2018 Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program


Deadline to apply is April 6, 2018

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2017 Mark Springer Grant Recipients

Club Name
Firestarters Track Club
Full Stride
Lake Erie Lightning Track Club
Ann Arbor Track Club
Team Ohio Track Club,  Inc.
DCG Track Club
REAL Track & Field
Northside Saints
288 Track Club - Coney Island
Newark Striders
Jumiata Valley Striders
Capital City Track Club
Rochester Running Rebels Track Club Inc
North Alabama Trackers
Stones River Track Club
Epitome of Excellence, Inc
Faith Track Club, Inc.
Track Georgia Track Club
The Florence Track Club
Road Runners Track Club, Inc.
Speed Academy
Jefferson County Jets Track Club
EJC Track Club
Farris' Tall City Christian Track Club
Cedar Hill Blaze Track Club
Shocker Track Club, Inc.
Premier Performance Athletics
Rancho Track CLub
Acts Icon tc
Plumas Panthers
Bishop Gorman Gators
Inner City Steppers
Spokane Speed Academy
El Paso Wildcats Running Club
Tucson Elite Athletic Club

History of the Grant
Named after the former USATF Director of Grass Roots Programs & Planning and originator of the program, the Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program offers travel assistance grants to eligible youth clubs across the country. Since 2000, the grants have helped clubs offset expenses related to travel to USATF National Championships.
Since 2006, the USA Track & Field Foundation has contributed over $160,000 to the program. The Foundation favors the use of grant money to expand existing youth programs/clubs, to provide additional competitive opportunities for children and to enhance the experience for all participants. Preference is given to clubs that are based in low-income areas. It also favors programs that have a history of solid financial management, multiple funding sources and community support. Allowable expenses include equipment, uniforms, meet fees, travel, facility rental, staff and volunteer training, and outreach.
Information about the Grant:

  • Each of the five geographical zones receives an equal allotment of grants.
  • The amount of each grant depends on the total amount received from a combination of funds from the foundation & youth membership allotment. (this year-2018, 8 clubs from each zone will receive $750.00 grants)
  • No more than 2 clubs per association will receive the grant.
  • The grant is distributed via receipt reimbursement after the completion of the championships.


  • A club must consist of more than 2 athletes.
  • A club must have a paid current year’s membership at time of application.
  • The club must be in good standing with their association without any outstanding issues including disqualifications from previous year.
  • A club must be a member of USATF for at least 3 years.
  • All club coaches/Administrators must have successfully pass Background Screening  & SafeSport mandates.
  • A club must use the grant for one of our 4 national championships, (Youth Indoor, JO Track and Field, Youth Nationals, JO Cross Country).
  • No club can receive more than one grant in a 3 year period.