Chiptime Results uses MYLAPS Run ChamptionChip technology!
The MYLAPS Run ChampionChip System,
provides you with a simple, accurate and reliable timing
solution for your running events.
What is a
MYLAPS Run ChampionChip is a high-tech, identification device used to
time athletes in a race. The technology consists of a miniature transponder in a specially designed
housing, marked with a unique identification number. The transponder
is a waterproof glass capsule that contains a silicon chip and an energizing
coil. The ChampionChip can be used under all weather conditions,
wet and dry, cold and hot.
How does the ChampionChip work?
There are no batteries in the MYLAPS Run ChampionChip. The transponder is
inactive until moved into a magnetic field, generated by a send antenna
in a mat. When the MYLAPS Run ChampionChip enters the magnetic field, the
energizing coil produces an electric current to power the chip.
The transponder then transmits its unique identification number to a
receive antenna in a mat. The entire process takes approximately 60
Where can a ChampionChip be used?
The MYLAPS Run ChampionChip can be used in many active sports events.
Thousands of event organizers around the world are using MYLAPS Run ChampionChip
system for running, triathlon, cycling and mountain biking, in-line
skating and cross-country skiing. One chip can now be used in
all these sports worldwide.
How to use a ChampionChip during events
- When you bring your personal chip to an event, make sure the
organization knows the chip code. This is the 7-digit code, marked
on the outside of the chip.
- Make sure no one else uses your personal chip, or the chip issued
to you by the event organization.
- Bear in mind: no chip, no time. Only athletes wearing a
MYLAPS Run ChampionChip
will be timed.
- In some countries the distributor offers chip/barcode labels
with the personal chip. Use these labels on the entry form. This
prevents errors during reading, writing, or typing the code by both
the owner and the organization. When you register online, make sure
the chip code is entered correctly.
- Chips issued by the event, should be returned after crossing
the finish line, or sent to the event's office as soon as possible
after the event. The event brochure or information package will
include instructions for returning the MYLAPS Run ChampionChip.
How to attach the MYLAPS ChampionChip
The reading distance of the MYLAPS Run ChampionChip System is limited. The antennas
are embedded in the red mats on the road. Therefore the chips should
be located as close to the mats as possible on the body of the participant.
In cycling events the chips should be located as close to the mats as
possible on the frame of the bike.
In running, triathlon, cycling, mountain biking, cross-country skiing
and in-line skating events:
chip should preferably be attached to the shoelace or attached to
the ankle with a strap. Loop a single lace through the square holes
of the MYLAPS Run ChampionChip and pull it tightly to the shoe. When using
a strap, attach the ankle strap with the chip around your ankle.
Make sure you do not attach it too firmly because your ankles will
swell up during the event.
- When you own a personal chip you can leave it attached to your
running shoes. This way, you make sure you will not forget to take
your chip to an event.
- For your personal chip, the best position is the lowest part
of the shoelace, as close as possible to your toes. When you do
not use your personal chip, use the upper part of the shoelace,
close to the knot, for easy removal and return of the chip after
- Do not tie the chip into the lace; when this comes loose, the
chip may easily be lost.
In cycling and mountain biking events:
- Preferably the specially designed clip should be used. With
this clip the MYLAPS Run ChampionChip can be mounted to the frame (central
tube or front fork) of the bike, or attached to the front fork via
the quick release of the wheel.
- When participants are allowed to change bikes during cycling
and mountain biking events, the chip should preferably be attached
to the ankle with a strap. Only in this situation all chips should
be worn on one side.
To make it work
There are a few guidelines to make sure the chip will be charged
by the magnetic field, generated by the red mats:
- When attached to the shoelace, the central tube of the chip
should be pointing in the "running direction". When attached on
the ankle or on the frame of the bike, the tube should point downwards.
- The chip housing and the chip-clip for bikes are both designed
to bring the chip automatically in the right orientation.
When the chip is attached to the shoelace, event organizers often
offer small bands or wraps (not the ankle straps), to simplify chip
return. This might cause a wrong orientation of the chip. Please
look at the pictures to see what is right and what is wrong.
- The chip should not be mounted on the metal of bikes, ice-skates
or in-line skates directly. The central tube of the chip housing
must be separated from metal by at least 7 millimetres. When the
chip is on the bike instead of the ankle, do use the chip-clip.
Only the clip guarantees proper functioning of the chip.
Do's & Don'ts
- The chip can be damaged by extreme shocks and by cooking it
in a microwave oven.
- Remove the chip before putting the shoe in the washing machine.
- Do not give your personal yellow chip to event volunteers at
the finish line area. Volunteers may not be aware that you own the
chip and it can be used in other events.
- If you cannot finish the race, return your chip only to designated
race officials or volunteers.
- Do not cross the systems by walking on your hands. Your chip
will not be read.
- Do not attach the ankle strap too firmly to your ankle: your
ankle will swell up during the event.
- Do not mount the chip directly on the metal of the bikes, ice-skates
or in-line skates.
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