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RRCA Announces Recipients for Special Grants to Athletes that have Qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials - Marathon


Seventeen Athletes to be awarded a total of $45,000 as they prepare for the 2020 Olympic Trials – Marathon

Images Panel.all.longArlington, VA - The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce that seventeen athletes have been selected to receive a grant from the RRCA. Each athlete will receive $2,500 through this special grant fund, with previous Roads Scholar grantees receiving an additional $500.  The grants are designed to support top U.S. athletes, that applied for the grant, as they prepare for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials - Marathon to be hosted in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

“The RRCA adds to its proud 60-year tradition of athlete support by awarding these grants to a broad range of Olympic hopefuls preparing for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials – Marathon,” said Jean Knaack, RRCA executive director. “At the 2016 Olympic Trials - Marathon, the RRCA provided financial support to 21 athletes.  We hope to have a similarly strong showing of RRCA supported athlete’s for 2020 through this grant effort coupled with our Roads Scholar grant fund and RunPro Camp program.”

The RRCA is proud to award a total of $45,000 to the following athletes that have qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials and have verified they plan to run in the event:


To round out the financial support for the project, the RRCA will award a bonus to the male and female athletes from this group that earn a spot on Team USA for the 2020 Summer Olympics - Marathon in Tokyo, Japan.

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