Through The Noise
August 18, 2015
Brooke Curran of Running Brooke on How Physical Activity Can Help Local Kids
Through the Noise #94
Brooke Curran // CEO & Founder // RunningBrooke
If the idea of running 87 marathons, including one in every state and on every continent sounds daunting, maybe you should leave that to Running Brooke whose impressive athleticism is raising money for the children of Alexandria. While many school systems have eliminated recess and gym in favor of studying for tests, children are suffering from a loss of physical activity built into their day, and the organization founded by Brooke Curran is working to counter this. By helping local kids access safe, fun, and reliable athletic activities, their chances of succeeding in school increase and everyone wins.
Since May or 2009, Brooke Sydnor Curran has run 2,253.2 marathon miles — covering all 7 continents, each of the 50 states and the 5 world marathon majors – running over a marathon a month. She is the proud mom of three college-aged children and happily married to her husband Chris for 24 years.
RunningBrooke goes the distance for at-risk children in Alexandria by funding innovative local charities and programs that help ensure young people in our community are healthy, active and ready to succeed in school and life. Since our founding in 2009, RunningBrooke has positively impacted the lives of over 3,000 at-risk children in Alexandria.