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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.
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.
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 www.drhaldeman.com.
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.
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.
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.
Hanger Hall was founded in 1999 as an all girl's middle school for grades 6-8. Our mission is to provide each girl a. superior middle school education in an inclusive and supportive environment that promotes a sense of belonging, creativity, self-confidence, personal motivation and a desire for knowledge. In partnership with parents, Hanger Hall encourages girls to develop in the living and learning skills necessary to succeed in life and to contribute to the betterment of the world.
A strong academic program woven together with art. music, drama, athletics and community service set the stage for girls to discover their passions and learn how to achieve their goals. Girls at Hanger Hall learn out loud in a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment. More than 90% of our girls come from public schools then return to public schools for high school. Our faculty has more than 75 years of experience educating middle school girls and developing their social and emotional growth.
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.
Best Bride Prom & Tux Home Merle Norman of Asheville is a full service bridal boutique carrying the most beautiful selection of designer gowns and accessories from around the world. They have trained professionals who vow to make finding that special dress simple and easy. Best Bride Prom & Tux creates a fairytale experience for your once- in - a - lifetime happily ever after moment.
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.
Panera Bread has been providing their delicious cinnamon bagels at the 5k finish line for the past 3 years, and we're delighted to have them back again this season! We know our runners will be, too!
"We bring the tradition of freshly baked artisan bread to neighborhoods in cities throughout the country."
Shoji is an upscale, unpretentious destination spa nestled on a mountainside minutes from the vibrancy of downtown Asheville. Along with traditional Japanese bathing and soaking, guests enjoy elegant slate showers, luxurious spa products, and don a Japanese yukata (cotton robe) and sandals before retiring to their private hot tub in a natural wooded setting. Guest amenities include the dry cedar sauna and invigorating cold plunge for contrast therapy. The spa focuses on couple’s treatments, utilizing the skills of over twenty-five expert massage therapists. Treatments and massage styles include Swedish, deep tissue, hot stones, Thai, Shiatsu, prenatal, reflexology, and herbal body treatments with alluring packages such as Buddha’s Best or the Essential Delight.
We offer 3 unique luxury lodging options, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Lodge features two bedrooms (sleeps up to 6), a gourmet kitchen, massive stone fireplace and private deck. The Loft suite (sleeps 2) has a fireplace and sitting area offering expansive mountain views. The Studio has an open floor plan with mountain views, living/dining area, and loft bedroom, (sleeps up to 4).
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!
Chiropractor Dr. Karen has been a supporter of Girls on the Run of WNC for over ten years. You may not have known it was her at our events, because she's often dressed as Scooby Doo! Dr. Karen has been offering chiropractic care in the mountains for twenty-five years. She has created a diverse practice, welcoming people of all ages, from birth to old age, and all cultures, abilities, and lifestyles. Her chiropractic techniques are diverse as well. She practices chiropractic techniques from manual adjustments to drop table and arthrostim as well as incorporating massage, physiotherapy and acupuncture. Her thoughtful, individualized concern and care of people has made her a fixture in the natural health community, and she was voted #2 chiropractor in Asheville in the 2013 Best of WNC X-Awards by Mountain Xpress. Dr. Karen says she has the greatest job in the world; she hangs out with people she likes all day and helps them get well.
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.
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.
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
Our ice cream, gelato, sorbet, almond milk creams and no sugar added flavors are made in Asheville with Local milk and the finest local ingredients!!
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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).
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.
Born in San Diego in 2005, Club Pilates has expanded across the nation, bringing Pilates to hundreds of thousands of people.We are excited to open a new location in Biltmore Park in January 2018. Pure to Joseph Pilates’ original Reformer-based Contrology Method, but modernized with group practice and expanded state-of-the-art equipment, Club Pilates offers high-quality, life-changing training at a surprisingly affordable price. We believe that Pilates is the path to a fuller, more satisfying physical existence. We believe that being in control of your body helps you to be in control of your life. And best of all, we believe that you can start anytime.
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 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!
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 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?  Does my neighborhood store have fresh fruit and vegetables?  Why don’t I start a walking club at work (or school)?  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.
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, distancedemons.org, or call coach Jay Harris, 920-309-0784.
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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.
SheVille.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.mahec.net and all locations are currently taking new patients.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.cigna.com.
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 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.
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.
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.