For the Advocacy & Advancement of Running in Louisiana
Louisiana Runs provides support to individuals and organizations dedicated to the advocacy and advancement of running in the state of Louisiana.
The Louisiana Runs story begins with the national rankings of the health and fitness levels of states in the union. Louisiana ranks in the bottom each year.
The meet of the story is members of this organization believe running is one of many ways to becoming a healthier state. We will help advocates influence new runners and assist running experts with advancing skilled runners.
Annually, resources we raise will be 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 will help 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 fist.
Founded: September 2012
Launched: January 2013
Raised to-date: $35,400
Events participated in to-date: 3
Louisiana Runs is a donor advised fund with the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.
For more information, fill out our contact request form.
Louisiana Runs secures the following resources: cash and in-kind funding, industry tutelage, and educational/ training materials.
Louisiana Runs will secure funding from individual and corporate donations, support for consulting and volunteer services from endurance races around the state and banquet or silent auction fund raisers.
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.
For instance, Matt Long – author of the Long Run and a motivational speaker – has been secured by our group to speak at The Louisiana Marathon in January 2014. We will be assisting with awareness efforts of this two seatings and filling the room with runners, friends of running and family members of runners.
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.
Each year, Louisiana Runs intends to share or officially allocate resources in the spring and the fall. A call for applications will be posted and partners will be selected. Reports from each activity will be posted to this site following each activity.
More details will be provided this spring about the fall application process. Louisiana Runs plans to open the application process to the public two times a year: in the spring and in the fall. A simple form will be provided to request allotments of $2,500 to $5,000.
Louisiana Runs secures and managed volunteers throughout the state interested in helping endurance events. By joining our ranks, you will be notified of opportunities at a race near you. Many of these races provide donations to our organization for securing and managing volunteer programs. In return, we share these funds with our advocates, influencing the runner lifestyle and experts advancing competitive runners in our state.
You can sign up for general notices, by filling out the contact form on this website.
We will send periodic emails and post information on this website as volunteer opportunities arise. Be sure to check back often or contact us directly.
Listing an Endurance Event
If your race would like to explore commissioning our volunteer krewe, please fill out the contact form on this website or email email@example.com.
The Color Run™ Baton Rouge is scheduled for April 20, 2013. Louisiana Runs is securing and managing the volunteer efforts for this great, national running adventure.
The Color Run™ 5k is going down in Baton Rouge, LA on April 20th, 2013! The only question is “Are you ready for the craziest, colorful, 5k of your life?”
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