Testimonials From Our Clients
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This was our first year working with Finish Line Timing after using our previous timing company for the past 7 years. We were nervous moving to a new timing company as a few of our events are unique and have a few challenges for the timer. Paul put all of my worries to rest and is absolutely amazing to work with. We used Paul for 3 separate events this year; a triathlon, a stair climb, and a trail series (5k through 50k). Every single race went off without a hitch in large part to Paul and his crew. Paul does everything he can to make the race organizers job as easy as it can be. He is extremely knowledgeable and willing to help make your event the best that it can be. We will continue to use Paul for all of our races/events for the Town of Castle Rock.
Jake S; Race Director Town of Castle Rock
Finish Line Timing is GREAT to work with. We've been working with them since 2017 and he's timed a total of 18 swims for us over that time.
They (Paul & team) are great and have always worked with us to meet our special timing needs. Paul is responsive on the fly, has an excellent support team around him, rolls with us as things change, gives accurate and responsive information, hands out times to swimmers if they ask, is honest with billing and often gives suggestions when difficult situations arise. He's given us a HUGE level of assistance to us over the years and we are very appreciative for his professionalism and good attitude.
Our participants love him, his team and his music too. FIVE+ STARS!
Karl K; Race Director Mountain Swim Series
I have used Finish Line Timing for the past two years, and all I can say is... WOW! Talk about professionalism, efficiency, and timeliness. Paul Vanderheiden is such a pleasure to have at our meet and truly excels at his craft. As a high school cross country coach who hosts a meet at one of the most popular tourist attractions in Colorado (the Royal Gorge Bridge), a timing system is the most important part of its success. Paul is exceptional, and guarantees that a high school meet will have the same feel as a professional race. I highly recommend and encourage other coaches to contact Paul for their running contests. They will have peace of mind knowing their event is in good hands with Finish Line Timing.
Marcy E; Race Director Canon City High School Cross Country
We used Finish Line Timing at our 5k event this year and really appreciated everything Paul, the owner, provided, as well as his expertise. He is interested in your race succeeding and he has lots of helpful information for the novice race director as well as a more experienced director. He provides immediate results to the runners, which was greatly appreciated. The timing process went off without a hitch, as he is very prepared. Paul was very helpful and quick to respond to our questions. We will definitely be using Finish Line Timing for next year’s race!
Ann A; Race Director Running Wild 5k
I cannot say enough good things about Paul and Finish Line Timing. I was transitioning from being a runner to race director. He was endlessly patient in taking me through the process. The event went off without a hitch and this will be the 3rd year that we have worked with him. Professional in every way!
Mary R; Race Director Red White & Blue 5k
We have used Finish Line Timing for many years for our annual 5K fundraising event. Paul and his staff have always been professional and helpful before, during and after the event. After having poor experiences with timing companies in other states, it is wonderful to know I can count on our Denver event to go off without a hitch each year.
Mary Anne M; Race Director 5k for Dravet
Paul has proven to be reliable and a man of his word. As any race director knows, you want to make sure that the timing aspect of your event is in good hands so you can focus on other details. When Finish Line Timing is at your event you can rest easy and be confident that things will be taken care in a timely and professional manner. You might even be able to enjoy your own event!
Kenny W; Salida High School Cross Country Coach
Finish Line Timing has timed our 5K Run for Remembrance for the last several years. The timer is always punctual and reliable, and he works great with our students. There have never been any problems in getting the results to our participants. We hope to work with him for many more years to come!
Eric S; Race Director Run For Remembrance
Paul worked with us to get our 1st event up and running. Our company is not race-oriented, by trade, but we were working with the local fire department to put on a fundraising event for them. Paul was great at helping us through what may have seemed like the 'basics' to other directors; and always with such a great attitude! We'll certainly work with him when we schedule future events!
Tammy B; Race Director Sage Spring Run Off
Paul is a great communicator & his prices are reasonable for the quality of work that you get. I did not want to worry about timing or bibs. Paul was ready to roll upon arrival. He did our last 2 meets & I wouldn’t look elsewhere. In our 1st year, the only trouble we had with times was a result of my mistake. He fixed it & results ended up flawless. Last year, I stayed out of the way & everything went smoothly. Excellent guy. Great business. The van is a great addition! 1st class!
Melinda B; Eagle Valley High School Cross Country Coach
Paul and his crew are amazing and so helpful in everything surrounding the race. He has made my job as a race director so much easier.
Joel N; Race Director Edgewater 5k
I've managed several races and have used other timers - Paul and his crew excelled from "start to finish". We had great communication in the weeks leading up to the event, he handled the task of bib assignment, attaching chips, etc. On the morning of the event, his team showed up on time, got set up right away and did a really good job of briefing our registration volunteers on the process of getting folks checked in. The way Paul had things organized and sorted made the process practically seamless.From the first gun to the last finisher Finish Line Timing stayed on top of every detail - even managing some anomalies like a 10K runner switching to the 5K and not telling anyone. We even threw him a curve ball or two on race day and they handled it smoothly! Paul is a pro and his technology for chip timing is excellent.
Mark C - Race Director, Cherry Creek Dam Race, Denver CO