• Upcoming Events

    Jun
    3
    Sat
    10:00 am Anacostia Park Timed Run @ Anacostia Park
    Anacostia Park Timed Run @ Anacostia Park
    Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Anacostia Park Timed Run @ Anacostia Park | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
    Join us for a free, timed 5K run in Anacostia Park! New this year, TRDC’s monthly, timed races will allow students and volunteers to track their running progress on a regular basis as they work to improve their fitness levels and finish times over the course of the year. Races will take place on the first Saturday of each month, except when another TRDC race is scheduled for that month (i.e., Jingle All the Way in December, Cherry Blossom in April, and Mentoring Matters 5K in May). Runners will meet in Anacostia Park, just a short walk from the Anacostia[...]
    Jun
    10
    Sat
    8:45 am June Mentor Training
    June Mentor Training
    Jun 10 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am
    Monthly mentor training sessions focus on topics such as adolescent development, building and sustaining strong mentoring relationships, and motivating youth to set and achieve running-related goals. Trainings also allow time for volunteers to provide group support to one another, as they navigate the challenges and celebrate the successes of mentorship. Trainings will be held at 8:45am (immediately before practice) on the second Saturday of each month. Trainings will be held outdoors, at the Yards Park, weather-permitting. Check back for meeting location updates in the case of inclement weather or contact Jen at 202-818-8600, Ext 1. Mentor trainings are open to all TRDC volunteers; attendance is mandatory[...]
    10:00 am Saturday Practice
    Saturday Practice
    Jun 10 @ 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 jen@teensrundc.org or call 202-818-8600, ext. 1.
    Jun
    17
    Sat
    10:00 am End of Season Celebration
    End of Season Celebration
    Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Join us for an End of Season gathering to celebrate all that we have accomplished over the course of the year! Details TBA!

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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