Kids Run the Nation Fund Grants

Posted by Road Runners Club of America on August 11, 2014

In 2007, the Road Runners Club of America developed the Kids Run the Nation Fund to assist running clubs, events, and schools that are interested in implementing or currently have a youth running program. Since then, RRCA has awarded grants totaling $95,000 and donated thousands of program guides and youth booklets to youth programs around the United States.

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to running clubs and other nonprofits organizations to support structured youth running programs that utilize RRCA youth running materials. Program goals must include motivating kids to run regularly — at least once a week for multiple weeks — as opposed to participating in a single event. Funds may be used to purchase marketing materials; host a program website; offset fees for permits or usage fees for a local park or running track; purchase hydration supplies (water, Gatorade, cups, etc.); purchase participation awards (ribbons, shirts, patches, etc.); and/or purchase mileage logs or other written materials.

Running clubs, events, and other organizations with an IRS 501(c)(3) designation are eligible to apply. Elementary and middle schools that provide an organized afterschool running program are eligible as well.

Visit the Road Runners Club of America website for complete program guidelines, information about past grant recipients, and application instructions.


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