2023/2024 Season Starts September 12th

September 7, 2023

We are so excited to begin our 14th Season of WeROCK next week! Have you completed registration? If not complete all your forms now. Booked your physical? Have running shoes, a watch, and hydration? We can’t wait to begin this journey with you! The journey to a full 26.2 marathon starts with just 1 mile next Tuesday.

2022/23 Season Registration Opens 8/22

August 17, 2022

We are excited to announce that registration for the upcoming 2022/23 season will open on 8/22!

WeROCK 2021-22 Season is underway!

September 20, 2021

Session 1 of the 2021-22 season started on September 14th but it’s not too late to join. Registration is open until October 15th. Head over to our Registration forms to sign up.

Strava Beacon is now Free!

September 1, 2021

The Strava Club

As Part of our WeROCK Program, we require all our runners to log their runs in Strava so we can track their progress and take advantage of allowing all our runners to celebrate their runs and give each other kudos for their effort. Strava recently announced their Beacon service is now free for all users, not just paid subscribers. This service allows athletes to send a beacon from a connected device* (cell phone/GPS) to specific contacts to track their location. Curious how close your runner is to the finish line? Track them with the beacon!

See the Strava How To link to learn how to set up Beacon and use it.

* GPS-enabled devices are not required to participate in WeROCK.

2021 Program Registration is Open!

August 24, 2021

Registration for the 2021-22 Marathon training season is open. Training starts on September 14th on campus. We are so excited to return back to campus for training and look forward to seeing you all there!

2021 WeRock Summer Trail Program Kicks Off

May 12, 2021

Couldn’t get enough of WeRock during the school year? Wanting to keep the momentum going through the summer? Prefer the dirt trail over asphalt? Come join us for 8 weeks of fun in the sun, creek crossings, hill climbing and a whole lot of fun! We train up to 10K distance over the 8 weeks, or you can do one 4 week session and get to 5K.

OC Register Interviews Coach K about taking on Badwater for We ROCK

June 12, 2015

As the 2015 Badwater race approaches Check out Coach K’s Badwater OC Register Interview!

“The power of continually putting one foot in front of the other is an exercise in discipline and courage, Kooiman said, a lesson she saw in action at schools in Los Angeles, where she coached students in long-distance running. The experience inspired the Mission Viejo resident to start a similar program in Orange County, dubbed We Run Orange County’s Kids, or WeROCK.

Peter’s Canyon Summer Trail Run Series Kicks Off 6/18!

June 12, 2015

The Renegade Race Series for the 1st of 3 Peter’s Canyon summer trail runs is kicking off Thursday June 18th at 6pm! Are you signed up? Get out and run those hills hills hills!

Trail RacingSign up today!

Event hashtags: #SummerTrailRun #RenegadeRace #WeRock

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 for always supporting WeROCK JP!

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.

Wet N Wild 5K

June 16, 2012

WeROCK out and about supporting our runners and getting to know the community.

Running in the Rain

March 17, 2012

We like running in the rain so much that we decided to do it again.  Rain or shine….it’s running time!

Rain Gear

February 27, 2012

We run in the rain because we can!

Warrant supports WeROCK!

February 25, 2012

A HUGE THANK YOU to Warrant for supporting WeROCK!  They raffled off a guitar to a lucky fan at their concert recently.  All proceeds from the raffle and a portion of the ticket sales went to benefit our program.  We think that Warrant ROCKS!


February 19, 2012

During some of our taper weekends we enjoy hiking on local trails.  We invite the families to join us and explore nature.

AVMS Surf City Celebration

February 6, 2012

Once again some cool team shots after a race.

Surf City Half Marathon

February 5, 2012

Surf City Half Marathon is always a WeROCK favorite.  We LOVE the surf board medal and the ocean views.

Surf City Expo and Carb Dinner

February 4, 2012

Coach K helped at the Renegade Race Series booth at the expo.  There she bumped into some fellow Marathon Maniacs while picking up all of the WeROCK bibs/chips/bags.  Later that night…..dinner with the team!

Pancake Breakfast Run

January 28, 2012

Doesn’t everyone enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausage and fresh fruit after a run?  Well, we do at least once per season.

Celebrating SoCal

January 9, 2012

AVMS showing off their half shirts and medals.

Southern California Half Marathon

January 7, 2012

This race is all about the kids.  A fundraiser for Woodbridge High School that also supports WeROCK and SRLA.  The event is spectator friendly and allows us the opportunity to see all of our team mates.


Donations for CASA

December 15, 2011

Each year WeROCK likes to donate or assist another non-profit charity.  This year we assisted with their annual Christmas party by preparing candy canes for the kids and donating toys.  My entire car was FILLED!  It felt good for the team to give back.

Check them out: CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates


Celebrating Santa

December 12, 2011

Rain followed the Santa Run.  We didn’t mind because the rainbow made it all worth it.

Santa 10K

December 10, 2011

Our most festive race of the season.  We had tutu much fun as we jingled along the course.

Holiday Fun

December 9, 2011

We don’t just run together….we also enjoy being jolly!

Dana Point Turkey Trot

November 24, 2011

Although this race is not on the WeROCK calendar, some of our members had fun earning their Thanksgiving meal.

Celebrating Dino

November 7, 2011

The Monday practice after a race, we always celebrate by wearing our race shirts.

Dino Dash

November 6, 2011

Great event and fundraiser for Tustin Public School Foundation.  The course allows us to see our team mates and multiple spots and the expo is packed full of fun activities and freebies.  Thank you Dino Dash!

Carb Loading for Dino Dash

November 5, 2011

Enjoying time with the team while eating a healthy pre-race meal.

