• Upcoming Events

    Sep
    30
    Sat
    10:00 am Saturday Practice
    Saturday Practice
    Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Meet us at 10AM at The Yards Park for Teens Run DC community running practices! TRDC welcomes people of all fitness and ability levels!  Questions? Contact alee@teensrundc.org or call 202-818-8600, ext. 2.
    Oct
    7
    Sat
    9:00 am Monthly Mentor Training
    Monthly Mentor Training
    Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Join us for our monthly mentor training session! Trainings focus on topics such as adolescent development, building and sustaining strong mentoring relationships, and motivating youth to set and achieve running-related goals. Trainings will be held at 9am (immediately before practice). Mentor trainings are open to all TRDC volunteers; attendance is mandatory for active Mentors. 
    10:00 am Saturday Practice
    Saturday Practice
    Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Meet us at 10AM at The Yards Park for Teens Run DC community running practices! TRDC welcomes people of all fitness and ability levels!  Questions? Contact alee@teensrundc.org or call 202-818-8600, ext. 2.
    Oct
    14
    Sat
    9:00 am New Volunteer Orientation
    New Volunteer Orientation
    Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Join us for a volunteer orientation covering the basics of who we are and what we do at Teens Run DC. This 1-hour event is being offered as a make-up session for new volunteers who were not able to attend the 2017-18 Volunteer Orientation on Thursday, 9/7. We will  provide an overview of TRDC’s mission and values; 2017-18 programming and events; and volunteer responsibilities and expectations. While this session will be offered as an abridged version of the September orientation, we will we be covering a lot of material in 1 hour, so please arrive on time! Attendance at a volunteer orientation is required for all[...]

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    Our Mission

    Teens Run DC empowers underserved youth to envision and work towards the achievement of personal goals through a youth mentoring and distance running program.

    During the year, students train alongside teachers and individual mentors who challenge and guide these youth to develop greater responsibility, discipline, perseverance, and goal-setting skills as they train for progressively longer distance races. They meet with teachers twice weekly at their home schools and on weekends as a larger community with their individual mentors. Mentors and mentees have regular contact throughout the week, and at least once monthly outside of practice for more social activities.

    “We want our youth to recognize that who they are is worth valuing.”

    Between teachers and mentors who serve as strong, positive role models, and peers working towards similar goals, Teens Run DC creates a thoughtful and supportive community fostering a sense of belonging for all participants, making the journey easier and more fun – whether training for a 5K race or a half marathon, attempting to lose 5 pounds or trying to find a healthier lifestyle.

     

    TRDC CORE VALUES

    Vision

    Commitment

    Effort

    Ownership

    Community