Sports

Boating/Sailing

BOATING AND SEAMANSHIP course with Coast Guard Auxiliary 75 starts Monday at Naval Research Laboratory, Washington. 202-581-4620 or 202-575-8172.

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U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARIES and U.S. Power Squadrons offer power and sail courses. 800-336-2628; in Virginia, 800-245-2628.

Cycling

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ALL AMERICAN CLUB -- Damascus. 301-253-5800.

ATLANTIC CYCLING -- 301-610-0526.

BIKE & BRUNCH -- 301-881-2453.

BIKE THE SITES -- 202-842-2453.

FREDERICKSBURG CYCLISTS -- 540-373-1451.

MID-ATLANTIC OFF-ROAD Enthusiasts -- 703-502-0359.

NATIONAL CAPITOL VELO CLUB -- 301-562-0419.

OXON HILL CLUB -- 301-567-6760.

POTOMAC PEDALERS -- 202-363-8687.

RESTON CLUB -- 703-904-0900.

SENIOR CYCLING -- 540-668-6307.

TEAM DC -- 202-882-1337.

WASHINGTON AREA BICYCLIST Association -- 202-628-2500.

WASHINGTON WOMEN OUTDOORS -- 301-864-3070.

WHOLE WHEEL VELO CLUB -- 703-426-5255.

Fencing

Clubs

AMERICAN U. CLUB has classes and lessons. 703-321-4922.

CAPITOL HILL CLUB meets Mondays and Saturdays. 202-543-7434.

CHEVY CHASE CLUB meets at Chevy Chase Center. 301-774-7777.

D.C. FENCERS CLUB meets at Forest Glen Fencing Center. 301-562-1990.

FAIRFAX FENCERS has lessons in Chantilly. 703-352-2642.

GEORGE MASON U. CLUB -- 703-321-4922.

GEORGE WASHINGTON U. CLUB -- 301-495-9422.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL of Fencing has classes in Tysons Corner. 703-781-3015.

MONTGOMERY REC CLUB meets in Rockville. 301-774-7777 or 301-217-6797.

NIH CLUB meets in Bethesda. 301-435-1214.

OAKLAWN FENCING CLUB meets in Clinton. 301-248-9035.

OLDE TOWN CLUB meets in Alexandria. 703-549-7451 or 703-645-0271.

SMC CLUB meets in Silver Spring. 301-565-0665.

SOUTHERN MARYLAND club meets in Lusby. 301-863-3553 or 301-862-3279.

VIRGINIA ACADEMY OF FENCING has lessons in Springfield. 703-321-4922.

Flag Football

ARLINGTON COUNTY COED TEAM seeking female players for Saturday games. 703-899-1258.

MEN'S/CO-ED LEAGUES need players and teams. 703-851-3332.

Hiking/Camping

Trips

APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB -- Tape: 202-298-1488.

CAPITAL CLUB -- Saturday, to Balls Bluff Battlefield; 202-484-3921 or 301-540-8267. Bus for most trips leaves 16th and I NW at 8 a.m. with suburban stops.

CENTER CLUB -- Saturday, to Rocky Mount; 703-451-1341. Saturday, on the C&O Canal; 202-408-0814. Saturday, to Dark Hollow Falls; 301-572-6951 or 703-931-2526. Saturday, in Fairfax County parks; 703-525-3357. Sunday, to Big Schloss; 703-765-0833. Sunday, to Capital Crescent Trail; 202-746-2950 or 703-517-3490.

MOUNTAIN CLUB OF MARYLAND -- Sunday, to Gunpowder Falls State Park; 410-337-6713.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA CLUB -- Activities tape: 703-440-1805.

POTOMAC APPALACHIAN TRAIL CLUB -- Tape: 703-242-0965.

SIERRA CLUB -- Activities tape: 202-547-2326.

WANDERBIRDS -- Sunday, to Snickers Gap ($18); 703-660-2342 or 202-338-5299. Bus for most trips leaves 17th and K at 8 a.m. with suburban stops.

