About Us

About Competitive Timing

Competitive Timing is a race timing company founded in 2010. Since then, we have grown to support the market across the United States. As a leader in the timing industry, we are proud to support over 300 events a year throughout the country. We have supported national championship events, large 11,000+ person events, and small community charity events. Services we provide are race chip timing, online registration, results including text/email notifications, onsite registration, finish line promotion including announcer, pa system, arches and finish line clock, and personalized race apps with live tracking.

Matthew Smeltzer

Founder, Lead Timer
Whitefish, MT

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I started running in August of 2009 and it was the following winter that I formed Competitive Timing. Competitive Timing was created with community in mind. I wanted to put on a couple races that raise money and awareness for local organizations. The timing part was the most fun for me and at the same time, realized that timing was not the most fun for the majority of race directors 🙂 The blend of office and field work, combined with the people I get to be surrounded by has made Competitive Timing a dream job for me. Because of the group of people I’ve surrounded myself with, running has become a major part of my life.

Travis Hutchinson

Full-Time Lead Timer
Bozeman, MT

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Travis grew up in Billings, running competitively for both Billings Senior High School and MSU-Billings. The mountains were always his home, and when an opportunity to move to Bozeman came about, only a couple of seconds were needed to debate the move.  He has been timing and directing races since 2011, and loves helping events ‘behind the curtains’ almost as much as competing in the events! For both running and cycling, sticking to dirt and gravel is preferred; but he will not turn down a road or track challenge. Outside of running, Travis is a huge proponent of proper cable management. Catch up with Travis at the end of your race and talk about runners from Montana or request any Taylor Swift song (Taylor’s version, of course) to be played, he’ll be more than happy to oblige.

Garrett Bloom

Full-Time Lead Timer
Whitefish, MT

After traveling around the west looking for a place to call home Garrett and his partner felt the pull of Whitefish, MT. While Garrett ran a little cross-country in high school he did not find his love for running until later in life. His new found hobby led him to a position as a Running Ambassador, with Nike’s Better World Project. While with Nike Garrett participated in setting up running clubs with Middle schools and a run across South Carolina. Now a days when Garrett is not timing a race he can be found running on the Whitefish Trails with his dog, Pete.

Jesse Carnes

Full-Time Lead Timer
Missoula, MT

Jesse moved to Missoula in 2004 to attend the University of Montana. A lifelong runner and skier, in college he dabbled in everything from rowing to rock climbing to triathlon. Since graduating from UM he has become a mainstay in the western Montana racing and outdoor recreation scene. Before joining the Competitive Timing team, he spent 9 summers working at Missoula Bicycle Works and spent his winters tuning, waxing, and mounting skis. He is a veteran of nearly every kind of race, having competed in Ironman and sprint triathlons, running races anywhere from 1 to 100 miles, road bike, mountain bike, cyclocross, nordic skiing, ski mountaineering, and telemark races. He’s always watching the clock and loves a good battle story from the race course. When not at the results kiosk or on the course, he can usually be found exploring in the mountains with his wife, Kailee, and their dog, Kava.

Pete Frank

Full-Time Lead Timer
Whitefish, MT

Pete grew up in Helena, Montana before attending Westminster college in Salt Lake City. His passion for running grew in college while he competed for their track and cross country teams. After graduating he moved back to Montana and up to the Flathead Valley. Welcomed by the community of runners and outdoor athletes in the area he began participating in local clubs and events.
Pete now spends his time chasing his running goals on the trails instead of the track. Competing in races such as the RUT and other trail sub-ultras. During the winter he straps on the skis and oftentimes spends more days headed up the mountain rather than down. Outside of running you might find Pete cracking some dad jokes or searching for local coffee spots. Pete loves the endurance sports community in Montana, watching friends and family compete in events from running to cycling. Cheering on first timers as well as watching the seasoned athletes push themselves.

