Official Timing Information.


Your official time will be recorded by a highly accurate electronic device (B-Tag) which is attached to your runner bib number. The B-Tag must be worn properly from the start to finish in order to receive an official finish time. Do not remove the electronic device from the bib. You must attach your bib to the front of your apparel before the start of the race. The timing device must be worn only by the participant to whom it was assigned.


To ensure the most accurate results possible, make sure that:


  • Race bib is clearly visible on the front of your torso
  • Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
  • Race bib is pinned in all four corners
  • Race bib is not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)


How Does It Work?

Your B-Tag is registered with your information (name, age, gender, etc.) As you move across a special mat at the starting line, the B-Tag registers that you’ve started the race. Your time will be registered again at the halfway point on the course, and then again at the finish. Be sure you cross over each of these special mats.

Unable to finish the race?

If you drop out of the race, please notify a course official. You will then be transported to the MTSU track. Do NOT cross the finish line.

Personal Timing Devices

Personal timing devices (ChampionChips) may not be used.

Chip Time Vs. Gun Time

All results and awards, with the exception of the Overall Winners, will be based on your net, or “chip” time which is electronically recorded by your B-Tag.

Overall Winners will be determined by “gun time,” which is based on the time the gun goes off rather than when the runner crosses the start line. Results by Best Times Computer Chip Tennessee, Inc.

The Middle HalfTiming the Runners