As part of the team’s plan to “retire” racing presidents Herbert Hoover and Calvin Coolidge to the new Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the Washington Nationals are looking for seasonal workers to run in the presidents race at spring training. The Nationals are advertising for adults between 5’7″ and 6’6″ in height who are able …
If you’ve ever dreamed of participating in the Washington Nationals’ iconic presidents race, here’s your chance. The Nats are looking for men and women to take on the roles of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, William Howard Taft, and yes, Theodore Roosevelt for the 2015 Major League Baseball season. Applications are being accepted at … Continue reading Nationals racing president tryouts set for January 25
The Nationals held their annual racing president auditions Saturday at Nationals Park, but hopefuls looking to taste a first victory dressed as William Howard Taft left disappointed. In continuing with a long-standing tradition, only the costumes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abe Lincoln were available for the auditions. Teddy Roosevelt, as usual, was reportedly … Continue reading No Teddy, no Taft for racing president auditions
Racing president auditions will not be held on Presidents Day weekend this year. The Washington Nationals announced this evening that they would break the tradition in order to promote their newly-conjured rivalry between racing president fan favorite Teddy Roosevelt and newcomer William Howard Taft. The two presidents will take off Friday in a 4-day race … Continue reading Racing president auditions postponed as Teddy Roosevelt & William Howard Taft race to Mt. Rushmore
Young and old, male and female, a lucky few from every corner of the U.S. were invited to Nationals Park on Saturday for the sixth annual racing president auditions. Nearly 300 people submitted applications for the coveted part-time summer positions. From that pool, only 57 received invitations to try out in person on Presidents Day … Continue reading Video: 2012 Racing President Auditions
If you have presidential aspirations, it’s not too late to enter the 2012 race. As expected, the Washington Nationals today announced their Presidents Race tryouts for 2012, to be held Saturday, February 18th at Nationals Park. The Nats are looking for fun-loving team members between 5’7” and 6’ 6” in height, who can handle wearing … Continue reading Nationals Racing President Auditions Set for February 18
The Washington Nationals are looking for outgoing and energetic athletes, gymnasts, dancers, cheerleaders, promotional models and “overall outstanding personalities” to join the on-field entertainment team this season at Nationals Park. Tryouts to join the Nat Pack, the team’s “fan ambassadors” who lead cheers and take part in fan promotions throughout the season, will be held … Continue reading Nat Pack and Racing President Auditions
Racing President auditions were held Saturday at Nationals Park, continuing a 5-year tradition of assembling Mount Rushmore hopefuls for tests of speed, stamina, and silliness on Presidents Day weekend. The Nationals received over 150 applications for the coveted president positions according to Entertainment coordinator Tom Davis, and 60 applicants were selected to receive invitations to … Continue reading Video: 2011 Presidents Race Auditions
As pitchers and catchers prepare to report to Florida to try to nab one of the final spots on the Washington Nationals roster, the Nats’ entertainment team is working to finalize the mascot roster back here in DC. The team has set a deadline of next Friday, February 11, to receive applications. Selected candidates will … Continue reading Deadline approaching for 2011 presidents race auditions
The Washington Nationals celebrated Presidents Day weekend by holding their annual racing president auditions Saturday at Nationals Park. The team drew a record number of applicants from the DC area, and invited a select group to the ball park to run the bases and show off their entertainment skills. The recent record snowfall provided a … Continue reading Nats hold presidents race tryouts in the snow
Presidents Day weekend is approaching, and in Washington, DC, that means just one thing: It’s time for that now-annual tradition, the Washington Nationals Presidents Race tryouts. The Washington Nationals will once again be holding auditions on Presidents Day weekend for those who want to compete as racing presidents George, Tom, Abe, or Teddy during the … Continue reading Nationals Racing President Tryouts Set for February 13
A record number of contestants showed up at Nationals Park today for what has quickly become an annual Presidents Day weekend ritual in Washington, DC — the Washington Nationals presidents race auditions. Seventy finalists — 20 more than the previous year — were invited to compete for the approximately 20 open spots on the Nationals’ … Continue reading Presidents Race on ice tomorrow following Presidents Day weekend auditions
Just as they did last year, the Washington Nationals will be holding auditions on Presidents Day weekend for those who want to compete as racing presidents George, Tom, Abe, or Teddy during the 2009 season at Nationals Park. The tryouts will be held on Sunday, February 15th at Nationals Park, with registration beginning at 10:00am. … Continue reading Your chance to be a Washington Nationals racing president!
Yesterday’s presidents race auditions brought 55 finalists to the Washington Nationals former home, RFK stadium, to see if they had what it takes to don a giant president head and race from the outfield to home plate. Ian Koski at Nationals Pride put together a terrific little video highlighting the presidents race audition experience, and … Continue reading Presidents Race Auditions Video
The Washington Nationals have selected 50 finalists from the 120 applicants they received to become one of the 12-foot-tall racing presidents for the 2008 season. The presidents race finalists have been invited to the new Nationals Park for auditions on Monday, February 18. Presidents Day, of course. The finalists will be asked to demonstrate their … Continue reading Presidents Race Auditions – When Else? Presidents Day!