“605 Running Company is the number one source for all things running in South Dakota,” said co-owner Greg Koch. “We are a full-service outfitter, provide race event management, and have a robust private coaching program.”
Located in downtown Sioux Falls, the shop works to make sure everyone who walks through the door feels comfortable and confident in the store and with their purchases.
“We truly believe that the running community is for everyone,” said Koch. “We take the time to listen to your needs, ask the right questions, and use a full complement of tools designed to make your running experience great.”
HOW DOES RUNNING FIT INTO YOUR LIFESTYLE?
My lifestyle can be pretty hectic at times. Owning two businesses, raising a 3 year old, and training gets pretty complicated. Running allows me to center myself. It keeps me calm, fit, and attentive to the things that matter the most to me.
WHAT’S YOUR BEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO GET INTO RUNNING?
Don’t worry about what other people think of you or what your average pace is. Just stick with it and run. I promise that the rewards are worth it, and you will never regret going on a run.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RUNNING?
I’ve been running for 15 years. I got serious about running while I was in college. As somebody that has been described as “hyper-competitive,” I needed something that I could work on and compete with myself. Setting goals and training towards something really helps keep me grounded and calm.
WHAT ARE SOME MUST-HAVE ITEMS WHEN YOU’RE ON A RUN?
I own a lot of pairs of shoes. Typically I rotate between three to four pairs of shoes during a training cycle. Getting outside year round is pretty important to me as well, so my wardrobe is very complex depending on the season. To be successful, you’ve got to have the right shoes and clothes.
WHEN YOU AREN’T WORKING OR RUNNING, YOU’D LIKE BE FOUND WHERE?
You can usually find me with my wife and daughter around town at the Great Plains Zoo, Butterfly House and Aquarium, Washington Pavilion, or a state park.