SRA Giving

The Sacramento Running Association aims to:

  • Make Sacramento one of the premier running cities in the world
  • Support the entire life-cycle of the Sacramento runner
  • Contribute positively to Sacramento community by enhancing local sporting landscape, as well as general community health, fitness and wellness

Annually, the SRA spends over $1,000,000 directly back into the Sacramento community to achieve these goals. A significant part of this spending is on direct community giving, as the SRA annually provides financial and in-kind support to groups, individuals, events, and organizations that help SRA fulfill its mission.

SRA Giving programs focus support in three specific areas:

For more info about SRA Giving opportunities, contact Scott Abbott.

Youth Fitness and Running Giving

The SRA provides financial grants and in-kind donations to support:

  • programs, organizations, and events that encourage youth fitness through running
  • youth running clubs and teams
  • schools and school programs that encourage youth fitness through running

Examples of past Youth Giving beneficiaries:
Buffalo Chips Youth Running Club
Always Knockin’
UC Davis Children’s Hospital
Shriner’s Hospital
Edward Kemble Elementary School
Phoebe Hearst Elementary School
Sutter Middle School
Girls on the Run
Crocker-Riverside Elementary School
Running For Rhett
Be Change
Running Strong for American Indian Youth

Sport Development Giving

The SRA provides financial grants/scholarships and in-kind donations to support:

  • Local elite athlete development
  • Scholastic athlete development
  • Scholastic and Elite running teams (HS, college, competitive club, etc.)
  • Championship running events

Examples of past Sport Development Giving beneficiaries:
2016 Olympic Hopeful Grant
Encina High School Cross Country
Jesuit High School Cross Country
St. Francis High School Cross Country
Hiram Johnson High School Athletics
Rosemont High School Athletics
Bella Vista High School Athletics
Sacramento State Athletics
UC Davis Athletics
California Interscholastic Federation
Freeplay Sports Triathlon Team
Lodi Elite Mile
NorCal Distance Project
Sacramento Sports Commission
NCAA Cross Country Championships
USATF Track and Field Championships
USATF Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships
NCAA Track and Field Championships
US Olympic Track and Field Trials
Willow Hills Cross Country Venue
Granite Park Cross Country Venue
World Masters Track and Field Championships
American River College Cross Country

Community Giving

SRA provides financial grants and in-kind donations/consultations to support:

  • Local running events
  • Running clubs/groups and community organizations that enhance Sacramento running community

Examples of past Community Giving beneficiaries:
Buffalo Chips Running Club
Western States Endurance Run
American River Parkway
Fleet Feet Sports
Team In Training
Folsom Break Out Blues Half Marathon
Buffalo Stampede
Xoso Sports
Eppie’s Great Race
Capital Road Race Management

Charity Support Programs

SRA also provides support and fundraising opportunities to local charities by:

  1. Manage running events for charity beneficiaries
  2. Attach charity/cause to running events that we manage to aid charity fundraising goals
  3. Make donations to charity groups that volunteer at SRA Events
  4. Donate race entries to charities to use for fundraising efforts

For more info about Charity Support Programs, check out the
CIM Charity Program webpage.