2018 Results & Highlights

A 2018 season filled with presidential hijinks included races disrupted by double dutch, pet lions, superhero capes, hair styling, “groovy bus” rides, hypnosis, miniature presidents, picnics, selfies, red cards, pet cats, boxer shorts, sword fights, beer interference, garage sales, the YMCA and the electric slide. A record number of rain delays during the summer of 2018 led the racing presidents to hold an umbrella relay.

The confusion mirrored that of the Nats front office, as the Nats first let Teddy win the opening two races of the season, then for 4 months they didn’t (not even for the exhibition All Star game hosted at Nationals Park), then in late August, after the front office publicly gave up on making the playoffs, they unleashed Teddy again.

Finally, to promote healing, the presidents held arms to share a bipartisan victory in the season finale.

2018 Presidents Race Standings*

#1 George Washington 31
#3 Thomas Jefferson 25
#16 Abraham Lincoln 17
 #26 Theodore Roosevelt 10
 #00 Screech  1

* Standings do not include exhibition wins by George and Tom in the All Star Game and the All Star Celebrity Softball Game at Nationals Park in July.

For previous years’ standings, highlights and videos, check out the links to detailed results pages for 2008-2017 in the left menu. Standings from 2006-2007 may be found on the the Presidents Race Facts page.

2018 Presidents Race Highlights

DATE VS. WINNER NOTABLE
4/5 NYM Teddy Abe interferes for Teddy, who takes the green jacket
4/7 NYM Teddy Roosevelt beats Jefferson at the wire to go 2-0
4/8 NYM Tom Jefferson plays double dutch with George & Teddy
4/9 ATL Tom Teddy stops short in presidents “Spartan Race” preview
4/10 ATL Tom George slams Teddy into the wall in right field 
4/11 ATL George George Washington carries a pet lion on National Pet Day
4/12 COL George George leads the troops on military appreciation night
4/13 COL Tom On TJ’s birthday, Teddy slams Abe into outfield wall 
4/14 COL George Presidents run left wearing Hawaiian shirts 
4/15 COL Abe Lincoln runs left, wins his first of the year
4/27 ARI George Washington takes a share of first
4/28 ARI Abe Presidents wear capes for National Superhero Day
4/29 ARI Screech Visiting mascots help Screech win on his birthday
4/30 PIT George George coifs Teddy on Nat’l Hair Stylist Appreciation Day
5/1 PIT Abe Lincoln leads wire to wire wearing patriotic blue unis
5/2 PIT Abe Abe Lincoln bowls over the competition
5/3 PIT Abe Abe hockey checks Teddy, declares “Beat Pittsburgh”
5/4 PHI Tom Abe fails to knock out Tom & George in Star Wars socks 
5/5 PHI Abe Abe wins Star Wars Day battle as Lando Calriccian
5/6 PHI Abe In Hawaiian shirts, Lincoln beats out George at the wire
5/15 NYY Tom Tom celebrates too hard, is carried off the field 
5/19 LAD Tom Tom and George win umbrella-baton relay race 
5/19 LAD Abe Abe hitches a “groovy bus” ride to Woodstock
5/20 LAD Abe In Hawaiian shirts, Teddy stops short of the finish line 
5/21 SDG George George Washington pulls away from the pack early
5/22 SDG George George Washington hypnotizes his competition
5/23 SDG Abe Teddy starts strong but Abe wins at the wire
6/5 TAM Tom Abe Lincoln can’t catch Jefferson at the wire
6/6 TAM Tom Jefferson passes Roosevelt and wins easily
6/8 SFG Abe Abe wins wearing Northwestern cape on B1GTEN day
6/9 SFG George Little presidents form a blockade for George Washington
6/10 SFG George George sends other presidents running the wrong way
6/18 NYY Abe Teddy celebrates national picnic week, Abe runs by
6/19 BAL George Washington slams Teddy into the outfield wall
6/20 BAL George Teddy gets winded. George passes him at the finish 
6/21 BAL Abe Abe gets presidents to stop, pose on National Selfie Day
6/22 PHI George George sprints from behind and passes the field
6/23 PHI Tom Presidents stop, do the YMCA on 70s Night
6/24 PHI Abe After Red Card, Teddy blows the penalty kick
7/2 BOS George George gives out free water on record hot day
7/3 BOS Tom Presidents run reverse route in Hawaiian shirts 
7/4 BOS George Washington is handed the flag on Independence Day
7/5 MIA George George runs his fastest race ever
7/6 MIA George George pulls away from the pack again
7/7 MIA Tom Teddy sicks pet cat on presidents, but it backfires
7/8 MIA Tom Jefferson pulls away in the final pre-All Star Game race
7/17 EXH Tom Futures Game Exhibition: Abe, Teddy Pummeled
7/17 ASG George All Star Game Exhibition: Bunny tackles Teddy
7/20 ATL George George wins in his Hawaiian shirt
7/22 ATL Abe Abe wins after rain delay
7/31 NYM Tom George Washington runs the wrong way
8/1 CIN George George holds off a strong effort by Teddy Roosevelt
8/2 CIN George Teddy jumps in front of the pack but fades fast
8/4 CIN Tom Abe hides in the bullpen, but comes out too late to win
8/4 CIN Tom Jefferson comes from far back to pass Lincoln
8/5 CIN George Presidents wear boxers on National Underwear Day
8/7 ATL Tom Abe stumbles and falls on rescheduled 80s night
8/7 ATL Tom Tom and Abe pass Teddy in the home stretch
8/8 ATL George Teddy distracted by a cat with a ball
8/9 ATL Tom Tom leads wire-to-wire yet again
8/17 MIA Tom In Hawaaian shirts again, Tom runs away with it
8/18 MIA George Brutal massacres by sword on Game of Thrones Night
8/19 MIA Tom Jefferson runs away with it in their Sunday finest
8/21 PHI Teddy After throwing in the towel on 2018, Nats let Teddy win
8/22 PHI Teddy Teddy wins two in a row. Is this a new trend?
8/23 PHI Teddy Unleashed by the Nats, Teddy makes it a series sweep
8/31 MIL Teddy Teddy bring a football, tricks Abe Lincoln Lucy-style
9/1 MIL George On 2000s night, racing presidents do the Cha Cha Slide
9/2 MIL Tom Tom Jefferson passes Abe in Sunday best
9/3 STL Tom In scorching heat, TJ wears shorts & runs away with it
9/4 STL Tom Teddy nearly catches Jefferson at the tape
9/5 STL Teddy Tom and George push and shove, Teddy passes both
9/6 CHI George Teddy fades, George pulls away on GW Night
9/8 CHI George Abe Lincoln runs into the wall in left field
9/8 CHI George Presidents run left again in rare doubleheader
9/13 CHI George In a crazy tight race, George wins by a whisker
9/20 NYM Teddy Teddy flies to victory on Air Force Night
9/21 NYM Abe Lincoln Lager helps Abe on Oktoberfest /Puppetry Day
9/22 NYM George George pulls away from the pack
9/23 NYM George Washington wins again in the rain
9/24 MIA Teddy Teddy’s Garage Sale distracts George, Tom, and Abe
9/25 MIA George Abe and Tom pin Teddy against the outfield wall
9/26 MIA TIE 4 presidents hold hands, cross finish line together

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