Our Partners and Sponsors

Local Sponsors and Partners

Girls on The Run of Dayton is proud to partner with these local businesses and are grateful for their generous support.

If your community engagement goals align with ours – positive youth development and healthy lifestyles – and you’d like to learn more about sponsorship and partnership opportunities, please contact Michelle Vollmar, Development Committee Chairperson, at michelle.vollmar@girlsontherun.org.

Presenting Sponsors

Up and Running in Dayton:

UAR_LOGO_Vert2-259x300Up and Running provides you with a wide variety of fitness products, services, support, and education – whether you are a hard-core fitness junkie or a casual athlete. We are a woman-owned and operated business, and want to provide you with the highest level of quality and service. Up and Running in Dayton was established in 2005 as a women’s-specific store, a place for women to feel comfortable while receiving top quality service. Interestingly, the women wanted us to fit their men too, whether that was their spouse, father, son, boyfriend, or co-worker. So in 2006, we brought in a small amount of men’s product to fill these needs. And now in 2013, we are Dayton’s #1 full-service apparel and footwear provider for both men and women.  Up and Running has also been chosen as one of the 50 best running stores in America 2011 by the Competitor group!  Thanks to our wonderful Up and Running friends & family, in November 2011 we added our second UAR location in Troy, OH.  We have moved into the historic building located at 12 S. Market Street.

Program Sponsors


Dayton Children’s Sports Medicine :

Dayton Children's Sports MedicineKids are unique; they are not just small adults. Kids deserve care that is developed specifically for them to reach their own unique milestones—that includes athletics. At Dayton Children’s Hospital, our team of certified, sports medicine trained specialists offer the knowledge and understanding of how an injury may impact growth and how growth may impact rehabilitation. Our certified and fellowship trained sports medicine experts are dedicated to the care of young athletes through support of any and all programs that promote the health and well-being of today’s youth. Girls on The Run of Dayton provides hundreds of girls with the support, education and resources that will carry the girls on to a successful and healthy lifestyle. Dayton Children’s is honored to partner with such a dynamic and positive program.

Boom Crate Studios

Boom Crate Studios is a family of filmmakers, animators, editors and writers. We love what we do and believe in curating the right team. Those that are masters of craft who value storytelling, design, and are genuinely good people.

Team Sponsors


logo-daytonDayton Public Schools is the owner and operator of Welcome Stadium, home to the Girls on The Run of Dayton 5k events, all Dayton public high schools and the University of Dayton Flyers football team.

TeamGTeam G(race) Troy is a Dayton-area running team under Free To Run Foundation. Team members meet for group runs each week and participate in several major races each year. Each year, Team G(race) supports Girls on the Run of Dayton with proceeds from some of their fundraising events. Team G(race) is open to runners and walkers, both new and experienced.

The 804

With The 804 we’ve realized our vision of keeping Dayton’s historic foundations alive, while building and improving on them. It all started with the idea of turning the old 804 warehouse building into a urban indoor facility offering Tech Town’s new workers and residents a safe storage space. We quickly realized the incredible potential this building had, and how much more we could do, not only for our new neighbors but for our families, our friends, the people of Dayton. This is where you can work, have fun, learn or simply relax, without the distractions and demands of the busy Downtown’s corporate and tech world. The 804 is home to GOTR Dayton.

Finish Line Partners

Hand to Heart Health and Safety Training :

cache_9003161Hand to Heart is a community based training service in Dayton, Ohio. We are here to equip our community and healthcare providers with the skills needed to perform CPR effectively. We pride ourselves on teaching CPR/First Aid/AED procedures that provide people with the ability to save lives, the empowerment needed to jump into action when necessary, and the ability to correctly use an AED. What sets us apart: we are the leading training service in the Dayton area, offer competitive rates with no strict class size requirements and will train in your home or business.

Global Pragathi/DOORI


Global Pragathi is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting lifestyle modification initiatives in Dayton as well as poverty alleviation projects in India. Its mission is to achieve sustainable development through quality education, empowerment of women and youth, and preventive health care. The Dayton Organization of Walkers and Runners of India (DOORI) works in partnership with Global Pragathi to raise funds and promote health and wellness.

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Chris Wesner Law Office, LLC
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Chris Wesner Law Office, LLC provides comprehensive legal counsel to clients throughout the Miami Valley for a broad range of matters. We are proud and happy to support our local community and partner with Girls on the Run of Dayton to encourage young girls to achieve their dreams and be ambitions!

Local Superstar Supporters

Thank you to these local businesses for their in-kind gifts to Girls on The Run of Dayton.

Ashley’s Pastry Shop
Belmont Catering
Fire Sky Photography
Premier Produce One

Local Grants and Gifts

Girls on The Run of Dayton is grateful for the grants awarded us by these local foundations and funds.

