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Fleet Feet Sports Asheville Visit Site

Fleet Feet Sports Asheville

At Fleet Feet Sports, you will find a welcoming environment where runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all abilities receive unparalleled service and support. Fleet Feet Sports' Fitlosophy is to help you find the right ''FIT'' in every facet of your active lifestyle.

Park Ridge Health Visit Site

Park Ridge Health

Since 1910, Park Ridge Health has provided healing, health and hope to Western North Carolina.

Health has always had a treasured place in our history. From our early beginnings as a destination for those looking to experience the healing properties of our mountain oasis, the health of our patients and the health of our region have always inspired us.

Today, 101 years after beginning our dedication to health, we have never wavered in our mission of providing an environment of Christian compassion and care for those in need of healing, health or hope.

Beginning as a small, one-building care center, we have grown both in size and expertise during the past century - leading the way in the newest technology and treatment as the only faith-based hospital in Western North Carolina.

From employing the very first registered nurses in North Carolina in 1916, to offering the first 64-slice CT Scanner in the state in 2006, Park Ridge Health has participated in a number of firsts that reflect the unwavering dedication of our more than 1,100 care givers and 223 physicians to caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit.

Our strength of purpose and passion for health is also aided by our relationship with  Adventist Health System - a family of 44 faith-based hospitals  across the country that operate independently to deliver care and services that best meet the needs of their communities.

The community has turned to us in times of joy and celebration and in times of sorrow; they've grown-up in our care and have shared our passion for life-long wellness. It is in our next century of service that we want to continue sharing this commitment to health.

Character Sponsors- $5,000

Asheville Outlets Visit Site

Asheville Outlets

The Asheville Outlets opened in spring 2016 with more than 60 retail stores. They have generously offered to serve as the NEW GOTR 5k host site starting December 2016. With adequate parking, facilities and lots of opportunities for post-run fun, we are thrilled with this partnership!

United Way of Asheville Buncombe County Visit Site

United Way of Asheville Buncombe County

The mission of United Way is to mobilize our community to help people improve their lives and care for one another. Since 2007, United Way of Asheville Buncombe County has awarded grant funding to GOTRWNC at the Presenting Sponsor level.

Inspiration Sponsors - $2,500

Great Smiles Orthodontic Specialists Visit Site

Great Smiles Orthodontic Specialists

Great Smiles Orthodontic Specialists have been creating beautiful smiles in western North Carolina for over ten years. Our office takes great pride in providing the best in both service and results. We use experience, knowledge, and technology to customize treatment options based upon the individual needs of our patients. We are proud to partner with Girls on the Run in WNC! Please contact our office at 828-274-8822 to schedule a complimentary consultation at either of our locations in Asheville or Waynesville or visit our website at

Starks Financial Group Visit Site

Starks Financial Group

Starks Financial Group was founded by Dawn Starks in 1999, and she has built a credentialed and experienced team of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioners. They take particular pride in being defined by personal service, a down-to-earth approach, and plain-spoken style of communicating with clients.

To us, it allows us to provide you with financial planning, plus the hospitality that makes Western North Carolina such an enjoyable place to live.



Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry Visit Site

Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry

Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry strives to be a kids dentist in a warm and anxiety-free environment. Our children's dentist offices located in Asheville and Waynesville, NC are designed with your child's health and comfort in mind.  

Eagle Soars Consulting Visit Site

Eagle Soars Consulting

We are marketing and training professionals who are passionate about helping our clients build businesses that are profitable and lasting.

Now, more than ever, businesses must adapt to a faster pace of communicating their corporate message by incorporating new technology, but they must do so without losing a personal connection with their employees, customers and vendors. That’s where our professionals can assist.  We work with our clients on many different levels, from developing their marketing communications materials to training their employees to deliver exceptional customer service.

