We measure road-race courses for certification, map race courses, and provide race course elevation profiles for running and walking races and events, from 1 mile road races to Marathon length. Road courses can normally be USATF-certified, in which case we will handle the USATF certification process (gravel roads longer than 5k, and trail runs normally are not certifiable). When you have identified a course that is close to the correct length, but needs to be measured for USATF certification, and accuracy, we can assist you. We are runners ourselves, so we look at courses from both a runner’s perspective and a race director’s perspective.
As of Dec. 31, 2015, I have personally measured and submitted for certification over 300 courses, whose combined course length is over 2200 miles.
Since we are based in Denver, we generally measure race courses in Colorado, and the states surrounding Colorado. While we like to travel, if you are not in our general area, you should be able to find a race course measurer on the USATF Website. Put in your state, or if you are close to the border of your state, you can also put in the neighboring state, to find race course measurers in your area. Be sure to look at their maps, as the map is what you will use to set out your course on race day. You want to be sure to have a map that shows all splits, and details of the Start, Finish, and any turnaround you may need to make your course the correct length.
Look at examples of our maps and Web pages.
List your event, if it uses a certified course.
Find a timing company. This list is growing. We are making this listing known to as many timing companies as we can, so you should soon be able to find a timing company in your area.
We host a list of U.S races that use certified courses. If you know of a race that uses a certified course, but we don’t have listed, let us know.
If you are a measurer, check out out Measurer’s Page, for an Excel worksheet format of the Certification Application, and links for digital mapping tools. If you may be interested in joining RaceMeasure, then email us using the link below.
If you are a race director who uses a certified course, and you want your upcoming race listed, send us your information so we can list your race in our state-by-state listings.
Contact us at info@RaceMeasure.com, or call us at 720-935-9826.