Luke Galloway

Full-Time Lead Timer
Missoula, MT

Luke grew up in Iowa, running cross country and track & field through high school and college. After spending a few years in Colorado, he settled with his wife in Missoula in 2021. While Luke’s passion for running has not left him, he now spends more time cycling – competing in bikepack and gravel races, or just touring around the country. In the off-season he explores Montana through Nordic skiing and trail running. Luke loves the race day atmosphere and is excited to bring his energy to the Competitive Timing team. When he’s not racing or timing, Luke and his wife, Jenna, are usually outside biking, hiking, or floating the river if they’re not at home watching New Girl or The Office with their two cats, Jazz and Huckleberry.

Katie Koenigshof

Full-Time Lead Timer
Billings, MT

Katie grew up in Joliet, Montana running cross country and track throughout high school. A couple years after she graduated, she decided to start running marathons. Her goal is to run The Big Six. If not that, at least the Boston, Chicago and New York Marathons. She’s run ten halves and one full and a numerous amount of 5Ks and 10Ks. When it’s nice out you can find her and her boyfriend Thomas enjoying the outdoors on a disc golf course or exploring/enjoying the beauty of Montana. In the winter you can find them in Denver cheering for the Colorado Avalanche (Go AVS!) or up on the mountain. Katie is a huge fan of the Harry Potter franchise; she can tell you all about the Wizarding World! It’s LeviOsa not LeviosA….! When at home relaxing you can find them watching Gilmore Girls or The Golden Girls with their feisty, fluffy cat Simba.

Russell Kujala

Seasonal Full-Time Lead Timer
Kalispell, MT

Russell grew up in Plains, running cross country and track for Plains High School. He attended the University of Montana Western and ran for the school’s first country team as well as their returning track program. Helping others enjoy an active life has been one of his passions with stints coaching track, wrestling, and leading intramural sports in Western Montana. Russell loves the finish line atmosphere and watching others reach their goals. Running is still a big part of his life, along with hiking, biking, skiing, and paddle boarding with friends and family.

Amanda Hart

Seasonal Full-Time Lead Timer
Red Lodge, MT

Amanda is a New Hampshire native who chased snow and education to Missoula, Montana. Building trails and fighting fires for the Forest Service brought Amanda all over the country but she could never quite shake Montana. Amanda grew up racing skis and bikes but found her passion wandering around wild places looking for powder. Chasing friend, and CT teammate Kristen around the trails has reignited her passion for running and she loves a long adventure with lots of sparkles, costumes and meat snacks. Red Lodge and Cooke City are now home where you can find her, husband, Austin, and handsome dog Zircon
exploring all Montana has to offer.

Calm before the storm! #competitivetiming #3/4minuscykeltur #gravelride ...

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Beautiful place to be for the weekend with a great team! @uw_cherryblossomrun #competitivetiming ...

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And they’re off! The 2024 Seattle Cherry Blossom 5k is underway.
Come on down to the University of Washington campus to see the finishers and enjoy the cherry blossoms!
#competitivetiming #seattlecherryblossom5k #racethebloom
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For the first time since I started timing races, I actually got to spend a Thanksgiving outside the tent! Thanks lukeagalloway for making the magic happen so I could get out and give Cora a proper first Thanksgiving morning experience. Gradually getting the hang of racing with a stroller.

#competitivetiming #runwildmissoula #thanksgivingrun #strollerrunning
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Fall is generally the time to take a break from racing. "Off season" doesn`t have to be a break from training. Focus on new ways to train - ski, skate, fat bike - or focus on technique and get better at the things you love. Slow down. Find a buddy and get to a swim class - masters or lessons - meet new people AND have fun! Bozeman, Whitefish, Missoula, Billings, Great Falls....where are your workouts??

#bozemantriathlon, #whitefishlaketri, #greatfallsswimming, #racemontana #competitivetiming #msubillingstriathlon #montanamastersswimming

#bozemantriathlon
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The 2023 @missoulamarathon timing crew. We love being part of this race! #competitivetiming ...

