• 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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    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.