Chapman 5K

October 15, 2011

We love the Chapman 5K.  It is the perfect spot for our first race due to the flat, fast and fun course.  The oatmeal at the finish line is always tasty and their goodie bags never disappoint.


Peter’s Canyon Race #3

August 4, 2011

Final race of the summer program.  We learned a lot about the trails and enjoyed the evening runs.  See everyone again in September.

Peter’s Canyon Race #1

June 9, 2011

WeROCK’s first official trail race.  We love to run in the dirt.

PV Celebration

May 16, 2011

Fantastic job PV Marathon group!  You earned the crowns.  True race royalty.

Palos Verdes Marathon

May 14, 2011

The day was cool and misty.  Most of the team ran together the entire time.  Great job PV runners!

Ice Cream Celebration

May 2, 2011

The best way to celebrate a marathon finish is with ice cream.

OC Marathon 2011

May 1, 2011

The OC Marathon welcomed us with open arms.  We can’t wait to join them again next year!

OC Marathon Carbo Load Dinner

April 30, 2011

One last night of reflection and guidance before we rest our bodies and minds!  Good Luck We ROCK….you earned ALL of the joy and pain (mostly joy) that Marathon Day will bring.

OC Marathon Expo

April 29, 2011

Thank you to everyone that stopped by the booth to learn more about We ROCK!

Tagging Cars

April 28, 2011

Traditions keep a team strong.  One of ours is to decorate our car windows before the marathon.  Why not let EVERYONE know what we are about to do!

Final Weekend Practice

April 23, 2011

One last long run weekend before the BIG DAY!  I remember a day when the runners were afraid of 6.2 miles….now they embrace it!

Knott’s Berry Farm Coaster Run 10K

March 27, 2011

It’s all about the PIE!

We ROCK OFFICIAL 20 Mile Qualifier

March 19, 2011

All We ROCKers must complete the 20-mile course in the allotted time in order to qualify to run the marathon.  Congrats to ALL the runners for achieving your goal!  Marathon….here we come!

Dean Karnazes Run Across America

February 26, 2011

We had the opportunity to meet Dean Karnazes as he kicked off his Run Across America.  We ROCKers ran side-by-side with Dean and asked him various questions.  After we bid him a farewell, many of us read his books.  He is a true inspiration and continues to use his running as a tool to raise awareness and funds to benefit the children of America.  Thank you Dean!

Hiking at Woods Canyon

February 12, 2011

We don’t ALWAYS have to run.  Sometimes we take time to see nature and just hike.

Surf City Half Marathon

February 6, 2011

Southern California Half Marathon

January 8, 2011

Photo Contest – Happy New Year!!

January 1, 2011

We ROCK runners were given the challenge to capture their first run of 2011.  Congrats to our two winners……Allyson and Andrew!!  26.2 miles can be yours!  Keep it up We ROCKers!!

Make Room for Santa 10K

December 12, 2010

Fun flat race with a lot of Holiday spirit!

We ROCK donates time at CASA

December 11, 2010

We ROCK decorated cookies and candy canes for the kids of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).  It was nice to give back to children that are faced with struggles and family difficulties.  Please visit their website and see if becoming a CASA is right for you: http://casaoc.org/

Dino Dash 10K

November 7, 2010

First 10K of the season!

Chapman 5K

October 23, 2010

Chapman is known as the “Flattest, Fastest, and Funnest 5K”.  We love it for those reasons AND because we receive a Tech Shirt, reusable goodie bag, and sweet medal at the finish.  It was the perfect kick off event for the 10-11 season.

Memorial Day 1/2 Marathon

May 31, 2010

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”  – Muhammad Ali

Jonathon Prince visits We ROCK!

May 25, 2010

Jonathon Prince came to visit We ROCK after his 3rd cross country journey – ON FOOT!  It was great to hear his story first hand.  Thank you JP!  YOU ROCK!!

Palos Verdes Marathon

May 16, 2010

The  Palos Verdes Marathon is the 2nd longest continuously running Marathon in the United States, second only to the Boston Marathon.  It is a truly beautiful course, with breathtaking views throughout.  These We ROCKers battled the hills and ALL took home special honors in their age groups!

Los Angeles Marathon

March 21, 2010

Marathon day is full of emotions.  Each mile is full of new surprises.  How will you handle the distance?  Dig deep and move forward.  Believe it and be it!

“If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.”  – Emil Zatopek


March 20, 2010

The days leading up to the LA Marathon were full of fun!

Catalina Marathon

March 13, 2010

Challenging course with a lot of hills.  Wild Buffalo and amazing ocean views.  We ROCKed Catalina!  THANK YOU to Function for the water that kept us going.  THANK YOU to Sprinkles for the delicious post race treats!

Surf City 1/2 Marathon

February 7, 2010

Once again, the weather was ON OUR side and we had a great race!!!  The kids thought the race course was OK, but LOVED the medals and shirts.  I would have to agree!  I LOVED THE VIEW!!


Hike – Aliso Woods Canyon

January 2, 2010

Believe it or not…..we don’t always run.  Time to relax the muscles and do a little hiking.

Make Room for Santa 10K

December 13, 2009

The rain ended JUST in time for our run.  Cool conditions and a flat course made for a great day.  8 of the We ROCK runners won extra awards for their age group!  SO proud of all the runners.  What did you tell Santa you wanted for Christmas?

Dino Dash 10K

November 1, 2009

Perfect weather!  Fast course!  GREAT post race EXPO!  We had a great time at the Dino Dash!

Chapman 5K

October 10, 2009

Congratulations to ALL of the We ROCK runners for completing the Chapman 5K.  History was made today!  This day will forever be remembered as the VERY first We ROCK race.