• Upcoming Events

    Nov
    25
    Sat
    all-day Thanksgiving Break- No Practice!
    Thanksgiving Break- No Practice!
    Nov 25 all-day
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving break- See you next week!!
    Dec
    2
    Sat
    8:45 am Monthly Mentor Training
    Monthly Mentor Training
    Dec 2 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am
    Join us for our monthly mentor training session! Trainings focus on topics such as adolescent development, building and sustaining strong mentoring relationships, and motivating youth to set and achieve running-related goals. Trainings will be held at 8:45am (immediately before practice). We will plan to meet outdoors at The Yards whenever possible; in the case of inclement weather, we will meet at Philz Coffee, just around the corner. Mentor trainings are open to all TRDC volunteers; attendance is mandatory for active Mentors. 
    10:00 am Saturday Practice
    Saturday Practice
    Dec 2 @ 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.
    Dec
    10
    Sun
    7:00 am Jingle All The Way 5k & 15k
    Jingle All The Way 5k & 15k
    Dec 10 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
    Join us for one of the most exciting races of the season at the Pacers Jingle All the Way 5K and 15K on Sunday, December 10! This fun, festive event is one of the highlights of the season, and our goal is to get as many members of the TRDC community as possible to participate! Race Day Info: This year, the Jingle All the Way 5K and 15K races will start and finish near the Washington Monument. Our group will be meeting at the corner of 14th Steet and Madison Drive NW. 5K runners should arrive by 7:15am (race starts at 8am); 15K runners[...]

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    Volunteer Opportunities

    TRDC offers a variety of opportunities for you to help youth build their confidence, social connectedness, physical fitness, and goal-setting skills. We welcome volunteers of all fitness levels and abilities. No prior running experience is required. Join us as we run and walk together towards healthy and hopeful futures for DC youth!

    APPLY NOWMentors

    Mentors provide one-on-one guidance and encouragement to TRDC youth as they work to succeed in running and life. Mentors are supported by TRDC staff, experienced mentors, and a welcoming and fun community.

    Commitment:

    • Be involved in a mentee’s life for a full academic year & maintain 8-10 hours of contact per month
    • Regularly participate in Saturday practices, races, & volunteering events (see our calendar)
    • Attend monthly mentor trainings before Saturday practice

    Clearance Requirements: Volunteer ApplicationDCPS Volunteer Clearance Process,  Mandated Reporter Training, Attend a Mentor Orientation, Complete Mentor Matching Survey  & Agreement, Driving History Clearance Process

    APPLY NOWFRIENDS

    Friends support TRDC youth by generally encouraging and cheering them on at practices, events, and races. They help create our welcoming, caring, and fun community.

    Commitment:

    • Participate in Saturday practices, races, & volunteering events (see our calendar)
    • Support TRDC youth at practices, races, and events as needed

    Clearance Requirements: Volunteer Application, DCPS Clearance Process

    APPLY NOWRun Leaders

    Running Leaders support youth in our weekday program by leading practices at schools. They inspire our youth to have fun, work hard, and get fit! They also teach important life skills lessons to TRDC students.

    Commitment:

    • Lead weekday running and life skills development practices at schools throughout the area 
    • Facilitate student participation in races, events, & Saturday practices (see our calendar)

    Clearance Requirements: Volunteer Application, DCPS Clearance Process (or other school clearance process required by placement school), Mandated Reporter Training

     

    Other Volunteer Opportunities

    • Charity Runners: To join our charity team for the Marine Corps Marathon, the Mentoring Matters 5K, or your own race, visit Run for DC Youth.
    • Organizational Support: To help with fundraising, data entry, social media or other fun tasks or to inquire about internships, contact volunteer@teensrundc.org.
    • Event-based Volunteering: To sign up for a one-time volunteering opportunity, visit Event-based Volunteering.

    Questions?

    Visit our Volunteer Clearance page for more details on the volunteer clearance process. For all other questions, contact volunteer@teensrundc.org.