If at the center of your business, you place an importance on profitability based on valuing people, Eagle Soars Consulting is eager to see you prosper and grow. We’ll work with you to leverage traditional business marketing and superior customer service practices with new technology to create positive brand experiences that are founded on your company’s core values.

Confidence Sponsors- $1,000

Specialized Physical Therapy Visit Site

Specialized Physical Therapy

At Specialized Physical Therapy our mission is simple, to provide the best care to the best communities. We are part of a group of award winning private practice physical therapy clinics and have an accessible location in Buncombe County. We boast highly educated practitioners. We are preferred providers for most insurance plans and even offer very reasonable self-pay rates.

The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge Visit Site

The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge

The Laurels of GreenTree Ridge, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, provides both short-term and long-term care for its guests, emphasizing independence and high quality living.  As a valued member of the Laurel family, our guests you can count on being cared for with compassion, dignity and respect. We call it The Laurel Way of Caring, and we do it every day. 

French Broad Family Dentistry Visit Site

French Broad Family Dentistry

Because we love what we do at French Broad Family Dentistry. With Dr. Ramsbottom at the helm, we’re committed to bringing the best care available to the families and communities of Western North Carolina. As a member of the ADA, NC Dental Society, Spear Education and several CEREC user clubs, Dr. Ramsbottom has been practicing dentistry since 2007. With his expertise and proficiency, we’re able to perform efficient and timely procedures on site, including single-appointment crowns, root canal treatments, oral surgeries and fillings, just to name a few. And with the most state-of-the-art equipment at our disposal, you have the best dental treatment the modern world has to offer, right in your own back yard. So when it’s time for your next dental visit, we’ll be ready to bring a smile to your face, too. 

MADabolic Visit Site


MADabolic Inc. is an innovative interval based strength and endurance program, intentionally crafted to deliver a specific intensity and provide lasting results. Everything is predetermined, carefully structured, and built to compliment any active lifestyle. Located at 1829 Hendersonville Rd Suite 40 in South Asheville. New client introductory special is $10 for 10 days!

Wells Fargo - East Asheville Visit Site

Wells Fargo - East Asheville

Wells Fargo makes it easy to manage your accounts, order products, and pay bills online.

Asheville Radio Group Visit Site

Asheville Radio Group

Asheville Radio Group is Western North Carolina’s leading radio advertising company, reaching thousands of listeners on the world-class radio stations of Mix 96.5, 105.9 The Mountain, 98.1 the RIVER, ESPN Radio, Rewind 100.3 and 105.5 The Outlaw.

Gamma Phi Beta UNC-Asheville Chapter Visit Site

Gamma Phi Beta UNC-Asheville Chapter

Gamma Phi Beta is an international sorority that was founded on November 11, 1874, at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. The Epsilon Psi Chapter at the University of North Carolina at Asheville was established in 1992, when a local sorority, Kappa Phi, decided to become a part of Gamma Phi Beta. The Epsilon Psi Chapter at the University of North Carolina at Asheville is one of 120 collegiate chapters across North America. 

Johnson Price Sprinkle - Certified Public Accountants Visit Site

Johnson Price Sprinkle - Certified Public Accountants

JPS is a leading accounting firm in Western North Carolina, located in Asheville, Boone and Marion. They provide innovative financial solutions created specifically for small to mid-sized, closely-held and family-owned businesses. The JPS Mission: To Be Greater by improving the financial lives of our clients while strengthening our community.

Carland & Andersen, Inc. Visit Site

Carland & Andersen, Inc.

Carland & Andersen, Inc. is an experienced professional accounting firm with offices in Hendersonville and Brevard.  For over fifty years Carland & Andersen, Inc. has served the accounting, tax, auditing, and financial planning needs of individuals, families, businesses, and organizations throughout western North Carolina.

Asheville Track Club Visit Site

Asheville Track Club

The Mission of the Asheville Track Club is to promote and support the running communities of Western North Carolina by providing information, education, training, social and sporting events for competitive and non-competitive runners and walkers of all ages, races, genders and abilities.

