This year's edition of the race was the Road Runners Club Club of America's National Marathon Championship.
Each community has an infrastructure that can foster physical activity in a safe environment.
Twenty-eight programs throughout the U.S., will receive a total of $21,000 in grants from the RRC.
At least five of the events will be entered to win a $1000 performance-bonus contest.
The second round of 2012 selections is now public.
Ten cities across the country met the program's criteria
The community rallied to put together a first-class application.
Nearly 8,000 runners will participate in the event.
The great Bob Kennedy was inducted into the RRCA Hall of Fame.