EU Embassy Run

The Embassy Run all started with a dare. when DCCS member Chito Peppler, who just wrapped up a joint tour at the U.S. European Command, thought it would be a good idea to run and visit several of Embassies from the countries he knew and love while stationed abroad.

He rounded up a few people and kicked off the first run to much fanfare.  However, the next two years Chito was only able to convince a few of his roommates to run with him — no one else seemed interested.

Sadly the run crawled along with just several participants until 2014, when Runner's World called to see if they could cover the run.  With the help of the DC Capital Striders Running Group, Chito was able to muster 40 runners to sign up at the last minute.   The run was a huge success and the following year the run raised over $2,000 for We Are Family and the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund.

In 2016, with over 150 runners and volunteers, $2,000 was raised for Team River Runner to help wounded service members and their families the chance to find health and healing through kayaking.  

In addition to setting a record in number of runners, the runners were able to visit as many as 15 Embassies running two different routes.  

In 2018 the event raised $3,155 for Team River Runner enough to purchase a trailer to transport kayaks and gear so that wounded service members can attend local paddling events.

Here's the feature story on the run.

Children are the most vulnerable of all and are entitled to the rights guaranteed under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

EU Embassy Run – 28 Embassies – 10 Miles – a Lifetime of Smiles

A nice article from 2017 event