In the capital of the land of the free, home of the tribe, two dudes, one transplanted from the original Boston tribe and the other from track town USA, formed the DC chapter of this group, November Project in 2013.

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Now in its fourth year and led by three fierce leaders (see below), November Project DC has grown into a local force of free fitness, smiles, and community. Take this city by storm. Change the way DC views fitness, the District, and life in general. ALL ages. ALL levels of fitness. #JustShowUp.

Workout descriptions: On Mondays, we run hills combined with body-weight exercises we call “spice,” many of them partner-based so you meet new people. Think push-ups, squats, dips, any exercise working any part of the body. The workout is about 30 minutes and anyone of any fitness level can and should participate. The workout can easily be molded to fit what you’re looking for/capable of! On Wednesdays, we run the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial with some flat laps around the memorial and by the Reflecting Pool mixed in. As with Monday, spice breaks up the running. The last Wednesday of each month is PR Day, a workout geared for everyone to push themselves and try to improve their time from month to month and earn that PR! Workouts are about 35 minutes. Fridays are circuit workouts. We explore our city, visiting a different part of the District each week. People are encouraged to bike or run to the workout, as the circuit is a shorter one of about 20 minutes. On Fridays, there is less running generally and more forms of spice. Questions? Just ask! Or #JustShowUp and see for yourself how fun every single workout is. At November Project, your fitness level, your age, your background — none of it matters. Every workout is for anyone. See you soon!

Check out November Project DC on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, see our Google Calendar.

LOCATIONS/TIMES:

Mondays at Meridian Hill Park (6:30AM, NE corner), last Monday of the month at Capitol Hill (6:30AM, NW corner). The first Monday of every month, weather permitting, we “tag” shirts. Bring one T-shirt to get your free #GrassrootsGear!

Wednesdays, 5:25AM and 6:20AM at the Lincoln Memorial steps. Please abstain from bringing a bag (for security reasons) unless you’d like to do the trekkers workout (aka the same workout but carrying your bag).

Fridays, 6:30AM at new location each week (listed each Wednesday on our social media channels, in our latest blog post, on the TRACKER, AND our Google Calendar). Look for the masses. These goofballs (from left: Jake, Steve and Maria) can’t wait to meet you. Introduce yourself at the next workout!

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38 thoughts on “Washington, DC

  • October 18, 2016 at 10:17 am
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    Are Sr citizens welcome 🙂

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    • October 19, 2016 at 12:41 am
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      Yes absolutely, there is a 88 year old running stairs in Edmonton! Come play!

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    • October 19, 2016 at 4:38 pm
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      Mark,
      ALL ages are welcome!! You’ll fit right in no matter your age, fitness level, etc.
      Hope you decide to join us!

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  • October 18, 2016 at 10:50 am
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    Is this something that a 51 year old woman can do?! 😉

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    • October 19, 2016 at 12:42 am
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      Yes absolutely, there is a 88 year old running stairs in Edmonton! Come play! We would love to see you and Mark Jude out!

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  • October 21, 2016 at 6:39 pm
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    Hi there! I have a few friends who do the November Project in Los Angeles and love it! I’m new(ish) to DC and am a current grad student who moonlights as a couch potato, so I’ve been thinking about jump-starting things and trying out NP. Since my class schedule varies, I’m wondering approximately how long each meet-up goes? I’d have to factor in the time to get home and shower (ideally), so I wanted to see which day of the DC NP would work best for me. Thank you!

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    • November 9, 2016 at 4:10 pm
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      Alexandra! Workouts last about 35-45 minutes on MON/WED and about 30 minutes on FRI. Hope to see you out there soon!

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  • October 22, 2016 at 8:48 pm
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    look forward to meet everyone!!!

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  • October 31, 2016 at 9:05 am
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    How do we obtain a “November project” shirt after joining workouts ?

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    • November 9, 2016 at 4:11 pm
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      AB, we tag shirts on the first Monday of every month. Keep that in mind and bring it with you next month!

