Run for Orphans

About Us

 

 

 

meet david.

David BromanDavid has been running his whole life. He ran is first marathon in 1996 in honor of his grandfather who passed in 1995. Once he tasted the distance he was hooked. Since then he has completed over 30 marathons and ultra distances. As the races and years passed it became clear that many runners ran for many reasons. They ran to help other people, they ran to honor those around them, some ran from something and others ran to find the one thing missing in their life. David wasn’t sure why he was running but eventually he knew he would realize his purpose.

In 2003 David accepted a position with Waco Filters. Waco’s President, Jeff Rose had been a long time advocate of world wide orphan care. Jeff’s mission and passion became David’s purpose.

In 2007 David decided to finally do something with his running. Run for Orphans was born. David ran fourteen marathons that year to help change the way the world cared for her orphans. With Waco’s help he raised $32,000. In 2009 he ran nine more marathons and raised $37,000 more. Onward and forward… David and his wife Suzanne live in Fredericksburg, Virginia and have two children, Stephanie and Benjamin.

 

 

meet adam.

AdamAdam is the co-founder and Head Trainer at RARE CrossFit in Fredericksburg, VA. In April 2008, Adam and his good friend Tony Rogers opened RARE Soccer, an Elite Soccer Skills academy. The primary goal was to develop youth soccer players into competitve athletes. With that goal in mind they have combined CrossFit with their soccer skills academy to produce phenomenal athletes. Thus, RARE CrossFit was formed.


Adam is a Certified Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and competitive ultra-marathon runner. Adam brings his comprehension of teamwork, motivation, and goal accomplishment to his coaching with outstanding success. He will help you define your goals and provide knowledge, focus, and support to achieve your health/fitness potential.

"My motivation: knowing that I am helping others get fit and healthier each and every day!"  Growing up, lifting weights and working out was a part of every day life. At the age of 30, I was coerced by a friend to run the Marine Corp Marathon. Though I had never run more than 13 miles in preparing for it, I finished my first Marine Corp Marathon and was hooked. The next challenge was to run an Ultra-Marathon, The Great Eastern Endurance Run in Charlottesville, VA. I successfully finished the race and focused on bigger challenges. 2007 was a great year, I ran 5 ultra-marathons and in September was introduced to CrossFit by a fellow ultra-runner. I was immediately fascinated by the challenge of the WOD (workout of the day). By early 2008, I wanted to put CrossFit to the test for myself. I had been running 6 days a week to prepare for my ultra's and at times my body was breaking down.  I had IT Band issues, fatigue, and other problems that started to make my running more of a chore rather than something I enjoyed. So, I started only doing CrossFit workouts and ran once per week. 2008 was my best year yet.  I ran 12 ultra-marathons, including multiple 50K's, 50 milers, and attempted my first 100 miler. I completed 11 out of the 12 races.  The biggest highlight came when I finished the MMTR 50 Miler. The race is 54 miles long with 9,200/7,200 feet of elevation gain/loss. I finished in 10 hours and immediately after the race I bench pressed my body weight 20 times. CrossFit has definitely transformed me into a better athlete and into the best shape of my life.

 

 

Certifications:
- CrossFit Level 1 Certified
- CrossFit Kids Trainer
- CrossFit Running & Endurance Coach
- CrossFit Olympic Lifting Coach
- CrossFit Nutrition Certified
- CrossFit Mid-Atlantic Regional Games Qualifier Judge '09
- CrossFit Games Judge '09

 



Additionally, Adam has his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Mary Washington and is working towards his Master's Degree.