Race Timing & Event Management
Who We Are
GSE (Gopher State Events) is a MInnesota event timing and road race timing service specializing in road races, nordic skiing, snow shoe events, mountain bike, duathlon, race walking and cross-country running. We focus on conventional race timing as well as RFID timing or chip timing. We approach our work from the dual perspectives of event management AND the needs of the individual participant. We provide finish videos and pictures online and freely available for all participants.
2014...The year of the Series
Our goal is for every race we manage this year to be a part of a series of races. The series will be based on things like geographic location, event types, who is sponsoring the event, etc. There is nothing for the event director or the participant to do. Just show up and run, walk, swim, bike, ski, snow shoe, or whatever the event calls for. We'll handle the data.
The data will be automatically compiled and posted on our site. Results will be updated within 24 hours of the second event of the serie and every event thereafter. There will be open standings in the series and age group standings. If the event directors in a series of events would like to recognize those that have participated in all series events they may do so.
Series inforation can be found here: GSE Series Information.
Our Timing Systems...
RFID (chip) Timing: Ultra - The ultimate UHF rifd timing/chip timing system. We chose the Ultra system because it is one of the leading technologies in RFID timing and chip timing and it allows us the option of being able to source UHF tags from wherever we please. This allows us to keep our prices near the low end of rfid timing or chip timing providers without compromising quality.
Conventional Timing: We use the Summit System "No Worries" Timing System out of Salt Lake City, UT. This system is designed to minimize human error and provide quick, accurate results in a volunteer-staffed conventional timing environmnent. As a result, we can provide conventional timing services at a fraction of the cost of rfid timing or chip timing systems.