Automatic Marking of Athletics Tracks

Line marking athletics fields can require a lot of time and effort due to the complex geometrical shapes involved and due to the size of the tracks and fields. Especially running tracks can require a lot of work and focus. The running track lengths and curves need to be perfectly aligned and measured out in order to give the right result.

Example of 400 m running track layout with automatic line marking

Efficient Line Marker for Athletics Tracks

Athletics cover a range of different sports types and disciplines. We offer sports templates for all the different athletics types, including the different running track distances:

  • Running tracks: 200 m, 300 m, 400 m
  • Discuss
  • Hammer
  • Javelin
  • Shotput
  • Rounders

See the Line Marking Robot in Action

Running Track Materials and Marking

Running tracks can be laid out on different surface materials, depending on their intended use. Professional and permanent running tracks are usually placed on a surface of polyurethane as it considered ideal for running as well as being environmentally friendly. The polyurethane layer is normally placed on top of an asphalt or concrete base layer.

However, for school sports and athletics, running tracks are often used on grass surfaces. This is where line markers, both manual and automatic, are often used to mark out all the individual running tracks.

Using an automatic field painter, it is possible for one operator to complete a 400m running track in only 2 hours. This process would require a lot more work and more people due to the complexity of the running track curves.

We also offer templates for a range of other sports types.

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