Ryan Chase – Sioux Falls Running Coach

$75.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

50% off your first month! Coach of youth athletes and anyone who wants to reach their true potential whether it is in the 5K or the marathon!



Sioux Falls running coach Ryan Chase specializes in developing runners as athletes as a whole, from the 5k to the marathon, as well as youth athletes, ages 12-18, particularly in off-season months, with a focus on  development and enjoyment of running. Reach out to Ryan below to get started!

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road, Trail, Track
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text, unlimited phone
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Mitchell, SD


I specialize in coaching youth athletes (12-18 years old) with a focus on development and enjoyment of running with the intent it will lead to college scholarships someday. If you need a coach for the summer or winter months, I’d be glad to help you not only maintain fitness, but greatly enhance it so you can catch everyone off guard by how fast you’re running when the next season arrives.

I also coach athletes ranging in ages 18-40 who are working to improve their time in any event from the 800-marathon. If you want to be a competitive athlete and reach new heights I can help you get there. If your goal is to get faster and work on speed as an athlete, together we can get you to accomplish whatever your specific goals are and more!


I coach endurance athletes. Depending on the study, anywhere from 30%-75% of distance runners get hurt every year. Running by itself often isn’t the best way to get faster. I focus on developing everyone I coach not just as a runner, but as an athlete. This allows them to adapt and improve faster, handle harder workloads, and reach their goals.

My philosophy is built on long term development. As a middle and high school coach, I might coach a kid for 7 years and in order for them to reach their potential I need to develop and take care of them over the long haul. Anybody can make someone fast for a year or two, but it takes patience and knowledge to develop someone over the course of several years to help them keep getting faster.

I want to work with athletes who want to become the best version of themselves in sports and in life. If that’s you then let’s get to work!


I have coached at the middle/high school and college ranks. I currently serve as the head cross country and track and field coach at a private school and helped the cross country team to a 7th place finish in the state in my first season. As an athlete I always loved to dive into the science of training and running which allowed me to have a “coaches” mind since I was in high school.


I live in Mitchell, South Dakota and was born and raised on a South Dakota farm. I am a middle and high school coach for track and field and cross country. I also teach Bible and have been a runner for almost my entire life. I enjoy running, hiking, reading, and playing, watching and talking sports.


A major influence of my coaching is Mike Smith of Northern Arizona University. From him I learned that the priority needs to be the human not the athlete. No training plan is so good that you can forget about the human being you are expecting to do the work. People first, programs second.

Another coaching influence of mine was my college coach Derik Fossum. He taught many great life lessons, but the biggest thing I took from him was “Adapt. Improvise. Overcome.” We can’t control many things in our lives, but we do control our reactions to those things and those three words always help center me.

A pop culture influence for me is Ted Lasso who taught me that negativity rarely solves a problem. Positivity and bringing others together for a common goal provides answers to problems you didn’t even know you had yet. Most importantly, believe in others and believe in belief.


I have been racing since I was in 6th grade. I qualified for the state meet as a 7th grader and competed at the state meet the rest of my middle and high school career. I’ve run two half marathons. The first one was 85 degrees and the second one was in a snowstorm in Fremont, Nebraska. I haven’t done much racing the past few years due to a nagging Achilles injury that I finally overcame last year, but I am planning to get back into racing 5Ks and half marathons before moving on up to marathons in the next few years.


  • CPR and First Aid
  • NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Cross Country and Track and Field
  • Heat Illness Prevention


  • 800: 2:06
  • 1600: 4:54
  • 3,000: 9:59
  • 5,000: 16:45
  • 10,000: 35:04
  • Half Marathon: 121:02


  • Cross country and track athlete at Dakota Wesleyan University
  • 1st place Bull Run Half Marathon
  • NAIA Scholar Athlete


Finding a coach who is a great fit for you is really important. We encourage you to email your coach prior to signing up so you can connect, communicate, and ensure a good athlete/coach fit.

Give us a brief history of your running, and this can include what distances and/or races you’ve run, how long you’ve been running, any past or present injuries, if you’ve worked with a coach or a specific training program before, etc.
Any short term or long term goals?
Describe your ideal coach/athlete relationship.
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