Testimonials

Our high standards make for happy customers

 

"For race directors, producing quality events is all about choosing the right partners. Providing immediate and accurate results is imperative. DMSE Sports has partnered with Granite State Race Services as one of our preferred timing companies for over 25 years. They have timed and scored more of our events than any other company. Efficiency, cooperation, dependability, innovation and precision are just a few of the qualities they bring to our events."
       - Dave McGillivray, DMSE Sports, Inc., Race Director, Boston Marathon


"Granite State has been the timing partner of the Eversource Hartford Marathon for nearly twenty years.  In that time, technology has evolved dramatically and the timing industry has made major changes to adapt.  Granite State has stayed in the forefront of the industry with innovative ideas and the skills to implement these ideas for their clients.  They are dependable, flexible and easy to work with.  We approach each and every event with full confidence in our timing partner."
       - Beth Shluger, Race Director, Hartford Marathon


"Granite State Race Services is my first call when planning an event in the Northeast! From start to finish the entire GSRS Team is professional, friendly and go above and beyond for great results on event day. GSRS also has great timing packages for every budget which is very important for our non-profit clients. I would recommend GSRS to anyone who is asking!"
      - Lauren Proshan, Conventures, Inc., Race Director, Tufts 10K for Women, Boston, MA


"Just a short note to express my gratitude for the outstanding professionalism of your timing teams (Gilmanton and SEA) and for the quick delivery of the CARS standings, and also I love the personalized email I get as an ordinary runner."
       - Tom Raffio, President & CEO, Northeast Delta Dental


“With the benefit of time and experience, it would be easy to say that GSRS has guided us through a veritable evolution of race timing technology, but that doesn’t completely capture what they’ve meant to Pro Portsmouth and the Market Square Day 10K. For us, it’s always about the people and the Team at GSRS has been an outstanding partner. From start to finish (pun intended) their folks truly care about everyone’s experience and safety. There are plenty of things to worry about on Market Square Day, but with GSRS in place, we know that our race will be a success.”
        - Barbara Massar, Executive Director, Pro Portsmouth/Race Director, Market Square Day 10K


"We have used Granite State for timing for several years for Vermont's Maple Leaf Half Marathon and couldn't be happier. Earlier efforts with other services always came with headaches. Granite State has been a pleasure. They are always on site early and post results promptly. We couldn't ask for more."
       - Dave Pardo, Maple Leaf Half Marathon, Manchester, VT


"I have been a race director for more than 20 years and a runner for close to 40. Competent, reliable timing is the most critical factor in assuring a successful event. Without it runners won't return year after year. I've been really thankful for Granite State Race Services' advice on ways to improve my races as the technology continues to evolve. There is a reason GSRS timing is seen at major running events: you guys are experts. Thanks for your help again this year.
       - Brian Collins, Race Director, Red's Race for a Better Community, Dover, NH & Canterbury (NH) Woodchuck Classic


"The Run of the Charles: Boston’s Premier Paddling Race has been working with Granite State Race Services for many, many years. GSRS has been great to work with, providing professional timing and results! The staff is dependable, affordable and a pleasure to work with! This year we have even switched to their online resgistration services for our over 1200 participants. That’s how much we trust their abilities! We wouldn’t want to do this race without them!"
       - Meg Rivett, Race Director, Run of the Charles


"Granite State's timing expertise, dependability and race management knowledge and experience, have been imperative to the success of the Mt. Washington Road Race & the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb, for over 40 years. The MWRR and MWARBH are logistically complex events, and the GSRS team is a key partner in our efforts to execute smooth and safe events for our participants, volunteers, staff and guests. Bob's professional and personal investment in our event is the reason the MWRR has become one of the most prestigious mountain running events in the United States, and why MWARBH continues to be a premiere hillclimb."
       - Howie Wemyss & Kimberly Hoyt, Mt. Washington Auto Road, General Manager & Event/Race Director, Mt. Washington Road Race & Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb


"We have worked with the fine people of Granite State for many years. Their service is always totally professional, very friendly, flexible, and responsive. I value them immensely!"
       - Dennis Donahue, Finish line manager, Bridge of Flowers Races, Shelburne Falls, MA


"We have greatly enjoyed working with Granite State Race Services over the years. At one point we went with a different company because we thought the pricing would be better; however, it turned out Granite State’s professionalism and customer service was unmatched and worth the extra investment. They have continued to support our organization and we greatly enjoy working with them each year!”
       - Lauren Gainor, Race Director, Jolly Jaunt, Boston, MA


"Ever since Bedford Rotary got involved with road racing over 23 years ago we have enjoyed working with GSRS.  They do what they say they’ll do and have been great help in all aspects of racing, not just timing.  We could not have found a better team of professionals with more integrity and willingness to offer guidance and take care of details."
       - Bill Gere, Race Director, Bedford Rotary Memorial Road Races, Bedford, NH


"GSRS was amazing to work with! The Foley Run threw them a lot of curve balls, and they hit them out of the park! People loved the iResult ipads, and the emails with their results that happened while they were still at the race! I would highly recommend Granite State Race Services!"
       - Walter Hoerman, Race Director, Foley Foundation 5k, Rochester, NH


"We have used Granite State Race Services for 14 of the 17 years that we have held the Great Bay 5K. In that time, the race has grown significantly, and the technology used in race timing has advanced considerably. GSRS has handled our growth easily, and has seamlessly incorporated that technology into the services they provide for us. They have also easily dealt with unusual requests we have over the years. With all of the issues any race organization needs to deal with in putting on a fun, fast and safe race, it is great to know that our race timing needs are well-covered."
       - Jay Diener, Race Director, Great Bay 5k, Stratham/Greenland, NH


"As a first time Race Director, putting together an inaugural race, I must have asked the people at Granite State Race Services at least 200 questions. Their prompt replies, invaluable advice, friendly assistance and moral support before, during and after the race, meant the world to me! I asked for quite a few quick changes and they took care of every one of them without any fuss. I am positive that our 5K would not have gone off half as well as it did without the help of GSRS."
       - Sharon Landry, Race Director, The Dan Healy Veterans Matter 5k, Exeter, NH


“GSRS has been a pleasure to work with. The quality of their service is excellent. They are quick to bring innovative solutions to our race management challenges.”
       - Mark Goettel, Race Director, Portland Trails Trail to Ale 10K, Portland, ME


"The Skip Matthews Memorial Race is held on Fathers Day each year and we've partnered with Granite State Race Services for the past eleven years. They provide excellent coverage before, during and after the event regarding all aspects of timing, start and finish line management, as well as training our finish line personnel on race day. GSRS has been an integral part of our race and a key to our success. We're very pleased to work with and recommend GSRS, and we look forward to working with them in the future."
       - Denis Ibey, Race Director, Skip Matthews Memorial 4-Miler, Lebanon, NH


"We have been working with GSRS for the past three years and find them to be very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We love working with GSRS and they have completely streamlined our race timing and reporting system. We used to use a localized, manual entry, non-chip based timing system but will never go back to that again now that we found this company. We look forward to seeing them again next year".
       - Todd Waldron, Race Director, Helper's Fund 5k/10k, Chestertown, NY


"I'm glad I switched to Lightbox!  Having your support in this process meant a lot in light of my shortage of hours to do everything."
       - Shelley Geoghegan, Race Director Shaker 7 Road Race, Enfield, NH