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Learn more about Guernsey County Run and Walk - our membership, races, and events.

Individual membership: $20.00 -annual
Family membership: $30.00 – annual
Full Time Students and Seniors over 65 – $10.00 annual

Upcoming Races

Start the year off by Registering for our Winter Series

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Who We Are

GROW began in September of 2018 when 3 women wanted to help support other women wanting to start running.

Jennifer Vincent, Mindi Whitt and Danielle Smart were already running buddies when some of their friends asked them to help them start running. The 3 ladies met with a group of 12 other women, 4 times a week doing a Couch to 5k program together. After completing the 8 week program and running a 5k race together, the ladies decided they wanted to continue to run together and to keep each other motivated. The group came up with the name; GROW and also came up with the idea of monthly, friendly “challenges” among themselves to stay motivated to keep moving.

The challenges have a small fee attached to them to hold you accountable. But what to do with the money?? the group decided to donate the money to local groups in their community. With the same idea of donating to groups, ladies from GROW decided that becoming a non-profit organization would benefit them in their mission of helping our community.

In the summer of 2019, Lane McCartney and Jennifer Vincent came up with the idea of a non-profit group and began the process. September 2019, GROW- Guernsey County Runners and Walkers Club become a non-profit organization (501c3) through Road Runners Club of America.

To date, GROW has donated to The Great Guernsey Trail, Cambridge High School Cross Country Team, Pathways Teen Fellowship Center, hosted a kids Fun Run for youth ages 3-11 as well as partnering with other organizations to start the program, Warm a Seniors Heart.

Our 1st annual Winter Race Series is currently raising money for The Haven of Hope.

To learn more about our programs, you can use the message form to contact us.

Mission Statement

To foster a love for activity and healthiness through running, walking and other activities while giving back to our community.  To help each other achieve goals and grow both physically and mentally.

Our Board

President – Jennifer Vincent
Vice President – Michele VanDyne
Treasurer – Lane McCartney
Secretary – Mindi Whitt
Challenge Director – Danielle Smart
Walk Club Director – Meg Miller
Trustees: Kellie Spratt, Christine Palmer, Corinne Doudna, Mindy Eltringham, Ashley Bichard

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We welcome anyone to join us. We meet to run and walk throughout the week at various times. Message the group through the online form for times and locations. Bring your little ones in a stroller or your four legged friends and join us!