Evelyn Nguyen

Hello, I’m Coach Evelyn and I am a new coach to the WeROCK Newhart team for the 2022/2023 season.

My History with WeROCK

I live in Mission Viejo with my three kids and my husband of almost 20 years.  WeROCK is an amazing program, and I am so glad my friend told me about it back in 2019. I have been a parent member of WeROCK for 2 full seasons when both my daughters went through the program. My eldest daughter did her first season in the 2019/2020 year when the pandemic shook us all, and she conquered that full marathon virtually (which I felt was a lot harder than if it would have been in-person) and that was a huge accomplishment.  My youngest daughter is doing her second full season this year.  What I love about this program is that is more than about running, it’s about building confidence and self-esteem.  I am so looking forward to being a part of this program in this role as a coach.

Races I’ve Done in the Past

It was six years ago that I started running. I did my first 10k race with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation in March 2016 and that was it, I was hooked and looking for my next race.  Less then a week later, I did a 5K Rabbit Race and placed 3rd in my age division.  By the end of the year, I did my first half marathon race with RunDisney at Disneyland. Since then I’ve ran numerous races, mostly half marathons and did my first full marathon at the OC race in 2019.

Running to me was like therapy and I feel that the kids will find that this form of therapy can help them so much in their mental health and in life.