Computomarx provides the finest and most accurate computerized calculations and drawings for track markings available, at a price much less than that charged by an engineer or surveyor not using a computer. When not using a computer program a high probability exists that at least one of the several hundred calculations which must be performed will be done incorrectly. The possibility of error is completely eliminated when using Computomarx as the program has been exhaustively tested over nearly forty years of use.
Here are some of the many reasons why those involved in the
construction or refurbishing of a running track should utilize the
The Computomarx program is continually being upgraded. Recent
enhancements include the provision for different numbers and/or widths
of lanes on the circumference and straightaways, allowing the 300 meter
hurdles to start in a chute, calculations and drawing for straightaway
events on the backstretch running in either direction
, calculations and drawing for youth hurdle events of various distances
and hurdle spacing, calculation and drawing of alleys for distance
events, inclusion of assembly lines in the drawing, and a choice of
three types of steeplechase course, all of which comply with the latest
IAAF guidelines. Latest additions to the program: The finish of the
straightaway events may be at a different location and run in the
opposite direction from the events on the circumference, customers who
use chord measurement can chose the option of additional reference
lines located at the apexes of the curves, and automatic calculation of
the area of the running surface. Drawings produced are compatible
with popular CAD programs including AutoCAD®. Option to
locate markings on curves in gradians. Recently the program was
modified to reflect the IAAF and USATF rule change governing sprint
relay exchange zones.
We have been track and field consultants for nearly forty years.
addition, I have participated in and coached track for over fifty-five
last forty-three of which have been on the national and international
level. My knowledge of mathematics and computer programming derived
from a background of physics research and defense contractor employment
makes me uniquely qualified to develop a program for track calculations
and drawings. Many architectural firms, stripers, engineering
companies, builders, and schools engage us in the preliminary stages of
a track and field project, utilizing our experience in the areas of
safety considerations, non interference of event areas, and layout to
take advantage of prevailing wind conditions. For many years I served
as an informal liaison between the International Association of
Athletics Federations and the American Sports Builders Association. Be
assured that all calculations and drawings supplied by us will
accurately reflect the latest rule changes by the appropriate governing
Computomarx calculations were used for three out of the four U. S.
IAAF Class 1 Certified Athletic Facilities as well as two out of three
Class 1 Facilities in Canada. Additionally, four out of the seven
IAAF Class 2 Facilities in the U. S. used our calculation. The
use of our calculations for your facility form a basis second to none
for IAAF Certification at any level.
Our price for both calculations and plot is only US$350.00 for standard length (400 m outdoor or 200 m indoor) oval tracks of any dimension. Prices may be higher for tracks with steeplechase, odd length tracks, or tracks with compound curves or other irregularities. Calculations and drawing for non-standard events and all other consulting work is at the rate of US$100.00 per hour. Prices and hourly rate may be higher for work on holidays and weekends. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you on all track and field projects. If you have any questions, please contact us at your convenience.
Some track striping firms in the United States still mark "400 meter" tracks using U.S. Customary measurements, despite the fact that all rules and specifications are metric, and that NCAA rules require tracks be measured using metric measurements. This often produces unsatisfactory results due to the mixing of the two systems of measurement. Many times a track so marked will be short or have errors visible to casual inspection. Computomarx performs all calculations metrically and outputs data in the metric system unless requested otherwise by the customer.