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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 $450,000 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 $30,000 from all sources during the calendar year

The RRCA is now accepting applications for our 2014–2015 Roads Scholar Class. The deadline for applying is August 31, 2014.  Attendees to the RunPro Camp are strongly encouraged to apply, however ttendance at the RunPro Camp is not a requirement for receiving a Roads Scholar application.

Learn more about previous Roads Scholar grant recipients.

Support the Roads Scholar Program

Give to the Roads Scholar Program and support elite athlete development

Thank you to our 2013 Roads Scholar Fund donors
Thank you to the following individuals, events, and organizations that contributed $26,000 to the Roads Scholar Fund in 2013. 

Alaska Salmon Runs
Alta Vista Sports
Annette Kilder
Atlanta Track Club***
Atomic City Roadrunners
Bee McLeod and Goody Tyler**
Blue Cross Broad Street Run*
Bobby Vance
Brevard County Dental Society
Championship Racing LLC
Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Race****
Club Northwest
Cumberland Valley Athletic Club** Fulmont Road Runners Club
Greater Redondo Youth Running Club
John Maley
Kansas City Track Club
Lilac Bloomsday Association**
Mitchell E. Garner
Montana Amateur Sports Inc
NAPA Valley Marathon**
Nashville Striders
River City Run, Inc.
River City Runners & Walkers Club
Riverbend Striders
Running Club of Granville
Seashore Striders
Syracuse Chargers Track Club*
The Boilermaker Road Race, Inc.
Travis Eliot Landreth Memorial Scholarship Fund **
Utica Road Runners
White Rock Racing
Willamette Valley Road Runners

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

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