• 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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    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