Kris Kolenz

Kris knows endurance racing. She cut her teeth competing in local triathlons and before she knew it had completed seven Ironman races. Since then she's tested her mettle in various other endurance events - marathons, open-water swimming and inline skating are just a few. Kris served as the run course director and volunteer coordinator for the Superior Man Triathlon for four years and has directed the Mother's Day Walk / Run in Duluth for the past several years.

In 2013, Kris began timing races for the Duluth Running Co. and in 2016 created her own timing company, Duluth Timing & Events. Her experience both as a competitive endurance athlete and a race director make her a uniquely effective partner in producing an event. She is familiar with the standards and expectations of racers and understands the pressures shouldered by organizers. Send her an email to discuss timing for your event.

Mike Ward

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Mike has been timing races since 2013, providng quick and accurate results for hundreds of events in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. He has seen every aspect of race and event production from the standpoint of a race timer, race director, volunteer and athlete. In addition to Duluth Timing & Events, Mike is the Race Director for the NorthShore Inline Marathon, the nation's largest inline skating race.

Mike is an avid racer as well, having completed and won many triathlons from sprint up to Ironman distance, gravel bike races, and running races. He is passionate about the Superior Hiking Trail, which runs along Lake Superior's North Shore, and has finished trail races from 50k to 100 miles long on it. In 2016, Mike completed a thru-hike of the 310-mile SHT in under 9 days. 

what we do

Duluth Timing & Events provides electronic chip timing for endurance races. Electronic chip timing allows us to tabulate extremely accurate results from thousands of runners and present them according to the race director's specifications just seconds after racers cross the line. We post results to our website as well as the MTEC Results archive so athletes can compare their performance over time and across events. We've timed everything from sub-20-below-zero fun runs to multiple-stage mountain bike races, and we're always interested in working with new events.