$5,000 to Area Running Organizations / Clubs
The Pensacola Runners Association (PRA) is pleased to announce it is beginning a grant program for area organization, clubs, and/or projects. In its January meeting, PRA board of directors voted to place up to $5,000 in the program to award to organizations which further the PRA mission: to promote, support and develop running and racing along the northern Gulf Coast. The PRA’s objective is to provide information, education, training, social and sporting events for competitive and noncompetitive runners and walkers of all ages, races, genders and abilities.
A grant application must be filled out and submitted to the PRA. A grant committee will review each application and vote on its submission. There is no deadline on the application, only the $5,000 cap to be awarded. Once the cap has been reached, the grant application will be removed from the website.
With the addition of the $5,000 in the grant program, the PRA will have contributed over $11,000 to area track and running organizations this past year.
“We are excited to be able to provide this platform for local running organizations to apply to help further their cause and achieve its goal,” said Pensacola Runners Association President Jason Libbert. “Our events did well for us, which put us in this position to set aside some funds for the grant program. As our events succeed and grow, so will the health and success of Pensacola residents and similar organizations.”
The PRA was formed in 1972. It is comprised of a volunteer board of directors and currently has over 600 members. The PRA owns and manages seven races: The Argonaut 5K, Pensacola Seafood Don McCloskey 5K, Christmas Dash 1 Miler, Pensacola Beach Run Half Marathon / 10K / 5K, Bay to Breakfast 8K Cross Country Challenge, Fiesta of Five Flags 10K / 5K, and the PRA Membership Run.
Membership is another way to grow the PRA to help contribute to the grant program. Membership opportunities are available for individuals and families. Benefits include discounted race entries, two member-only socials, free training and tips, and free entry to the PRA Membership Run. Runners / walkers can join the PRA on its website at pensacolarunners.com.