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Nats fans will run for a chance to meet speedy Trea Turner

Trea Turner is one fast dude. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Do you think you’re faster than Trea Turner? Well, you’re not, but you’re invited to see how your wheels compare to the speedy Nationals shortstop’s on Friday, March 31, ahead of Washington’s exhibition game at Nationals Park against the Red Sox.

The “Stealing Home Challenge” will be held at Ryan Zimmerman Field at Randall Recreation Center off South Capitol Street, a few blocks from Nationals Park, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Trea Turner loves baseball so much, he can hardly feel the pressure

Participants will be timed over a distance of 90 feet and the runners with the five fastest times will win tickets to Friday’s 4:05 p.m. game, as well as field passes to watch batting practice and the opportunity to meet Turner before the game. Winners will also receive a framed “Race to Opening Day” comic autographed by Turner, who will not make an appearance at Ryan Zimmerman Field.

The contest is free to enter and open to residents of D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina and West Virginia. Participants must be 18 years or older, but may designate a proxy to run on their behalf, including minors with parental consent. While participants are encouraged to register in advance online, there will be registration and waiver forms on site. The five winners will be announced at 1:15 p.m. and must be present to claim their prize.

According to the Nationals, Turner’s time to beat is 3.65 seconds. You probably have a better chance of hitting a home run at Nationals Park.

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