OUR STORY

FTR Race Management is a Galveston Island-based timing and event management company committed to bringing organizations excellent service, results and combinations that deliver exceptional value. However small or large your needs, our mission is to combine integrity, community and fun as we aid you in reaching your goals with your event!


Kimberly Bachmeier and Steve Whitcher opened their doors at Fit Tri Run - Galveston's specialty running and triathlon store - in 2009. Soon after they decided that they needed to offer (and bring back certain) road races that were fun and community-oriented. The first social 5K organized was the Harvest Moon & Margarita Run in October of 2009. While building the local running, walking, and multi-sport community, Kim's passion and commitment to events in and around Galveston continued to grow. FTR Race Management was born in 2011.

Since 2009, Kim has assisted local charities and organizations in all aspects of event management for road races and has assisted with local triathlons including the Galveston 70.3 and 5i50. Fit TRI Run promotes local events, offers packet pickup and volunteer support, and also offers training programs for runners and walkers to participate in such events. Our event management services include course design, course management, liaison with the city, traffic and police, event marketing, race director guidance, vendor contacts, volunteer management and training.

After 7 years in business and after much research, consideration and training with the best timers in the nation, FTR Race Management is now a "one stop shop", offering ChronoTrack Live Race Casting to race directors within a 200 mile radius. Chronotrack Live Race Casting is the industry leader in timing endurance events and features services such as online registration, onsite registration, dynamic race check-in, mobile results, real-time online results, mobile and social media athlete updates, onsite results, athlete photography and athlete video. 


FTR Race Management takes pride in each step of the planning process, from online registration to timing and race results and everything in between. Our goal is to assist you in offering the ultimate participant experience. We offer an abundance of personalized management and timing services to suit your event needs and make your job as Race Director much easier and better than ever!