You can save a few bucks and time the race yourself, just buy a stop watch and a bunch of Popsicle sticks, of course that requires eating a lot of Popsicles.  Now if you time the race yourself who is going to come and if they do come are they going to come back next year and choose your event over one that is professionally timed?

Chip Timing Technology

Once you decide to have your race professionally timed, there are options to consider. You can go with the old fashioned pull tag method, this is manual and requires keeping the runners in chutes, and a person typing bib numbers, and hitting a button each time a runner crosses the finish line.

We are in the 21st century; do you really want to hire a timing company that does things manually.  At some point you’re going to want to move towards chip timing, so why wait?  If you were looking for a word processor would you buy a typewriter?

At Colorado Race Timing we use the IPICO chip timing system.  If you’re looking for the technical details, check out the IPICO website.  I’m going to break it down in layman terms: When you’re at the grocery store, going through the self- checkout line, you scan your Popsicles at the counter.  In a nutshell that’s RFID technology, that’s chip timing.  That UPC barcode that you scanned, that’s the “timing chip.” When the runners cross the finish line, we know who that individual is, their age, gender, age group and the exact time that they crossed the finish line.  When you have all of that information, timing becomes less complicated and you’ve reduced errors.

Cost and Value

The BolderBoulder uses the IPICO timing system.  If the IPICO timing system is the correct choice for the BolderBoulder, it will work for you.

Colorado Race Timing is not the cheapest timing company out there but we’re also not the most expensive.  Warren Buffet once said “Price is what you pay.  Value is what you get.”  At Colorado Race Timing, you’re going to get value.

Free Race Promotion

We time races and we promote races.

Colorado Race Timing is owned by the same people who operate which is Colorado’s number one running website; bringing in over 120,000 visits per month.  We will advertise your race with a rotating logo for two months prior to your race, include your race in our monthly E-Blast (40,000 Colorado runners) and feature your race on the front page of RunColo a week before the race.  Then we will cross promote your event on Facebook where we have over 4,600 friends.

All of that is done for free and we promise you no other timing company can come close to marketing a race like us.

Race Management & Equipment Rental

We offer race equipment rental.  We will rent you everything you need to put on a race, (with the exception of port-o-potties… and we do not plan to get into that business anytime soon).  We also provide course management services. We can lay out your course before the race. Remember outsource what you don’t know to the experts.

At Colorado Race Timing we know timing and course management.

Contact us for a quote; we look forward to making your event a success.

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    The Arthritis Foundation and the Denver Jingle Bell Run thoroughly enjoyed working with Simon and Colorado Race Timing. Simon was professional and a pleasure to work with before, during and after the race. Thank you for your help in making the 2010 Denver Jingle Bell Run a success.
    Jingle Bell Run 5k, Denver, CO

    Colorado Race Timing provided professional and accurate chip timing service for the 2nd Annual Ram Run 5K Run/Walk at Green Mountain High School. Colorado Race Timing was ready to help well over 300 participants on the day of the race. Colorado Race Timing was prepared and worked to have all participants results posted as soon as the race finished and had them online by that afternoon. We are a small race that is getting bigger and Colorado Race Timing helped us make the jump from a small affair into a well organized event. I would highly recommend Colorado Race Timing.
    Ram Run 5k, Lakewood, CO

    We were very impressed with Colorado Race Timing, everything seemed to be right on. Colorado Race Timing was great to work with; nice and friendly. Colorado Race Timing went above and beyond, thank you!
    Alley Loop Nordic Marathon, Crested Butte, CO


Colorado Race Timing is based out of Centennial, CO. We can assist you with course management and can rent your event about everything that you need to put on a successful race. Continue Reading

About Us

For the 2016 racing year, Colorado Race Timing timed 102 races. This included running races, triathlons and high school cross country meets. We are a group of dedicated athletes and our entire staff is comprised of competitive runners. Continue Reading