WASHINGTON — Your face will never make it onto Mount Rushmore. Sorry about that.

And unless you plan to run for President one day, the Washington Nationals offer the best chance to be enshrined in the history of the four celebrated American Presidents whose faces are splashed across a mountain in South Dakota.

The Nationals entertainment division has just opened up the application process for the public to seek a coveted role as a "Racing President." The team calls it your chance to "run for office" and it will only be available through Dec. 11.

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South Dakota: Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Top bookable experience: Mount Rushmore and More Tour, TripAdvisor pricing from $84 per person.


The requirements for applicants are:

  • The ability to run approximately 200 yards in a 50-pound suit
  • Measuring between 5’7" and 6’6" in height
  • The ability to work at least 40% of Nationals home games (32 games)
  • Having a high school diploma or GED
  • Being at least 18 years old 

Northern Virginia Nats fan Scott Ableman has a vast collection of photos, videos and statistics on the Racing Presidents going back to Opening Day at Nats Park in 2008. You can visit his site HERE. 

WUSA9 profiled Ableman and his desire for the Teddy Roosevelt character to score more wins during the 4th inning race. Our story on Let Teddy Win served as somewhat of an inspiration for the beloved President's underdog character to win the first World Series Racing Presidents event ever held in D.C. during Game 3. Up to that point, the Nats had not lost a playoff game in which Teddy won the race. 

Anyone interested in applying to be a racing president for the 2020 Major League Baseball season has to apply no later than Dec. 11. Chosen applicants will be invited to participate in tryouts next year. 

Click HERE to apply.

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