• Upcoming Events

    8:45 am New Volunteer Orientation
    New Volunteer Orientation
    Jan 20 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am
    Join us for a volunteer orientation covering the basics of who we are and what we do at Teens Run DC. This 1-hour event is being offered as a make-up session for new volunteers who were not able to attend the 2017-18 Volunteer Orientation on Thursday, 9/7. We will  provide an overview of TRDC’s mission and values; 2017-18 programming and events; and volunteer responsibilities and expectations. While this session will be offered as an abridged version of the September orientation, we will we be covering a lot of material in 1 hour, so please arrive on time! Depending on weather, we will be meeting either at[...]
    10:00 am Saturday Practice
    Saturday Practice
    Jan 20 @ 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.
    9:00 am Anacostia parkrun
    Anacostia parkrun
    Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Teens Run DC will be participating in one Anacostia parkrun per month. parkrun offers free weekly timed 5K runs at park locations throughout the world. If you’re new to parkrun, register now, print out your bar code, and you’ll be all set to run any of the parkrun 5Ks in the DMV (as well as any of the other 1000+ parkruns available worldwide)! Please register for parkrun here, print out your barcode, and bring it to the run! Please note that parkrun starts at 9am (one hour earlier than our regular Saturday practices). GETTING THERE: By Metro The closest Metro[...]
    8:45 am Monthly Mentor Training
    Monthly Mentor Training
    Feb 3 @ 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. 

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    Our Cause

    OUR RACES: MCM | Mentoring Matters 5K | Create Your Own Race

    Partner with Teens Run DC for your next race and get inspired! Gain the satisfaction of supporting our youth and sharing in our vision. Become a part of our community, and let’s together create great opportunities for DC youth.

    Our Program: Teens Run DC seeks to improve the social, emotional, and physical health of low-income, underserved youth. Our mentoring, life skills training, and distance running program builds self-confidence and a sense of belonging, and teaches goal-setting skills to youth in the face of ongoing struggles. All youth (and all people) want and need to be seen and valued, to belong, and to achieve big things. TRDC creates a community where youth take charge of their lives, and students and volunteers share in building a warm and welcoming community for participants of all ability levels.

    Our Impact: Ongoing program evaluation by the Center for Health and Health Care in the Schools within George Washington University’s Milken School of Public Health shows that youth in TRDC improve cardiovascular fitness; experience a greater sense of connectedness to school, teachers, and peers; have a stronger belief in their ability to achieve their goals, and a stronger sense of hope for the future than non-participants.

    “After the 8k, I wanted to let you both know that this has been a wonderful experience for our son, and by extension, for our family. Our experience has been a true realization of your mission statement. Our son has been coming into his own in a profound way during this first year of high school, and the role you are playing in his maturation is unmistakable. I was on my way to tell you this in person after the race, but got all emotional thinking about the positive impact TRDC is having on oue son that I had to abort for fear of making a scene.” – Parent of one of our students

    “I used to believe that I could not achieve anything and with the help of Teens Run DC, it made me believe I can do anything.” – DC Student at Ballou High School