Awards

 

Allan Steinfeld Development Award (2010-16)

The $25,000 training group development award was named after Allan Steinfeld, a long-time leader in the sport, who jump-started the U.S. distance running resurgence when as head of the New York Road Runners where he allocated $20,000 seed money ($1 per U.S. entry at the 2000 New York City Marathon) for the development program Team USA Distance Running.

The Allan Steinfeld Development Award supports one post-collegiate distance running training group each year, providing financial support to help each group support and further the development of some of the nation's up and coming distance running stars.

Criteria for Selection

Among the criteria considered are performance and rankings of the continuing athlete members of the group, along with program components – provision of team members with accommodation assistance, medical and rehabilitation support, coaching, and support for competition travel – as well as fnancial need, other funding sources, and community involvement of the group and its individual members.

Each post-collegiate development program that wishes to apply must complete the annual application and submit it to Bill Roe at tracknet@mac.com. Each application is then scored based on the given criteria, with the Running USA Awards Committee then reviewing the score card and making their selection of which program will win this year's award. - Learn More and View Past Honorees

 

Youth Program Award (2006-16)

The Running USA Youth Program Award provides a $10,000 grant to one youth program each year at the Running USA Industry Conference. The Youth Program Award goes to a program which advocates the benefits of youth running, collaborates to combat obesity and supports family and youth health initiatives. 

Criteria for Selection

Among the criteria considered are the number of youth involved and their demographics, program components (which include education, safety, nutrition, equipment, personal growth, academic growth and more as a written curriculum), your current budget, what enhancements you would earmark Running USA’s grant for and more. 

Each youth program that wishes to apply must complete the annual application and submit it to Bill Roe at tracknet@mac.com. Each application is then scored based on the given criteria, with the Running USA Awards Committee then reviewing the score card and making their selection of which program will win this year's award. All youth programs that apply can only be considered for the grant if they are Running USA members. - Learn More and View Past Honorees

 

Women's Trailblazer Award (2005-16)

This award goes to a woman who has been a leader and a pioneer in the sport and has served the sport with distinction, furthering not only the support and accomplishments of women in the industry, but the running industry as a whole. In other words, a trailblazer. 

Criteria for Selection

The criteria for selection to the Running USA Hall of Champions continues to be written submissions by Running USA members, noting the accomplishments of potential honorees within the running industry. The Running USA Awards Committee considers each submission, then selecting the individual to honor at the upcoming Running USA Industry Conference- Learn More and View Past Honorees

 

Running USA Hall of Champions (2004-16)

In every sport, the champions are always the victorious athletes, but if there were no events, there would be no medalists. Entry to the Running USA Hall of Champions is reserved for those wonderful people who with devotion, vision, and commitment built the sport and provided glory for the winners and a place to excel for everyone.

Criteria for Selection

The criteria for selection to the Running USA Hall of Champions continues to be written submissions by Running USA members, noting the accomplishments of potential honorees within the running industry. The Running USA Awards Committee considers each submission, then selecting the individual(s) to honor at the upcoming Running USA Industry Conference - Learn More and View Past Honorees

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