“Kids Run the Nation” Grant Applications Due

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Sep. 9, 2011
Photo: Running USA

Photo: Running USA

Since 2007, the RRCA has granted $20,000 to U.S. youth programs.

From: Running USA

The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) developed the Kids Run the Nation Fund in 2007 to assist organizations interested in implementing or currently hosting youth running programs. Small grants from the Kids Run the Nation Fund are awarded on an annual basis through an application and selection process.

The RRCA will award more than $15,000 in small grants ranging from $500-$1000 to ten or more organizations with the IRS 501(c)(3) designation that host multi-week, youth running programs geared towards school-aged children. Schools or non-profit organizations that provide an organized after-school running program are eligible to apply as well. The Kids Run the Nation Grants will not fund youth races or entry fees for competitive teams.

The deadline to apply for a Kids Run the Nation grant is Saturday, October 1, 2011. Go to for an application.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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