An Easier Time: Bellin Run Ditches Shoe-Worn Chips

April 2, 2015

Bellin Run participants, your race morning just got a little easier.

New for 2015, Green Bay’s signature 10K race is doing away with shoe-worn timing chips in favor of timing mechanisms built into your race bib. That means no keeping track of that extra piece of plastic, no unnecessary fiddling with your shoelaces, and no tying and re-tying because — darn it — how do you get the thing to stay right-side up?

“For runners and walkers, the major benefit is convenience,” said Bellin Run executive race director Randy Van Straten. “This not only makes race day easier for our participants, but also eliminates the chance that someone will show up having forgotten his or her chip. If you’ve got your bib, you’ve got your chip.”

Computerized chip timing provides participants with an accurate individual time for completion of the 10K (6.2-mile) Bellin Run course. Runners and walkers’ chips measure their time as they cross the start line, halfway point and finish line.

Register today for the 39th annual Bellin Run on June 13, 2015. Visit  for more information.