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Teens Run DC empowers underserved youth to envision and work towards the achievement of personal goals through a youth mentoring and distance running program. Over an academic year, TRDC Running Leaders, Mentors, and Friends challenge and guide these youth to develop the skills necessary to achieve their running goals and their life goals… MORE

OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP

Teens Run DC has received a matching grant award for $10,000 from Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation.  If we can raise $10,000 by May 23rd, Dick’s will match that gift with an additional $10,000 donation.  Help us to achieve this goal.  MAKE A DONATION NOW at the Teens Run DC page on the Sports Matter website.  

 Teens Run DC invites runners to join our TRDC 2014 Marine Corps Marathon Charity Team.  We’re hoping to recruit a team of 50 runners to run with us and for us.  Want to learn more?   Check out our   CHARITY TEAM INFORMATION PAGE. 



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UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr
26
Volunteer for Nike Women’s Half Marathon (No Practice)
Freedom Plaza...
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May
04
Public Service 5K in Anacostia Park
Anacostia Park...
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May
10
SATURDAY PRACTICE
National Building Museum...
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May
17
SATURDAY PRACTICE. Mentor/Teacher workshop after practice.
National Building Museum...
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPDATES

TEENS RUN DC PROGRAM FELLOWSHIPS:  Looking to do something meaningful?  Want to make a difference?  Teens Run DC is recruiting Program Fellows to work full time next year, beginning in... MORE

Michael Martinez, Lead Mentor Michael began volunteering with Teens Run DC in the fall of 2010, early in the program’s inception. He stumbled across the website while looking for a worthwhile... MORE

END YEAR REFLECTION.  As we finish up the first half of our season, we celebrate our progress and growth.  Starting with one high school and 19 students five years ago,... MORE



my story

Michael Martinez, Lead Mentor Michael began volunteering with Teens Run DC in the fall of 2010, early in the program’s inception. He stumbled across the website while looking for a worthwhile volunteer opportunity. Michael called the listed number and received a response from Ben Forman, program director, before he returned home....
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The Perfect Last Race.  As a new mentor this year, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  My mentee Mohammed and I got along right away.  It’s amazing the kinds of things you talk about as you run (and walk) with...
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Rhonda is a 14 year-old girl who reluctantly joined Teens Run DC at the encouragement of her teacher.  She is a 9th grader with learning disabilities who struggles at school.  She lives with her mother and has a strained relationship with her father. When she entered Teens Run DC, she...
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David is an 18-year-old young man from El Salvador, the next to youngest of 12 children. When he first came to this country at age 11, he along with five of his brothers and sisters and his mother and father, lived...
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"We measure our success not by how far or how fast we run,
but by the commitment and effort we apply to achieve our goals."