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RACE DIRECTORS! Reserve your crew for your 2024 event NOW!

Pretzel City Sports is now taking timing reservations for 2024 events. Don’t’ wait, book us now! In the fall of 2023, we had dates that were 100% booked and for which we had to turn work away, despite us having more crews than almost any timer in the East. Be SURE to get your reservation… Continue Reading

For almost 27 years, Pretzel City Sports, Reading, PA has provided outstanding (yet surprisingly affordable) race timing, management & promotion services primarily in Central and Eastern PA, but also in NJ, DE and MD. Our low fees for timing your event, while helping you to both plan and promote it (unmatched in the timing business), has made us one of the busiest timers in the East; we time approx 500 events a year. Our rates are so low that we can often time races 2-3 hours away & still save an event money compared to their "more local" timers.  While specializing in running, PCS also times duathlons, triathlons, adventure races, mud runs, glow runs, color runs, distance swims, you name it!!  We have timed everything from 1Mile runs to a triathlon that covered 3 states, 6 minute races to 24 hours ultras, and races with as few as 15-20 entries to as many as 1500+.    

How did we get to be one of the most sought-after timers around, despite never having advertised or solicited new business?  “Outstanding service” at “below market” prices!  In fact, 95% of all of our new business comes from people that have been referred to us from other satisfied customers. 

The primary services that Pretzel City provides include:

  • Race Day Timing & Start/Finish Line Management
  • Event Design Consulting
  • Race Promotion
  • Online Registration Services

What makes us “different?” Well, we hold 20-30 races of our own each year and have been directing races for over 3o years. But there's more! Most timers show up on raceday, time your event and then leave; PCS is there to help you FROM DAY 1!  You get unlimited free phone & email consulting on things such as your location, date, race app/flyer, pricing, awards, sponsorship campaigns, online registration, etc. This help is especially crucial to first year races or races that have historically not drawn well. Our timing also comes with free promotional tools that, if used properly, make the race well known and, as such, often more successful.  And, once raceday arrives, we assist the organizer extensively with race day tasks that are over & above just the timing of the event; the announcing  if requested, the calculation of award winners, the posting of results on the Internet, etc. And ALL this comes at a price lower than most other timers, none of which supply this level of support despite being higher priced than us.

Our staff, many of whom are experienced runners, make sure that your event has the things that runners truly value; accurate timing, quick & immediate results, an easily identified start/finish line, online posting of your results, etc. We KNOW what racers want because WE race too!

Why make “holding a race” harder than it needs to be?  PCS makes your event easier to hold, better publicized and more profitable. Call us today at 610-779-2668 or email us at to find out what PCS can do for you!