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Posted: December 17, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

(RWire) Athletics: RRCA Announces 2009 Kids Run the Nation® Grant Recipients

Eight youth programs from across the USA receive support

ARLINGTON, Va. - (December 2009) - In 2009, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) established the Kids Run the Nation Fund to provide needed resources to youth running programs around the country as an opportunity to address the on-going inactivity and obesity epidemic affecting today's youth.

The Kids Run the Nation Grant Selection Panel of David Cotter (RRCA Vice President), Sharlee Cotter (Kids Run the Nation Fund Founder), Dan Kesterson (Youth Runner Magazine), Brent Ayer (RRCA President), Libby Jones (Texas - North State Rep) and Sally Meyerhoff (RRCA Roads Scholar) has announced the 2009 Kids Run the Nation Grant recipients. The panel reviewed 56 applications for programs that collectively serve more than 24,000 youth around the country.

The RRCA is pleased to award a total of $5250 worth of Kids Run the Nation Grants to the following youth running programs for 2009:

* Couch to 5K - Children's Rescue Center, Springfield, OH
* Clear Creek Running Club, Bloomington, IN
* Fitness University, Nashua, NH
* Fay Dolphin Runners Club, San Diego, CA
* Sugarloaf Sharks Running Club, Cudjoe Key, FL
* Run for Home Youth Training Program, Dover, OH
* Clearview Panthers, Bethlehem, PA
* Banner Running Club, Peoria, IL

To read more about these deserving programs, go to: RRCA.org.


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