Our Mission

We Run Orange County’s Kids is a nonprofit, public-service corporation that provides after-school intervention programs for Middle and High School students in the Orange County, California area.

Based on the idea that life is like a Marathon, the mission of We ROCK is to teach our community’s teenagers the important life skills of goal setting, self-reliance, discipline and self-confidence through the design and delivery of instructional programs focused on the proper training for, and completion of, a marathon.

Our Vision

As an organization, We Run Orange County’s Kids is committed to providing:
  • Education and ongoing exposure to the most up to date health, nutrition and physical fitness information available via the latest in medical research.
  • Training for our runners, staff and volunteers to ensure that our participants carry these life lessons with them into, and throughout, adulthood.
  • Support for our teams by involving the families and community members of the participants in the training, mentoring and motivation of our runners.
  • Encouragement to empower Orange County’s youth to accomplish goals well beyond the scope of a 26.2 mile run.

from the blog

Aliso Viejo City Council recognizes WeROCK

August 15, 2012

WeROCK participants from Aliso Viejo were invited to receive special honors from the Mayor and City Council.

Peter’s Canyon Race #3

August 2, 2012

Tonight was a perfect end to the WeROCK Summer program.  We completed race #3 of the series and enjoyed our special guest Jonathon Prince.  He brought Ortholite insoles to all of our runners.  Thank you …read more

Peter’s Canyon Race #2

July 12, 2012

With another month of training under our shoes, we took over and dominated this course.  Thursday night race and BBQ is the perfect summer combination.