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2014 IPICO Sports Users Conference
The 2014 IPICO Sports Users Conference at the Tuscany Suites in Las Vegas, NV was a HUGE success. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘grow’. Not only did IPICO Sports continue its tremendous growth as a leading global timing company but our conference grew to record numbers, our global timer base grew throughout the year, and most importantly our timers themselves grew their own businesses. The 2014 IPICO Sports Users Conference allowed our users to learn more technical aspects of the superior technology that they have at their finger tips. It also allowed them to interact and learn from some of the biggest and best timers on the planet. “It’s my first time to attend the IPICO conference and [ ... read more ]
Event Spotlight – 2014 Gran Premio TERNUA 14K
With the slogan “Over the snow and under the stars” a few hundred daring runners gathered January 18, 2014 at the Spanish ski station of Sierra Nevada to participate in the 2014 Gran Premio TERNUA 14K Snow Running. Unfortunately as the 6:30pm race start time was approaching a big snow storm came down with over 35 MPH (60kmh) winds, temperatures as low as 10°F (-12°C) and little to no visibility.     IPICO Sports timer David Morales Santiago of Granada’s GLOBAL-TEMPO task to time such event shared with us an amazing race video along with the message “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst”. A must see video: http://vimeo.com/85429604 [ ... read more ]
40th Annual Steamboat Classic
Photo courtesy of Run With Jess The 40th annual Steamboat Classic was run in our backyard of Peoria, Illinois on June 15th, 2013 and IPICO Sports was there. Considered the World's Fastest 4 Mile and Illinois Toughest 15K, the Steamboat Classic is the premier running event in Central Illinois. IPICO Sports was there with custom, souvenir shoe tags and supporting our customer, River City Race Management in timing the race. Nearly 4000 people ran through the streets on Peoria on a cloudy and warm but mostly dry Saturday morning. The custom shoe tags performed double-duty as the race provided lanyards to insert the souvenir tag into for display after the race. River City Race Management enhanced the timing services [ ... read more ]
2013 Virgin London Marathon
Last weekend the 33rd Virgin London Marathon had 34,278 runners cross the finish line in The Mall after passing a record crowd of more than 700,000 spectators along the route. They watched Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win two dramatic elite races under cloudless skies, while Tatyana McFadden and Kurt Fearnley raced to victory in the wheelchair contests. Kebede who emerged from nearly a minute behind the leaders at 35km to regain the men's title he won three years ago, while Jeptoo made it third time lucky in London, improving from third last year to win the women's race after taking Olympic silver in the capital eight months ago. McFadden celebrated her 24th birthday by breaking the women's course record [ ... read more ]
IPICO Sports’ NEW Power Tag
We are excited to have launched our new Power Tag, a low-cost high performance tag that will ensure the most reliable read rates in high activity sporting events. We believe the Power Tag will be the tag of choice for cycling, triathlon, mountain biking, skiing, and other high-speed sports. The battery operated ‘active’ tag provides superior read reliability. In addition, the award-winning Dual Frequency sports technology platform allows the tag cost to be considerably lower than its competitors. The IPICO Sports Power Tag was developed under the direction of Marius Van Dyk, IPICO Sports Technical Director. He explained his team’s design intent, “We wanted to enhance the read reliability in multisport events [ ... read more ]
IPICO Sports “Tags for Turkeys” Winner
Over the last few weeks, we've been running our "Tags for Turkeys" promotion. Below is a gallery of all of our submissions. Everyone who submitted did a great job! However, as with any contest, we do have to crown a winner. After a week of voting at our Facebook account, we have our winner. The tag that outpaced all the others in the vote belongs to: Matthew Smeltzer Competitive Timing Didn't win? Don't think that you've missed out on the rewards! While the grand prize may have been taken, there's still an opportunity for you to get in on the "Tags for Turkeys" fun. Any of the tags that have been entered in the gallery above are eligible for ordering discount. If you have a turkey trot coming up, use [ ... read more ]
IPICO Sports: Tags for Turkeys promotion
In time for upcoming holiday events, IPICO Sports invites you to join in the fun and compete for prizes sure to make your Turkey Trot or other Thanksgiving-themed event memorable and more exciting!   The Rules 1. Customer proposals for Custom Turkey Trot tag designs will be submitted first 4 weeks of August (August 1st through August 31st) 2. Customers will need to submit artwork in format listed below during the 3 week proposal period: Resolution/Quality: 300dpi Type: Vector (AI, SVG) [preferred], PNG, or PDF Size: Graphics should measure 4 in (10.16 cm) x 4 in (10.16 cm) 3. IPICO Sports will then take all tag design proposals submitted during the required submission period and display them [ ... read more ]
IPICO Sports Tags: a Fit for All of Your Race Needs!
IPICO Sports can provide products that are fit for all of your event purposes! Watch our promotional video for our tag products to see how we can help you make your next event memorable and truly unique for all of your participants or how we can help make electronic timing a part of your next race. Interested in using  IPICO Sports tag products for your next event? Give us a call at +1 309 672 6442 and see how we can turn your next race into something that your participants will never forget with custom tags or how IPICO Sports can help your bottom line with our other tag offerings. [ ... read more ]
April showers bring…mud runs?
  Though mud runs occur throughout the year internationally, spring is largely the season that sees a host of them held across North America due to the rainy weather and warmer temperatures. RaceMenu, a newer member of the IPICO Sports family recently sent us pictures of their latest mud event. Thinking about pursuing some mud events on your own, or are an event director for a survival race or similar type event? The IPICO Sports complement of timing products is ideal for your event. We think the images that the RaceMenu folks sent us do justice to the fact that when we say the system works in inclement conditions, that's putting it lightly. So how does one clean up from such an event? If tags do happen to be [ ... read more ]
Hollywood Half Marathon showcases IPICO Sports custom tag
A couple of days ago, after the successful completion of the inaugural Hollywood Half Marathon, we found a great picture of the event's custom tag. Participants in the event were very excited about the race's use of the IPICO Sports product, so much so that they took to the event's Facebook page to tell the event's organizers (and the world) about what they thought. Here're a few of our favorite user-submitted comments about the tag: "This is exciting. I've never been able to KEEP the chip. Way to go Hollywood." "I have a running scrapbook from the time I started training until the race!!  Can't wait to add this to it!" "Love it! Definitely keeping it as my first race souvenir!" "Nice!!! Why do we even have bibs [ ... read more ]
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