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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

Today's Events

Big Climb 53

Big Climb 53 Race Results

Big Climb 105

Info Race Results

Tempo Events Electronic Race Registration

Does Your Timing Company Do This?

  • 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

Sample Finish Line Picture

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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.

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.

Think About This...

Its at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys. (Emil Zatopek)

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.

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.

What Others Have Said

Thank you Bob, and your co-workers in timing. I have been a FORTUNATE event participant at several of the running events you have handled and continue to time. I appreciate all of your technical expertise, particularly the reporting to Mike Setter the results on certified courses, without a lot of begging and prodding to do so. MANY runners benefit from this generous priority placement of top timing in all the details and physical technicalities involved. May you continue the great gift to MN runners that you have open-mindedly honed to great respectful standards---and may it rub off in several other directions for event managers to benefit from witnessing or sharing what you feel runners want, support, and appreciate.

Thank you Bob, and your co-workers in timing. I have been a FORTUNATE event participant at several of the running events you have handled and continue to time. I appreciate all of your technical expertise, particularly the reporting to Mike Setter the results on certified courses, without a lot of begging and prodding to do so. MANY runners benefit from this generous priority placement of top timing in all the details and physical technicalities involved. May you continue the great gift to MN runners that you have open-mindedly honed to great respectful standards---and may it rub off in several other directions for event managers to benefit from witnessing or sharing what you feel runners want, support, and appreciate.

Rosemary H.
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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 Results Becoming Mobile-Friendly

Mobile Devices Now when you open your results page on your phone or other mobile device you will be automatically redirected to a page that is easier to view. Try it! Open this page on your mobile device and it will take you to a much less encumbered page.

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

Three Rivers Rennet
1/23/2016
Bloomington, MN
Solstice Chase
12/19/2015
St Croix Falls, WI
  • Weather: Sunny, no wind, started in the upper single digits, was close to 20 or higher at event''s end.
  • Race Report: Hard track, absolutely no snow, over twice the previous year''s turn-out. A great field and a great day!
  • Race Results/Finish Line Pix
Snowflake Shuffle
12/5/2015
St. Joseph, MN
  • Weather: Low 30s, mostly sunny, some wind.
  • Race Report: The 16th Annual Snowflake Shuffle 5k was a big success this year. We had weather in the 30s and over 300 runners and walkers. Everyone enjoyed the t-shirts, hot chocolate and great prizes after the race. From now on, our race will be the first weekend in December! Join us next year!
  • Race Results/Finish Line Pix

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.

Series Results - 2016

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!