Running USA Opens Window For $25K Grant

Former New York Road Runners president Alan Steinfeld was instrumental in the resurgence of distance running. Photo:

The winning team will be announced on Feb. 10.

Running USA is reporting that it has opened up the window on its annual Allan Steinfeld Development Award, a $25K grant that will go to the lucky training group.

The winning team will be announced and feted at Running USA 2014: The 11th Industry Conference during the Hall of Champions Dinner on Monday, Feb. 10 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego.

“One of the highlights of our annual conference is presenting the Allan Steinfeld Development Award to a worthy U.S. training group,” said Running USA President Kevin Callahan. “Although it is always a tough decision with many deserving teams, this grant fulfills our mission and Allan’s vision to support and promote U.S. distance runners and to help nurture future Olympians.”

At Running USA 2010, the inaugural development award was announced and named after Allan Steinfeld, a long-time leader in the sport, who jump-started the U.S. distance running resurgence when as head of the New York Road Runners he allocated $20,000 seed money ($1 per U.S. entry at the 2000 New York City Marathon) for the development program Team USA Distance Running launched in November 2000 that produced top training groups such as Team Running USA (two Olympic medals in 2004 and major marathon wins) and inspired the formation of others.

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