Girls on the Run Central Maryland
“Girls on the Run is not all about
running. It is about becoming a team.” - Coach Erin
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and
confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
What We Do At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the tenweek program, girls in 3rd through 8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.
Why It Matters Studies show that 3rd through 8th grade is a critical period of time for girls. Their self-confidence begins to drop by age nine and 50% of girls ages 10 to 13 years old experience bullying. A recent independent study found that the Girls on the Run intentional life skills curriculum, delivered by highly trained coaches, positively impact girls’ lives by helping them increase their self-confidence, develop healthy relationships and feel good about themselves. At an age when girls are constantly trying to measure up to ideas of who they should be when they’re still discovering who they are, Girls on the Run shows them that their potential isn’t just enormous, it’s beyond measure.
• Girls on the Run of Central Maryland has over 65 sites in Carroll and Howard counties. • During the 2017/2018 school year, we served 2,137 girls and hosted 3 celebratory 5K events. • With the help of generous sponsors and donors, we were able to provide financial assistance to 22% of our program participants who otherwise may not have been able to participate in Girls on the Run.
Sponsorship Packages Presenting Sponsor* $10,000
Complimentary 5k registrations
Social media posts/shares/mentions
Sponsorship Benefits Exclusive naming rights - “Girls on the Run 5k Presented by” Industry Exclusivity Logo/Name Displayed at Start or Finish Line† Logo included in all e-mail newsletters Logo included in 5k-related e-mail newsletters Sponsor logo on 5k t-shirt†
5k Virtual Goody Bag presence† Stuffing of one coupon, flyer, or product in race bag† Verbal recognition at 5k “GOTR Supporter” logo provided for sponsor’s use 10’ x 10’ booth space in 5k’s Celebration Village area Logo on Sponsor page of our web site * Presenting Sponsorship is limited to one sponsor and will no longer be available once filled. †Certain sponsorships are subject to deadline dates for inclusion on printed materials. Sponsor must provide materials/information by GOTR’s established deadline. All race bag inserts must be printed and provided by the sponsor. All flyers, coupons, or products must be provided at least two weeks prior to Packet Pick Up dates. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. We would be happy to work with your organization to design a custom sponsorship package that works for YOU. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the possibilities – they are limitless!
“Girls on the Run helped our daughter to grow and to speak up in a crowd. We have seen a change in her and we are so proud of her. We can’t wait to see her finish the 5K with her friends who helped her and she helped them in their own special way.” – GOTR Parent
–Elle, age 11
Be a Shining Star Shining Star Sponsor Program Our Shining Stars sponsor program provides an opportunity for new and small businesses to show their support for our programs. Participating businesses will benefit from being associated with our mission and values. Your support helps each girl in our program find her inner Star Power!
•One social media shout-out leading up to the 5k •Stuffing of one coupon, flyer, or product in race bag* •1 (one) complimentary 5k entry per season •All benefits of Super Star package
•5k virtual goody bag presence* •“GOTR Supporter” logo provided for company’s use •Verbal recognition at the 5k •Donor recognition on GOTR web site (logo/link) •All benefits of All Star package
$750/season or $1,000/year
$500/season or $850/year
$300/season or $550/year
$150/season or $250/year
•10’ x 10’ booth site at 5k event •Listed as part of Celebration Village in 5k Guide •All benefits of Rising Star package
•Donor recognition on GOTR web site (logo/link)
* Sponsor must provide materials/information by GOTR’s established deadline. All race bag inserts must be printed and provided by the sponsor. All flyers, coupons, or products must be provided at least two weeks prior to Packet Pick Up dates.
