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2023 RRCA’s Kids Run the Nation Grant Fund 

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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

Details:

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.

For more information, visit RRCA.

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