Merrimon Square Shopping Center Visit Site

MyNewsletterBuilder Visit Site


MNB's mission is to deliver extraordinary email marketing services for companies and individuals looking for more: more tools, more media, more templates, more accessible design capabilities, more professional account options, more management options, and more customer support.

Event Mercenaries Visit Site

Event Mercenaries

Event Mercenaries has been behind the scenes offering supplies and set-up support at the GOTR 5k events for years, because events are what they do. We couldn't celebrate our girls like we do without them!

Caring Sponsors- $500

BorgWarner Visit Site


BorgWarner is a global product leader in powertrain solutions. We focus on developing leading powertrain technologies that improve fuel economy, emissions and performance.

Barnette and Coates Visit Site

Barnette and Coates

We are an independent Insurance Agency, We offer, Auto, Home, Business, Life and Health insurance coverage. We have many companies to shop for the best rates and coverage. 

THE BLOCK off biltmore Visit Site

THE BLOCK off biltmore

To be a place for people to converge in order to build community and inclusive friendships between diverse movements, where social justice issues are discussed, actions formulated, and deep, healing magic happens.

Soundbarre Visit Site


Soundbarre is a form-focused barre fitness studio located in Asheville. Their method provides a low-impact, full body workout proven to strengthen and sculpt, while also promoting a sense of focus and stress relief. With an emphasis on posture, they use a ballet barre to achieve optimal positioning in their classes which draw insights from Pilates, yoga, and classical dance. While their classes are NOT dance classes, music is a major part of the Soundbarre experience. They understand that a workout only truly works if it’s sustainable, so their goal is to provide fun, creative, and challenging classes that never feel boring. They celebrate all body types and hope to help clients fall more in love with their bodies and themselves each day! 

Ortho Dog Visit Site

Ortho Dog

All dogs both young and old can benefit from using Ortho Dog mobility aids to help restore pain-free activity. The braces offer stability and support which helps decrease pain and inflammation when the dog is active. 98% of the materials used in Ortho Dog braces is manufactured in the United States and all are sewn locally.


Cataloochee Dental Group Visit Site

Cataloochee Dental Group

General Dentistry for the entire family.

Two office locations - Clyde, NC and Whittier, NC

Sophie Magazine Visit Site

Sophie Magazine

Smart. Sophisticated. Savvy. These words described Sophie Magazine at their start in 2005, and they still describe who they are today. Located in Asheville, NC, Sophie Magazine is Western North Carolina's voice for modern women. As GOTRWNC’s Presenting Media Sponsor, Sophie has donated one free page in their monthly magazine dedicated to spotlighting our program.

Kledis and Company Visit Site

Kledis and Company

We have been assisting clients since 1971.  Our Goal is to help maximize profits, keep taxes low, and to eliminate financial stress.  We offer independent assistance and accept no commissions for sales of Insurance, Stocks, or other items.

Jennythreads Visit Site


Handmade fashion and fine art by Jen Swearington

Noble Cider Visit Site

Noble Cider

Noble Cider uses NC apples and NO artificial colors, artificial flavors, or artificial smells (like ‘apple essence’) that are often found in commercial brands. They keep it ‘true to the core’ by fermenting the juice from fresh pressed apples to make delicious and refreshing craft ciders. From tree to tap, they are involved in every step of the process. Noble Cider is True to the Core 

Sole Sponsors- $250

Home Advisors Visit Site

Home Advisors

Top Place To Find Pros. Top Place To Work.

HomeAdvisor is the free and easy way for homeowners to find and connect with trusted home improvement, maintenance and repair professionals. As the nation’s largest online home improvement marketplace, we’ve connected more than 35 million homeowners to our network of pre-screened home service professionals since we started in 1999. And, because planning is integral to the completion of any great home project, we also offer design inspiration, budgeting tools and advice. HomeAdvisor is proud to be one of Denver’s Top Places to Work and an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC).

