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ReacTime Championship Software

ReacTime Championship Software allows users to record, analyze, and manage reaction times and relative power traces captured with ReacTime false start analysis technology. The software interfaces with the ReacTime Command Center to establish whether a false start has been commited (as defined by the World Athletics). The Championship software can also send reaction data directly to FinishLynx where it can be integrated with photo finish results.
"It's amazing how similar the ReacTime software is to FinishLynx. It makes teaching and using the software extremely easy." - Scott Chadez

The ReacTime Championship software imports start data from the ReacTime Command Center to a computer for analysis. While the Championship software is not required for the operation of a ReacTime Championship system, its use allows meet officials to view, analyze, and print athlete reaction data and graphs while track-side from a laptop or netbook.

  • Detect false starts using World Athletics standards
  • Accurate to 1/1000th of a second
  • View, analyze, and print reaction data immediately after it’s recorded
  • Access reaction data while track-side using a laptop or netbook
  • View waveform graphs for every athlete
  • View and compare gun-to-motion time intervals accurate to 1/1000th of a second

“In competitions held under paragraphs 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.6 of International Competition definition and for any performances submitted for ratification as a World Record under Rules 32 and 34 of the Competition Rules, the starting blocks shall be linked to to a World Athletics certified Start Information System. This system is strongly recommended for other competitions.

Note: In addition, an automatic recall system, within the Rules, may also be used.” –World Athletics TR15.3 (2020)

“When a World Athletics certified Start Information System is in use, the Start and/or an assigned Recaller shall wear headphones in order to clearly hear the acoustic signal emitted when the System indicates a possible false start (i.e. when the reactime time is less than 0.100 second). As soon as the Start and/or Recaller hears the acoustic signal, and if the gun was fired, there shall be a recall and the Starter shall immediately examine the reactime times and other available information from the Start Information System in order to confirm which, if any, athlete(s) is/are responsible for the recall.

Note: When a World Athletics certified Start Information System is in operation, the evidence of this equipment shall be used as a resource by the relevant officials to assist in making a correct decision.-World Athletics TR16.6 (2020)

ReacTime Datasheets
NameFile Size
ReacTime Product Datasheet664.1 KBDownload
ReacTime Manuals
NameFile Size
ReacTime Championship 2.02 Release Notes150.8 KBDownload
ReacTime Championship 2.00 Release Notes173.8 KBDownload
ReacTime 1.20 Manual 2.8 MBDownload
Spanish - ReacTime Software Manual Version 1.302.7 MBDownload
ReacTime Quick-Start Guides
NameFile Size
QSG - ReacTime Championship Setup2.4 MBDownload
QSG - ReacTime Official Starter Instructions12.6 KBDownload
QSG - ReacTime Recall Starter Instructions12.7 KBDownload
ReacTime Software
NameFile Size
ReacTime Championship Software 2.041.8 MBDownload
Spanish Language file for ReacTime Championship Software33.3 KBDownload
Product Version: 3.6.4