individual places for the first x team members as is done in cross-country running);
  • Team Points (assigning a maximum number of points for first place and then going down from there as is done in Nordic Sking);

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At The Races

Runnin' with the Law
Mpls, MN
Stride for Packer Pride
South St Paul, MN
Fit for Life 5K
Monticello, MN
Run New Prague
New Prague, MN
Stompin Through The Woods
Akeley, MN

No Timing Necessary?

Gopher ..."just for fun"...to raise money for a good cause...little emphasis on times, places and awards?

We will bring a clock, a camera, and a friendly face. Pix online later that day FOR FREE DOWNLOAD with the clock in the background. No timing equipment, no chips, no data entry, and far less cost. Call us at 612-720-8427 or email us.

Small Race Pricing

Info Logo Hosting a race? Not sure how many participants you will get? We've got you covered. Small race pricing: $200 + $5/person or our normal race pricing, whichever is cheaper!

Nordic Ski Technology

Our Nordic Ski process uses a gantry structure with four overhead antennae. Participants wear vest-type bibs with an RFID tag adhered to the inside front and back of the bib. Below is a video indicating how to attach the Nordic Ski adhesive tags.

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The GSE Mission

To make fitness event management, including related school sports, a more enjoyable, healthful, and social experience for all participants, to support the worthy causes that these events contribute to, to make the work easier for the event director, and to do this at a fee that is affordable and margin-based, rather than driven by what we think the market will bear.