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Youth Runner News-Rupp-Mt. Running Hangout

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It's been a long track and field season capped off by a spectacular Olympics. We're still going through videos and photos from AAU-USA JO's and Hersheys. As always you're welcome to submit your own stories and photos from the summer. Just send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and include your contact info.

Brooks Sports Names Nation's 25 Most Inspiring High School Running Coaches

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Fans encouraged to vote for their favorite finalists; help pick 2012 Inspiring Coach of the Year - BOTHELL, Wash. - (July 24, 2012) - Complete dedication to their teams and communities. The ability to motivate and support their athletes during challenging situations. An unwavering Run Happy spirit. After reviewing more than 1,300 nominations for high school track and / or cross country coaches who inspire their athletes every day, Brooks Sports, Inc. has announced this year's top 25 and will share each coach's unique, poignant story with the running community so they can help select the 2012 Inspiring Coach of the Year.

Kids Run the Nation Grant Application Deadline is Oct 1

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The RRCA developed the Kids Run the Nation Fund in 2007 to assist organizations interested in implementing or currently hosting youth running programs.  Small grants from the Kids Run the Nation Fund are awarded on an annual basis through an application and selection process.

2011 National Run a Mile Days Set for May 1-8

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BETHESDA, Md. - The American Running Association (ARA) will host and promote the 4th National Run a Mile Days starting May 1 and lasting through May 8, 2011. Participating schools and organizations may include elementary, middle and high schools, track clubs and community organizations. ARA and our partner Youth Runner Magazine will post stories and photos from multiple event sites across the U.S.

"We are seeking elementary, middle school and high schools in all 50 states to host a Miler Day," said ARA's Executive Director Dave Watt. "We are committed to supporting schools and groups committed to the Run a Mile Days concept."

Host schools, running clubs and communities are encouraged to incorporate the "Miler" event into their PE class planners as well as community events.