If you attempt to verify the existence of RUN FOR THE TROOPS 5K using GuideStar.com the name ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA, Andover MA will show for our EIN number 45-4739698
It is because GuideStar does not show the Line 2 name of any 501c(3) organization with a shared tax exempt status. Our status is share through the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) via their group tax exempt # 2702
Here is an IRS document showing that the RRCA is authorized to share its status.
Here is a letter from the RRCA to us showing that the RRCA grants us the shared status.
The legal name of our corporate entity is “Run for the Troops MA Inc”
We use the DBA “Run for the Troops 5K”
We obtained the shared tax exempt status from the RRCA because the normal process is a time-consuming, expensive process beyond the reach of the almost non-existent personnel and financial resources we had at the time we began our mission.