Running USA Awards Applications and Nominations


Furman Elite - 2017 Allan Steinfeld Development AwardIt's the start of awards season and the applications for the Allan Steinfeld Development Award and the Youth Program Award are officially open. We're proud to have given $200,000 in the past eight years to elite developmental programs across the country, while awarding $110,000 to youth programs in the past ten years. 


The Youth Program grant provides an award of $10,000 in 2018, while the Allan Steinfeld Development Award is worth $25,000.


In addition, nominations are now being accepted for our annual Hall of Champions, Women's Leadership Award and our newest award, the Rising Star Award.


Please use the nomation forms and applications linked below. If you have any questions, please contact Scott Bush at


All applications and nominations are due by Monday, October 9. Awards will be presented at the Running USA Industry Conference, February 11-13 in Austin, Texas at the Hilton Austin.

Applications & Nominations


Allan Steinfeld Development Award: Founded in 2010 and named for past president of New York Road Runners Allan Steinfeld, this annual gift of $25,000 is given to support the continued pursuits of elite athletes in the United States - Apply Today
Youth Program Award: Running USA gives one $10,000 youth program award per year, recognizing a program that advocates the benefits of youth running, promotes healthy activities and inspires kids to get moving - Apply Today
Hall of Champions: In 2004, Running USA introduced the Hall of Champions as a way to acknowledge those with devotion, vision and commitment to build our sport. Let's celebrate those who've done so much for the sport and add to our incredible list of members of the Hall of Champions! - Nominate Today
Women's Leadership Award: Since 2005, Running USA has honored women making a big difference in the sport. As women continue to influence the sport at the highest levels, we're excited to rename this award from the Women's Trailblazer Award to the Women's Leadership Award - Nominate Today
Rising Star Award: The purpose of this new award is to recognize the contributions of those who are relatively new to the sport of road running (five or fewer years of experience), while making a significant difference - Nominate Today



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