• 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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    Volunteer Clearance Process

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Teens Run DC! Please complete the following steps to apply to be a Mentor, Friend, or Run Leader.

    Additional Requirements for Mentors

    Apply Today!Volunteer Application

    All prospective Mentors, Friends, and Run Leaders must complete the volunteer application. Upon completion, you will receive an email providing information about the next phase of the process: the DCPS Volunteer Clearance Process.

    DCPS Volunteer Clearance Process & Timeline

    All prospective Mentors, Friends, and Run Leaders are required to complete the following DCPS volunteer clearance process prior to volunteering with TRDC:

    • Week 1: TB TEST. Obtain the printed results of a negative TB test taken by you within the last 12 months.
    • Week 1: DCPS Application. Complete the DCPS volunteer online application. It has to be completed in one sitting, so please allow yourself 15 minutes and have the following information on hand: List Ballou HS as your DCPS School Placement. List Teens Run DC as the “Community Based Organization/Program placing you in a DC public school”. List Jen Edmond as the Point of Contact for Teens Run DC (phone: 202-818-8600, ext. 1; email: jen@teensrundc.org).
    • Week 2: Fingerprinting. Report to the DCPS Office of School Security at 1200 First Street NE, 10th Floor to get fingerprinted. The office is open on Monday through Thursday from 8AM to 5PM and Fridays from 8AM-3PM on a walk-in basis. Be sure to bring your TB test results and a State issued photo ID with you.
    • Week 3: Submit Clearance Letter. Email your DCPS clearance letter to volunteer@teensrundc.org and keep a copy for your records.

    Questions on the DCPS process? Please view our own Clearance Process FAQs page or the official DCPS volunteer application page.

    Once you have completed the DCPS clearance process, you will receive an email welcoming you to attend practices as a Friend and explaining the remaining steps it takes to become a Mentor. You are welcome to remain a Friend or continue the process to become a Mentor.

    Mandated Reporter Training

    The Mandated Reporter online training is required for all TRDC Mentors. Prior to being matched with a mentee, prospective mentors must:

    Attend a Mentor Orientation

    All prospective mentors must attend a mentor orientation. Friends and run leaders are welcome but not required to attend an orientation. Please check the TRDC calendar for information on upcoming orientations. 

    Complete the Mentor Survey & Agreement

    All prospective mentors must complete the Mentor Survey & Agreement, which helps to ensure that mentors are matched well with students and that the mentor responsibilities and requirements are clear.

    Driving History Clearance

    All prospective mentors are required to complete the following prior to becoming a Mentor:

    • Driving Record: Obtain the results of your driving record, during the past five years, from the state where you are currently licensed to operate a motor vehicle. Driving records can be requested on the state’s DMV website. Please email records to volunteer@teensrundc.org or mail them to our administrative office.
    • Proof of insurance: Email a copy of your current/active insurance policy to volunteer@teensrundc.org or mail it to our administrative office.


    Visit our Volunteers page for more details on the types of volunteering opportunities available. For other questions, please contact us at volunteer@teensrundc.org.

    Apply Today!