What is 200 miles long and has 36 legs?

The Ragnar Relay Series’s Washington race starts at western Maryland’s Rocky Gap State Park, above, and ends at National Harbor.

The long-distance relay: It can be an awesome monster, but participants say it inspires teamwork.

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What is 200 miles long and has 36 legs?

What is 200 miles long and has 36 legs?

The long-distance relay: It can be an awesome monster, but participants say it inspires teamwork.

To Your Health

Ebola outbreak prompts Peace Corps evacuation

Ebola outbreak prompts Peace Corps evacuation

Two volunteers are in isolation following contact with someone who later died of the virus.

Health, Science & Environment

New cricket discovered in long-neglected amber collection

New cricket discovered in long-neglected amber collection

Countless new species could be waiting to be discovered in the closets and pantries of your local museum.

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Powerhouse watercress stars in shrimp summer rolls

Powerhouse watercress stars in shrimp summer rolls

This recipe is a great way to use healthful foods while avoiding a salad slump.

What is 200 miles long and has 36 legs?

What is 200 miles long and has 36 legs?

The long-distance relay: It can be an awesome monster, but participants say it inspires teamwork.

A beginner’s journey to the gym

A beginner’s journey to the gym

Start slow, and try to find a program you can adhere to on a consistent basis.

Now trending: ‘Got protein?’

Now trending: ‘Got protein?’

Protein has been shown to provide great nutritional benefits. Still, think before you eat.

Massage, foam rolling and stretching: A recipe for muscle recovery

Massage, foam rolling and stretching: A recipe for muscle recovery

How do they relate to one another, and what works best and when? We asked some local experts to weigh in.

Her eyes fail, but her vision endures

Her eyes fail, but her vision endures

Alexandria resident Kristina Ament, who is visually impaired, is in training for the Ironman world championship in Hawaii.

Jazzercise videos from around the web

Jazzercise videos from around the web

From old-school to new, the 45-year-old fitness program is here to stay.

Sugar alcohols are no panacea for diabetes

Sugar alcohols are no panacea for diabetes

A look at sugar alcohol, sugar-free foods and how to read labels to choose the right fit for you.

A healthful bean dip, dressed in pink

A healthful bean dip, dressed in pink

How to get a finicky 3-year-old daughter to eat healthfully.

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Jazzercise: After 45 years, it’s still here, and it’s still evolving

Jazzercise: After 45 years, it’s still here, and it’s still evolving

Jazzercise Live recently came to the District. It’s part rally, part fashion show — and all fun.

Meet the new MisFits

Meet the new MisFits

Our new MisFits crew consists of five writers with a range of backgrounds, from a fitness newbie to an instructor.

For summer, a healthful lime-agave tahini coleslaw

For summer, a healthful lime-agave tahini coleslaw

This alternative features good old cabbage, plus tahini, radishes and agave nectar. What’s missing? Mayo.

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Fitness program caters to people with developmental disabilities

Fitness program caters to people with developmental disabilities

Spirit (“Social Physical Interactive Respectful Inclusive Teamwork”) Club offers encouragement and empathy.

Running tours offer way to see the sights and stay in shape

Running tours offer way to see the sights and stay in shape

Organized outings can be a revelation even to residents.

If you’re intent on a juice cleanse, do homework first

If you’re intent on a juice cleanse, do homework first

The popular diet leaves some nutritional holes to be filled, especially for kids and teens.