Run Jordan, an organization dedicated to organizing running events and programs in Jordan, organized a race in memory of Nina Brekelmans on June 11, 2015 at 6 p.m. DST at Al-Hussein Sports City in Amman, Jordan.
Nina lived in Jordan from June 2013 to August 2014 while studying Arabic and Middle Eastern history and culture as a Harvard University Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) Fellow with funding from a David L. Boren Fellowship. While in Jordan, Nina continued to run competitively and won first place among female participants in the 2014 Dead Sea Ultra Marathon 21km race and placed third among female participants in the 2013 Amman Marathon 10km race. She volunteered with Run Jordan and helped launch their Junior Runners Program in 2014 and volunteered with the Amman Baccalaureate School’s track team. Many of her friends and contacts from the running community in Jordan came out for her race.