Who We Are

Brooke Sydnor Curran founded RunningBrooke in 2009 after discovering for herself the impact of running on her happiness and well-being. In the early years, Sydnor Curran raised funds by running a marathon a month (she still does this). RunningBrooke then donated raised funds to other organizations providing early childhood education, literacy, running, and soccer programs. In 2015, RunningBrooke saw a need in the community and expanded, renovating and building playgrounds in underserved schools and neighborhoods. In 2016, RunningBrooke began convening thought leaders at annual Move2Learn Summits to spark a movement revolution in classrooms and schools.

RunningBrooke has continued to grow and expand by dynamically adding our own Move2Learn program where kids are and need it most, at school and in the classroom. RunningBrooke’s Move2Learn program provides teacher professional development trainings, classroom toolkits, and Move2Learn Movement Challenges in addition to grant funding for Alexandria City Public Schools teachers and schools. Together, we can spark happier, healthier, learning-ready students!

RunningBrooke is primarily an all-volunteer organization with a part-time staff of three. We count on a dedicated group of volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors, help plan our events and builds, distribute grant funds, and conduct site visits. Our Board members are active in the community outside of their commitment to RunningBrooke, serving Alexandria in multiple roles. We raise money from generous donations from the community, community events and milestone celebrations, and the wonderful support of our sponsors – dedicated businesses whose leaders recognize the power of philanthropy on positive outcomes.

RunningBrooke.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our Form 990, is available upon request.