Our Team

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 2500 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.

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 or a large established event, we look forward to adding our expertise in race production and race timing.

George McKinnon


George is an avid triathlete, runner, and surfer. He loves to see others running and enjoying themselves as much as he enjoys it! George is usually seen behind the race equipment, but be sure to stop by after the event to get his thoughts on Ironman events, nutrition and how to never give up!  

Liz McKinnon


Liz is active runner, cyclist and triathlete. Having completed races up to 1/2 Ironman distance, 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 provides coaching to RDs with regard to approaches on 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.

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.

Jay and Steph Gallaghar

King County Timing Team

Over the last several years Jay and Steph and been involved with many different types of events which allows them to bring many skills to the race morning, help RDs to enjoy a smooth running event.

Diane Hein

Registration Director

Diane's multi-year experience is leading registration desk at races of all types, she brings a well of knowledge, leadership and a fun attitude to all of our races.