Services

Welcome to DG Racing – Alabama’s number one event timing and management company.  We are out to revolutionize  the racing experience with a stellar finish line, a seamless race registration process and race results second to none put together in seconds by our own in-house timing software.

IMG_1045If you’re here looking through our services, you are more than likely putting on an event for charity. That’s why for every service we offer you, there’s an opportunity to turn that investment into a return  for your charity and we’re here to show you how.

There are two primary areas that make or break a race – pre-race registration and the finish line. If it’s chaos on race morning with runners lined up around the block to register. If the finish line is not memorable. If results are not accurate. If runners aren’t getting goose bumps when they cross that line accomplishing what they set out to accomplish months ago when they started training, one thing is going to happen. They won’t come back next year.

We realize that a great timing solution is simply not enough to grow your event. It’s just not enough to keep runners coming back and to grow it to its fullest potential. We also know how overwhelming it is when you have to figure out how you’re going to put it all together. What vendors to involve. Where to get that inflatable finish line arch. Where to rent the sound system from. How to deal with crowd control. With that in mind, we’ve put together affordable options for you to make your race a memorable one and you can do it all right here. We take the stress and work out of these two primary areas so that you can focus on other key areas of the race.

Do we have your attention?  Below is just a snippet of what we have to offer.  Contact us when you’re ready to take the next steps!

Finish Line Packages

Each race is unique and we know that. We know that tailoring the experience based on the environment, clientele and desire for a certain race experience is important. That’s why, in addition to our timing and finish line management, we’ve put together different finish line packages that allow you to choose what’s right for your race and for your organization. We can do anything from create the smallest finish line possible to the finish line of your dreams, and it all starts with our easy to choose finish line packages.

Intermediate

Perfect For Any Small Race

  • Chip timing
  • Looper Tube Cones with Rope
  • Finish Clock
  • DG Racing Inflatable Arch
  • LIVE results kiosks!
  • Sound System w/ Music and Pre/Post Race Announcement Capabilities
  • Crowd Barriers
  • Finisher Announcer Announcing Finisher Names As They Cross Finish
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Finish Line Pro

Give Runners Goosebumps

  • Chip timing
  • Looper Tube Cones with Rope
  • Finish Clock
  • DG Racing Inflatable Arch
  • Sound System w/ Music and Pre/Post Race Announcement Capabilities
  • Crowd Barriers
  • Finisher Announcer Announcing Finisher Names As They Cross Finish
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Finish Line Pro +

Ultimate Race Experience

  • Chip timing
  • Looper Tube Cones with Rope
  • Finish Clock
  • DG Racing Inflatable Arch
  • Sound System w/ Music and Pre/Post Race Announcement Capabilities
  • Crowd Barriers
  • Rick Journey, our offical announcer pumping up the runners! Yelling their names as they cross! Pre/Post race announcements and awards. (add’l charge)
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Finish Line Ultimate

  • Chip timing
  • Looper Tube Cones with Rope
  • Finish Clock
  • Steel truss arch way with finish banners
  • Sound System w/ Music and Pre/Post Race Announcement Capabilities
  • Crowd Barriers
  • Rick Journey, our offical announcer pumping up the runners! Yelling their names as they cross! Pre/Post race announcements and awards. (add’l charge)
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The DG Photo Booth

We always want the race experience to be the best there is and we know it’s just not complete without some photos to take home. With the DG Photo Booth, each runner gets a free photo session for themselves, their team or their family. Runners can come up, grab the remote, and using our racing photo props, grab some serious or silly memories to take home with them and to share with friends. Once their done with their “shoot”, they simply scan their bib and all of their pictures will be emailed to them immediately.

Event Registration

Technology is the core of our business. It’s the tool we use to improve every aspect of your race experience possible. DG Racing and our friends at RunSignUp have partnered up to offer a registration solution to you that is not only cheaper than all the other guys out there, but it is right in lock step with our technological vision. When you use us for registration, we will set up and manage all aspects of your event registration from set up all the way until the gun goes off at the race. At the race you say? Take a look below at our new kiosk paperless race day registration solution.

