In The Media

Articles by Brooke Sydnor Curran – Founder,




In the Schools


“One highlight is our partnership with RunningBrooke, which awarded $40,050 in grant funding for the 2018-19 academic school year, supporting 13 different programs across 10 different schools, including the LINK Club at Brent Place.”



In the News
    • 08/31/18 JMU alumna to run 117th marathon after recovery from aneurysm –  James Madison University’s The Breeze
    • 01/31/18 RunningBrooke Celebrates its 2018 Move2Learn Grant Partners – The Zebra
    • 11/30/17 Comcast Newsmakers with Yolanda Vazquez
      Yolanda Vazquez talks with Brooke Curran, Founder and CEO, RunningBrooke. They discuss how RunningBrooke inspires our Alexandria’s at-risk kids to move, sparking their learning for success in school and life..

2017 Marine Corps Marathon


October 2016 – $1 Million Dollars Raised | 100 Marathons Run


  • Board Member, ACT For Alexandria, January 2012 to present
  • Board Member, AAN (Allergy and Asthma Network), December 2011 to Spring 2017
  • Board Member, Marathon Charity Cooperation, January, 2013 to 2015
  • Ambassador, for the City of Alexandria
  • Ambassador, Pacers Running Stores, 2007 to present
  • Ambassador, lululemon athletica, 2009
  • 2018 Winner – Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s Non/Profit Business of the Year Award
  • 2017 CIVIC Award, in recognition of RunningBrooke’s partnership with the City of Alexandria, Rebuilding Together and the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Activities for the improvements at Taney Avenue Park, Presentation
  • 2015 Geico Hometown Hero Award, Fox 5 News (video)
  • 2014 Virginia Visionaries, Virginia Living
  • 2013 Rising Star Award, the Alexandria Commission for Women
  • 2012 Living Legend nominee, Alexandria Living Legends
  • 2011 SuperNova, WUSA9
  • 2011 Joanne White Grassroots Volunteer Award, Volunteer Alexandria

            Honored at An Evening in the Heart of Alexandria, Video by Abby Sternberg, Media Masters

  • 2010 RunningBrooke Proclamation of Service, Mayor William B. Euille, City of Alexandria
Running / First Place Women’s Division
  • 2013 ONU Indoor Icebreaker Marathon, Ada, OH
  • 2012 Antarctica Marathon
  • 2009 Rapa Nui Marathon, Easter Island, Chile