Pay Pal donations, as listed below, may be made to any or all four (4) of our funds. Any account may be designated to receive all of your donated funds, or the donation may be divided equally or into two or more accounts (as specified). Donors of $25 or more will receive a receipt which may be used if necessary for IRS tax purposes.

Donors of $250 or more to the Olympic Games Training Fund will receive a signed copy of one of TIm Seaman and Jeff Salvage's race walking books signed by Olympic Champion Jefferson Perez. We have less than 20 copies, they are on a first come first serve basis and when they are gone there will be no more.

Elaine P. Ward Youth
Development Fund


Al Heppner Memorial Scholarship Fund


NJEREF Endowment Fund


Olympic Games Training Fund


Let NARI decide where your
donation is needed most


You may also make donations by checks payable to NARI and mail them to either of the following persons.

A.C. Jaime
621 N. 10th Street, Suite C
McAllen, TX 78501-4513
Tom Eastler
300 Mosher Hill Road
Farmington, ME 04938

Vehicle Donation Have a car that you don't require anymore? Help out race walking by donating it here.





The Elaine P. Ward Youth Development Fund assets are used for assisting youth race walkers not yet enrolled in college. These awards were originally established in 1992 and were renamed in honor of Elaine Ward in 2009.

The Al Heppner Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in 2004, is dedicated to assisting upper class university or college students who have demonstrated significant promise as elite walkers who clearly have the potential to make the Olympic Trials and quite possibly the Olympics.  Eight collegiate athletes have been funded at $2,500 each since 2004.  Applications for the 2010 award have not yet been received.

The National Junior Elite Racewalk Endowment Fund (NJEREF), donated to NARI in 2007, will hopefully reach the one million dollars or greater endowment level. This endowment will be used to assist junior age, 14-19, elite race walkers as they progress toward international prominence. The endowment funds are gifts that keep on giving since the principal is never touched and only the interest may be used to fund deserving athletes.

The Olympic Games Training Fund was creasted since the 2012 Olympics is rapidly approaching, NARI is now offering one additional donation option, specifically to assist athletes currently in training for the 2012 Olympic race walk competitions in 20k and/or 50k. Donations earmarked for the new Olympic Games Training Fund will be used solely to assist our best prospects. As such, NARI expects applicants will have demonstrated times that approach the IAAF 'B' standard for their event. Since the fund is brand new it is currently unfunded, and hopefully will be supported by donations.  Providing assistance for travel to international meets, high altitude training sites, or assistance needed for a long-range training program will be a priority for funding when monies are available.