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2023 RRCA’s Kids Run the Nation Grant Fund 


The Road Runners Club of America is seeking applications for its Kids Run the Nation Grant Fund to provide financial assistance to running clubs, schools, and community-based nonprofits interested in implementing or currently hosting youth running programs.

Donor Name: Road Runners Club of America

State: All States

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 08/01/2023

Size of the Grant: $500 – $1,000


Funding Information

Small grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 will be awarded to youth running programs throughout the U.S.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Running clubs, events, or other organizations with the IRS 501(c)(3) designation are eligible to apply
  • Elementary and middle schools that provide an organized after-school running program are eligible as well
  • All applicants must be an official 501(c)(3), school, parent booster club, PTA, or a similar entity
  • No grants will be given to individuals under any circumstances.

Kids Run the Nation

will fund:

  • Marketing materials, brochures, posters, fliers, and other printed or digital materials informing parents about the program
  • Advertising the program in a community newspaper or website
  • Hosting a program website
  • Permit or usage fees to use a local park or running track
  • Hydration supplies, including water bottles, cups, or coolers
  • Snacks and meals for program participants
  • Incentives and awards such as Toe Tokens®, ribbons, shirts, water bottles, backpack tags, patches, etc.
  • Mileage logs, worksheets, and other written and digital materials for program participants
  • Other items that the RRCA Grant Selection Committee sees fit to fund

will not fund:

  • Sports drinks or other high sugar, high sodium beverages
  • Sponsorship for individual runners
  • Travel to competitive events
  • Race entry fees for individual participants
  • Social events for program staff or volunteers
  • Salaries or travel costs for paid program staff
  • Competitive Track and Cross Country Teams that are governed by a statewide school athletic federation
  • Youth sports programs in which the primary focus is not the sport of running
  • Other items the RRCA ​Grant ​Selection ​Committee determines to be ineligible for funding.

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