May 2016

RFID Relay Batons

Manawatu Striders' Half Marathon saw the first use in an event in New Zealand of running relay batons with embedded ChronoTrack RFID timing tags.

Since their successful introduction this style of timing baton has been used at such events as Athletics New Zealand's Road Relay Championships and the Anchor AIMS Games providing accurate timing and eliminating the electronic "noise" and false reads frequently encountered at events where relay team members have tags embedded in their bibs. They are also a sought after souvenir for participating teams.