For the Advocacy & Advancement of Running in Louisiana. A Non-Profit Fund Managed by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.
Louisiana Runs activities support the mission of advocacy and advancement for running in Louisiana. Since formation, the organization has provided mini-grants/reimbursements to organizations not only active in the space, but making incredible impact.
Louisiana Runs secures the following resources to impact the running community in the state: cash and in-kind funding, industry tutelage, and educational/ training materials.
Louisiana Runs will secure cash and in-kind funding from individual and corporate donations which are used to providing reimbursement, consulting and volunteer services for endurance races around the state.
Members of Louisiana Runs have been in the running space for decades. These individual continue to network and develop relationships in the running space throughout the country. It’s these relationships that we are committed to sharing with runners in Louisiana.
Since formation, Louisiana Runs has participated in bringing great speakers and leaders in running to the state. For instance, Matt Long – author of the Long Run and a motivational speaker; David McGillivray – author, motivational speaker and race director of the fabled Boston Marathon; and Bill Rogers – author, motivational speaker and winner of the Boston Marathon, Olympian; have been secured by our group to speak at The Louisiana Marathon.
As Louisiana Runs procures educational and training materials from key partners, these items will be posted for general use. Eventually, we will have a library of digital materials and a list of key links for Louisiana Runners to access.
Louisiana Runs is a donor advised fund with the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. The story begins with the national ranking of the health and fitness for our state in the union: Louisiana ranks in the bottom three each year for over a decade.
Members of this organization believe running can contribute to a healthier state as well as contribute to making the sport recognized as a part of the state’s overall story. Louisiana Runs was formed to help advocates influence new runners, and to assist running experts with advancing skilled runners.
Annually, resources are contributed to advocacy groups attracting new runners to the sport; and to experts, coaches and trainers working with competitive running clubs, track and field teams, cross country teams and individual runners. Our team helps secure and share the following resources: funding, industry tutelage and educational and training materials.
The story may never end, but chapters will close as more Louisiana citizens maintain a healthier lifestyle, possibly a running lifestyle, and our state health and fitness rankings began moving from worst to first.
Number of Organizations Impacted: 47
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A Managed Non-Profit Fund by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation 402 N. Fourth Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802