FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marine Corps Marathon to Use ChronoTrack Timing Systems, Inc. for 2008 Race
New disposable tag replaces ChampionChip to record results
QUANTICO, Va. - The 2008 Marine Corps Marathon, set for Sunday, October 26,
has announced that it will partner with ChronoTrack Timing Systems, Inc. to
record the results of runners along the course. The new system, which
replaces ChampionChip, will utilize a light-weight disposable timing tag.
The "D-tag" will record a runner's official time, beginning when a
participant crosses the start line and concluding as he or she passes the
finish, as well as split times every 5K along the course.
"With splits available every 5K along the course, the D-tag offers
spectators more opportunities to track runners and offers participants more
post-race feedback about their run," said Rick Nealis, Race Director.
The D-tag also offers runners a more streamlined race experience than the
traditional chip system. D-tags are attached to participant bib and clearly
marked with the corresponding bib number. Unlike traditional chips, the
D-tag will not need to be scanned, making the Packet Pick-up process
quicker than ever before. On race day, runners simply secure the D-tag
through their shoelaces and they are ready to run. After crossing the
finish, runners do not need to return the tag and can dispose of it at
The D-tag will be the only timing system utilized on the 2008 MCM Course.
Runners who purchased a Marine Corps Marathon ChampionChip during the
registration process will be contacted by ChampionChip and issued a full
Voted "Best Marathon for Families", the Marine Corps Marathon continues a
combined tradition of dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism. Runners
from all walks of life have participated in the world's largest marathon to
not offer prize money, deservingly earning the nickname "The People's
Marathon." The 33rd MCM to be held on Sunday, October 26, 2008 in
Arlington, VA is presented by USAA, Brooks Sports, Inc. and CVS Caremark.
For more information, visit: MarineMarathon.com