Event Timing

Timing Sports revolutionised the timing landscape when we arrived on the scene in mid-2005 and we’ve been delivering a quality timing experience to events ever since. Our clients trust us to give them results – not dramas – which is why our business has grown consistently over the years. Our customers just don’t want to go anywhere else.

We take nothing for granted, however, and constant innovation has seen us the first to introduce new technologies such as reusable shoe tags with no lost fees and now disposable bib tags. Our tiktok results engine is the undisputed leader in clean, clear and awesome results display and MCs at our events have been calling finishers into the line with an iPad or iPhone since 2008. New for 2017, Timing Sports has partnered with the hardware industry leader – MyLaps. For the first time, every single entrant in every event we time will enjoy the power, convenience and accuracy of MyLaps disposable bib tag timing.

Timing Sports are the leader in the running market. In fact, we don’t time anything else. If your requirement is for swimming, biking or triathlon – sorry, we cannot help you. We know our business, we know it well … and our business is timing the best running events on the planet. From the biggest run in the world – the 85,000 strong City2Surf in Sydney – to something a little more modest, if you need timing for your running event, you need to talk to Timing Sports.

Comes as standard …

MyLaps Disposable Bib Tags

Timing Sports successfully introduced disposable tag timing to Australia in May 2011 and it quickly became the gold standard solution for running events. Since then, we have timed over 400,000 runners annually with disposable tags mounted on the reverse of the race number. The technology is so good that, from 2017, we no longer offer any other timing solutions. If you are producing a quality running event, then MyLaps bib tags from Timing Sports are the clear choice.

The MyLaps bib tag is placed horizontally on the back of the race number. For the timing system to be completely effective, the participant need do nothing more than pin their race number to their chest as normal. Timing Sports can supply these transponders on peel-and-stick rolls, ready for application to the back of your race numbers. Alternatively, we can supply ready-to-serve, tyvek race number (MOQ 2,500 units) with the transponders already attached – at a very competitive price. For the ultimate in one-stop ease and convenience with the assurance tags have been correctly applied, this deal is hard to beat.

Our Clients

A small selection – in date order – of the excellent events we are proud to serve.

The Big Seven

Each year, The Sun Herald City2Surf takes 85,000 participants on a 14km journey from Hyde Park in the Sydney CBD to the legendary golden beach at Bondi. It is the world’s largest running event and the time it takes to get underway means Timing Sports staff at the start line have typically recorded less than half the starters when the winner crosses the finish line.

Queensland’s biggest running event, Bridge to Brisbane, is a 5km and 10km fun run for over 40,000 participants. The long-course option starts on the southern side of the famous Gateway Bridge and the most demanding climb of the race is reaching the apex of the famous structure. The 5km joins the course on Kingsford-Smith Drive and the race finishes at the R&A Showgrounds in Bowen Hills.

.West Australia’s largest running event, the City to Surf has grown from a 12km fun run to a running festival covering every distance from 4km all the way up to a full marathon for over 40,000 participants. Australia’s richest prize purse has attracted top runners from around the world to Perth for the last Sunday in August. The event starts under the towering skyscrapers of downtown Perth and finishes near the beach at City Oval

Victoria’s biggest running event is a celebration of everything that is good about the running community. The event is a fundraiser for children’s charities and over 33,000 Victorians have responded by taking part in the 4km short-course or 14km long-course events. The event has sold out in each of the last three years and includes a unique run through the Domain Tunnel and across the Bolte Bridge.

Australasia’s largest full marathon field compete for what is, unarguably, Australasia’s most prestigious marathon title. But it isn’t all about the long stuff as a total field of almost 25,000 competes at distances from 2km to 42km in a two-day festival of running held on the golden shores of Australia’s most fabulous beaches.

New Zealand’s largest participation event, Round the Bays takes over 30,000 runners on a scenic trip along Tamaki Drive from Auckland city to St Heliers beach. The event is an institution amongst Aucklanders with one of the highest proportions of business, club and family teams of any race worldwide. The after-race BBQ is almost as famous as the event itself!

Featuring two of the most iconic landmarks in the world, the Sydney Running Festival is a favourite with Australian runners and over 35,000 take part each year. The event starts on the north side of Sydney and crosses the famous “Coathanger” – the Sydney Harbour Bridge – before winding through city streets to the Sydney Opera House. The marathon event features 5km splits live to the web throughout.

No job too small. No job too big.

Equipment prep for the Gold Coast Marathon. With two start lines, one finish line, eleven split points and an athlete check-out (all live to the web) plus nine synchronised race clocks … it’s a big day.

Equipment Hire

Timing Sports have a large selection of large format LCD race clocks for hire, both in New Zealand and Australia. Also, in association with our partners, we can offer a wide range of event related equipment for hire including:

  • Generators
  • PA Systems
  • Portable Stage
  • Fencing
  • Inflatable Arches
  • Gazebos

For more information, please use our contract form.

Timing Sports have two types of race clock available for hire. Both are reliable, easy to use and available to hire on a per-weekend basis. Our clocks are very highly sought after and advanced booking is recommended. The exact clocks we have available will depend on the particular weekend you need them and your hire location.
Note that in Australia, we only hire within Sydney metro area and a minimum 2 clocks per hire applies.

Race Clocks

See clockhire.com for more info

  • Single or Double-sided
  • Wired or Wireless remote
  • Tripods available free of charge
  • Ship/Collect from Auckland or Sydney


$350 per weekend

  • 3.6m x 3.6m
  • Suitable for outdoor events
  • New Zealand only
  • Pick up/return from Albany, Auckland

You know Timing Sports are in town when …

Bib Tag Usage & Care

  • Wear the bib number visibly on the chest
  • Do not fold or crumple your bib number or tag
  • Use a pin for each corner of the bib number, do not pierce the tag
  • Do not remove the foam spacer. The foam increases the detection rate of your tag
  • The tags do not have to be collected after the race, you can keep the bib with the tag as a souvenir

About Timing Sports …

Timing Sports have been at the vanguard of race timing in Australia and New Zealand since 2005. Whilst timing technology has changed and competitors have come-and-gone, our commitment to our customers has not wavered. That’s why we’ve enjoyed uninterrupted responsibility for the finest events on the continent for the last decade. The Sydney City2Surf – the world’s biggest running event; the Gold Coast Marathon – the most prestigous footrace in Australasia; Auckland Round the Bays – the largest mass participation event in New Zealand.

These fine events have one thing in common, they are all timed by Timing Sports.

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