For the 3 km fun run, 10 km, half marathon, and marathon automatic timing will be used. The timing device is from MyLaps.
The timing chip is built into the race bib. Mats will be located at the start/finish line where participants will run over. No race bib = no time. Each chip has a number in our database which is linked to an individual runner. Timing starts when a participant runs over the mat and finishes when he runs over it again when finishing the race. Chip time therefore gives an accurate time for the assigned runner regardless of his position at the start. There will also be so called 'gun time' which is the time from the shot being fired from a gun at the start of the race until participants cross the finish line. The gun time is the is the official timing for the race as according to international rules on certified races. In addition to the mats placed at the start/finish line, mats will be located on 6 places along the track: at 10 km, 16 km, 20 km, 21,1 km, 25 km, 30 km and 37,2 km. The participants will get their split time registered if they cross over the mats.
All participants in the Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon will get a bib number that has to be fastened to the front of their t-shirt. Safety pins are provided with the bib.
There will be timing in marathon, half marathon, 10 km race and 3 km fun run. The timing chip is built into the bib number in these distances. No chips fastened to the shoe leashes like in some races.
It is very important that participants do not fold or tear their bibs. It is also necessary to fasten the bib on the front of the t-shirt and keep it visible, especially when running over the timing mats. See further instructions here.
Timing mats will be located at the start and finish line and few selected places on the trail. Participants must run over the mats to be able to find their time in the results. Timing will start with a gunshot and stop when the participant finishes the race, this time is called gun time and is the official time for the race as according to international rules. Participants will also get their personal time, chip time, that starts when the participant runs over the mat in the start and finishes when he/she runs over it again when finishing the race. Participants that register their mobile number will get a text message with their chip time shortly after they finish the race. It is possible to add and edit mobile numbers at "your page".
In addition to the mats placed at the start/finish line, mats will be located on 6 places along the track: at 10 km, 16 km, 20 km, 21,1 km, 25 km, 30 km and 37,2 km. The participants will get their split time registered if they cross over the mats.
Live results will be here at rmi.is on race day. Please note that these are only preliminary results that are updated every 10 sec (might take longer when many people are coming in at the same time). Official results will be published on the web at 17:00 race day.
Specialists from Timataka.net and MyLaps in the Netherlands will take care of the timing at Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon.