RunPro Fund

Since 1996, the RRCA has awarded over $750,000 in grants in support of elite runners in the U.S.  In total, 140 athletes (72 women and 68 men) have received a grant from the RRCA (previously under the name Roads Scholars).  The grants go directly to the athletes to help them with their training and racing needs.

Through the success of the RRCA’s RunPro Camp program, athletes that attend camp are eligible to apply for a RunPro grant.  Annual grants in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to up to four RunPro Camp alumni.

RunPro Grant Eligibility Criteria:

If selected, grantees must agree to:

  • Help promote RunPro Camp and the RunPro grant fund  to donors and the running community at-large through social media posts;
  • Attend an RRCA-related event during the 24-month period following the award of the RunPro grant (travel and lodging will be paid by the RRCA or participating event).
  • If you have or acquire an agent, it is your responsibility to inform your agent of this obligation. Events may include: RRCA National Convention or RRCA Championship Event. Attendance and choice of events will be mutually agreed upon by the athlete and the RRCA.

Grant Recipients

2023 RunPro Grant Recipients

  • Jeralyn Poe (Flagstaff, AZ)
  • Nadir Yusuf (Moorhead, MN)

2021 RunPro Grant Recipients

2020 RunPro Grant Recipients

2019 Roads Scholars

Special Grants for 2020 Olympic Trials Qualifiers

Special Grants for 2020 Olympic Trials Qualifiers

2018 Roads Scholars

  • Samantha Bluske-Palmer
  • Reid Buchanan
  • Erin Clark
  • Reed Fischer
  • Nicolas Montanez
  • Grayson Murphy

2017 Roads Scholars

  • Gabrielle Anzalone
  • Emma Bates
  • Johnny Crain
  • Alia Gray
  • Tyler Jermann
  • Matt McClintock

2016 Roads Scholars

  • Katja Goldring
  • Martin Hehir
  • Mara Olson
  • Robert Molke
  • Maddie Van Beek
  • Jim Spisak

2015 Roads Scholars

  • Luke Puskedra
  • Juli Accurso
  • Eric Fernandez
  • Lauren Jimison
  • Griffith Graves
  • Katy Moen

Special Grants for 2016 Olympic Trials Qualifiers

  • Josphat Boit
  • Aaron Braun
  • Jeffrey Eggleston, also RRCA Roads Scholar 2010
  • Craig Leon
  • Mike Morgan, also RRCA Roads Scholar 2005
  • Sean Quigley
  • Annie Bersagel,
  • Esther Erb Atkins, also RRCA Roads Scholar 2014
  • Heather Lieberg
  • Wendy Thomas
  • Rebecca Wade

2014 Roads Scholars

  • Esther Erb Atkins
  • Emily Gordon
  • Matt Llano
  • Jonathan Peterson
  • Daniel Quigley
  • Natosha Rogers
  • Ethan Shaw
  • Amy Van Alstine

2013 Roads Scholars

  • Cole Atkins
  • Meaghan Nelson
  • Alexi Pappas
  • Tyler Pennel
  • Gabe Proctor
  • Mattie Suver
  • Daniel Tapia
  • Amy Van Alstine

2012 Roads Scholars

  • Scott Bauhs
  • Brandon Bethke
  • Jon Grey
  • Sarah (Porter) Crouch
  • Lauren Kleppin
  • Alissa McKaig

2011 Roads Scholars

  • Tyler McCandless
  • Megan Duwell
  • Lex Williams
  • Meghan Armstrong Peyton
  • Bobby Mack
  • Megan Hogan

2010 Roads Scholars

  • Stephan Shay
  • Lindsay Allen
  • Patrick Smyth
  • Jill Swope
  • Jeffrey Eggleston
2008 Roads Scholars
  • Josh Moen
  • Jonathon Pierce
  • Brett Gotcher
  • Sally Meyerhoff
  • Julia Lucas
  • Emily McCabe

2007 Roads Scholars

  • Nate Jenkins
  • Steve Meinelt
  • Patrick Tarpy
  • Michelle Lilienthal
  • Emily Mortensen
  • Alicia Craig

2006 Roads Scholars

  • Samia Akbar
  • Maria Cicero
  • Stephanie Bylander
  • Jacob Frey
  • Nephi Tyler
  • Matt Gonzales

2005 Roads Scholars

  • James Carney
  • Trent Briney
  • Mike Morgan
  • Lucinda Hull
  • Ann McGranahan
  • Casey Owens

2004 Roads Scholars

  • Amy Yoder Begley
  • Kristin Price
  • Turena Johnson Lane
  • Matthew Gabrielson
  • Kyle Baker

2003 Roads Scholars

  • Kate O’Neill
  • Laura O’Neill
  • Nicole Jefferson Aish
  • Chris Graff
  • Adam Wallace

2002 Roads Scholars

  • Kyle Baker
  • Chris Graff
  • Amy Yoder Begley
  • Tara Chapin
  • Jeanne Hennessy
  • Nicole Jefferson

2001 Roads Scholars

  • Josh Cox
  • Mike Donnelly
  • Clint Verran
  • Kelly Cordell
  • Collette Liss
  • Rachel Sauder

2000 Roads Scholars

  • Todd Reeser
  • Nick Rogers
  • Ryan Wilson
  • Laura Baker
  • Kimberly Fitchen
  • Milena Glusac

1999 Roads Scholars

  • Ray Appenheimer
  • Christopher England
  • Kristin Ihle
  • Janelle Olson
  • Kim Pawelek

1998 Roads Scholars

  • Scott Larson
  • Peter Julian
  • Kristin Ihle
  • Lucy Nusrala
  • Carole Zajac

1997 Roads Scholars

  • Jeff Campbell
  • Peter Julian
  • Kristin Beaney Chisum
  • Deena Drossin

1996 Roads Scholars

  • Kevin Collins
  • Keith Dowling
  • Susannah Beck
  • Julia Kirtland
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