Welcome to Simply Women Ohio!

We are a small charitable organization started and maintained by students in the Yellow Springs, Ohio school district. Please click here for more information about the history of the organization and our annual fundraiser, the Simply Women 5k Run/Walk for Women and Girls.

Our goals reflect the reach of Simply Women Ohio:

  • Increasing participation of girls in sports and an overall lifestyle of health and fitness
  • Demonstrating and emphasizing how being part of a team or group of fitness-minded women can be fun and build a sense of community
  • Developing broader support structures in the Yellow Springs community for young women participating in sports and other healthy activities

Our activities focus on these goals and include not only the annual 5k event, and purchase of uniforms and equipment for local female athletics, but also educational programs for girls in middle/high school in collaboration with Yellow Springs Schools, 365 Project and the Human Relations Commission, and the Yellow Springs Police Department.

Annual Simply Women 5k run/walk for women and girls

Please join us in 2019 the 11th Annual Simply Women 5k on Saturday, June 29th at 9:00am!  This is an opportunity to make a tremendous and lasting impact on an entire community of young women. Because of our sponsors and participants, we are able to do some pretty amazing work in the lives of girls. We have been told by participating women of all ages (ranging 4-80 years, so far) that the 5k event alone has been life changing! Wow! For information about the 2019 5k please click here.

For 2018 race results and photos, click here.

2017 Leadership in Athletics Award

At the end of the school year, we present a senior with the $500 Leadership in Athletics Award. This year marks the 9th year Simply Women Ohio has the honor of recognizing another leader in our school. This year’s recipient stands out for her commitment and her love for what she does. She has been strongly involved in soccer, swimming, and softball. She brings her best effort and attitude, and encourages her teammates to do the same. In addition to her impressive athletics, she is a member of the National Honor Society, and active in Project Charlie as well as SPIDEE. Trine University is lucky to be gaining such a strong leader. Congratulations to Amelia Grey!




SWO Board Student Representatives

(From left to right) Student Representatives Jude Meekin, Julia Hoff, Sara Zendlovitz.

The three student representatives on the SWO board are Sara Zendlovitz Jude Meekin and Julia Hoff. Sara and Jude are seniors at YSHS, while Julia is a junior. Sara enjoys swimming, soccer, horseback riding, and softball. Jude enjoys cross country, swimming, and track. Julia enjoys soccer and is active in the theater community of YSHS.

6/13/17 is Pre-Registration Deadline

June 13th is the pre-registration deadline. Register online or have your mailed in registration mailed by June 13th and be guaranteed a t-shirt and string bag with SWO 2017 color and logo! Not sure? Don’t worry, you can register any time including packet pick-up at Yellow Springs High School on June 23rd (6-8pm), online or mail-in, […]

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