Over $70,000 has been donated since 2007.
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.