We Run Orange County's Kids
Monday, July 31 | 11:00am
Coach K is Running the 2017 Badwater 135!
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This is definitely not a jog-a-thon, but would you donate a mile in support of WeROCK?

We Run Orange County's Kids co-founder and head coach, Andrea Kooiman will be running the Badwater 135 for her third time on July 10th.  Once she completes the race at the Whitney Portal, she will then summit to the top of Mt. Whitney.  Total mileage traveled will be 146 miles (well, 157 since she has to get back off the mountain).  She is dedicating each mile of her journey to WeROCK and the brave kids that she runs alongside each year.

Coach K wants to remind everyone to always keep moving forward.  Even slow movement is progress when headed in the right direction.  It is amazing what you can achieve when you allow your mind to let go of the fear and start asking yourself.....what if I can?    

Please show your support by selecting a mile of her journey and make a donation to the runners of WeROCK.

Here is a little bit about Badwater from their website: http://www.badwater.com/event/badwater-135/

“The World’s Toughest Foot Race”

Covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA, the Badwater® 135 is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. The start line is at Badwater, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in North America at 280’ (85m) below sea level. The race finishes at Whitney Portal at 8,300’ (2530m). The Badwater 135 course covers three mountain ranges for a total of 14,600’ (4450m) of cumulative vertical ascent and 6,100’ (1859m) of cumulative descent. Whitney Portal is the trailhead to the Mt. Whitney summit, the highest point in the contiguous United States. Competitors travel through places or landmarks with names like Mushroom Rock, Furnace Creek, Salt Creek, Devil’s Cornfield, Devil’s Golf Course, Stovepipe Wells, Panamint Springs, Keeler, Alabama Hills, and Lone Pine.

ABOUT WeROCK:  www.werunockids.org

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.


Race Start: Monday, July 10th at 11:00pm PST (Coach K is in the 3rd start wave)

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Coach K's personal Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/andrea.casellakooiman

Coack K's Instagram: @runcoachkrun

Follow the 2017 webcast at: LINK TO BE ADDED WHEN AVAILABLE

Follow the time splits and results at: LINK TO BE ADDED WHEN AVAILABLE 

Follow the race on Twitter @Badwater (Join the conversation by adding hashtag #Badwater135 to all your tweets about the race.): http://twitter.com/badwater

Follow the race staff's live photostream on Instagram @BadwaterHQ (Contribute to the photostream by adding hashtag #Badwater135 to all your IG images about the race.): http://instagram.com/badwaterHQ

 Follow the race director's live photostream on Instagram @ChrisKostman: http://instagram.com/chriskostman

Follow the race staff's photostream archive on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/adventurecorps/

Follow the race director's photostream archive on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chriskostman/

Follow the photostream of runners and crew members on Flickr (Racers and crews who are members of the group may submit up to 25 photos per day during the race and afterward.): http://www.flickr.com/groups/badwater135

Join the Facebook conversation: http://www.facebook.com/badwater135



Can you spot Coach K in the 3rd wave start?


33 Supporters, Including:
Shawn Wehan
SS - “Amazed by your bad ass-ness and big heart! Incredible :)”
EC - “Hope your final preparations are going well! Let me know when you want to go eat your victory steak!”
JL - “Andrea, continue to be awesome and show the world (and kids) what it means to be badass. ”
RT - “You are an incredible athlete and role model. Good luck and thank you for what you do!! ”
EA - “Two marathons down!”
AH - “Good Luck, Andrea!”
KL - “You are an inspiration to many! Be safe and have fun!!! Miss yer face❤️”
EI - “Love you Andrea!!! ❤️💪🏼🙌🏻”
KD - “You're still my hero super woman ”
BS - “You go Andrea! I feel so privileged to be able to witness you on this journey!”
EL - “Sending love from Chicago!!!”
AE - “Andrea, Wishing you and your crew love,light and strength! XO Amanda”


Andrea Kooiman
Co-Founder WeROCK

We Run Orange County's Kids Tax ID: 800209885