Club Grant Program

The Michigan Running Foundation's goal is to promote youth running in Michigan.  The Foundation has a two-stage approach to accomplish this goal.  Half the money that is raised by timing and putting on races is spent immediately toward supporting youth running in Michigan.  Half of the money is invested to establish an endowment fund to support youth running in Michigan for many years.

Youth Running Club Support

Support for uniforms, entry fees into meets or travel expenses.  Support for individual kids that want to be part of a club but do not have the money to join.

Starting a Youth Running Club 

Help youth running clubs to get started with uniforms, entry fees and equipment.

Pay to Play Scholarships

To apply for a grant download and fill out application and email to:

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Top Grants - 2017

Lansing School District - $11,081 – Pay for all expenses of Middle School Cross Country including coach’s salary, uniforms, transportation and entry fees.  – Support MS track by timing the meets and providing equipment and uniforms.

Great Lakes Track and Field - $6870 – Help send team to national and local meets – Pay for indoor track use.  Provide uniforms

Maple Valley High School $4000 - Sponsor students to attend Summer cross country camp. Support for a summer track program.

Red Cedar Running Club - $2500 – Help to send team to national championship meets

Greater Lansing Honor Roll meet - $2167 – Pay for the programs.

Mount Morris Track Club - $2110 – Help send the team to national championship meets

Grand Ledge Community Recreation - $2000 – Support Summer Track Program

Michigan Accelerators youth track club – $2000 – Pay for the use of Eastern Michigan indoor track for winter work outs

Dansville Athletic boosters - $1730 – Pay for uniforms and general support for the MS and HS programs

Grand Rapids Track Club - $1600 – Help to send team to national championship meets.

Flint Carmen Ainsworth High School - $1500 – Help with Track and CC expense

Waverly Cross Country United - $1500 – Support for Middle School Cross Country program.

Eaton Rapids Athletic boosters - $1225 – Help support Cross Country program.

Michigan Mustangs Track club - $1000 – Support for program

Landon Athletics - $1000 Donation to help pay for an indoor pole vault facility.

Grant Aplication Form

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