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.
Below is a list of ways the Foundation supports youth running in Michigan.
High School and Middle School Cross Country and Track Support.
The main goal of this grant is to keep Michigan High School and Middle School track and cross country programs going when they are being proposed to be cut by a school district due to lack of funding.
Re-Establish a High School or Middle School cross country or track program.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.