H2PRObiotics Visit Site


H2PRO is a high quality product that combines multiple strains of probiotics with a hand picked formulation of supplements in an easy to use powder format for use in beverages and foods. H2PRO is for adults and children. It is composed of all natural components, has zero calories, no sugar and gluten free.

Summit Dental Visit Site

Summit Dental

Summit Dental is committed to providing our patients with high quality dental care in a comfortable setting. We want to build lasting relationships with each patient by listening to your concerns and responding with the best treatment options for you. All of our staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well. Our goal is to make you feel satisfied with your smile and help you achieve optimal oral health.

Asheville Savings Bank Visit Site

Asheville Savings Bank

For almost eighty years, Asheville Savings Bank has been the “local bank”. With 13 banking centers and approximately 165 employees in the counties of Buncombe, Henderson, McDowell, Madison and Transylvania in Western North Carolina, it is the largest community bank chartered and headquartered in Asheville. Asheville Savings Bank’s employees and directors volunteer over 463 hours monthly to approximately 76 unique community and civic organizations. Our decisions are made locally and we strive to develop strong relationships with our clients and community. We are proud to have been recognized for the past three years as the #1 BEST Bank, #1 BEST Bank for Small Business Services and #1 BEST Bank for Mortgages by readers of the Mountain Xpress newspaper. Asheville Savings Bank is an equal housing lender and member FDIC.

Blyss Running Visit Site

Blyss Running

Blyss Running was formed in Asheville, North Carolina in 2015 by Alyson Neel. Tired of not being able to find running shorts or skirts with longer inseams and pockets, she decided to design and make her own. Two things were important from the start. Number one, being able to offer functional, comfortable and flattering running apparel that you can feel confident wearing and inspires your empowerment and joy. Number two, supporting the revitalization of the domestic textile industry. Partnering with a small woman owned factory here in the United States fulfills both of these needs. It allows Blyss to participate in a growing sustainable economy while also affording me the opportunity to be actively involved in the entire production process. It’s a collaboration to bring design to reality and working with a domestic partner to test, fit and look after all the little details that go into creating each garment so when you wear Blyss, you feel Bliss!

Roots Hummus Visit Site

Roots Hummus

Roots, located in Asheville's River Arts District, uses the simplest, freshest and purest ingredients available to create artisan hummus that our customers often refer to as the "best hummus ever.” Each tub is packed with locally and domestically sourced, certified non-GMO ingredients, making our small-batch, preservative-free philosophy the "secret" to our success.

Roots was founded on the philosophy that community health and sustainability begins with food. As part of our sustainable business model we recycle, compost and provide our dedicated employees with a certified living wage. Our company is also passionate about teaching children to make healthier food choices and proudly provides on-going funding for school gardens, cafeteria salad bars, and food education programs at the local and national level.

Local Partners

Asheville Flyer for Kids! Visit Site

Asheville Flyer for Kids!

ASHEVILLE FLYER FOR KIDS (aka AFK) is a free, monthly, newsprint paper, just for kids! Each full color issue features jokes, puzzles, activities, and fun-sized tid-bits of awesomeness, all served-up with a sense of humor and a distinct local flavor! Ashely Buncombe, T-Bone, Banjo the Whistlepig, & Black Cloud are among the recurring characters who cover local music, current fashions, crappy products, awesome places, festive local shops & restaurants, arts 'n' crafts, health 'n' safety... y'know, whatever! WHAT IT ISN'T: AFK is not for your parents (although they will try to steal your copy for themselves, so hide it well or get two) and it is not full of boring articles about "parenting." Yawn. Who cares? Figure it out. AFK IS 100% FREE! Look for it at local shops & restaurants, as well as at your doctor's & dentist's office, all over Asheville, Weaverville, and Black Mountain. If you don't see it, ask for it!

