THINGS TO DO AT NATIONAL HARBOR
Athletic Events 2013
Looking to get in shape or challenge physical abilities? National Harbor hosts dozens of athletic events every year to meet varying levels of difficulty. It doesn’t matter what your athletic abilities are or if you are just looking to stay active because you are sure to find an event that will make you break a sweat.
Battle of the Potomac
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Set-Up Events presents the Battle of Potomac Sprint Triathlon held entirely within the National Harbor Property this event features a 750 meter swim, 9.6 mile (2 loop) bike and a 5K out and back run that finishes in front of The Awakening.
October 4-5, 2013
PICTURE THIS: You and 11 pals running relay style through 200 miles of stunning scenery in Potomac River Valley. Starting near the town of Cumberland, Maryland, your team will head east through the thick forests of the Appalachian Mountains. Around nightfall you’ll run through the quiet streets of many charming historic Civil War-Era towns, ultimately passing within the shadows of the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. The race (and your stamina) will wrap up on the shores of the Potomac River at the National Harbor in Washington DC. This is a running event you don’t want to miss. Mark your calendars and get ready to have some fun. This isn’t your average 10K or half marathon, this is Ragnar!
Wilson Bridge Half Marathon
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Start off at the Mt. Vernon Estates and run across the Wilson Bridge to National Harbor in this challenging half marathon (13.1 miles).
The Color Run 5K
Sunday, May 19, 2013 & Sunday, September 22, 2013
The Color Run 5k is a unique experience focused less on speed and more on crazy color fun with friends and family. Color runners come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds; but everyone toeing the start line has a blast. Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of The Color Run course will be the most memorable and colorful run of your life!
Run N’Mate 5K
Saturday, July 20, 2013 & Saturday, November 23, 2013
This isn’t your standard 5K – this event ties in a Friday night packet pick-up complete with Happy Hour specials and a Saturday night after party! During the race itself, enjoy a fun atmosphere with great music, awesome awards, and a ton of young, fit singles.
Singles Mingle 5K
Friday, May 17, 2013
Looking to meet someone who shares your passion for fun and running, or interested in planning a cool date with someone new? The Singles Mingle 5k Fun Run & Walk is for you. While you take in the awesome sunset, smile and meet someone new while on the course.
OPEN WATER SWIMS
Washington’s Crossing Swim Across the Potomac
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Can you tackle the challenge of swimming across the Potomac River. This 2K swim starts from the Virginia site and ends on the Awakening Beach. www.FeelTheWater.com
3rd Annual Harborfest Swims
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Face the challenge of open water swimming with a distance that best meets your skill level including: 750 meters, 1.2 miles or 2.4 mile swim. www.FeelTheWater.com
Swim for the Potomac & King/Queen of the River Swim
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Challenge your swimming skills with one of 3 swim distances: 750 meter sprint distance swim, 5k national distance swim or the 10K Olympic distance swim. www.FeelTheWater.com
American Diabetes Association 5K Walk
Saturday, October 19, 2013
National Capital Area Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will take place at National Harbor, bringing together about 2,000+ individuals, companies, organizations and families to raise money for a cure and to have a great time! The day will kick off with a HealthFest, music, performances, and inspiring stories of those who live with diabetes every day. Then, after an invigorating warm-up, participants will take a 3.1 mile trail along the National Harbor waterfront with families, friends, and company teams.
Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9, 2013
Bike MS is a one or two day fully-supported cycling adventure and a physical challenge that moves us closer to a world free of multiple sclerosis.
Black & Missing Foundation
Saturday, May 25, 2013
The BAM FI ‘Hope Without Boundaries’ 5K Walk/Run is a fundraiser for Black & Missing Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring awareness to missing persons of color; provide vital resources and tools to missing person’s families and friends and to educate the minority community on personal safety. Proceeds from the event will go to raise funding for families of the missing: flyer distribution, financial support, victim recovery and burial service assistance.
HER Foundation 5K
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Hyperemesis Education & Research Foundation will host its first ever fundraising run/walk at National Harbor. Hyperemesis Gravaderum (HG) is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease marked by rapid weight loss, malnutrition and dehydration due to unrelenting nausea and/or vomiting with potential adverse consequences for the newborns(s).
Jack & Jill 5K Walk
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember
Ride: Saturday, October 12, 2013; Run: TBD
The Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember is a fun, community-oriented athletic event designed to honor the contribution and sacrifice law enforcement officers make every day and encourage community support for the National Law Enforcement Officers memorial Fund.
Resolve: Walk of Hope 5K
Saturday, June 22, 2013
The Walk of Hope will raise funds that will support local programming, public awareness initiatives, and advocacy efforts to ensure that all family building options are available to all. No one should face infertility alone.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 7 to October 29, 2013
FREE Sunset Yoga on the East Pier Platform is open to the public & everyone is welcome! We will welcome guest instructors from Sun & Moon Yoga Studio each Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8pm.
Saturdays, May 11 to October 26, 2013
New for 2013 we will be offering FREE Yoga on Saturday mornings. Join us on the East Pier Platform each Saturday morning from 9-10am as Cathy Valentine, a dedicated Yogi and experienced instructor, will draw your interest and renew your dedication.
OTHER ATHLETIC EVENTS
Dragon Boat Regatta
Saturday, August 24, 2013 (rain date: Sunday, August 25, 2013)
Polar Bear Plunge
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Once a year, activists, friends and families in the region demonstrate their commitment to combat climate change – and keep winter cold – by jumping into the icy Potomac River at National Harbor. Now in its 8th year, the annual Polar Bear Plunge is the Chesapeake Climate Action Network’s major annual grassroots fundraising event.
Interested in holding your athletic event at National Harbor? Fill out the Special Event Application at this link.