About Us

Woodinville Running Company and sister race timing company, Tortoise & Hare, are companies that have been created by George and Liz McKinnon to foster their vision of supporting athletic events that enable the vision of

  • Fitness
  • Family
  • Community

Started in 2014 the McKinnon’s have been involved in over 100 events from 100 person fun runs to races that have over 5000 participants.  By specializing in events that serve a purpose in the community, they are able to apply their expertise in race directing and race timing from the perspective of the athlete.

We are proud to be timing races with the latest RFID timing equipment. Our company is family run with all the benefits of a home town personality while using the latest and most professional timing process and equipment available.  Whether this is a first year event with 100 people or an established run with participants in the thousands, we look forward to helping in anyway we can will our extensive experience in race production and race timing.

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George McKinnon


George is an avid runner, cyclist and swimmer. He loves to see others running and enjoying themselves as much as he enjoys it! George is usually seen behind all the equipment at a race, but be sure to stop by after the race and he will give you accurate results.

Savannah McKinnon

Social Media/Timing Assistant

Savannah is our top timing assistant and handles our social media when she is away at school. All of that screen time is finally paying off!  When she isn't at college or off on a mission trip in a far away land, she like to hike, backpack and get in the occassional game of volleyball.

Liz McKinnon


Liz is active runner and cyclist. Having completed triathlons to the 1/2 Ironman distance, marathons and countless other running events, she has a keen eye for what runners want in an event.  A Certified Race Director, she has a knack for producing events that have an exception high runner/money raised ratio and is able to provide coaching and consulting to Race Directors in all aspects of event planning and fundraising.  


Director of Fun

Tyler has an extensive race timing background and is expert in course design and setup.  After his duties are performed he moves in "mayoral" form and starts greeting runners and spectators alike in preparation for his next mayoral election.