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Sportstats acquires Race Headquarters

The Ottawa based company expands to the West coast.

North America’s largest sports timing company, Sportstats, has taken another step towards becoming the largest timing company in the world through the acquisition of Vancouver-based Race Headquarters. The acquisition means that Ottawa-based Sportstats will time more than 500 events in 2012 – up from the 350 events the company timed in 2011.

Founded 21 years ago, Sportstats has been involved in over 1,800 races, including some of the world’s largest marathons and most prestigious triathlon races. Included in the Sportstats race portfolio are marathon races in Honolulu, Ottawa Marathon, Toronto Waterfront, Toronto Marathon, Montreal and Quebec. The company has also timed over 80 Ironman races, including the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii since 2004. The company’s website provides the most extensive, searchable results database in the country.

The acquisition of Race Headquarters adds a number of major running races to the Sportstats portfolio, including the Vancouver’s Sun Run, the Vancouver Marathon along with the Victoria Marathon.

“The addition of the Race Headquarters events to our database will give us the chance to enhance what is already the largest results database in Canada,” says Sportstats owners Marc Roy & Isabelle Fradette. “Athletes from across Canada will be able to keep track of their results on one site. We’ll also be able to provide live results and updates to Facebook, Twitter, SMS and e-mail at virtually every major Canadian running event.” Our new iphone/android and blackberry application will also be made available to all events in the west.

Race Headquarters president Lorraine Davidson will remain with the new company, as will all of the current staff. Andre Yelle a veteran on the Sportstats team will also be part of the new Vancouver ownership.

“Sportstats will have now have offices in Ottawa, Vancouver and possibly Calgary, which will allow us to provide excellent service to both races and athletes right across the country,” Roy says.

For more information, go to www.sportstats.ca or www.raceheadquarters.com.