Horses

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ARROWHEAD EQUESTRIAN Center has lessons for children and adults near Manassas. 703- 594-3512.

BROAD RUN RIDING SCHOOL in Midland has lessons for children and adults. 540-439-9586.

BUCK VALLEY RANCH -- Trail rides near Cumberland. 717-294-3759.

CLAY HILL STABLES has classes in Landover. 301-773-0444.

ELK MOUNTAIN TRAILS has guided rides near Harpers Ferry. 301-986-8483 or 301-834-8882.

EQUILIBRIUM HORSE CENTER has instruction in Gambrills, Md. 410-721-0885.

EQUESTRIAN ENTERPRISES has weekday trail rides and Saturday instruction in Great Falls, Va. 703-759-2474.

FORT VALLEY STABLES has trail rides in Massanutten Mountains. 888-754-5771 or 540-933-6633.

FOXCHASE FARM has riding lessons and introduction to fox hunting in Middleburg. 540-687-5255.

HARMON'S HAYRIDES -- Horse-drawn wagon rides near Brandy Station. 540-825-6707.

HIGHLANDER HORSES has trail rides in Shenandoah Valley. 540-636-4523.

HUNTER EQUESTRIAN CENTER offers riding lessons in Clinton. 301-292-9006.

HYAN FORGE RIDING SCHOOL has classes and camps for ages 5 and up in Crownsville. 410-923-8808.

LOFTMAR STABLES has hunter seat lessons in Bowie. 301-249-7893.

MARRIOTT RANCH -- Trail rides in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 540-364-2627.

MEADOWBROOK STABLES has lessons for children and adults in Chevy Chase. 301-589-9026.

MERRYMOUNT EQUESTRIAN CENTER -- Classes for children and adults in Upper Marlboro. 301-868-2109.

MOUNTAIN SPRING STABLE has trail rides in Blue Ridge Mountains. 703-987-9545.

MOUNTAINTOP RANCH has trail rides in the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains. 540-298-9542.

PISCATAWAY STABLE has trail rides and hay rides in Clinton. 301-297-9808.

POTOMAC GLEN RIDING School has lessons for children and adults near Germantown. 301-601-0622.

POTOMAC HORSE CENTER offers lessons in Gaithersburg. 301-208-0200.

RIVER BOTTOM TRAIL RIDERS has trail rides in Patuxent River State Forest. 301-253-0999.

ROCK CREEK PARK HORSE CENTER has classes and rides in Northwest Washington. 202-362-0117.

ROCKING S RANCH has trail rides and lessons in Winchester. 540-678-8501.

RODES FARM has trail rides, lessons and pony rides in Blue Ridge Mountains. 804-325-8260.

TAMARACK STABLES has lessons and trail rides in Goldvein, Va. 703-752-7367.

TARTAN FARMS has lessons in Poolesville. 301-972-8567.

WATER'S GIFT EQUESTRIAN Center has English riding lessons in Burtonsville. 301-421-0380.

WHEATON PARK STABLES offers classes for children and adults, and Sunday trail rides. 301-622-2424.

WOODLAWN STABLES has lessons in Alexandria. 703-780-4344.

Motorcycles

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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION offers beginner and advanced rider courses. 800-833-3995 or 800-446-9227.

Running/Walking

"MAKE A DIFFERENCE" 5K Walk/Run, Saturday at 8:30 in Fort Washington. 301-203-6000.

MCRCC CANDY CANE 5K -- Saturday at 9 in Chevy Chase. 301-353-0200.

JOHN SARVEY 5K -- Saturday at 11 at Thornton Friends School, Silver Spring. 301-384-6672.

ALS ASSN. 3-MILE WALK -- Sunday at 10 in Washington. 301-978-9855.

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WESTFIELD HIGH BULLDOG 5K -- Oct. 29 at 8 in Chantilly. 703-488-6363, Ext. 7204.

POTOMAC VALLEY AUDUBON 5K -- Oct. 29 in Shepherdstown, W. Va. 304-676-3397.

