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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 ]
Timer Profile: Competitive Timing
Company Name: Competitive Timing Founded:  2010 Location:  Whitefish, Montana Events timed each year:  70 Types of events:  running, mountain biking, triathlon, multisport, paddleboard, Nordic, cycling, downhill skiing, skijoring IPICO Equipment: 7 elite, 3 lite & finish lynx Competitive Timing is a race timing company that also organizes and hosts community events.  Through these events and others, they have donated over $8000.00 in cash, over a thousand pounds of food and many personnel hours.  When asked how their partnership with IPICO Sports has been for their business they stated, “Ipico is a world renowned company timing some of the largest events around.  The reusable shoe tag is better [ ... read more ]
2013 Tokyo Marathon
For the second consecutive year the Tokyo Marathon was timed by IPICO Sports' partner in Japan, R-bies, and their timing group RECS, using custom souvenir shoe tags with outstanding results. Led by Motohiko Kato, truly one of the global leaders as a timer, from the RECS team achieved fantastic results. Dennis Kimetto (Kenya) wins the 2013 Tokyo Marathon in a new course record time of 2:06:50 Motohiko Kato, said: "We've lost only 2 runners’ finish times in 35,252 finishers . We were able to show very high performance with IPICO timing." No kidding!! Tokyo Marathon 2013 information: • 13 Timing points - start, finish, midpoint, • 2 turning points and every 5km points • 83 RECS staff • 42 Elite [ ... read more ]
Spoiler Alert!: IPICO Sports User’s Group Meetings to Announce New Products, Updates
At the 2012 IPICO Sports User's Group Meeting in Houston, TX, USA, we did something that we hadn't done in quite a while: introduced new products. Since the Winter of 2012, the bib tag has become a major part of our product offerings, and sales continue to grow very favorably! We must have started a tradition. From the groundswell of user feedback, the bib tag was born. This year, we listened to you: the user, and took the company in a developmental direction over the remaining course of the year to be able to debut some more new products and updates at this year's 2012-2013 User's Group Meetings. We set our sights set on 2013 as the 'Year of the User.' To aid in that goal we've got some exciting new things to show [ ... read more ]
IPICO Sports User’s Group Meetings 2012-2013 Registrations Open, Schedules Posted
Interested in what we had to say about the User's Group Meetings so far? Still need some more information to make a decision? Have a look at the schedules for these conferences and make the decision to attend either the European or North American User's Group Meetings for 2012/13! For both conferences, registration will cause an email to be sent to the address provided so that you can take advantage of low booking rates that IPICO Sports has been able to negotiate with the host hotels. 2012 European User's Group Agenda WEDNESDAY, 4 DECEMBER 1800 - 2200 CEO'S INFORMAL WELCOME RECEPTION THURSDAY, 5 DECEMBER 0800 - 0845 BREAKFAST 0900 - 0945 WELCOME AND BUSINESS UPDATE 1000 - 1045 NEW PRODUCTS UPDATE 1115 [ ... read more ]
Tokyo Marathon Joins World Marathon Majors
IPICO Sports extends our congratulations to the Tokyo Marathon, an event at which we look forward to serving as the official timing system for the second year, alongside our Japanese partners at R-bies. Tokyo Marathon will be the Sixth Event in the Series, along withBoston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City New York, NY - The World Marathon Majors® (WMM) today announced the addition of the Tokyo Marathon to the World Marathon Majors Series. The seventh Tokyo Marathon, which will be held on February 24, 2013, will be the first race in the 2013 - 2014 World Marathon Majors scoring period. The Tokyo Marathon is the first World Marathon Majors event to be based in Asia. "Tokyo is honored to join the [ ... read more ]
Meet the IPICO Sports Team: Kevin McBain
Having worked with Justin Hopper during his tenure at the Peoria Chiefs minor league baseball club, when IPICO Sports was looking to add supplemental sales staff to the roster, we didn't have to look far to find a great candidate, Kevin McBain. Joining the staff in September, Justin finally got a moment to catch up with Kevin and get a quick profile to introduce the newest member of the IPICO Sports team. A native of New Lebanon, Ohio with a firm sports marketing and sales background starting during his time at Ohio University as a student, Kevin worked closely with the school's basketball program transitioning to other opportunities including work with the ACC collegiate football conference as well as the U.S. Figure [ ... read more ]
IPICO Sports Bib Tags Released in Q3
In January at the North American Regional Users Group Meeting in Houston, IPICO Sports launched its new disposable bib tag.   Excitement quickly spread as everyone got their hands on the new form factor. After many months of industry speculation, IPICO finally unveiled a disposable tag solution. Following extensive R&D, the US Olympic Trials Marathon seemed like the perfect venue for one final and very public test. The results were overwhelming. IPICO customer and Owner of “Run the East” in North Carolina, Jamie Orr one of the early adopters of the bib tag says: “We have used the new bib tags at 3 races now and have been quite pleased. Our read rates have been between 99.9% and 100% and both the race [ ... read more ]
IPICO Sports at the London 2012 Olympic Games
The London 2012 Olympic Games are now in the history books, with athletes starting their travel home after a thrilling two weeks.  So how did Great Britain fare in putting on these Games? The answer is simple – the first word in Great Britain – great. Everything was first class.  The Brits outdid every expectation in every facet of the Olympic Games. GLENN'S TOP TEN GREATS OF THE 2012 OLYMPICS The games-makers were great – these  volunteers were absolutely splendid.   Up to 70,000 volunteers were selected and very well trained by Olympic partner McDonald’s.  Everyone commented on how friendly and helpful the volunteers were.  They really were the key to making the Games a success. Transportation [ ... 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 ]
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