Paperless, Lineless, Volunteerless No Hassle Race Day Registration

If we set up and manage registration for you, we will set up touch screen kiosks at your race on race day so that runners can walk up, register right there at the kiosk and pick up their bib. That information is then fed real time into our timing system which means you NEVER have to shut down registration! Not prior to the event or even after the gun goes off! Think about it, with the old paper way, our team has to enter in the runners information into our system anyway, so why duplicate the process by taking their information down on paper and then typing it in? That’s a duplication of effort! Let the runners type it in. They know their information better than we do!

What does this solve? Allow us to list them.

  • No more paper forms to keep up with
  • No more illegible writing from runners in a rush which means more accurate data
  • No more having to save waivers for seven years after the event is over.
  • One source of record for all runner data. Not three difference sources.
  • No more long registration lines that inevitably delay the start of the race
  • No more IOU’s from runners when they left their checkbook in the car (you can now accept credit cards at the kiosk!)
  • No more need for up to fourteen volunteers manning the registration table. You only need up to four!
  • No more inaccurate results and runners going home with the wrong award because they marked the wrong gender on their paper form.
  • Frees up ten or more volunteers to be placed at other stations at the race to help out instead of all hands on deck at registration.
  • No need to have a runner run paper forms back and forth to our timing table to have them manually keyed into our system.

After the race starts, all of our kiosks will immediately convert into race result stations which update in real time as runners cross the finish!

And here is a nice diagram of the before and after of what race day registration looks like with the old paper way, and our way.

Paper Registration

Before

DG Racing No Hassle Registration

After

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DG Racing Official Announcer, Rick Journey

TRick Journeyhis one thing can add so much value to an event. A local voice that everyone knows. We all love to hear our name when we cross the finish line. It just reaffirms the sense of what you just accomplished. We think that’s so important to the race experience, that we’ve brought on our own announcer. The official announcer of the Mercedes Marathon, Mr. Rick Journey. The excitement he brings just adds to an already exciting finish that runners will never forget. Ask us today about getting him booked for your next event!

 

Event Timing and Scoring

We will provide the timing services for your event stress free! This includes us showing up race day with all of our gear, clocking the finishers as they cross the finish line and providing you with FAST, ACCURATE results! We use the MyLaps BibTag timing system. The same system used to time the Boston Marathon, Chicago, and many other of the largest races in the world. That’s right, we have teamed up with MyLaps Sports Timing, to bring you all of the awesome features we have noted here utilizing the bleeding edge technology of chip timing!

Below is exactly what we cover leading up to and on race day:

  • Importing and hand-entering all race participants into our system.
  • Race clock – We’ll have a race clock running for racers to see as they are approaching the finish line.
  • Finish Time Delivered via Text Message * – Any participant that provides their cell phone number during registration will have their finish time “texted” to them immediately upon crossing the finish line.  That’s right, no waiting around to see what your time was. You get it within SECONDS!
  • Live Results * – All spectators, runners, family that couldn’t make it, family on the other side of the world can watch the results LIVE on their PC or on their phone. All you have to do is visit live.dg-racing.net to watch the results tabulate right in front of your eyes in real time.
  • Finish Time Delivered via E-mail * – Just as we do with the text message, if we have your participants e-mail address, we’ll send them their finish time immediately after they cross the finish.  This will guarantee that if they didn’t provide their cell phone number, we’ll get their time to them in an e-mail.  We will NEVER use their e-mail address for any other purpose than to deliver their time.
  • Results Anytime – We can generate results for you any time during or after the race.
  • Video footage – We record every runner that crosses the finish in high def 1080P at 60 frames per second. If there’s any question whether you came before your buddy across that finish line? Video footage doesn’t lie! Our camera is synced with our software so you give us your approximate time, we can find your footage.
  • Beautifully Printed Results – We will print out very easily readable results at any time.  Yes, no more fixed width ugly fonts and results that are hard to follow.
  • Results On The Internet – We guarantee that you will have your results on the internet before we leave the race site *.
  • Electronic Results – Official results will be delivered to the race director printed and in digital format after the conclusion of the race.
  • Registration kiosks that transform into interactive finish results stations allowing runners to search and find their time and placing

Event Video From The Sky

That’s right! We now offer the ability to film the start and finish of your race from the sky via helicopter drone. This will revolutionize how you market your event and show the success of your event. We film in full 1080P HD video with the best equipment on the market. Imagine being able to get so much more than the standard finish line shot of your runners but now, the whole event venue – FROM THE SKY! Want a sample? Check it out below! Contact us for more details or get a quote!