VAVOLINE GOBLIN GALLOP 5K -- Oct. 30 at 8:30 in Fairfax. 703-536-2027.

VETERANS DAY 10K -- Nov. 6 at 8 in Washington. 301-871-0400.

MCRRC YOUNG RUN -- Nov. 6 at 9 in Rockville, for ages 18 and under. 301-353-0200.

VETERANS 10K -- Nov. 11 at 8:30 in Annandale. 703-241-0395.

MMRF RACE FOR RESEARCH 5K -- Nov. 12 at 8 in West Potomac Park, Washington. 301-871-0400.

MCRRC MARATHON IN THE PARKS -- Nov. 13 at 7 in Rockville. 301-353-0200.

TIDAL BASIN 3K -- Nov. 16 at noon at the Jefferson Memorial. 703-241-0395.

FREEZE YOUR GIZZARD 5K -- Nov. 19 at 9 in Leesburg. 703-777-1368.

MCRRC LITTLE BENNETT'S REVENGE 5K -- Nov. 20 at 9 at Little Bennett Regional Park, Clarksburg. 301-353-0200.

THOMAS LABRECQUE 4-MILE -- Nov. 20 at 9:30 in Washington. 301-871-0400.

TURKEY TROT 5K -- Nov. 24 at 8 in Centreville. 703-815-1136.

ASHBURN FARM 10K/5K -- Nov. 24 at 8:15 in Ashburn. 703-729-5100.

TURKEY TROT 5-MILE -- Nov. 25 4 at 10 in Alexandria. 703-241-0395.

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ACHILLES TRACK CLUB has program for physically challenged athletes at Gaithersburg High. 301-530-2889.

AMERICAN RUNNING AND Fitness Association -- 301-913-9517.

ANNAPOLIS STRIDERS -- SASE to Box 187, Annapolis, MD 21404. 410-268-1165.

CAPITOL HILL RUNNERS -- 301-283-0821.

CARROLL CREEK PACERS -- SASE to CCPRC, Frederick County YMCA, 1000 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701. 301-663-5131.

D.C. FRONT RUNNERS -- 202-628-3223.

D.C. ROAD RUNNERS CLUB -- SASE to DCRRC, P.O. Box 1352, Arlington, VA 22210. 703-241-0395.

FREDERICK STEEPLECHASERS -- SASE to P.O. Box 681, Frederick, MD 21705. 301-371-7675.

GNATS RUNNING CLUB -- SASE to 7507 Overlook Ct., Oxon Hill, MD 20745. 301-839-7957.

HOWARD COUNTY STRIDERS -- 410-964-1998.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY RRC -- P.O. Box 1703, Rockville, MD 20850. 301-353-0200.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA RUNNING Club -- SASE to 4001 N. Ninth St., Apt. 1901, Arlington, VA 22203.

POTOMAC VALLEY TRACK CLUB -- SASE to 3140-D West Springs Dr.,

Ellicott City, MD 21043-3261. 703-671-2520.

PRINCE GEORGE'S RC -- SASE to PGRC, P.O Box 877, Greenbelt, MD 20768. 301-927-1924 or 301-982-2457.

RESTON RUNNERS -- SASE to P.O. Box 2924, Reston, VA 22090. 703-437-3668.

RIDGE RUNNERS -- SASE to 12350 Oakwood Dr., Lake Ridge, VA 22192. 703-491-2154, Ext. 113.

SHENANDOAH VALLEY RUNNERS -- SASE to 3916 Old Charles Town Rd., Berryville, VA 22611. 540-955-3185.

WASHINGTON RUNNING CLUB -- SASE to P.O. Box 545, McLean, VA 22101. 703-536-7764.

WASHINGTON RUNHERS -- SASE to P.O. Box 5622, Arlington, VA 22205.

Table Tennis

MARYLAND TABLE TENNIS Center has daily play in Gaithersburg. 301-519-8580.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA TABLE Tennis Club plays in Arlington. 703-442-9633.