"Girls on the Run has helped me understand what it means to be a girl. It was an amazing experience being part of such a spectacular team of girls. I will continue to teach others what I have learned with Girls on the Run and carry it with me for the rest of my life." - Malia, age 11
Workplace Opportunities Employee Engagement Opportunities:
• Motivate Girls at the 5k: Host a cheer team or water station at a 5k or put together a group of volunteer running buddies to encourage girls throughout the 5k. • Coach a Team: Coaches are the heart of our program! Head and assistant coaches are needed at teams throughout Carroll and Howard County. (Training and supplies provided) • Put Together a SoleMate Team: SoleMates are men and women who enjoy pursuing individual goals, while raising money for Girls on the Run of Central Maryland. Your team can choose to run any event, anywhere, any time! • Encourage Employee Health: Use your complimentary 5k registrations to start or encourage those already in a workplace fitness challenge. • Match Employee Donations: If your company provides a matching opportunity, encourage your team to donate to GOTR. • Join our Board of Directors: Individuals wanting to share their leadership, time, and talents with Girls on the Run can apply for positions on the Board of Directors. • Help us Gain Support in Carroll and Howard Counties: Our goal is to provide our positive youth development program to girls throughout Carroll and Howard Counties. Simply sharing information about our program will help us reach even more girls.
Fundraising Partnerships: Restaurants, retail establishments, and entrepreneurs can support Girls on the Run through partner fundraising events that donate a percentage of sales back to GOTR. *A limited number of events are scheduled per season.
Event Sponsorships: Businesses can sponsor a fundraising event at their location, or provide funding for our annual Sneaker Soirée. A variety of opportunities are available with generous, event-specific benefits. Contact us for details.
Contact Us The possibilities for team-building through volunteer service with Girls on the Run of Central Maryland are endless. Please contact our Executive Director, Jessamine Duvall, jessamine.duvall@girls ontherun.org or 443583-7740 to learn more about these inspiring activities and ways we can create and customize your support.
In-Kind Donations We offer a variety of in-kind sponsorship options for those who prefer to donate goods or services. Potential in-kind opportunities include: Program Supplies: bulk quantities of office/craft supplies, first aid supplies, gift cards for snacks or purchase of materials, refreshments for coach training, volunteer thank-you gifts
Girls on the Run of Central Maryland relies on generous contributions of items, services, and volunteers to keep costs at a minimum. In-Kind Sponsors are recognized at the sponsorship level that is equivalent (or closest) to the monetary value of the donation,
provided that the donation alleviates our budgeted expenses.
5k Supplies: Finish line food, bottled water, custom-printed t-shirts, banners, flags, food/coffee for volunteers, volunteer thank-you gifts Services: Photography, CPR training, printing services, graphic design, advertising, promotions, videography Amazon Wish List Access our current wish list through Amazon Smile: http://bit.ly/gotrcmdamazon If you would like to contribute an item or service not listed, please contact Jessamine Duvall, Executive Director, at email@example.com or 443-583-7740.
Donation & Sponsorship Form Company Name __________________________________________________________________ Street Address ____________________________________________________________________ City _______________________________ State _______________ Zip ____________________ Contact Name ____________________________________________________________________ Email ___________________________________________________________________________ Phone ______________________________ Website _____________________________________
I would like to empower girls in our community through a corporate sponsorship. Presenting Sponsor - $10,000 Half-Marathoner - $3,000 Ultra-Marathoner - $7,500 Sprinter - $2,000 Marathoner - $5,000
I would like to empower girls in our community through a Shining Star sponsor package. Rock Star Sponsor Super Star Sponsor $750 One season $500 One season $1,000 Program year $850 Program year
All Star Sponsor $300 One Season $550 Program Year
Rising Star Sponsor $150 One Season $250 Program Year
I would like to make an in-kind donation of ______________________________.
I would be interested in hosting a Workplace Opportunity at my office. Team Fundraising Challenge Create a 5k Volunteer Team Matching Gift Program Other ideas? _____________________________________
I am interested in becoming an event sponsor. Please contact me about upcoming opportunities. I have an idea! (please describe) __________________________________________________ I am interested in volunteering with Girls on the Run (please describe): _______________________________________________________
Payment Method My CHECK is made payable to Girls on the Run Central Maryland I prefer to pay by CREDIT CARD. Please send me a payment link by e-mail to: _________________________________________________________________________________ Please complete this form and return to: Jessamine Duvall, Executive Director Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org By mail: 9150 Rumsey Rd, Suite A7, Columbia, MD 21045