The Minnesota Elite Athlete Development Program (MEADP) is accepting applications for its 2020 grants. MEADP provides grants to promising Minnesota elite distance runners who have completed their academic running careers to assist them in reaching their full athletic potential. MEADP is funded by a collaboration of Grandma’s Marathon and the Minnesota Distance Running Association (MDRA).


In 2020, MEADP will provide grants in amounts up to $2,000 per recipient. The grants will be awarded equally to men and women. In selecting grant recipients, the MEADP committee focuses on the following criteria:



Applications are available by contacting Neil Franz via email at: frandid@albanytel.comor cell phone

320-333-8472. Completed applications are due on or before November 30, 2019.

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