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Race Timing

It always ends with a FINISH TIME.

Zsports are proud and active members of Finish Time which provides the latest in cutting-edge sports timing technology. We use low frequency transponders with our RFID timing systems and disposable UHF timing chips with our ultra timing systems for over 300,000 competitors a year, with the very best in race timing software that has been used to time some of the biggest and most prestigious events in the world.

For smaller events, Zsports use the Race Tec revolutionary and affordable admin and timing system which runs off smarphones and mobile devices. RaceTec Toolkit provides clubs and event administrators with an affordable and easy-to-use system that manages smaller events (up to 250 competitors) via smartphones and mobile devices. It is designed to work seamlessly with FinishTime Passport, the free competitor-orientated app created to make registration safe, secure and efficient. Together, the two apps provide a beginning-to-end system that covers race registration and late entries, timekeeping and results.

Finish Time hardware and software enables Zsports to provide live timing and results on demand to organisers and competitors, as well as a variety of optional extras, such as: a fast, safe, simple and secure registration; commentary displays; live screens; live tracking; presentation results on demand; results to web; SMS messaging; online certificates; race bibs and stickers. Added to this is our online registration, social media, videography, press releases, photography and website development services, all of which makes us a one-stop shop for event organisers who are looking to provide a top event for their entrants.


FinishTime in collaboration with partners SportsSplits is the largest sports timing company in Africa and offers a vast range of services that represent the latest in cutting-edge sports timing technology. The FinishTime system is used by some of the top sporting events inside South Africa and throughout Africa and is the only company in Southern Africa certified by World Athletics to time Elite Platinum Label events – the highest accreditation for marathon event timing.

Regardless whether an event has fewer than 100 participants or more than 40,000 entrants; if it lasts for 30 minutes or over many days, FinishTime is able to customise our systems to provide accurate live timing and results on demand to organisers, officials and competitors.

FinishTime also offers a vast bouquet of optional extras, such as: a fast, safe, simple and secure registration system developed to be fully Covid-compliant; commentary displays; live screens; live tracking; presentation results on demand; results to web; SMS messaging; online certificates; race bibs and stickers.

Events timed by FinishTime include:

  • Sanlam Cape Town Marathon (World Athletics’ Elite Platinum Label event)
  • Absa Cape Epic
  • aQuelle Midmar Mile
  • IronMan South Africa
  • Two Oceans Ultra Marathon
  • South African and African Championship cycling, road running swimming and triathlon events

Included in FinishTime services are:

  • Timekeeping & Results
  • Paperless Covid-19 Compliance Questionnaire
  • RaceTec Toolkit App for Small-Event Admin & Timekeeping
  • FinishTime Passport App for Safe & Secure Registration
  • Live Online Results
  • Live Event Results Displays
  • Live Social Media Results
  • Live SMS Results to Athletes
  • Athlete Tracking & Remote Timing Points
  • Race Splits
  • Race entries
  • Marketing Services
  • Media Services
  • Video Services
  • Announcer Displays
  • Fully Automated Results
  • Route mapping

Following Covid Regulations

The FinishTime Passport mobile app ensures competitors at events that use the app will have a Safe, Simple and Secure registration process. The app means a paperless registration process so you are Safe and the event is Covid compliant. FinishTime Passport is Simple to use but makes the registration process much quicker, particularly while Covid regulations are in place. The app has been designed to be completely Secure and POPI compliant – no data can be transferred to an event until you create a QR code – and the transfer process is handled completely offline so there is no chance of a data hack.

For further information and/or to get a quote to have your next event timed, please email us on info@zsports.co.za 



FinishTime Passport App

The FinishTime Passport app, which makes registration safe, simple and secure, can be downloaded from the: Apple App Store, Google Play Store or you can scan the respective QR code below with your iPhone or Android phone. Huawei owners can click THIS LINK for a direct download.

Finish Time Passport QR Codes




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