Your Impact

Since 2009 you have inspired thousands of kids from neighborhoods across Alexandria to become more active to spark their learning in school through Move2Learn. By partnering with RunningBrooke, you have: built and renovated playgrounds bringing new opportunities for play and learning to kids of all ages, convened thought leaders and forums for science-based information, fostered relationships, and funded programs with over 30 unique, local nonprofits.

The average RunningBrooke grant is $9,813.


Click on the Initiatives below to be reminded of and learn more about the all the tremendous achievements of the past year for which we offer our heartfelt gratitude as your participation made it all possible.

2016 Move2Learn Grants

RunningBrooke awarded $70,000 to twelve non-profits in Alexandria benefiting 1,755 at-risk children. In 2016, funding priority was given to non-profits who use exercise and physical activity to boost learning.

Kids Jumping Rope

• Alexandria Police Foundation
• Alexandria Seaport Foundation
• Alexandria Tutoring Consortium
• ALIVE! Child Development Center
• Center for Alexandria’s Children
• Child & Family Network Services
• Community Lodgings
• Friends of Huntley Meadows
• Girls on the Run, NoVA
• Jane Franklin Dance
• QuinTango
• Yo-Kid

2016 Spring2Action 24-Hour Fundraiser

Our most successful Spring2Action fundraiser ever!

Hume Springs Playground Tour

“Your generous contribution to Hume Springs Park last year helped create a fantastic venue for our neighborhood to enjoy at National Night Out and many other times throughout the year.” – Hume Springs Citizens Association

Hume Springs Playground Renovation

Our Volunteers!

• Alexandria Running Festival
• Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon
• Marine Corps Marathon
• Taney Avenue Playground Build
Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon Volunteers

The Move2Learn Summit

RunningBrooke hosted nationally known heath and physical education expert, Tim McCord to learn about how physical exercise fuels the brain and accelerates learning in children.

Move2Learn Summit 2016

Taney Avenue Park Playground Renovation

RunningBrooke is so grateful and pumped to partner with each of the donors, sponsors and volunteers who supported the revitalization of the Taney Avenue Park with new preschool-age playground and equipment, a walking trail and picnic area. Because you stepped forward 1,500 kids, many of whom live well below the federal poverty level, have a new neighborhood playground!

Taney Avenue Playground Build Volunteers

Marine Corps Marathon Team RunningBrooke

As an official Marine Corps Marathon Charity Partner for the fifth consecutive year, Team RunningBrooke runners raised over $40,000. Special shout out to our teammates as well as our partners at Pacers and Visit Alexandria for their support. This was also Brooke’s 100th marathon starting from her first MCM Marathon and first marathon in 2004!

1Million Dollars | 100th Marathon Community Celebration

Since its inception, RunningBrooke has raised $1 million dollars, built 2 playgrounds in the Taney Ave and Hume Springs neighborhoods, renovated a handful of others, and worked with more than 35 charity partners to provide services to countless kids in the City of Alexandria. During this time, Brooke has run one marathon every month to raise awareness and raise funds for RunningBrooke. She has run at least one marathon in every state, one on every continent, and on October 30, 2016 she ran her 100th marathon at the Marine Corps Marathon. Read more about the 100 marathons on Brooke’s Team page.

community celebration