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Catalogue for Philanthropy: One of the Best 2014-15
Combined Federal Campaign#58508

DC One Fund#8552

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

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS!

Teens Run DC is accepting applications for students and volunteers for the 2014-15 season.  If you have participated in either capacity, we will still require that you submit a new application form. 

MARINE CORPS MARATHON BIBS AVAILABLE!

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.  We’ve got 25 runners signed up so far.  Want to learn more?   Check out our   CHARITY TEAM INFORMATION PAGE. 



  • Upcoming Events

    Jul
    26
    Sat
    all-day NO PRACTICE – BREAK FOR JULY
    NO PRACTICE – BREAK FOR JULY
    Jul 26 – Jul 27 all-day
    No practice in the month of July. Practice will resume in August.
    Aug
    2
    Sat
    8:00 am 5K Training – Race for Every Child @ National Building Museum
    5K Training – Race for Every Child @ National Building Museum
    Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    5K Training - Race for Every Child @ National Building Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
    We invite anyone training for Children’s National Hospital’s Race for Every Child 5K to join us at Saturday practice as we run this city! Set intentions, meet new friends, get a workout in – great[...]
    Aug
    9
    Sat
    8:00 am 5K Training – Race for Every Child @ National Building Museum
    5K Training – Race for Every Child @ National Building Museum
    Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    5K Training - Race for Every Child @ National Building Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
    We invite anyone training for Children’s National Hospital’s Race for Every Child 5K to join us at Saturday practice as we run this city! Set intentions, meet new friends, get a workout in – great[...]
    Aug
    16
    Sat
    8:00 am 5K Training – Race for Every Child @ National Building Museum
    5K Training – Race for Every Child @ National Building Museum
    Aug 16 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    5K Training - Race for Every Child @ National Building Museum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
    We invite anyone training for Children’s National Hospital’s Race for Every Child 5K to join us at Saturday practice as we run this city! Set intentions, meet new friends, get a workout in – great[...]

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  • ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPDATES

    Several Teens Run DC students may join our 2014 Charity Team runners to complete the Marine Corps Marathon this year accompanied by TRDC mentors.  Big dreams achieved one step... MORE

    BIG NEWS (and good news for Ben, Morgan and our whole community): Teens Run DC staff will grow from two plus to seven beginning in August. Our expanded staff will include... MORE

    Teens Run DC is selected for the 2014/15 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington as one of the region's best community-based charities. This award reflects Teens Run DC's  status as a... 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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    Meili is an 18 year old senior at Wilson who joined Teens Run DC a little late in the season.  In the fall, she participated in Wilson’s Women’s Varsity Volleyball Team.   Meili says that after the volleyball season ended, she wanted...
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    Dagnechew is a gentle and soft-spoken 16 year old, tenth grader at Wilson High School. He came to this country 4 years ago with his sister. Prior to leaving Ethiopia, he lived with his mother and aunt in a...
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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."