• Upcoming Events

    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[...]
    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.
    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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    Run with us towards success in running and in life. As a Teens Run DC team member, you will set big goals and work hard towards achieving them. You will have the support of a mentor and a fun, welcoming community. No prior running experience is required! Find out which program works best for you:

    Mentoring Program

    • Who: DC area youth ages 11-20. All fitness levels welcome!
    • What: Running practice on Saturdays. Occasional races on weekends. Ongoing support from a trained mentor and a fun, welcoming community.
    • When & Where: Saturday practices from 10am-12pm at The Yards Park (355 Water St SE), just a short walk from the Navy Yard Metro Station. Races at various locations and times.
    • How: Complete an Enrollment Form and a Physical and return it to a TRDC coach or email completed forms to info@teensrundc.org. Check out our calendar and join us at the next practice!

    Enrichment Program

    • Who: Youth at TRDC partner sites. All fitness levels welcome!
    • What: Physical activity & life skills sessions led by TRDC Coaches. Occasional races on weekends. Ongoing support from TRDC coaches and teammates.
    • When & Where: Weekdays at TRDC partner school sites (Ballou High School, Browne Education Campus, Cardozo Education Campus, Johnson Middle School, Kelly Miller Middle School, KIPP DC Grow Academy, Two Rivers Public Charter School).
    • How: Complete an Enrollment Form and return it to a TRDC coach or email completed forms to info@teensrundc.org. Contact info@teensrundc.org to learn more about the program at your site.

    Returning Youth

    • We are so glad you would like to continue participating in Teens Run DC! Please complete a Renewal Form and return it to a TRDC coach or email completed form to info@teensrundc.org.

    Student Profiles

    The Perfect Last Race.  As a new mentor this year, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  My mentee Mohammed and I got along right away.  It’s amazing the kinds of things you talk about as you run (and walk) with someone.  When we started running together on Saturday mornings with the other Teens Run members, Mohammed had been out with injuries for a while and... MORE

    Rhonda is a 14 year-old girl who reluctantly joined Teens Run DC at the encouragement of her teacher.  She is a 9th grader with learning disabilities who struggles at school.  She lives with her mother and has a strained relationship with her father. When she entered Teens Run DC, she was overweight, angry, and sullen, with a tendency to disparage those around her and to isolate herself from both adults and peers. In the first... MORE

    David is an 18-year-old young man from El Salvador, the next to youngest of 12 children. When he first came to this country at age 11, he along with five of his brothers and sisters and his mother and father, lived in a one-room basement apartment in DC. “We had to sleep sometimes on the floor. We got along with each other because we had to.... MORE

    Meili is an 18 year old senior at Wilson who joined Teens Run DC a little late in the season.  In the fall, she participated in Wilson’s Women’s Varsity Volleyball Team.   Meili says that after the volleyball season ended, she wanted a new challenge – not just a physical challenge, but a mental challenge as well.  After hearing about our program, she thought that Teens Run... MORE

    Dagnechew is a gentle and soft-spoken 16 year old, tenth grader at Wilson High School.  He came to this country 4 years ago with his sister.  Prior to leaving Ethiopia, he lived with his mother and aunt in a house his family owns there.  His mom is still in Ethiopia because she has had a hard time getting a visa.  In DC, he lives with his father in a two-bedroom... MORE