SERVICES

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TIMING

From 30,000 cyclists to 100 cross country runners, we have experience timing every distance and configuration of race. No matter the challenge, we can time it producing accurate results – available in real-time as participants cross the finish line! So, whether you put on a bike ride on the East Coast, an ultra marathon on the West Coast, or a high school track meet in the Midwest, we have the tools, experience, and technology to time your event.

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EVENT MANAGEMENT

With more than 70 years of combined experience in the race timing and management industry, we can help you put on a first-class event from start to finish. We provide a full range of management services for many of our clients including the GO! St. Louis, Girls on the Run - St. Louis, MO’ Cowbell Marathon, and the St. Patrick's Day Parade Run. Our services include course design, permitting, management, security, logistics management, as well as developing budgets, training volunteers and coordinating exposure opportunities for sponsors.

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REGISTRATION

Good timing starts with good data. Our partnership with Run Sign Up Registration ensures your participants’ registration experience is quick, easy, and most important, safe and accurate. We can build a custom registration form for your race, handling teams, coupons, unique sponsor pages, and even referral tracking. Available online and on-site, we can keep registration open right up to the start of a race. Utilizing dynamic bib assignment, our system never has to rely on paper and can easily accommodate multiple packet pick up locations.

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DATA ANALYSIS

As a certified Athlinks Services partner, we have access to over 250 million race results. This data allows us to provide event directors with an unprecedented, in-depth view of their participants. Services include: an automatic corral verification tool, demographic insight, historical participant data and performance data to provide flow data for improved course management, fastest times in field, slowest times in field, what other races your athletes are running, by year, by distance, and by gender, creating an entire new level of competitive intelligence.

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LIVE MEDIA SERVICES

Want to enhance your participants’ experience? Why not offer live athlete tracking, text messages, social media updates, and an informative Race Day app? Through our Live Media Services we provide automatic athlete updates to social media sites or text messages to family members. Race results are posted instantly and can be accessed via mobile phone to provide spectators with real-time data from the course. Our Race Day app gives participants and spectators an informative tool about your race right at their fingertips.

LED VIDEO BOARD

We specialize in custom event branded displays & so much more. Ask us how you can have real-time results at your next track and field meet, cross country meet, or road race!

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES

We strive to be a one stop shop. Minimize the number of vendors you have to work with by renting our truss systems, sound system, tables, coolers, etc. (Limited quantities). We also offer PPU/Expo management services. Utilizing RSU Race Day Check In app with tablets we can offer the fastest check in process on the market. Label printers can also be used so writing on the bibs is not necessary.

WHY  BIG  RIVER?

Race events create communities. While individual race times tell one success story, the collective effort of many weaves a winning tale for all. Since 2007 Big River Race Management has been chasing that collective greatness, applying cutting-edge technology, world class customer service and elevating the participant experience to bring together communities from across the country in pursuit of a singular goal: Win together.

Today, anyone can time a race. Big River Race Management uniquely couples deep technological expertise with a customer-first mission. We provide full-service race organization, planning and management, through a relationship-focused approach guaranteed to deliver value. We are road runners, cyclists and track enthusiasts armed with the power of ChronoTrack timing, live media, data analysis and registration capabilities.

Partnership. We’re in it for the glory, just not our own. Our client’s success is our mission, and the longevity of those partnerships is our most important performance indicator.

Potential. Stagnancy kills. Even though we master the industry’s leading technology, we are in constant pursuit of elevated participant experiences while adding greater value to our clients.

People. We’re tech geeks and running nerds with more than 100 years of collective race experience and an unparalleled commitment to collective greatness.

WHAT WE STAND FOR

Big River Race Management is committed to being the best in the running industry and understands that it requires many voices from many walks of life. Running should inherently be an inclusive sport, anyone with shoes can do it, however, there is still work to do to make that an actuality. Our mission is to support anyone who finds their way into the running industry, or onto a race course, no matter their cultural identity, personal identity, age or fitness level. We have a responsibility to our clients, employees, and the members of our community to be supportive and promote growth in whatever form that takes.

OUR TEAM

MATT HELBIG

CEO

TOM ECKELMAN

Partner

AMANDA GATCHEL

Operations Manager

NICK WALTON

Senior Director of Timing Operations / Race Director

ADAM SWANSEN

Senior Director of Timing & Scoring

BRIAN LYONS

Senior Project Manager

JOSH VITOUX

Director of Scholastic Athletics / Project Manager

FRANKIE BIONDO

Project Manager / Track and XC Specialist

TIM CORNELL

Race Director / Project Manager

OUR CLIENTS

Big River Race Management has had the privilege to work with some of the best races and series in the greater St. Louis region and across the country, providing timing and management services for over 200 events a year.

RESULTS

Big River Race Management is proud to utilize ChronoTrack Systems as its technology partner. ChronoTrack Systems is an industry-leading provider of race solutions for race organizers and timing partners. Its hardware and software solutions paired with certified race timing partners provide the most comprehensive set of timing, race management and live race services available.

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