Darren Van Soye arriving in Washington DC after completing the Race Across the USA
Darren Van Soye arriving in Washington DC after completing the Race Across the USA

Hi. My name is Darren Van Soye and I am the chairman of Run-Walk Events (RWE). RWE non-profit corporation for the public benefit, headquartered in Southern California. Our mission is to create world-class running and walking events that raise money in support of childhood fitness. Headquartered in Norco, CA, Run-Walk Events was originally created to host the Race Across the USA. A dozen runners ran a marathon a day (112 in total) from Huntington Beach, CA all the way to the White House in Washington DC four-and-a-half months later (3080 miles). Together, we visited over 5,000 students in 29 schools to challenge and encourage them it stay active and eat right.

The Need

Our current focus is to create community-based 5K and 10K running and walking events in the Western USA (west of Denver). We see these entry-level distances as the perfect way for adults of any ages to begin or restart their fitness journey. We also have a Kids Dash at every one of our events.

As Run-Walk Events is currently undergoing a period of high growth, we are looking to partner with donors in order to start race series in new cities. It costs approximately $2500 to start a new race series. This “primes the pump” and allows us to purchase the minimum amount of equipment and services needed to get started. If you own a business and would like to discuss sponsorship, please contact us.

Run-Walk Events is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Contributions to Run-Walk Events are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by applicable law. Form 1023 is available upon request.

Secure Donation

If you would like to donate to our cause, please use our secure donation method.

Amazon Smile

Here’s something that you do can that won’t cost a penny. It is an exciting new program that is available through Amazon.com. It is called Amazon Smile and is their way of giving back. To date, Amazon has given away almost $100 million to non-profits like ours!

All folks need to do in order to sign up to click the link below. Amazon will ask you if you want to support Run-Walk Events. After you accept, a connection will be formed between your Amazon account and Run-Walk Events. You can change the charity that you support at any time in the future. Clicking the link costs you nothing.

Here is our unique charity link. (Please click this link to support Run-Walk Events)

As I mentioned, clicking the link costs you $0. When you buy from Amazon in the future, RWE gets 0.5% of the purchase price. Again, it is free to you and it’s a great way to support non-profits!

To make a donation PLEASE click here: