Our Dream

Our dream is to make our programs available to all girls regardless of their families' ability to pay.  Of the 1,900 girls who participated in our programs last year, 60% requested and received either full or partial financial support.

25,000 Girls and Strong Campaign

Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run has served over 25,000 girls in the last 15 years!  Our goal is to raise $25,000 to represent all the Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole girls we have served in Greater Kalamazoo. Help us celebrate this milestone and continue our tradition of serving every girl regardless of her family's ability to pay.

Support the GOTR Portage Teams Campaign

Girls on the Run has been active in the Portage Public Schools for 14 years and we want this year to be every bit as wonderful as it has been in the past. In order for our teams to have a successful season in the great outdoors, GOTR needs to provide additional supplies and equipment for the 28 teams in Portage which meet in 8 different locations. Thank you for donating to offset these unexpected expenses. 

Become a Corporate Sponsor

Every sponsor should know that with a generous contribution you get a great return on your investment. You know that you are supporting a proven youth development program that instills confidence, respect for self and others, and a healthy self image in every girl . . . every time.

Sponsor Levels

Limitless Potential - $5,000+

Four (total) verbal mentions at 5K
• Banner placement near start and finish lines (banner(s) provided by sponsor)
• Four (total) complimentary 5K entries
• Sponsor table at event
• Plus all benefits noted below

Transformation - $2,500+

• Two (total) verbal mentions at 5K
• Banner placement near finish line (banner provided by sponsor)
• Three (total) complimentary 5K entries
• Name or logo on backs of 4,000+ 5K t-shirts
• Name or logo on 5K entry form and in all 5K related collateral
• Plus all benefits noted below

Empowerment - $1,000+

• One verbal mention at 5K
• One complimentary 5K entry
• Name on e-blast promoting 5k reaching 3,500+ individuals
• Name on Girls on the Run Website
• Plus all benefits noted below

Inspiration - $500

• Insert in all Goody bags for girls (insert provided by sponsor)
• Mention in Girls on the Run social media: Facebook and Twitter
• Logo on the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run website

Contact Melisa Ellis Beeson at to learn more.