Sportstats relies on RACE RESULT timing technology at Bloomsday Run

May 10, 2022

Boulder/Ottawa May 6, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Almost 25,000 runners returned to Spokane Washington last weekend for the Lilac Bloomsday Run. The largest sports timing company in the world, Sportstats, was on site with RACE RESULT timing technology to provide runners and spectators with live race results and mile splits.

The Lilac Bloomsday Run is an annual timed 12k run/walk that has been held on the first Sunday in May since 1977. After two years of only virtual events due to the pandemic, 24,119 in-person registrants toed the starting line of Bloomsday for a magnificent race.

To guarantee professional timing results at the event, Sportstats relied on the proven RACE RESULT passive technology. The timing system consists of UHF decoders and ground antenna mats suitable for mass events. The ground antenna mats are quickly deployed, even for the widest starting lines and offer the highest read-rate in the industry. RACE RESULT custom printed all Bloomsday Tyvek bibs for both in-person and virtual runners. Timing transponders were automatically programmed and stuck to the back of bibs by a custom-built machine, which can easily handle over 20,000 bibs in one day.

‘We combine the best timing equipment in the business with our knowledge and refined working methods to provide industry-leading service’, says Sportstats CEO Marc Roy. ‘Accurate and reliable timing data are a crucial element of the race experience for participants and their followers. We provided a split at every mile at the iconic Bloomsday Run using easy to deploy RACE RESULT technology.’

Julia Bellamy, COO RACE RESULT AMERICAS shares: ‘It is wonderful to finally see Bloomsday bounce back as an in-person event this year. We are excited Sportstats chose RACE RESULT bibs and timing technology for a prestigious event like The Bloomsday Run. Congratulations to all runners and the Sportstats team for pulling off another seamless event.”

About Sportstats

Founded in 1991, Sportstats has become one of the largest timing companies in the world timing 1.5 million participants per year at 1300+ events. With offices in Canada, USA, Mexico and Asia, Sportstats is leading the way in the Endurance Sports world and Live results.


RACE RESULT is the innovation leader in the market of sports timekeeping technology. With headquarters in Germany and eight offices around the globe, RACE RESULT offers a complete timing package – from race numbers and event supplies to timing transponders and systems using active or passive timing technology including timing and scoring software. For more information, visit www.raceresult.com.

Photo by courtesy of FinisherPix.