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Knocking out that final corner to find a hamburger
#running #govcup #Helena #Montana #racing #competitivetiming #fitness #traveling
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2023 Seattle UW cherry blossom half marathons are off and racing. @uw_cherryblossomrun
#legionofbloom #competitivetiming
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Beautiful brisk morning for Pub 317’s Run to the Pub in Bozeman, MT! @bozemanrunningco @runtothepub
#competitivetiming
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A little mud season timing with some new team members. Welcome to the team @pete_frank_ and Russell Kujala. (a couple others will make an appearance on here soon 🙂 #competitivetiming ...

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Come one, come all for the greatest show under the lights! Rolling Thunder Cyclocross! rollingthundercx
#cyclocross
#competitivetiming
#cycling
#crossishere
#fitbythunder
#rollingthundercx
#cxfever
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Register and race info in bio
🎥 missoulaunderground

#fitbythunder
#rollingthundercx
#cyclocross
#crossisboss
#crossishere
#competitivetiming
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#fitbythunder
#rollingthundercx
#cyclocross
#crossisboss
#crossishere
#competitivetiming
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Speed, Grit, Determination.
Missoula Cyclocross.

#cyclocross #missoulacyclocross #sagetitanium #competitivetiming
📸 jim_sevaly
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Even Bernard Lagat trusts his results with Competitive Timing! @lagat1500 is one of the most decorated distance runners of all time and one of the nicest guys: 5 time Olympian, has multiple American records, and ran the second fastest 1500m of all time. It was great seeing him support @robertsrunmt and the Play Like Robert Foundation this weekend!

#playlikerobert
#runlikerobert
#competitivetiming
#lagat
#bernardlagat
#olympics
#running
#distancerunning
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The @cirqueseries kicked off today at Brighton! If you’re a mountain runner put these on your calendar! Results per usual on our website ⏱

#competitivetiming #trailrunning #mountainrunning #racetiming #running #pushpeaks #cirqueseries
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Big races or small, we’ve got you covered! Pumped to have @bibrave’s number one ranked race @missoulamarathon back in person this year!

Repost🎥@runwildmissoula

#competitivetiming
#marathon
#halfmarathon
#results
#chiptiming
#running
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Just a little awkwardly navigating the Missoula XC descent last night at tgifmtb presented by mtcx___. So looking forward to the rest of the series. Great shot jim_sevaly!
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#mtcx #tgifmtb #marshallmountain #missoula #montana #mtb #competitivetiming
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Garrett Bloom crushing it. We’re proud of you! #competitivetiming ...

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Always great when our team can race!
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Thank God it’s MONDAY!!! #YummyTribe 💃🏽💃🏽 I’m on the trail starting my week before my birthday with new discoveries!! WHOOHOOO!!

Dust off those dreams those visions those hopes for your life!! Put back on the table your #grandesthighestvision for your life!!! You deserve to live the life of legends!

Remember are you gonna go with #DivineTiming or #CompetitiveTiming ???
Asking for a friend 👀

Do you have your tickets yet TRIBE!! This is Happening TOMORROW !! Whooohooo

HOW TO BE YUMMY AF² {Alpha Fierce Feminine} Part 2
April 26 - 4pm PST | 7pm EST
Ticket link in bio ☝🏾$35

Its Part 2 of helping Alpha Females shift into their Feminine Yin energy.

The response was so great we had to do it again with an added "Yum Yin" Dating & Relationship bonus sauce!

If you were with me for YUMMY AF² Pt1 consider this a review if you missed  Pt 1, no worries, I can`t wait to give you the original recipe with the added bonus sauce of "3 Yum Yin" Dating & Relationship "must knows" that will have you change the way you do disagreements in relationships forever.  If dating or relationships have ever left you confused and exhausted after a disagreement wondering what just happened this session is not to be missed. 

See u there!

xx
Dahn

#Workshops
#FeminineEnergy
#RelationshipCoaching
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