RunSignUp Accepting Applications for the 2017 Community Grant

 Moorestown, NJ – RunSignup is now accepting applications for their 2017
Community Grant Program. The program, now in its second year, awards a $10,000 contribution to endurance-related nonprofit organizations. Organizations can be nominated for the RunSignUp Community Grant here through June 15, 2017. The grant supports charities that promote the endurance industry; for example, youth running programs, training funds for elite runners, or the collection of running attire for runners in developing countries. Requirements for applicants include:

  • Nominated organizations must be a designated a 501 (c)3 Nonprofit organization.
  • Nominated organizations must have an endurance-related central mission.
  • Nominations can be made by anyone – employees, volunteers, or general supporters. However, it must include a contact at the organization for follow-up on any questions the nominating individual cannot answer.
  • An organization can be nominated by more than one person; however, this does not increase the chances of an award for that organization.

The final award decision will be made by the RunSignUp Customer Advisory Board in mid-July, just prior to the 4th Annual RunSignUp Race Director/Timer Symposium.

The full contribution can be made to a single nonprofit or divided among several; in 2016, the awardees were Ainsley’s Angels ($1,000), Back on My Feet ($1,000), Students Run Philly Style ($2,000), Healthy Kids Running Series ($3,000), and Wings of America ($3,000). More information and the application for the Community Grant can be found here: http://resources.runsignup.com/runsignup-community-grant/

 

About RunSignUp

RunSignUp is the leading innovator of online tools for race registration, race day solutions, and running clubs. Services include RunSignUp for registration, fundraising, and race promotion, RunSignUp Go for RaceDay, RD Go for Timers, RunSignUp Clubs to enable membership management, and RaceJoy for mobile experiences. More than 10,000 race directors, timers, running club officers and running stores use these services today, including leading organizations like the Boilermaker Road Race, Crim Festival of Races, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., Fifth Third River Bank Run, Komen Race for the Cure Philadelphia, Mercedes Marathon, Kentucky Derby Festival, Leone Timing, KC Running Company, Compuscore Timing, Knoxville Track Club, Pikes Peak Road Runners, Gulf Coast Runners, Columbus Running Company, Playmakers Running Store and many more. In 2016, over 14,000 races used the system to register more than 4.2 million participants. Services are free except for processing fees when conducting monetary transactions such as race registration or club membership renewal. RunSignUp is founded by runners for runners, using technical capabilities to bring the power of cloud computing to benefit the running community. For more information, visit http://www.RunSignUp.com.

RunSignUp Community Grant Program

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As a company, we are starting a yearly giving program, and we want our whole community to be involved. We will be donating $10,000 this year, and will continue the program in years to come. This is a donation to a running-related cause, not  a donation to any general charity. The running industry as a whole supports so many charities; we want to support the industry. For an example of the type of charity we are looking for, we (separately) made a contribution earlier this year to this organization: https://theenculturatedchampion.squarespace.com/

If you have a suggestion for this year’s donation, please email it johanna@runsignup.com. Our Customer Advisory Board will vote on the allocation of funds at their annual meeting, and we will announce the result at the 2016 Race Director Timer Symposium.