It sure has been awhile. As 2018 comes to an end I’ve got a lot to be thankful for here at 605 Running Company. I wanted to take some time today to look back at what a great year it has been and what we have to look forward to in 2019. I’ll be sharing some personal stuff on my running year and some business stuff for the shop.
Humor me while I walk though my year in running.
Enough about me, let’s talk about 605 Running Company. This has been a watershed year for our little business. We continue to be thankful for this great community. I’ve said it a thousand times before, but it still continues to be our driving force; we are a business built on building a community. We do that by supporting local races and causes.
The following list is the events, clubs and groups we supported in 2018.
In 2019 we are excited to be co-producing the Sioux Falls Skedaddle with our friends at Pink Gorilla Events. We truly believe that our wonderful running community is ready to host a top-tier spring running event that is recognized regionally. For the 4th consecutive year we will also be producing the 605 Summer Race Series!
In the shop we will be introducing new brands to the store and doubling down on our commitment to being the best local running outfitter in the 605. You will see the best shoes and apparel available on the market for every level of running including: road, trail, cross country, track and walking. Our team has grown to three full time employees, five part-time employees, one group run liaison and three private running coaches.
As 2018 draws to a conclusion I’m so humbled by the opportunity to work here in Sioux Falls. Running has truly changed my life and the support from our community has helped make my dreams come true personally and professionally. Thank you for supporting my business. Most importantly I need to publicly thank my beautiful bride Chelsea Koch for her unending love and encouragement to pursue my dreams.
You truly must be a die-hard fan if you’ve made it to the end of this blog post. We have a lot of exciting things happening in 2019 and by far and away for me personally the most exciting thing will be becoming a father. Next year my list of accomplishments will look a lot different, but I’m sure ya’ll will be here with me for the journey.
See you all in 2019!
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