I:40 Race Service was founded by Martin & Jessica Updike and we are based out of Muskogee, OK. Our primary service is race timing, but we offer everything you need to put on a race including race planning, course measurement & certification, promotion, and awards.
The name I:40 has a double meaning. The first is a reference to the passage in Isaiah 40 and the second is a reference to the interstate highway that runs through our primary service area in Oklahoma. Isaiah 40:21-31 is a great passage about the sovereignty of God and how He can empower us in spite of weaknesses. In athletics, or any part of life for that matter, there is always a temptation to quit or to throw up your hands in frustration. In running, espically with marathons, all runners face "the wall", which is the point where you want to do anything in the world but run. I've meditated on that passage to help get through the "the wall" while running marathons and also during other challenging times in life.
The purpose of the company is to promote running in Northeast Oklahoma area and to help organiztions put on races to raise funds for their charity, cause, or mission. If you are a race organizer or are considering putting on race, we would love to talk with you about your race and what services we can offer. Please click here to send us a message or feel free to give us call.
If you choose I:40 as your race management and race timing company we will work with you through out the planning and promotion of your race to help you reach your goals for turn out and fundraising. On race day we will handle everything involved with conducting the race and will make sure that every runner that finishes has an accurate time and great experience.
We use chip timing system with and offer live results and printed results which we post and update through out the course of the race. We strive to get the age group results finalized and printed as soon as possible so awards ceremonies can happen before runners start to leave.
Included in our race timing is our race management services which will provide you help with race planning, promotion, marketing, and online registrations. If your race isn't successful, then we aren't successful either, so we want to make sure that we can help wherever needed.