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Frequently Asked Questions

All race numbers and related products were developed by Wally Egger, an avid runner and race organizer. He has designed and directed finish lines for events ranging from local cross country meets to mega-races. In 1982, he founded Rainbow Racing System®, Inc. and began producing race numbers and supplies with the needs of the race director and finish line scoring team in mind. Rainbow Racing System®'s innovative products have helped thousands run a more efficient race.
All races, large and small, are important to us. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales people strive to make ordering easy. To determine the best product and price to suit your needs, we encourage "Call-In" orders. Generic numbers and supplies are always in stock and ship the same day the order is received. Custom printed orders all receive a guaranteed delivery date. We supply over 10,000 events per year and have never missed a race deadline.
Rainbow Racing System® numbers are known for high quality materials, graphics and printing. We set the standard in the race number industry and remain the leader. Rainbow Racing System® was the first to popularize the pull tag scoring system and introduce an efficient color coding system for quick age group winner determination.
Our staff has actual finish line, timing and results processing experience. We are ready and willing to help with your race management needs. We can design a number that is attractive and functional for your particular event. Adding something different to your event such as a relay or corporate cup? Give us a call Toll Free 1.800.962.1011 for professional advice.
Generic Numbers are pre-printed number stock - in stock, ready for immediate shipment. Quick turnaround, and value priced. Most of our generic items and products can be shipped same/next day, click here to order online.
Quick Print Numbers utilize our pre-printed number stock - in stock, ready to be printed with your event name, sponsor, etc. Turn around time is typically about 5 days. Click here to see our quick print numbers.
Full Option Numbers are printed from scratch and have the most available custom options. Turn around time is typically between 10-15 business days. Click here to see our full option numbers.
Our quick print and full option numbers have many options to choose from. Refer to our race number overview page for a listing and links to all of our options.
A pull tag is a section below the main part of a racing number that is perforated for tear off containing information or tickets for runners. Rainbow offers 11 standard pull tags for all quick print and full options bibs. All pull tags measure approximately 7 1/2" wide x 1 1/2" high and normally have a 1/2" spindle hole and re-number that matches the large race number. Double tags have a down cut separating them. Click here to see what types are available.
Ordering online is very simple. Just go to our online catalog and choose the items you would like to purchase. Add items to your cart, fill out all the information at the check out stage, review your order, and an invoice will be emailed to you confirming your order. If you are interested in custom options not available online you can order by telephone at 1-800-962-1011.
If you did not receive a confirmation number and invoice after ordering online, please contact us by telephone at 1-800-962-1011. We would be happy to assist you.
Shipping is primarily calculated by the weight of the product, your location and the shipping time you choose. There are a few items that have restrictions and additional charges. More information, including our current shipping tables, charges and restrictions, can be viewed on our shipping information page.
There are two products in our online catalog that can only be shipped by ground. Spray chalk and spray paint. These items are Classified ORM-D (aerosol) and can not be transported by air. If you have these two items in your cart, ground shipping is the only option you will have. More information can be found here.
We have our checkout system set up so that your product gets to you in the time frame you need. However, due to fulfillment time and shipping times, it may not be possible to do this online. If you need your product to arrive before the time allocated in our checkout form, please call us A.S.A.P. and we will do our best to get your product to you by the date you need it. Rush charge may apply.
Currently we only ship orders submitted online within the continental United States. If you are out of the continental United States please call us to place your order at 1-800-962-1011. You also have the option to submit an inquiry and a customer service representative will contact you within 24 business hours.
Though we try to provide as much information on our website as possible, you may still have further questions, comments or concerns. You can contact us 24/7 by filling out our contact form located here. You can also call us during our normal business hours at 1-800-962-1011.

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