The Memorials by Bike
It’s BYOB (as in bike. And helmet. And water.) for this weekly free bike tour of the monuments. See them as they were meant to be seen: While properly obeying bike laws and being constantly aware of car traffic.
Lincoln Memorial Plaza, Sundays and Saturdays through Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free.
The Air Force Association Cycling Classic
Amateur and professional bikers — including kids, in their own
separate races — pedal very, very quickly through the streets of Arlington.
Various locations, Arlington; June 13-14, race start times vary, registration costs vary, free for spectators.
Mantras and Martinis
Grip the Mat is sponsoring a session of yoga, followed by a cocktail reception by Catoctin Creek Distilling Company. It’s an excellent chance to practice your Downward Facing Keg Stand.
The Loft at 600 F, 600 F St. NW #300; June 14, 6-8 p.m., $35.
My First 5K
Have you gotten to the “5K” part of the Couch to 5K app? That typically involves running a 5K, and here’s one geared for beginners (though all are welcome, including kids).
Capital Crescent Towpath, 3700 Water St. NW; June 20, 8 a.m., $40.
The 15th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1-Mile Walk
Walk or run to raise funds for the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. There’s a virtual 5K, too, meaning you get a T-shirt and walk/run wherever you like.
Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac, Md.; July 4, 8 a.m., $40, race-day registration $45.
Maryland Trail Running Festival
Streets got you down? Take to the trails for a marathon, a half marathon, a five-miler or a 5K, all meandering through the Seneca Greenway and Schaeffer Trail systems. Kids can run for free in their own one-mile and quarter-mile races.
South Germantown Recreational Park, 18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds, Md.; Aug. 16, start times vary, $50-$90.
Dirty Girl Mud Run
This roughly 3-mile, women-only obstacle course supports breast and ovarian cancer awareness, prevention and early detection.
High Point Farm, 23730 Frederick Road, Clarksburg, Md.; Aug. 22, waves every 15 minutes from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $55-$65.
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