• Upcoming Events

    Nov
    25
    Sat
    all-day Thanksgiving Break- No Practice!
    Thanksgiving Break- No Practice!
    Nov 25 all-day
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving break- See you next week!!
    Dec
    2
    Sat
    8:45 am Monthly Mentor Training
    Monthly Mentor Training
    Dec 2 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 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 8:45am (immediately before practice). We will plan to meet outdoors at The Yards whenever possible; in the case of inclement weather, we will meet at Philz Coffee, just around the corner. Mentor trainings are open to all TRDC volunteers; attendance is mandatory for active Mentors. 
    10:00 am Saturday Practice
    Saturday Practice
    Dec 2 @ 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.
    Dec
    10
    Sun
    7:00 am Jingle All The Way 5k & 15k
    Jingle All The Way 5k & 15k
    Dec 10 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
    Join us for one of the most exciting races of the season at the Pacers Jingle All the Way 5K and 15K on Sunday, December 10! This fun, festive event is one of the highlights of the season, and our goal is to get as many members of the TRDC community as possible to participate! Race Day Info: This year, the Jingle All the Way 5K and 15K races will start and finish near the Washington Monument. Our group will be meeting at the corner of 14th Steet and Madison Drive NW. 5K runners should arrive by 7:15am (race starts at 8am); 15K runners[...]

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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