• Upcoming Events

    10:00 am Saturday Practice
    Saturday Practice
    Mar 24 @ 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.
    10:00 am Practice is CANCELED
    Practice is CANCELED
    Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    There will be no practice Saturday, March 31! See you at the Cherry Blossom 5k and 10 miler on Sunday, April 8th!
    8:30 am Cherry Blossom Volunteering
    Cherry Blossom Volunteering
    Apr 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Volunteer with TRDC at the Cherry Blossom Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, April 6, from 8:30am-12:30pm. The Expo is part of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom race weekend and takes place at the National Building Museum (401 F Street NW). Our volunteer assignment for this year is t-shirt set-up. All volunteers will be provided a long-sleeve volunteer t-shirt. If you are unable to volunteer on Friday morning but would like to visit us at the Expo, we would love to have students and volunteers help man the TRDC table!
    6:00 am Cherry Blossom 10 Miler and 5K
    Cherry Blossom 10 Miler and 5K
    Apr 8 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Join us for one of the premier races of the TRDC season at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile & 5K Run on Sunday, April 8!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER WHEN:  – 10 Miler – Arrive at 6:45am; Race starts at 7:30am – 5K – Arrive at 7:45am; Race starts at 8:40am   WHERE:   We will meet at the Course Marshals Tent on the Cherry Blossom Race grounds near Madison Drive & 14th Street NW DC.   TRANSPORTATION:  Metro: You can take the Metro (Blue and Orange lines) to the Smithsonian Mall stop, which is .25 mile from the staging area on the Washington Monument Grounds. Other possible stops include L’Enfant Plaza (Blue, Orange,[...]

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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.