In my life I have always done my very best to shop local. The benefits to the economy when you shop local are incredible, more often than not you get better service, and in my opinion local products are far superior in most cases.
When it comes to racing keeping it local is also a priority to me. Just yesterday in the news was an article about a race supposedly in Sioux Falls called the Color 5 Mile. The race doesn’t exist; it is a $45 scam preying on a running community that is willing to pay big bucks for the next greatest racing experience. Buyers beware! When you work with local events, the money stays right here in our community.
For several members of the community running a race is a once-a-year commitment that should be celebrated. Committing to running a race means you need to train prior to your race, you have to schedule time each day to work on your personal fitness. This in my opinion is completely awesome! When you combine the personal commitment to training and a local fundraising effort you truly get something special.
In my opinion the culture that demands high dollar racing experiences needs to put things into perspective. My favorite memories of racing are setting PR’s, cheering on other participants, running with my friends, hearing cheers from my family, and meeting fellow members of my community over a post race banana. At no time have those memories ever required a gimmick for me to have a good time.
What are some of your favorite local races?
If you are a race director give us a call at 605 Running Company 271-0480 we’d love to support your event!
P.S. Friends, if you are looking for a great local race to support or have an interest in getting to know some cool people through volunteerism check this out from Tom Norstrom a local race director!
We are looking for volunteers or participants for this year’s Harrisburg Days Walk Run Race for their Lives!!
Race event is about one month away!
When: Event is Saturday June 13, 2015.
Where: Harrisburg South Middle School parking lot
Events: 5k & 10K races, 1 mile fun walk, kids mile fun run
What time: volunteers needed from about 6:30 am to 10:00 am.
Race times: 10K 8:30 am, 5K 8:50 am, 1 mile walk 9:00 am, 1 mile kid’s run 9:15 am
Exciting news! This year we are teaming up with Run for their Lives supporting SIDS awareness and Harrisburg Days Community Park Fund.
More information found here:
Greg "PEPSI" Koch