Event Services

Much More Than a Timing Company

DRS Timing manages full-scale events, by cross-functional and qualified staff, experienced vendors and strategic partners. We love what we do — all together focused on effective supply chain and operational efficiency to provide the most memorable, positive experience possible.

Accurate Timing Systems

Accurate timing starts with the utilization of an industry standard registration system and an experienced support crew correctly entering any new or late information. We use industry preferred equipment on race day to track each individual from the time they cross the start line to when they finish. Results can be published immediately after the race ends.

Vast Apparel & SWAG Capabilities

We design it, order it, print it, sort it, package and deliver it, and manage the registrant pickup process. The quality of any giveaway at your event needs to exceed the expectations of the participant. Many people register because of the swag (shirts, medals, amenities). Our buying power and in-house print shop helps ensure you stay within budget.

Expansive Runner Audience

Races of any size require participants and volunteers to be successful. Our database consists of tens of thousands of qualified leads to put your race in front of. We have a dedicated team of individuals who focus on putting together the best plan-of-action to reach goals and maximize a budget. Start your journey to a no worries race by contacting us today.

Setting us apart in the industry

Founded in 1973, Dave’s Running Shop company is the first and oldest running store in Ohio

events owned or managed
endurance space
Road Runners Club of America
USA Triathlon
USA Track and Field
WHAC championship events
Tenured Staff & Trusted Vendor Base

Apparel & Screen Printing

Embroidery & Promotional Needs with High Quality, Cost-conscious Options & In-house Design Team

Owned, Managed & Sponsored Events
School Athletics
Regional Partners

Start & Finish Line Area

Starting corrals & waves • Multiple events & distances simultaneously • Exchange zones • From 5k to half or full marathon • Unique start lines & times • Common finish lines • Multi-sport events — swim, bike, run, transition

Header Banner
Lower Banners for Sponsors
Trussing at variable widths
Branding and Sponsor Recognition
Blow Through Mesh
Coroplast Material
Photo Wall
High Traffic
Valuable Assets for Photo Sponsor

Feather Flags

Way-finding solutions and experience enhancements with elevated signs, super flags, aluminum trussing and configurable structures, photo walls, achievement bell and creative touch points.

Custom designs & Solid Colors
Informational uses
Mile Markers
Aid Stations
Medical & more

Chip Timing & Race Scoring

Limitless timing capabilities with our owned Chronotrack technology, allowing for pre-defined goals and data points, published to a stable environment for easy access and archiving.

mini & pro-controllers, flashpoints
new AeroTrack reader
Disposable Chip Timing

Split Mats
Verification Points
Announcer Line
Custom Quotes: Triathlon, Bike Racing & Cross Country

Industry Standard Technology

RunSignup Registration platform and Chronotrack technology adopters with over a decade of close collaboration with their development team — aiding in the support of National non-profits including: Susan G Komen, American Heart Association and Girls on the Run.

On-staff photographers
instant photos
watermarking & immediate online access
optical recognition of bib numbers
Auto-attach images and video to participant results
Race Roster support options

Course Operations

Our commitment to excellence has garnered national recognition Road Runners Club of America, Road Race Management, USA Triathlon and other local accolades for community leadership. Our signature races include the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, Dexter-Ann Arbor Half Marathon and UofM Big House 5K.

Directional Sign Cades
Mile Marker Sign Cades
Safety Cones
Barricade Fencing

Staff Experience
Recommended By National Industry Leaders & Regional Race Directors

We are contracted for services at over 150 regional events annually, with certifications and CEU’s with Road Runners Club of America, USA Track and Field, USA Triathlon, Chronotrack, Race Day Scoring and others.

course certification
course management
event structures
crisis management planning
photography & more