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Kids Run The Nation Grants Available

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Aug. 23, 2013
  • Updated Aug. 23, 2013 at 7:57 AM UTC
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Over $70,000 has been donated since 2007.

Thanks in part to efforts from the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), youth running programs are in better shape than they were six years ago.

Back then, 2007, the RRCA developed the Kids Run National Fund with the express purpose of assisting running clubs, events, and schools that were interested or involved in assisting young runners.

In six years, a total of $70,000 has been granted by the RRCA.

And as for current youth programs, money is still available.

According to a report posted on the Running USA Web site, $20,000 is still available in grants ranging from $500 to $1000.

Running clubs or groups with a IRS 501(c)(3) designation are able to apply for this money.

No grants will be awarded to individuals However, elementary as well as middle schools with after-school programs may apply.

The link lists multiple examples of eligible funding, which include the following: advertising the program in a community newspaper or website, and purchasing hydration supplies — water, Gatorade, cups, etc.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com 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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