Kayleigh Pratt Joins GOTR Dayton as Program Coordinator

Girls on the Run of Dayton is pleased to announce that Kayleigh Pratt has joined our organization as Program Coordinator.

Kayleigh joined GOTR Dayton in June 2017 as Program Coordinator after working with Girls on the Run in Florida over the past three years. During her time working with Girls on the Run as a program sponsor and running buddy, she saw firsthand the result of the program as girls boldly pursue their dreams. “The first 5k I ever ran was with my running buddy, Chloe. She is a beautiful nine-year-old girl who carried so much strength and courage as she sprinted the 3.1 miles. It was as if she was running towards something bigger than the finish line. Girls on the Run gave her that confidence.”

Kayleigh holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from The University of Dayton. While she isn’t working with her Girls on the Run family, you can find her running her boutique in the heart of Centerville, Horse & Hare Co.

Kayleigh’s position was recently featured in the “People on The Move” section of the Dayton Business Journal. You can view the article by clicking here.

Up and Running Recognized As 2016 Run Specialty Retailer of The Year by GOTR International

Up and Running Recognized As 2016 Run Specialty Retailer of The Year by GOTR International

Congratulations to our A-MAY-ZING Presenting Sponsor Up and Running In Dayton for being recognized with the “Remarkable Award: 2016 Run Specialty Retailer of The Year” by Girls on the Run International. Up and Running was selected among 40 nominations for run specialty retailers across the country and received this award for their outstanding support of the Dayton Council.uar specialty retailer award

GOTR Dayton is beyond grateful for and proud of our partnership with Susie Stein and all of the wonderful people who work at and are associated with Up and Running.

We look forward to continuing to work alongside you to inspire Dayton-area girls (and women) to be joyful, healthy and confident!

Fall 2016 Site Registration is Open

If you are interested in offering Girls on The Run at your site (school, church, rec center, etc.) next fall, please register your site at:  https://www.raceplanner.com/siteapplication/signup/GOTR-Dayton-Fall-2016-Site-Registration. The deadline for registering your site is June 1. No late applications will be accepted.

In Fall 2016, we will be offering the Girls on The Run curriculum for 3rd – 5th grade girls, as well as the new Heart & Sole curriculum for 6th – 8th grade girls.

If you’d like to learn more about what’s required to offer one of our programs at your site, please join us at one of our information meetings:

March 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Up and Running in Centerville (6123 Far Hills Ave.)

April 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Panera Bread (off I-75, 6550 Miller Lane)

May 4, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Up and Running in Centerville (6123 Far Hills Ave.)

You can also contact liz.anderson@girlsontherun.org for more information.

 

GOTR Dayton to Offer New Middle School Curriculum in Fall 2016

In Fall 2016, Girls on The Run of Dayton will be offering the new Heart & Sole curriculum for girls in 6th – 8th grades.

At Girls on The Run, we believe adolescents bring a lot to the table. We also know that girls at this age often sort through conflicting messages about their worth, their abilities and their value. Our middle school programs help girls develop the skills to tune into their own truths and to unleash their power to live confidently and joyfully.

Click here to learn more about the Heart & Sole curriculum. And, for even more information about our programs and what’s required to offer them at your site (school, church, rec center, etc.), please attend one of our information meetings:

March 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Up and Running in Centerville (6123 Far Hills Ave.)

April 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Panera Bread (off I-75, 6550 Miller Lane)

May 4, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Up and Running in Centerville (6123 Far Hills Ave.)

GOTR Dayton serves Clark, Greene, Miami and Montgomery counties. For more information, please contact liz.anderson@girlsontherun.org.

GOTR Dayton Information Meetings Scheduled to Discuss Fall 2016 Season

If you are interested in learning more about our programs for elementary (3rd – 5th grades) and junior high (6th – 8th grades) girls and what’s required to offer them at your site (school, church, rec center, etc.), please join us at one of our information meetings. We will discuss the programs, site requirements, coach requirements and deadlines for our Fall 2016 season.

March 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Up and Running (6123 Far Hills Ave., Centerville)

April 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Panera Bread (off I-75, 6550 Miller Lane

May 4, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Up and Running (6123 Far Hills Ave., Centerville)

If you have questions or would like to RSVP for one of these meetings, please contact liz.anderson@girlsontherun.org.

Troy First United Methodist Church Annual Father Daughter Dance to Benefit GOTR Dayton

The 13th Annual Father/Daughter Valentine’s Day Dance returns to First Place Christian Center in Troy on Friday, February 12, 2016, from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.  Proceeds from the dance benefit Girls on The Run of Dayton and the Team G(race) charity running team, which is raising money for children’s health and fitness programs.

Father and daughter(s) can have their picture taken when arriving at the dance for $5, and then the picture will be ready to take home later that night. Each “daughter” at the dance will get a gift bag, and there will be craft activities and a basket auction.  It is important to indicate the number of daughters you will be bringing to the dance.

Tickets can be purchased online for $30 plus an processing fee through Feburary 10.

One $30 ticket is for a father or father figure, plus one or more daughters accompanying the father.

You can also purchase tickets at:

First United Methodist Church
110 W. Franklin St.
Troy, OH 45373

-or-

Up and Running
12 S. Market St.
Troy, OH 45373

Girls on The Run Socks from SmartWool Available at Up and Running

Girls on The Run Socks from SmartWool Available at Up and Running

Keep your feet warm and dry in this wintry weather with these fun Girls on The Run socks from SmartWool, available now at Up and Running in Daytonsmartwool gotr socks (6123 Far Hills Ave.). Coming soon to the Troy store (12 South Market St.).

SmartWool will donate $1 to Girls on The Run for every pair of socks sold.

SmartWool is a national partner of Girls on The Run. Up and Running is a Presenting Sponsor of Girls on The Run of Dayton.

Get ’em while they last!

Support GOTR Dayton via Dorothy Lane Market’s Good Neighbor Program

Girls on The Run of Dayton is now one of the non-profit organizations you can support via Dorothy Lane Market’s Good Neighbor Program. Supporting the community is part of DLM’s mission statement and the DLM Good Neighbor Program is one of the main ways they do this, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to numerous local non profit organizations over the past several years. In 2015, DLM will donate $40,000 back to the community. The fun part is that you choose how the money is distributed using your DLM Club Card!

To support Girls on The Run of Dayton, just select us from the list of organizations supported. Then, every time you shop and scan your Club DLM card, we will be “credited” with the purchase. At the end of the year, Girls on The Run of Dayton will receive a pro-rated portion of the total $40,000, depending on the amount spent by participating customers with a Club DLM card.

Sign up today and shop at Dorothy Lane Market to support Girls on The Run of Dayton!