Shout Out to Our Sponsors

In the days leading up to our New Year’s Day 5k in Troy, we highlighted several of our sponsors (LexisNexis, Concrete Sealants and Up and Running). We would be remiss if we didn’t take a moment to highlight the remainder of our sponsors.

Troy First United Methodist Church

In 8 out of the 9 years that the World Race for Hope has been in existence, we have been able to use the First Place Christian Center as the home base. The multi-purpose Great Room is a perfect location for post-race awards, and the two video screens allow for viewing of the live video stream of the start/finish.

Sroufe’s Painting Service

Sroufe’s Painting offers over 10 years of experience to meet all of your commercial and residential painting needs.

Holly Lynn Photography

Holly has been shooting weddings and portrait sessions in the Dayton area since 2012. She was our race photographer for our 2015 race, and has photographed other events for charitable causes.

Take 2 Productions

Take 2 provides video services for local sports teams, and also does weddings, photo restoration and DVD transfers. They provided the live stream of our start and finish line at our 2016 race.

Ghostlight Coffee

Ghostlight is located in the historic South Park district on Wayne Ave. in Dayton. In addition to being a neighborhood coffee house, they are a venue for music, poetry and spoken word, and they also provide space for local artists to display their works.

If you know of a business interested in sponsoring our 2017 race in Troy, or the upcoming race in Columbus, you can email us at wr4h(at)troyfumc.org.

Sponsor Spotlight – LexisNexis

Day 5 of our 12 Days of Freedom, and today we feature our sponsor LexisNexis. No, it’s not the car/hair care company. LexisNexis is a global provider of information and workflow solutions to a number of industries in the public and private sectors. Currently a division of RELX Group, LEXIS originally started as the first online full-text legal research program in 1970. In 1980, the NEXIS news service was launched, leading to a re-branding of the then Mead Data Central to LEXIS-NEXIS. The company was headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, and although the corporate headquarters are no longer there, it is still the largest single site for a RELX location. See the Wikipedia entry for LexisNexis for more on the history of the company. Read more of this post

Sponsor Spotlight – Concrete Sealants

On the third day of our 12 Days of Freedom posts, we recognize and thank another one of our longtime sponsors, Concrete Sealants. The Tipp City based company, founded in 1970, offers dozens of products and applications to meet the needs of their concrete sealant customers around the world. They have played a part in many noteworthy construction projects around the world, from the I-75 Modernization Project, to a project a O’Hare Airport, to a wastewater treatment project in Egypt. Conseal is ISO 9001 certified, and they are investing for the future by focusing on sustainability. Read more of this post

Sponsor Spotlight – Up and Running

On the second day of our 12 Days of Freedom series of blog posts, we are featuring one of our New Year’s Day race sponsors, Up and Running. The locally-owned running store celebrated 10 years for their Dayton store, and recently marked 4 years at its Troy location on 12 S. Market St in the downtown shopping district. And to top it off, they were voted as one of the top 50 running stores in the country for 2015, an achievement earned by only 3 stores in Ohio. Read more of this post