Sports Events in Washington D.C.

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    Run where the Big Dog's Run

    by tpangelinan Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    I saw dozens of runners in this town. You can't pick a better place to run. Watch your step running along the Potomac here. Some of the sidewalk is slanted, or covered in mud along the river.
    You can run for miles in one of the most scenic, historical places in America.

    Equipment: Good shoes, money for a bottle of water, and a friend. A map might help too.

    Runner's Delight
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    Paddle Boats, or Thigh Killers

    by tpangelinan Written Apr 24, 2005

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    Half boating, half Biking, this is the hard way to get somewhere. See me standing there? I am moving faster then they are. But, some people love this exercise. Go figure.

    Equipment: Cash to rent boat.
    Sence of humor.
    Powerful Thighs.
    Team Work.

    See the Paddle Boat
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    Kayak along the Potomac with Friends!

    by tpangelinan Written Apr 24, 2005

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    You can cover a lot of miles up the river. It seemed like the best way to travel. This sport takes a lot of upper body strength.

    Equipment: www.boatwashington.org check this out even if you think you know everything. You never know. It's a nice page in memory of Jim Robinson and Braden Lindholt. It is very informative.

    Kayak Along Potomac River
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    Fishing the Potomac

    by tpangelinan Written Apr 30, 2005

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    Let me tell you how much this bothered me, to think that people really eat the fish that come out of this river. This river does not look very clean, while on our brunch cruise up & down the Potomac we saw so much crap floating down river you wouldn't even think of fishing out of this river. I don't know maybe I'm over reacting.

    Fishing the Potomac River
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    RFK Stadium

    by b1bob Updated Jun 27, 2006

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    The Robert F. Kennedy Stadium served as the homefield to the Washington Redskins from 1961-1996 and the Washington Senators baseball team through to 1971 (when they moved and changed their name). For 9 years, RFK was largely put out to grass except for the occasional local soccer game, concert, or political rallye (a few years back, the "free Tibet" crowd had a rallye there). RFK is coming out of retirement, at least for the short term, to be homefield to the new Washington Nationals major league baseball team.

    Robert F. Kennedy stadium

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    Nationals

    by cjg1 Updated Oct 30, 2007

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    My march through the different baseball parks of this country has admittedly slowed. But in early June of 2006 I was able to see yet another. RFK Stadium in Washington, DC.

    This is one of those old cookie cutter stadiums for multipurpose. The do not make great baseball parks but do the job none the less. We were here for the Yankees and Nationals series. Sadly we were yet again about to see the Yankees lose a road interleague game.

    If you are coming here before they build the new stadium I highly recommend a seat down the first base line for a day game as it seems to bake inside here. And at least that will be shaded.

    And so, yes, number 17 has been checked off. RFK in Washington, DC.

    The Kid about to pop.

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    Washington Nationals Park

    by TravellerMel Written Jun 17, 2010

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    We were able to attend the 6/10/10 game (Nationals vs. Pirates) from the box suites - let me tell you, it is WONDERFUL! Private bathroom, refrigerator, flat screen tv... Of course, we watched the game from outside and the view was great. This is a newer ballpark and is beautiful. Very easy to access, and I was told it is an eco-friendly "Green Building" - cool! The vendors are consistent with other ballparks - pricing is about the same ($5.50 for a hot dog, $5 for a large Coke), but they also had Teddy's BBQ, which is a local enterprise.

    Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Nationals Park!

    Nationals Park Box Suite BABY! Hot dog & Coke at the ballpark Boyd & Melissa View from Box Suites
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    Go for a walk!

    by lonestar_philomath Written Feb 21, 2008

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    During my first few months I often go to DC on the weekend and just hike the mall and the tidal pool. At a leisurely rate, you can walk from the Capitol building around the circuit in about 4-5 hours.

    Tidal Pool Winter Scene
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    Forrest Gumps in DC

    by matcrazy1 Written Dec 19, 2005

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    I didn't see as many Forrest Gumps opss.. jogging people as in many other US cities, at least in Washington's downtown. But no worries, you will not be alone even in downtown. From the National Mall run westwards to the Lincoln Memorial (well, on the way be respectful to the war memorials and don't run there) and continue futher southwards to the West Potomac Park along the Potomac River (Ohio Dr).

    Equipment: Running shoes, shorts and T-shirt (add walkman, discman or mp3-player).

    AT THE NATIONAL MALL JOGGING CLOSE TO THE CAPITOL BUILDING
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    RFK Stadium

    by globetrotter_2006 Updated May 15, 2006

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    RFK Stadium used to be the main stadium where the Washington Redskins played, but they have now moved to Fed Ex Field in Landover, MD. RFK statium is now home to the Washinton Nationals (Baseball), and the DC United (Soccer).

