Your versatile race timing solution

We believe race timing should be easy, no matter the size of your event. We offer a complete package, from registration to results, customized for your requirements. Let us add that special touch to your race.

Our Features include

online entry integration

Set up a professional registration page in minutes via our partner, EntryTickets. Promote and sell online tickets, manage your entrants and send your database to ESC Timing application with one click.

Late entries innovation

Eliminates last-minute paper entries and errors from manual data-capturing. Our Dial-in Registration works on all mobile phones for less than the cost of an sms.

Branded Tag Inspiration

Our disposable RFID timing tags can be custom printed for your event. Giving your brand and sponsors extra exposure. Our design team can help add that finishing touch.


Send customised SMS and email as participants cross the finish line. Include a message from your sponsor or details of your next event. Update results on your site or

Our Services


We have customised and flexible options to suit your event

  • Registration to Results: We'll handle all your entry, timing and results requirements
  • Professional timing: We'll time your participants and publish results. PC based Race Number
  • Training and Tech: Buy our timing package and we'll train you and offer remote support

Timing Technology

Whether you hire or buy these are the cogs of our timing machine:

  • Antennas and readers. We import industry-leading hardware for the very best read rates.
  • Our disposable RFID tags. We use UHF, that means 20x range and read rate of older HF tags
  • ESC Timing software. Hook up to your account on the cloud and publish to the web and direct to your participants.


The secret ingredient:our friendly and easy to use ESC Timing PC app.

  • Import database from EntryTickets or a spreadsheet. Edit entry details from within the app, even after the finish!
  • Time using RFID tags or capture race numbers at finish line. Print and publish results and categories during your event.
  • Speaker Support to magically boost your MC’s memory and Networking for multiple access.


We’re on Discovery’s Vitality Team

  • This means your event could also qualify as a Vitality event and earn your participants 1000s of points.
  • We can automatically allocate Vitality points to members thanks to our seamless entries to results process
  • Depending on type of event and distance Vitality members can earn up to 5000 points!

Recent WorksWe have timed road running, mountain biking, swimming, trail running and canoeing events from under 100 entrants to several thousand.

  • Knysna Forest Marathon

    Knysna Forest Marathon

    A popular 42.2 & 21.1km road running event held in the Western Cape in July each year. We provide a custom online entry platform, branded foot tags, our professional RFID timing service and SMS registration notifications and results.

    Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge

    Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge

    A multi-sport festival held in Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape each December. This charity fundraiser features an ocean swim, road run, trail run, mtb race and lake swim. We provide online and mobile entries solutions. Brand foot tags, race bibs, bike boards and ankle tags for each event. RFID timing is used across all events; results are smsed, emailed and published live on

    Walk the Talk

    Walk the Talk

    The World’s biggest walking event, held in Johannesburg, Gauteng each year. We provide branded foot tags and RFID timing services with live published results.

  • The Otter African Trail Run

    The Otter African Trail Run

    Voted the best trail run in South Africa and our proud partner. On the Otter runners are timed individually from when they tap their tag at the start to the final station at the finish. Splits are also streamed live from the remote checkpoint stations.

    Mountain Runner Events

    Mountain Runner Events

    A series of countrywide trail running events. We supplied the event organiser with RFID hardware and tags, our ESC Timing software and all necessary training and support to ensure a smooth timing experience. We also provide online entries for all events via EntryTickets.

    Knysna Lagoon Challenge

    Knysna Lagoon Challenge

    An Oyster Festival paddling event, the Lagoon Challenge uses online and mobile entries and race-number timing with seamless transfer between registration, timing and results databases.

Tell us about your event needs

Drop us a line


TH30, Thesen Island, Knysna


044 3822932