Trackers are a great for events that have previously been hard to watch, due to participants moving over large distances in inaccessible areas. Trackers send their latest position to a google map that anyone can view on their phone, tablet or computer.
You can watch key moments in the event unfold, decisions made and leaders swapping on your screen. You also have the comfort of knowing where everyone is at any one time. It is a brilliant way to keep families at home as well as support crews happy and up to date. It brings them closer to the event.
Many events choose to use the trackers for their logistics, tracking their First Aid Teams, Sweeps and Front and Rear Participants.
Many events can benefit from tracking, below are just a few.
- Trail Running
- Endurance MTB or Cycling
- Charity Events (i.e. Walking Melbourne to Sydney)
- Adventure Racing Events
- Endurance Running
- Endurance Horse Riding
- Motorised Sports
Groups or Expeditions
Organising a car rally, walking across the country or an outdoor school excursion? Would you like to know where everyone is, or let families at home know where you are?
No problem, just hand participants a tracker and their position will be displayed on a map that people can see on their mobile phone or computer.
Tracking opens up a world of possibilities.
“The trackers have been a great addition to The North Face 100 live site and we will be using them for every year from now on. They provide a great spectacle for the live website for not just friends of the top runners but for people all over the world to watch. They really add to the excitement. They also allow us to know exactly when to expect the first runner to each checkpoint on the course. If only I could hire more, I would. They are lightweight at 65g and the size of a matchbox. People don’t mind carrying them.” Tom Landon-Smith AROC SPORT, Director TNF100km Ultra Run
“Tracking is a must in our events now. For the 2011 XPD, we had 30,000 spectators at home addicted to the tracking. The value for events and their sponsors is enormous” Craig Bycroft, Director of AR Word Series