Teens Run DC empowers at-risk 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
END YEAR REFLECTIONS.
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, we are now almost 100 students with as many mentors, teachers, and friends. More than a program we are building a community. The positive energy , camaraderie, and warmth of our group is palpable and infectious. Join us at any Saturday practice, and you can feel it.
This next year we are looking to reach more students, expanding not only to more schools, but also to local church communities as well. Any DC middle or high school youth who would like to join us is welcome…as are their parents. We ask no fees from our students or families, only that they have the heart and the will to envision and work towards whatever goals they may set for themselves. Whatever those goals may be, we will be with them every step of the way.
“The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.” — Benjamin Mays
Share in our vision. Become a part of our community. Our growth is limited not by our vision,but by our funds.
JINGLE ALL THE WAY 8K. RACE DAY UPDATE:
Congratulations to all 70 of our runners who participated in the Jingle All the Way 8K on Sunday! We weathered the weather, which actually ended up being quite beautiful and festive. The snow seemed to top off the winter-time decorations and holiday cheer that everyone brought to race day. As has been true over the last five years, every student who entered the race also finished. Check our pictures from the race here.