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    Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (RFK Stadium)

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Apr 7, 2009

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    RFK opened in 1961 and was home to the Washington Redskins from then until 1996. From 1962 to 1971 the stadium was also home to MLB's Washington Senators and later the Washington Nationals from 2005 to 2007. The Redskins now play in FedEx Field in Landover, MD, and the Nats play in the city at Nationals Stadium as of 2008. The Major League Soccer DC United now are the sole tenants of RFK until they move to their new stadium which is expected to be built in Maryland. Despite Redskin's FedEx Field being relatively new in sports terms, owner Dan Snyder is said to be in talks with the city to build a new stadium at the RFK site after the DC United move tot heir new stadium; this could be complete around the year 2015.

    RFK Stadium sits in a direct line down Capitol Street from the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial.

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    Catch a Nationals game

    by Herkbert Written Jul 23, 2009

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    This year's version of our annual baseball excursion took us to Nationals Park to see the Chicago Cubs beat up on the Washington Nationals. The park is conveniently located, has good sight lines, good food and cold beverages.

    The team mascots are George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt. See them wandering around the ballpark and wonder what happened to good taste. :-)

    My advice is to make sure you pick a game with an opponent you enjoy. That way it will be even more fun watching them win over the Nationals.

    national's Mascots Nationals Park Scoreboard The park at night
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    Washington Nationals

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Apr 18, 2009

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    The Washington Nationals moved to DC from Montreal in 2005. Their first three seasons were played in RFK Stadium, but in 2008 they moved into beautiful, new Nationals Park located in Southeast D.C. near the Anacostia River and with views of the Capitol. This state-of-the-art stadium has a contemporary glass-and-stone facade, and it can seat 41,000 fans.

    The team's history has kind of a split personality, honoring both the Montreal Expos, which was the team's former name, as well as the Washington Senators, the last MLB team in Washington, DC.

    Tickets range from $5 for the grandstands to as much as $325 for the Lexus President Seats.


    We attended an early season game in April 2009 and saw the Nats lose in 10 innings to Florida, with a final score of 3-2. Thanks to some friends, we had great seats in the club section above the visitors dugout on the third base side. These $45 seats feature nicer restrooms, more food and drink options, and some semi-exclusive seating areas offering views of the game to one side and the city to the other. Beers were around $8 each, and hot dogs about the same price. We were there on a Friday, which means fireworks after the game!

    Marine-1 over the stadium

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    Kickball?

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 23, 2008

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    Washington DC is the world capital. Of kickball.?!

    The World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) began in Washington DC back in 1998 and has since expanded to 14,000 players in 18 states. Oddly enough about 70 of its 120+ divisions are in the city of Washington, DC, or in nearby Virginia and Maryland.

    A second Washington, DC, area league, called DCKickball, is also in operation in the city, but it is much newer and smaller.

    And I just learned there is another league called Play Nakid. I don't think they actually play naked.

    The controversy and politics behind the three leagues is more interesting the kickball itself. The original league, WAKA, once sued the founder of DCKickball for leaving their company and stealing the secret rules of the kickball brotherhood. Somehow Play Nakid was formed by a partial split from WAKA. Who knows? I need to find a local with inside info... luckily I think I know one!

    Why is kickball becoming so popular? It is kind of like the Hash House Harriers (a drinking club with a running problem) without the hard work of running. Its today's excuse to drink and socialize while convincing people there might be some exercise involved. At least they are outside for a few hours getting some sunshine.

    Many games are played on the National Mall

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    Where to run in DC

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Dec 17, 2008

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    DC has lots of great running trails, and I've always said I have never seen anywhere the in the world with more runners. Trails line both sides of the Potomac, and the National Mall is a very popular running locations.

    Hains Point is one of the most popular running locations I have found, even though it is a relatively uninspiring, flat, maybe 4.5 mile loop surrounded on all sides by water. I did this run once in December 2008 and the winds blowing across the open Potomac were fierce and cold. On most weekends this place is packed with runners, cyclists, and rollerbladers.

    C&O Canal Towpath is a 185 mile long trail that follows the Potomac River from Georgetown through much of Maryland. The trail is on the original towpath, so it is a pretty wide, flat, dirt, trail.

    The National Mall is where I log most of my running miles. It is about 2 miles end to end, and it connects to some of the trails along the river, including the Hains Point Loop and the route to the C&O Canal.

    Roosevelt Island has about four or five miles of trails, mostly dirt, that circle the island. While it may not be the best place for your entire run, it makes a nice scenic detour off the Custis Trail.

    The Martha Custis Trail parallels Interstate 66 and runs about four miles from the W&OD trail to the Potomac River. The trial is paved along the Potomac, and I assume for the rest of its length.

    The Mount Vernon Trail runs along the south and west bank of the Potomac from Roosevelt Island to Mount Vernon, a distance of some 18 miles. The trail is paved and almost perfectly flat for its entire length.

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