We've had two other timing Companies for our event and we won't use anyone else now. Communication excellent, quality terrific and an all around joy to work with this group. Many thanks.
Race went more smoothly than any other time we've done it! ( this is year 10). Bob and Arnie were wonderful...helpful, great with instruction and fun to work with. We've never had photos so I'm excited to see...a great selling feature for runners to see - to drive more runners in for 2016. We had NO people complain about their time, place. etc...for the first time.
Please BOOK US for 2016. We Want You!!!
The first race you all timed for us, my 7th grade son was racing Varsity for the first time...My husband walked up to him 30 seconds before the race...told him his start time was in 30 seconds. Our kid ran to the start taking off his jacket and putting his bib on (upside down) and ended up skiing with his pants on :) The results showed he was dead last when in reality he won. Your gopro videos captured everything - you fixed the results in under a few hours and that night you all had a lot of races going on.
I'm a VP of Sales and Customer Service and I've worked with your organization twice on errors and have been so impressed with your response and resolution time. Keep on doing what you are doing - I'd love to have our company respond so quickly!! Nice Job!
Nordic Ski Parent
Gopher State Events did a wonderful job timing our event this year. They were very timely in responding to any questions we had before our event and provided fast and accurate results during the event. We received many favorable comments for our event participants and plan on using them again next year.
Gopher timing did a great job at the Solstice Chase. The bibs were organized in an intuitive ?fashion which made it easy for our registration crew to distribute the numbers. The timers navigated the pre race chaos with cool heads, and all our racers were accounted for by the starting gun. They also had a solid strategy for handling DNFs and racers who switched to the shorter event mid race. All in all a truly professional effort.
We have used Gopher State Events for our timing of our cross country meet for a few years. This year was our first year we used the CHIP timing system and we would never go back to the previous "pull the number off the bib" timing. Our chute was much less crowded and with the video feature at the finish, there were no arguments of close calls because of the CHIP and video. As a race director, I felt much less pressure to stay near the finish to handle any situations that came up and I was able to enjoy myself as the director and coach and be where I should be, on the course. I recommend using Gopher State Events for all timing needs and to upgrade to the CHIP system.
We are very happy with H51 Software, LLC and the job they do for us at our July 4th 5k road race in Superior,Wi. We plan on having them back again this year as their program is outstanding and their people fast and accurate. Very professional operation...
We all were very pleased with your service last year. The fact that we had results immediately after the completion of the event was a great benefit to us as well as the competitors. Your ability to handle a “surprise” just before the event started with little difficulty and still give us the results we needed was outstanding.
H51 Software, LLC is the best of the best when it comes to event timing. They deliver everything they promise and guarantee their work.Â They have takenÂ a lot of the stress out of my hands as a race director, I no longer have to worry about having accurate results. The results are not only accurate but delivered in a timely manner.Â Your race will only benefit by having H51 software at your event!
I used Bob at Gopher State Events and could not be happier with my decision. He goes above and beyond to help make your race the best possible. I would definitely recommend Gopher State Events for your race. Thanks bob and crew!! Will see you next year at our summerfest race!
I look forward to working with Bob and Bob every year at Litchfield's annual Homecoming 5K event. I am confident in their abilities and their service. Their efforts and experience make my job easy!
When we were trying to time our races ourselves it was a mess. There was no way we could keep up, and times were not accurate. Ever since Gopher State Events took over we haven't had a problem with times. It has been a savior!
Really appreciate the professionalism of the way you guys do things. Nothing flashy, just good results, and fast! Thanks for the emails, pictures, and great timing. Keep up the good work!
Hangar 51software did a great job in helping us with the 2004 "Stride for Fitness" 5K and 10K races, here in Rochester, MN. They helped us pre-race, by providing electronic registration. They provided excellent race data collection and scoring. Post-race results were available quickly after the races, with updates as we needed them; this helped us with our post-race award ceremony. Hangar 51 also helped us with electronic posting of final race results and getting the results of our races electronically to our local newspaper. Race services provided, were professional, pleasant, and helpful. We plan to use Hanger 51 to help us with our races again next year.
I am just a recreational rider, but I am so impressed with your technology. I thoroughly enjoy reviewing the records you assemble each year. Keep up the great work.
Our Pumpkin Run & Walk event has a great relationship with the crew at Gopher State Events. We needed help with professional timing, results, finish line management and building a participant database, and we found a perfect solution for our race with Gopher State Events. The staff are very easy to work with, respond quickly to questions, and they take care of the little things that need to be done behind the scenes leading up to race day, on race day, and post-race. We like the energy and enthusiasm they have for running and endurance events on race day, it really adds to the atmosphere of our event. Most of all, we trust them to take care of the very important and stressful details of precisely timing the race, tracking finishers, and producing accurate results. We have used Bob and his staff for six consecutive Pumpkin Run races, and we plan to use them again this year.
Thank you Bob, and your co-workers in timing. I have been a FORTUNATE event participant at several of the running events you have handled and continue to time. I appreciate all of your technical expertise, particularly the reporting to Mike Setter the results on certified courses, without a lot of begging and prodding to do so. MANY runners benefit from this generous priority placement of top timing in all the details and physical technicalities involved. May you continue the great gift to MN runners that you have open-mindedly honed to great respectful standards---and may it rub off in several other directions for event managers to benefit from witnessing or sharing what you feel runners want, support, and appreciate.Thank you Bob, and your co-workers in timing. I have been a FORTUNATE event participant at several of the running events you have handled and continue to time. I appreciate all of your technical expertise, particularly the reporting to Mike Setter the results on certified courses, without a lot of begging and prodding to do so. MANY runners benefit from this generous priority placement of top timing in all the details and physical technicalities involved. May you continue the great gift to MN runners that you have open-mindedly honed to great respectful standards---and may it rub off in several other directions for event managers to benefit from witnessing or sharing what you feel runners want, support, and appreciate.
I have been using Gopher State Events (formerly MyVIRA) for several years and they continue to enhance their services and provide great service. The addition of chip timing is fantastic. The accuracy, efficiency and calmness of the finishing area and result tabulation process with the chip timing was so stress free. Their investment into this technology only reinforces their commitment to provide timing and race management service second to none.
Our entire experience from start to finish was superior. Contract was straightforward, communications were clear. Management of same day entries was the best we've ever seen in our ten year history of our race. Results were accurate and quickly distributed. I highly recommend this team.
Best timing guys - ever! @bobbabuoy Gopher State Events rockitout! Even thru torrential flooding!