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Overview and History

Established in 2016 in the owner’s hometown of Rochester, New York, Overland Timing got off to a great start, securing two timing contracts within the first month of receiving its RFID timing system. In 2017, following some unanticipated events, the owner made the difficult decision to relocate and restart Overland Timing in Central Maryland. Despite a slow start, business is starting to pick up again and we’re thrilled to have secured 5 new timing contracts for 2017! As we work to re-establish Overland Timing in Central Maryland, we remain flexible for our past and future clients and will entertain the race timing needs of Maryland and surrounding regions including D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and even the owner's home state of New York!

Meet the Owner

Founder & Owner, Melissa Kauffman, was born and raised in Rochester, New York. She is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, serving four years of active duty working in aircraft maintenance. Following her service, Melissa attended Georgia State University and received her bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration, specializing in Event Management. After graduating from GSU, eager to explore the world, Melissa decided to move to South Korea and later Hong Kong, teaching ESL. It was a transforming experience and the best decision of her life. She met so many amazing people, developed new and lasting friendships, and had many wonderful experiences.

It was in Hong Kong, a world renowned mecca for competitive sports events where she was first introduced to race directing and race timing, helping a colleague organize and time ultra marathon trail races. She quickly fell in love with trail running as well as with the fun, exciting, and rewarding business of managing race events. Inspired by these experiences, Melissa set her sights on launching her own race management and race timing company. Less than a year after returning to the states in June 2015, Melissa established Overland Timing, purchased her first RFID race timing system, and by June 2016, hosted and timed her first race!

Behind Melissa’s ever approachable, friendly personality and unassuming professionalism lies a tech-savvy, military veteran with a college education in Event Management, a diverse range of experiences as a race participant and race director, and a true champion’s heart: she craves being the best, displays joy in the pursuit, and will always learn from failure. She is exactly the person you want to work with when setting up your race and the person you want in charge of race directing or timing on race day.

Melissa Kauffman
Melissa KauffmanOwner, Founder, & Lead Timer
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