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Being outside is great, but so is getting a nice beer buzz while you’re out there. Walk or run your way to these boozy and charitable events. Remember, it doesn’t matter how in-shape you are when you’re in it for a good cause or to have some fun. May you always be reminded that D.C. summers are the actual worst (best) via copious amounts of perspiration.

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Mappy Hour DC: Mountain Biking @ Wunder Garten NoMa

Do you love bikes? Do you love beer? Do you want to learn more about biking outside of the city while sipping a nice brew? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this event is for you. Buy yourself a beer and join the conversation about the struggles of city biking and the possibilities of biking beyond DC.



Beer Run – Reston, VA

Come walk or run this 1.5 mile loop as many times as you would like, completely judgment free. Lake Anne Brewing House doesn’t care if you run the track five times or walk it once, they just want to reward you with some beer after. Because you deserve it.

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The Smile Project: Carnival and Concert @ RFK Stadium

The Smile Carnival sponsored by Broccoli City begins Thursday! Come with a group to enjoy cash bars, carnival games and rides, and lots of food. Eat all of the calories you want because you’ll be burning them right off making your way around the fair. Come back on Saturday and Sunday for come live music, including Goldlink (!!!).


Capital Jazz Fest – Columbia, MD

The 25th annual CJF will feature nearly 30 jazz artists across two stages. The three-day event features a special late-night jam session on Friday from 11:30pm-2am hosted by Marcus Miller. Come hang out and see your favorite act or discover some great new artists at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Buy your tickets for Friday or the whole weekend here.


Hope Without Boundaries 5k Walk/Run @ The National Harbor

Walk or run for a good cause. Proceeds from this event at the National Harbor go to Black & Missing Foundation, Inc. in an effort to bring awareness to missing black people in the DMV area and support the families of those with missing loved ones. Come alone or with a team.

Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk

Lace up your sneakers and prepare your mind for a weekend of free museum-ing. The Philips Collection, Dumbarton House, Anderson House, National Museum of American Jewish Military History, and the President Woodrow Wilson House are all participating for the 34th annual walk. With a nearly 2 mile long path, this walk is a perfect way to enjoy some light exercise and the beautiful neighborhood as you hop from museum to museum.

Go forth into nature!