Up and Running is excited to be a partner of the Girls on the Run of Dayton Chapter. Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, character development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. The mission is to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Click here to learn more about the amazing work they do:

Interested in volunteering? You can be part of the 5K as a running buddy or a volunteer on a committee. Contact There are great opportunities to get involved!

Medals4Mettle (M4M) is a non-profit organization founded in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 2005. Its mission is to celebrate and reward the individual and collective courage of all human beings by facilitating the gifting of marathon, 1/2 marathon, and triathlon finisher’s medals to people who have demonstrated similar mettle or courage. Not everyone can run a marathon or compete in a triathlon, but people who are battling life-threatening illnesses and severe disabilities demonstrate mettle everyday. Medals4Mettle celebrates our collective human courage and our innate desire to reward and support each other as we all face life’s challenges. Click here to learn more about the amazing work they do:

Up and Running is proud to be a local Medals4Mettle chapter.  Stop by Up and Running and donate your marathon, 1/2 marathon or triathlon medal with a personalized message for the recipient. We will share your story surrounding what the medal means to you with the recipient.  If you are interested in donating your medal or volunteering contact

St. Vincent de Paul is an essential part of our community’s safety net for the homeless and impoverished. A faith-based non-profit serving the Greater Dayton Area, St. Vincent de Paul aids the homeless and impoverished by providing emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing, food, clothing and household items, and guidance to leading a self-sustaining life. Click here to learn more about the amazing work they do:

Up and Running proudly takes part in supporting the local communities of Dayton, OH. We encourage you to help us support St. Vincent de Paul. Bring in your running shoes that are high in mileage and sitting in your closest, and we will donate these shoes to individuals at St. Vincent de Paul. We donate shoes on a monthly basis.