Community Health Foundation

The Maher Family Fund

Miami County Foundation

Springfield Foundation  SF_Logo4C

National Sponsors

Girls on the Run International and GOTR councils collaborate with a variety of companies and non-profit organizations. This long list includes both for-profit corporations, and non-profits such as community hospitals, recreation centers, public and private schools, YWCA’s, YMCA’s, Boys & Girls Clubs, health departments, law enforcement organizations, running & fitness clubs and universities.


She is…

Positive. Passionate. Powerful.

And it is our goal to remind her of that every step of the way. We’re on a mission to inspire every girl to have the confidence to chase her dreams, no matter how big they are.

We believe Girls on the Run is doing amazing work to help girls celebrate their talents and uniqueness, and are absolutely thrilled to have a chance to partner with them. Our hope is that together, we can make an even bigger impact on the lives of the tween girls we love so much.

Together, we can empower them to Live Justice: Live Active, Live Connected, Live Together, Live Smart, Live Positively, and Live Creatively.

Known as a major retail destination for fashion-loving tweens, Justice operates over 930 stores throughout the United States and Canada. We also have an international presence in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Want more Justice? Follow us on our social channels. Download the Justice Catalog and Live Justice app. Visit shopjustice.com for store information and to shop online.


Cigna is proud to be the exclusive health care sponsor of Girls on the Run. The company’s mission is to help people improve their health, well-being and sense of security, and child wellness is a key part of that mission. Girls on the Run was recently named the first recipient of the Cigna Foundation’s World of Difference Grants, a program that awards funding to nonprofits that are committed to improving children’s wellness, senior care, women’s health and health equity. The grant will enable Girls on the Run to increase the number of participants in the program throughout the United States and potentially expand the program internationally. With support from Cigna, Girls on the Run will also distribute more than 200 scholarships to girls at schools across the country allowing them to participate in the program and the celebratory 5K runs.

A global health service company headquartered in Bloomfield, Conn., Cigna has 35,000 employees worldwide, many of whom volunteer with Girls on the Run. To learn more about Cigna, including links to follow the company on Facebook and Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.

Gamma Phi Beta

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority is the exclusive National Panhellenic Conference Girls on the Run National Sponsor. Our philanthropic focus, Building Strong Girls, gives girls the confidence to dream big. We inspire the female leaders of tomorrow. For nearly a century, Gamma Phi Beta has committed to improving the lives of young girls by not only building stronger girls but stronger communities through them. As a National Sponsor, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority provides support to Girls on the Run through financial contributions at the local and international level and hands-on local support from our extensive and passionate membership throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The Sorority’s mission is to inspire the highest type of womanhood. Headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, the Sorority has chartered 180 collegiate chapters across the United States and Canada, and has more than 191,000 collegiate and alumnae members worldwide.


SmartWool is a National 5k Partner and the official sock of the Girls on the Run 5k Series. Based in Steamboat Springs, CO, SmartWool is an apparel brand whose products are inspired by living and playing in the mountains. SmartWool upholds strong values around high performance products, conscience business ethics and affecting a positive change in the world through volunteer service and their SmartWool Advocacy Fund. They believe that the future of the planet rests on healthy, active kids. That’s why their Advocacy Fund supports Girls on the Run and other organizations committed to getting kids outside through responsible recreational opportunities.


Thirty-One Gifts is one of the world’s largest direct-selling companies, committed to celebrating, encouraging and rewarding others for who they are, offering purses, wallets, totes, home organization solutions, jewelry and more. With a mission to help women by giving them the opportunity to own their own business, we are a company with a compassionate heart, comprised of a family of individuals who share a passion for building confident girls and women. Through our charitable program, Thirty-One Gives, we have a commitment to changing the alarming statistic that a girl’s self-esteem peaks at the age of 9. We are excited to support Girls on the Run and work together to change that statistic and build confident girls.


When word got out that there was a group of young girls running around the nation together, challenging themselves every week to grow stronger as athletes and as people, and approaching their goals with focus, passion and grace, there was no question: ASICS had to hop on their path and run right alongside them.

ASICS was founded on the humble idea that sports have the power to transform lives and bring communities together through the universal language of movement. Nearly sixty years later, the synergies between this fundamental company vision and the mission of Girls On the Run has inspired ASICS to become the exclusive National Footwear Sponsor for the organization. By offering footwear, hosting local chapter events and providing on-going financial contributions to the program, ASICS is thrilled support their lifetime journey toward a happier, healthier and more balanced life through running.

ASICS is a leading performance and fitness lifestyle brand, offering footwear, apparel and accessories built for an active and healthy lifestyle. Comprised of a passionate team of innovators, designers, athletes and adventurers, ASICS strives to create stylish and versatile products that inspire enjoyment in every possible active pursuit, from running and training, to yoga and adventure-seeking. ASICS products are available globally in select retail locations and online at asics.com.