The 2013 ING RFSB School Grant application is now closed. Good Luck to all of the elementary and middle schools that applied. ING U.S., in partnership with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), will announce the 2013 ING RFSB Grant recipients in September.
Because the ING Run For Something Better school-based running program is so flexible, it's easy for elementary or middle schools to qualify. Start with at least 25 kindergarten to eighth grade students willing to commit to the program, and you're ready to apply!
If your school already has a running program, simply choose to use an ING Run For Something Better customized program alongside your current running program or alone, as long as it meets our basic criteria. In other words, you can still apply!
The program can be as short as eight weeks or as long as you want it to be. And it can take place in physical education class, during recess, before school, after school or any combination of these. A physical education teacher, coach, classroom teacher or school administrator can facilitate it – whatever works for your school.
This is the best part! The program's culminating running event is an exhilarating reward for participants – a final test that lets them know what they're capable of accomplishing. The event includes participants, family and community members, and it's meant to be personalized to the school. It can be any distance, and it can be held during school, after school or on a weekend.
ING U.S., in partnership with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), is proud to announce the recipients of the 2012 ING Run For Something Better® School Awards. Fifty schools from across the nation will receive up to $2,500 in grant money to support an existing school-based running program or start a new one, helping thousands of children discover a love for running and create a foundation for living a healthier lifestyle. Visit
School Recipient List to see a list of the 2012 recipients