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.

Our COVID-19 Response

2020 has definitely been a different year thus far. We hope you all are staying safe and healthy during this unusual time in our world.

We have struggled with the decision on whether to hold our annual 5k. Though it is held the last week in June every year, we are simply unable to predict the status of our State orders for safety and health at the end of June.  Every participant and supporter of Simply Women Ohio (SWO) is so important to us, so this years 5K race will look different.

SWO will have a virtual 5K race! Keysports, which is our timing company, has created a general virtual race, which will be held May 25th through June 7th. Please go to https://keysportsvirtual.itsyourrace.com and pick SWO as your choice of charities to register for the virtual 5K.  All proceeds will go to SWO. If you simply want to donate to Simply Women Ohio, you may send a check to Simply Women Ohio P.O. Box 813, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387. Make checks payable to: SWO.

Follow us and post pictures of your SWO Virtual 5k at Facebook @ Simply Women Ohio and/or Instagram @simplywomenohio.

We also have very exciting news to share! SWO has teamed up with YS Fems-Strong Girls Club.  YS Fems-Strong Girls Club is a group that was formed about 4 years ago in McKinney Jr. High/YSHS that shares many of the SWO goals and values for female identifying students. This is a partnership we are very happy about, as we believe SWO can support the efforts of this group of students in the manner we have for female student athletes in the school district, within our collective mission. SWO will continue to promote and administer activities that support the participation of all women and girls in athletics and in the development and maintenance of healthy lives, along with supporting movements and causes that contribute to the equality of all genders/gender identifications and aim to unify and empower YSHS/MMS female identifying persons. Both groups are ambassadors and supporting each other!

 

We truly appreciate the support you have provided us in previous years and Thank You for your support this year. We look forward to seeing all of you at our next live, in person 5K!

Sincerely,

All of us at Simply Women Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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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2020 Virtual 5K

May 25th through June 7th. Please go to https://keysportsvirtual.itsyourrace.com and pick SWO as your choice of charities to register for the virtual 5K.

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