Everyne Runs Fund

Introduction

Our vision at Runners for Public Lands is to build more inclusive running communities dedicated to protecting the environment. We recognize that there are barriers to running for many athletes and to reduce those barriers we are launching the Everyone Runs Fund in January 2023!

The goal of this program is to help underrepresented runners achieve their run goals by providing financial and in-kind assistance. The Everyone Runs Fund is open to eligible runners across the US who are looking to achieve a specific running goal. We are excited to support 2 projects this year and will announce the recipients in April 2023.

Through this program, we hope to inspire and empower more runners to get out on the trails and urban paths, appreciate the natural beauty around them, and challenge themselves to experience running in a new way.

We welcome your entire community to get involved. Please apply, donate, and/or reach out to support this mission in your own running communities across the US!

When to Apply

  • Applications may be submitted between 2/1/2023 and 3/1/2023.

Who is Eligible

  • Individuals with barriers to accessing our sport including underserved, marginalized, or underrepresented runners that need financial assistance or additional support.
  • All ethnicities, races, socio-economic backgrounds, abilities, etc. are encouraged to apply!

What types of Projects or Goals are Eligible

  • Races, running events, Fastest Known Time (FKT) attempts, dream trail runs / adventures, personal running goal / project, community run / event, and other creative ideas are welcome.
  • Funding may be use to cover race entry, travel related expenses, permit costs, support related expenses, event fees, coaching, gear needed or other costs incurred for project.
  • Projects should align or have a connection to the RPL mission / vision.
  • Projects must be pursued and completed within one year of the award date. Awards will be made in April 2023 and projects must be completed before April 2024. This funding cannot reimburse for projects that have been completed prior to the award date.
  • Runner is responsible for applying for and receiving all permits necessary to pursue your goal. Receiving this support does not imply receiving permits from land management agencies.
  • Runner and run goal must be based in the US.
  • Applications should be for individual running projects. We are not funding team events at this stage.
  • Recipients are limited to one award per year.
  • Award is up to $1000 per runner, with opportunity for additional in-kind donations.

Specific guidance for runners requesting funding to participate in a race or event:

  • Receiving the Everyone Runs Fund does not imply receiving an automatic race entry nor does it give you preferential status for races with lotteries.
  • Runners must be eligible to participate in the race or event and meet all qualification requirements.
  • Preference will be given to races and events with eco-friendly practices already in-place.

How to Apply

Click the button below to preview the application questions. Athletes may begin submitting applications on 2/1/2023.

If submitting a written application is a barrier to applying for the Everyone Runs Fund please contact us at ERF@runnersforpubliclands.org and we will work with you on an alternative form of entry.

Selection Process

In order to provide more transparency, please see our selection process below. Good luck and we look forward to learning more about you and your running goals!

  • Application questions are available to view now by clicking the “Click to Preview Application” button.
  • Applications may be submitted between 2/1/2023 – 3/1/2023, PST.
  • Applications will be reviewed by an internal Runners for Public Lands committee.
  • Finalists may be moved on to a second round. Please expect follow-up questions regarding your goal, rough plans, timelines, and further discussions on how we can best support you.
  • 2 recipients will be selected and notified in April 2023!
  • We will notify applicants who are not selected for this year’s fund and encourage everyone to try again in future years.

How to Support ERF

Not interested in running but you’d like to support these runners with gear, funding, coaching, nutrition, etc.? Please reach out to us at ERF@runnersforpubliclands.org to become an official sponsor or partner of the Everyone Runs Fund!

When to Apply

  • Applications may be submitted between 2/1/2023 and 3/1/2023.

Who is Eligible

  • Individuals with barriers to accessing our sport including underserved, marginalized, or underrepresented runners that need financial assistance or additional support.
  • All ethnicities, races, socio-economic backgrounds, abilities, etc. are encouraged to apply!

What types of Projects or Goals are Eligible

  • Races, running events, Fastest Known Time (FKT) attempts, dream trail runs/ adventures, personal running goal/project, community run/ event, and other creative ideas are welcome.
  • Funding may be use to cover race entry, travel related expenses, permit costs, support related expenses, event fees, coaching, gear needed or other costs incurred for project.
  • Projects should align or have a connection to the RPL mission/vision.
  • Projects must be pursued and completed within one year of the award date. Awards will be made in April 2023 and projects must be completed before April 2024. This funding cannot reimburse for projects that have been completed prior to the award date.
  • Runner is responsible for applying for and receiving all permits necessary to pursue your goal. Receiving this support does not imply receiving permits from land management agencies.
  • Runner and run goal must be based in the US.
  • Applications should be for individual running projects. We are not funding team events at this stage.
  • Recipients are limited to one award per year.
  • Award is up to $1000 per runner, with opportunity for additional in-kind donations.

Specific guidance for runners requesting funding to participate in a race or event:

  • Receiving the Everyone Runs Fund does not imply receiving an automatic race entry nor does it give you preferential status for races with lotteries.
  • Runners must be eligible to participate in the race or event and meet all qualification requirements.
  • Preference will be given to races and events with eco-friendly practices already in-place.

How to Apply

Click the button below to preview the application questions. Athletes may begin submitting applications on 2/1/2023.

If submitting a written application is a barrier to applying for the Everyone Runs Fund please contact us at ERF@runnersforpubliclands.org and we will work with you on an alternative form of entry.

Selection Process

In order to provide more transparency, please see our selection process below. Good luck and we look forward to learning more about you and your running goals!

  • Application questions are available to view now by clicking the “Click to Apply” button.
  • Applications may be submitted between 2/1/2023 – 3/1/2023, PST.
  • Applications will be reviewed by an internal Runners for Public Lands committee.
  • Finalists may be moved on to a second round. Please expect follow-up questions regarding your goal, rough plans, timelines, and further discussions on how we can best support you.
  • 2 recipients will be selected and notified in April 2023!
  • We will notify applicants who are not selected for this year’s fund and encourage everyone to try again in future years.

How to Support ERF

Not interested in running but you’d like to support these runners with gear, funding, coaching, nutrition, etc.? Please reach out to us at ERF@runnersforpubliclands.org to become an official sponsor or partner of the Everyone Runs Fund!