The Minnesota Elite Athlete Development Program was created by the Minnesota distance running community to provide financial assistance to elite Minnesota distance runners who have completed their academic running career. The program provides grants of up to $2000 per recipient to assist qualified runners in reaching their full athletic potential.
The program is currently funded by contributions from Twin Cities In Motion, the Minnesota Distance Running Association and Grandma’s Marathon, Inc. TCM supports the Minnesota Elite Athlete Development Program, as well as Team USA Minnesota and the USA Track & Field Distance Project, to foster the advancement of the sport and support aspiring athletes of high caliber.
MEADP grant winners for 2014 were Jonathan Peterson, Chris Rombough, Kelly Brinkman, Stephanie Price, and Elizabeth Yetzer. Read more about them here.