5-2-1-Almost None Visit Site

5-2-1-Almost None

5-2-1 Almost None is a simple way to think about the choices we can make to live healthy. * 5 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables/day * 2 Hours or Less of Screen Time/day * 1 Hour of Physical Activity/day * Almost None Sugared Beverages/day 5-2-1 Almost None is also a guide for helping our family, friends and neighbor live healthy. What changes can we make in the places and spaces around us to make healthy choices easier? [5] Does my neighborhood store have fresh fruit and vegetables? [2] Why don’t I start a walking club at work (or school)? [1] Could my church open its gym to the community so more people can stay active? [AN] Can my child drink water at her childcare center whenever she is thirsty? Explore this website and discover tips for living this message for yourself and your family. Explore how to make healthy choices easier for your family, friends and neighbors in all the places you wander — school, work, faith, community, health care, and child care. Pledge to be a champion of this message. Create a 5-2-1 Almost None plan for yourself and your family. Create a plan for your organization to be 5-2-1 Almost None friendly.

Distance Demons Visit Site

Distance Demons

The Distance Demons youth running club is new for kids in grades 3-8 in the Asheville and WNC area. The club is a great outlet for kids who want to participate in distance events throughout the year. It is open to all kids and may especially attract those with some special talent and motivation for running. The Demons participate in various events – road races, Junior Olympics track and cross country (after school seasons end), and more. The kids get special race singlets, enjoy team spirit, learn lots, and become good friends. They also enjoy special fun like parties and meetings with elite runners. For more information, visit the website,, or call coach Jay Harris, 920-309-0784.



Tops for Shoes assists Girls on the Run of WNC with providing girls in need with athletic shoes.

SheVille Visit Site

SheVille of Western North Carolina is the Online Community Magazine for Women. They are a one-of-a-kind women's magazine that provides local, regional, national and international information about women's lives and education, the performing and visual arts and writing, the environment, green living and sustainability, regional people and events. Contact SheVille (828)215-2915 or

MAHEC Family Health Centers Visit Site

MAHEC Family Health Centers

Welcome to the MAHEC Family Health Centers, where patients of all ages can establish their medical home. At MAHEC we are passionate about excellence in healthcare. For 39 years we have provided high quality, compassionate healthcare to the people of WNC. We offer care for the entire family from newborns to the elderly and our providers always strive to provide evidence-based care in a professional, supportive atmosphere. There are five Family Health Center locations in the Asheville/Hendersonville area including our newest office in Biltmore Forest where you’ll find a brand new, state-of-the-art facility offering an onsite lab and x-ray suite, a warm and spacious waiting area complete with free wi-fi, and ample parking. More information can be found on our website at and all locations are currently taking new patients.

National Partners

Girls on the Run International is proud to partner with Athleta, Cigna, FOX Sports Supports, Gamma Phi Beta, SmartWool and ASICS as we work to deliver our life-changing program to more than 179,000 girls each year. These companies are vital to advancing our mission and provide financial, in-kind and volunteer support while leveraging their brand's assets to raise awareness about the program across North America.

ASICS Visit Site


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

Cigna Visit Site


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 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 health equity in the area's of children’s wellness, senior care and women’s health. The grant has enabled 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

FOX Sports Supports Visit Site

FOX Sports Supports

FOX Sports Supports is a program of FOX Sports dedicated to serving the nonprofit community. They understand that with great success comes great recognition and even greater responsibility. Giving back is not only important to the program but to its employees. In 2016 FOX Sports Supports will dedicate time, money and resources to Girls on the Run through a variety of support including PSA’s, in game graphics, event activations, talent involvement and more.

Gamma Phi Beta Visit Site

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 more than 180 collegiate chapters across the United States and Canada, and has more than 195,000 collegiate and alumnae members worldwide.

Justice Visit Site


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 for store information and to shop online. 

SmartWool Visit Site


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 Visit Site

Thirty-One Gifts

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.