RunSignUp has announced the awardees of the 2017 RunSignUp Community Grant Program, a giving program that provides a financial contribution to endurance-related nonprofit organizations. In its second year, the program received applications from 129 highly deserving charitable organizations. A team at RunSignUp narrowed the field to 10 finalists; the final award decision was made by the RunSignUp Customer Advisory Board. The total grant amount was increased from $10,000 to $11,000 to account for a tie in the voting process.
The 2017 Community Grant Awardees are:
As an industry, endurance events fundraise for a myriad of causes and charities through races, fun runs, walks, bike rides, and more. The RunSignUp Community Grant Program is an annual program focused on giving back to the industry that gives so much by recognizing organizations that support runners and other endurance athletes – I.E., those that fund youth running programs, provide training funds, purchase needed attire and equipment for athletes, or create endurance programs to help people build better lives. Applications for the 2018 award will be released in Spring 2018, and will be announced via the RunSignUp blog.
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, Philadelphia Marathon, 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 www.RunSignUp.com.