Ben Dirks

Why were you drawn to working at running central?  I am a runner myself and loved the idea of getting paid to talk about all things concerning running and being active/healthy.

What do you like most about working at running central?  The people!  Staff and customers included!

What do you like doing outside of Running Central? My parents are responsible for making me an active person.  I started ice skating when I was 3 years old.  I played competitive ice hockey from age 5 to 19 growing up.  I also started running in 6th grade to stay in shape for hockey.  Currently, I stay active by playing hockey when I can and running.  My favorite distance is half marathon and my personal best is 1:38.  My current goals stay healthy so I can enjoy chasing my son around for years to come!
Start date:   August 2016
Hometown:  Currently Washington, IL (that could be changing very soon though)
Current shoe of choice:  Currently running in Saucony Hurricane and New Balance 860