Welcome to Sioux Falls
I am so excited to host you for a week long celebration of running in Sioux Falls. Hello folks, my name is Greg Koch your Race Director. I also co-own and manage 605 Running Company, I'm a certified running coach with the Road Runners Club of America and I time running events professionally for Chronotrack. For the past year I've been focused on how to enhance this event and I've got to say that my team and I have really created some unique experiences only available right here in Sioux Falls.
We are creating a movement within our region. I've spent my entire career dedicated to a holistic approach to health and wellness. I believe the best food is made from scratch, I believe anyone can participate in running events and I'm on a mission to promote family friendly activities within my city that are available to everyone.
This year we have added The Zippy Mile to our event line-up. Our goal was to create a family friendly experience that was hyper-approachable to all skill levels of runners. Think back to your first mile. How did that make you feel? I know that I was nervous that people might be looking at me funny. I know that I felt like I wasn't a "real" runner yet. The running world and the fitness world can be an intimidating place. With The Zippy Mile and the 60.5 Move Expo we want to showcase a community of opportunity, where we break down barriers and prove that health and wellness is for everyone.
From the bottom of my heart thank you for registering for our event. As a small business we have shown how we can contribute to our community on a large scale. The economic impact of race weekend is significant to our city and our region. Many of you are traveling from out of town and out of state to visit us here in Sioux Falls. We know you are going to like it here. I encourage you to enjoy downtown. Explore the shops, play at the Washington Pavilion or Falls Park, enjoy our amazing restaurants and of course run our streets and greenway trails.
Finally, the question I'm always asked. Who or what is the Skedaddle for? The answer is complex. First and foremost this is a running event designed by runners for runners. In our running communities that can often be overlooked. Runners raise a lot of money for a lot of amazing causes. We have several fundraising goals this year with the Skedaddle. Checkout the amazing work we are doing with the Chase for a Cure. Also, Skedaddle week happens during Earth Day. Bring your used running shoes to donate at the 60.5 Move Expo read why here. Finally, get to know the 605 Race Crew for which the Skedaddle is the funding engine that makes all of their amazing work possible.
This is our 5th year hosting a half marathon in Sioux Falls. While I cannot make any guarantees on the weather, I can promise you that my team and I are dedicated to make this experience great for each and every one of you.
Have a great running day.
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