Girls on the Run® of Dayton expands into Clark County, OH

Girls on the Run of Dayton Expansion

Girls on the Run® of Dayton expands into Clark County, OH

Girls on the Run of Dayton will add Clark County, OH to their service area for the Fall 2014 season.  This expansion, funded by the Women’s Partnership Funds (Springfield Foundation), will add the fourth county to the council’s territory.

Girls on the Run of Dayton is in its fifth year in the Miami Valley, now serving girls in Clark, Greene, Miami and Montgomery counties.

“Our growth has been nothing short of amazing,” said executive director, Angela Lewis, “and with the strong support of the Women’s Partnership Funds we can now spread our message of health, wellness and high self-esteem to a new county.”

Girls on the Run of Dayton hosts their program in the fall and spring of each year.  The program, focused on self-esteem, team building and the world around them can be best explained by the program’s founder, “The finish line is only the beginning for our Girls on the Run participants. All of the girls leave the program with a new-found belief in themselves and the knowledge that “Hey! If I can do this, just imagine what else I can do.”


About Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity–based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd to 8th grade designed to develop and enhance girls’ competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. At Girls on the Run, trained and supportive coaches and volunteers teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. Started in 2010, the Dayton council serves Clark, Greene, Miami and Montgomery Counties. Learn more about our local program at To sign-up your school for the fall session please contact Angela Lewis, council director, at

Are you looking for ideas for your dinner date on Friday before the Father & Daughter Dance?  Applebee’s in Troy is hosting a Dine to Donate for Girls on the Run of Dayton and Team G(race) on Friday, February 21.  This fundraiser goes from 11am – Close and you only need to bring the flyer with you.  Hope to see you there!




Spring 2014 is ready to go!

Registration is now open for Girls on the Run of Dayton!  Applications are available at the participating schools.  Interested in coaching?  Email us today at!

Be a Running Buddy!

This season’s 5K will be on May 10 at 10 a.m. at Welcome Stadium. During the 5K, each of our girls will have a Running Buddy by their side for support.  Many of our girls will have a family member running with them, but others need a community volunteer to be their Running Buddy.  All volunteer Running Buddies must be 18 years of age and female (although other volunteer opportunities for our 5K are available for men!) INTERESTED?

It’s as easy as 1 – 2 -3!

  1. Complete a volunteer application at: On the form, select “Running Buddy” as an “Area of Interest.”
  2. Complete a background check.  All volunteers who are not family members or friends are required to complete a background check. A link for the background check will be forwarded to you upon receipt of your volunteer application.  We pay for it, and the volunteer completes it privately online.  It’s quick and easy.
  3. Register for the Girls on The Run of Dayton 5K at:

If  you have questions, contact Christine Sellman at

New GOTR & Team G(race) Event!

With the recent closing of Family Connection, the organizers of the Father/Daughter Valentine’s Day Dance wanted to make sure this dance would live on in our community.  And with that, we are so thrilled to announce that the Father/Daughter Valentine Dance will now be organized by Girls on the Run of Dayton and Team G(race)!  We will be releasing more information as the time draws near, but please save the date now for a wonderful evening out for Fathers & Daughters on Friday, February 15.

Join us at the Dayton Dragons!

Join GOTRD on Tuesday, May 15 at 7pm at the Dayton Dragons game to celebrate the conclusion of our Spring season! Proceeds from the ticket sales ($10 each) will benefit our scholarship fund for future participants. All current and past GOTR participants will also run a lap around Fifth Third field before the game! Complete the ticket order form and mail to GOTR, 405 Public Square, Suite 252, Troy, OH 45373.

Girls on the Run of Dayton at the Dayton Dragons!

Support the Girls on the Run of Dayton!  See them as they run a lap around the field  before the game!


$10 Lawn Tickets – Simply complete the order form and send to GOTR at 405 Public Square, Suite 252, Troy, OH 45373


Enjoy a night out in our lawn with Friends  and Family! Proceeds of each ticket sold  will go towards supporting Girls on the  Run of Dayton!


GOTR Dayton is hiring!

We are currently hiring for a part-time (10 hours per week) Program Coordinator in our Troy, OH office!  If you’re looking to take your involvement with Girls on the Run of Dayton to the next level and you feel that your qualifications match the requirements of this position, please send your resume and cover letter to today!

Be A Running Buddy!

Join us on May 12 at Welcome Stadium to be a running buddy for one of our participants as she crosses the finish line! Complete the volunteer application and register for the race at today!

It’s Time to Sign Up New Sites for Fall 2012!

All returning and new sites are now able to begin the application process for the 2012-2013 season!  Remember that schools are encouraged to have participant registration for the fall season before school lets out for the summer.  Complete the application today and send it to Angela at to get the process started!