• Upcoming Events

    9:30 am Volunteering at Cherry Blossom Expo @ National Building Museum
    Volunteering at Cherry Blossom Expo @ National Building Museum
    Mar 31 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Sign up here to volunteer with TRDC at the Cherry Blossom Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, March 31, from 9:30am-2pm. 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 as well as a transferable, guaranteed entry to the 2018 Cherry Blossom race (entry fee not included). If you are unable to volunteer on Friday morning but would like to visit us at the Expo, we would love[...]
    all-day No Saturday Practice
    No Saturday Practice
    Apr 1 all-day
    There will be no Saturday practice this weekend so that runners can rest up in preparation for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler or 5K on Sunday, April 2! 
    6:45 am Cherry Blossom 10 Miler & 5K Run
    Cherry Blossom 10 Miler & 5K Run
    Apr 2 @ 6:45 am – 11:00 am
    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 2! 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,[...]

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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