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The RRCA is the oldest and largest organization in the US dedicated to distance running.

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Roads Scholars Program®

The goal of this program is to assist American post-collegiate runners who show great promise to develop into national and world-class distance running athletes.

Since 1996, the Road Runners Club of America has awarded over $480,000 in grants through its Roads Scholar program to assist American post-collegiate road runners who show great promise to develop into national and world class road running athletes.

Grants in the amount of $5,000.00 per year have been awarded to four to six athletes annually since the program’s inception. The driving factor in the creation of this program was the goal of improving the state of long distance running in the United States.

The program is directed towards runners who:

  • Are US citizens
  • Have recently graduated from college (or whose class has graduated)
  • Plan to pursue elite distance running as a career
  • Expect to earn less than $35,000 from all sources during the calendar year

The 2014-2015 Roads Scholar Grant Application period has concluded. The deadline for applying for 2015 is August 1, 2015.  Attendees to the RunPro Camp are strongly encouraged to apply, however attendance at RunPro Camp is not a requirement for receiving a Roads Scholar grant.

Learn more about all Roads Scholar grant recipients.

Support the Roads Scholar Program

Give to the Roads Scholar Program and support elite athlete development

Thank you to our 2014 Roads Scholar Fund donors
The following clubs, events, individuals, and corporate supporters have helped raise $33,000 of our $35,000 fundraising goal as July 31, 2014 to support the Roads Scholar Fund.  We thank them for their support.

Atlanta Track Club**
Avenue of the Giants Marathon*
Bee McLeod & Goody Tyler*
Blue Cross Broad Street Run
Brenton E. Ayer
Bryan Graydon
Carl Sniffen
Central Mass Striders
Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Race***
Cumberland Valley Athletic Club*
Dan Edwards
Deena Kastor
Edward Kelleher
Fulmont Road Runners Club
James G. Stasaitis
Kathryn Gleghorn*
Kelly Richards*
Kim Fliege
Leonard M. Goldman
Lilac Bloomsday Association*
MarathonGuide.com*
Michael Sloan
Mitchell E. Garner
Napa Valley Marathon*
Orlando Runners Club
Races2Run
Red Runners Coaching LLC
Syracuse Chargers Track Club
Team Footworks *
Travis Eliot Landreth Memorial Scholarship Fund*
Vendurance Tribe
Virgin Island Pace Runners
Willamette Valley Road Runners

*$1,000 donors and above
**$5,000 donors and above
***$15,000 donors and above

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