Simon Escorcia is the owner and founder of Colorado Race Timing, LLC. He grew up in Nauvoo, Illinois and in Burlington, Iowa where he graduated from Notre Dame High School. Simon then attended Luther College in Iowa where he ran track and cross country for the Norse. After obtaining his BA, he earned his MBA from Iowa’s St. Ambrose University.
In 2007, Simon realized that the corporate world was not for him and started planning his escape. The two things that he knew and loved most were entrepreneurship and running, he just had to figure out how to combine the two. Simon launched RunColo.com in January 2007 and it has now grown to be Colorado’s most popular running website. His next venture was Colorado Race Timing, LLC, which he established in 2008.
Simon balances race timing with running and competed in 20 races in 2011, including a 2:43:50 PR at the 2011 LA Marathon where he was 46th out of 19,887 finishers. He also completed the 2011 TransRockies Run, a 120 mile six-day stage race in the Rockies, where he and his teammate finished sixth in the open men’s division.
Nic Borneman has been working with Colorado Race Timing since September 2010. He grew up in Indiana and attended the Kelley School of Business: Indiana University Bloomington where he obtained a BS in Marketing and Operations Management. He currently works as an operations production manager for a mortgage-backed securities firm downtown Denver. In 2011, Nic completed the Tough Mudder in Beaver Creek, Colo.
Lori Walker has worked for Colorado Race Timing since October 2010. She is a Colorado native and attended Broomfield High School where she was one of the state’s top track athletes. After high school, her running talent took her to Western State College on a cross country and track scholarship. As a collegiate, she earned All-American recognition.
Lori is now one of the top women runners in the state of Colorado and is a member of the prestigious adidas/Boulder Running Company race team. When she is not out helping Colorado Race Timing on the weekends, she’s likely out competing in a local road race.
Kylee Schuler started with Colorado Race Timing in April of 2012. She grew up in Chambersburg, PA and attended the University of Richmond on a running scholarship. Kylee currently resides in Boulder, Colo. where she is going back to school at Metro State University to obtain a degree in Nutrition.
Kylee’s notable running accomplishments include a 1:20:03 at the 2012 Philadelphia Half Marathon, a 2:49:03 at the 2011 Chicago Marathon and she holds the 10K school record at Metro State University with a 35:45.04, which she ran at the Mount SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.
Seth Kelly started with Colorado Race Timing in the summer of 2011. Seth attended Luther College, in Decorah, IA where he ran track and cross country for the Norse. In 2011, Seth ran Grandma’s Marathon, his first marathon with an impressive time of 2:34:22. He currently works for Runners Roost and has found marathon running to be too short in distance and is now focusing on ultras, where he recently ran Rocky Racoon 100 miler in 16:48:32 for fourth place overall.
Dan Verdi has been with Colorado Race Timing since July of 2011. Dan ran collegiately at the University of New York at Oneonta and obtained his masters degree in advertising from Syracuse University. He holds a marathon PR of 2:34:58 which he ran at the Chicago Marathon and still races a couple of marathons per year. Dan resides in Denver and works in advertising.
Ryan Kircher started with Colorado Race Timing in March 2011. He grew up in Boulder and attended Fairview High School before spending eight years at the Colorado School of Mines where he earned a Metallurgical Engineering degree. He currently resides in Evergreen, Colo. and makes titanium implants for a small medical device company in the Golden. Despite living in one of the best running cities in the country, Ryan only recently began distance running. He has always enjoyed spending time in the mountains and if you add up all of the nights he’s spent camping and backpacking in the Rockies, it is well into the 100s. For the past three years, Ryan would label himself a “trail runner,” but periodically ventures onto the roads to test his legs in a marathon.
Ryan’s notable running accomplishments include a 2:50 at the 2011 Boston Marathon, a 21:24 at the 2010 Leadville 100, and a 5:20 run from the South Rim to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon while wearing a hot dog costume on Halloween weekend, 2011. Last year he ran the prestigious Western States 100 in 19:54:47, finishing 45th overall.
Kyle Ward grew up in Rochester, Minn. where he ran track and cross country for John Marshall High School. Kyle started with Colorado Race Timing in 2012 and previously worked for a timing company in Minnesota. He currently attends Metro State and is earning a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics. He still runs and plays competitive ultimate Frisbee.