Kids Run the Nation grants program – Aug 1
Posted by Road Runners Club of America on June 21, 2022
Road Runners Club of America invites applications for Kids Run the Nation grants program
Since 2007, the Road Runners Club of America and the Kids Run the Nation initiative have assisted running clubs, schools, and community nonprofits interested in implementing or currently hosting youth running programs.
In 2022, small grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 will be awarded to start-up or established gender-inclusive structured running programs. Programs should have a goal to have kids running regularly, more than once each week for multiple weeks, as opposed to participating in a single event, although the program may culminate in a goal fun run or other organized running event. Programs should be focused on participation and ideally will utilize the RRCA’s Kids Run the Nation youth running curriculum.
Examples of funded materials and activities through the program include marketing materials, brochures, posters, fliers, and other printed or digital materials informing parents about the program; advertising the program in a community newspaper or website; hosting a program website; permit or usage fees to use a local park or running track; hydration supplies, including water bottles, cups, or coolers; snacks and meals for program participants; incentives and awards such as Toe Tokens®, ribbons, shirts, water bottles, backpack tags, and patches; mileage logs, worksheets, and other written materials for program participants; and other items that the RRCA Grant Selection Committee sees fit to fund.
To be eligible, applicants must be a running club, event, or other organization with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Elementary and middle schools that provide an organized after-school running program are eligible as well as schools, parent booster clubs, PTAs, or a similar entities.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Road Runners Club of America website.
Deadline: August 1, 2022
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