Kids Run the Nation Fund

Posted by Road Runners Club of America on August 31, 2015

Road Runners Club of America Accepting Applications for Kids Run the Nation Fund Grants

In 2007, the Road Runners Club of America developed the Kids Run the Nation Fund to assist running clubs, event organizers, 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 booklets to youth programs around the United States.

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to running clubs and other nonprofit organizations to support structured youth running programs that utilize RRCA youth running materials. Program goals must include motivating kids to run regularly (i.e., at least once a week for multiple weeks), as opposed to participating in a single event (although the program may culminate in participation at a kids race). 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.) for the program; and/or purchase mileage logs or other written materials for the program.

Running clubs, event organizers, or other organizations with 501(c)(3) designation are eligible to apply. Elementary and middle schools that provide an organized afterschool running programs 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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