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  • November 15, 2016 at 6:20 pm
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    I’m thinking about showing up for my first November Project tomorrow, but I’m a little nervous. Anything a first timer should know?

    Thanks!

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  • November 16, 2016 at 6:43 pm
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    This is a great idea. We actually did similar things for the community. We’re glad there are people out there that care about the well being of all generations in the Washington DC area. We may even cross paths one day!

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  • November 17, 2016 at 2:38 pm
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    Had my first November Project on Wednesday and loved it! Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, I felt right at home. Thanks, Steve, Jake, & Maria!!! Your hard work and fun attitudes are definitely appreciated!

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  • December 28, 2016 at 10:53 am
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    Are there any potential workouts coming up on the NE side of town? I’ve given a verbal for the closest one to me in late January and I’m eager to get out and work out with you guys. I just live in NoMa and don’t have a car.

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  • February 2, 2017 at 3:29 pm
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    Hi, I was wondering if the November Project partners with any local organizations to promote health initiatives (February is National Heart Month). If so, would the November Project be interested in partnering one of your workouts this month with the FitDC initiative?

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  • April 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    Dear all, I’m a six months preggo lady that runs/walk and sometimes crawls 6 miles 3 days a week, can I join you?

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  • April 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm
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    This seems like so much fun! Wonder why I didn’t know of this before. Question – what level of fitness is required to join the group? Not a cardio fan!

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    • June 28, 2017 at 8:33 am
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      Everyone is welcome and no particular level is required. Check it out and you’ll see what I mean. 😀

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  • July 19, 2017 at 7:13 am
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    Hey there! I saw this morning at the Lincoln memorial! I’m from Argentina living in chile where we do something similar. I’m in DC just For some work and running by myself. Are you planning something for this Saturday 22 July 2017? Thanks in advance

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  • August 8, 2017 at 12:11 am
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    Is there a bathroom nearby?

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    • November 6, 2017 at 4:03 pm
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      John,
      It depends on the day and location. The bathrooms at Lincoln on Wednesdays are usually open but it’s a gamble! Either way, hope to see you out there!

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  • October 1, 2017 at 11:10 am
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    Looking to stop by this Monday… first timer, in I good to just show up at address on website?

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    • November 6, 2017 at 4:04 pm
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      Dan,
      Hope you stopped by! Address/location depends on the day. See the above descriptions!
      Steve

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  • October 16, 2017 at 12:47 pm
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    Do you guys meet at all during the weekends? Also are there any Ultra Trail runners in the group. I’m switching over to Ultras Trails from road racing and could use the advice.

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    • November 6, 2017 at 4:06 pm
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      Danny,
      We typically will do one weekend event a month that may or may not be exercise based. Other than that we stick to the MWF morning schedule. Also, there are plenty of trail runners and all other types of athletes that attend (and are waiting to be your friends). Hope to see you out there!

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  • October 26, 2017 at 10:25 pm
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    Is there a minimum age?

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  • November 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm
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    Is there parking near the Lincoln Memorial steps at that hour of the morning ?

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    • December 28, 2017 at 2:06 pm
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      Jeff,
      There are a few people that drive and could tell you about parking. Along Rock Creek Parkway and Ohio Dr by the memorial usually as some parking as well as some of the side streets north of Constitution Ave. Hope to see you out there!

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  • November 16, 2017 at 8:58 pm
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    Is there a secure/monitored bag check at the 11/17 Waterfront event? Want to go directly to work after but can’t leave my bag without supervision

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    • December 28, 2017 at 2:07 pm
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      Hope you ventured out! There is always an area for people to place their things and we always stay nearby so it is always under watch.

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  • January 9, 2018 at 9:27 am
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    Hi Guys

    Traveling from Boston to DC at the end of the week. Still no idea where Friday workout will be? I need to book my hotel and I’d like not to be too far from the meeting point.

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  • January 16, 2018 at 1:11 pm
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    I think that this is great. Camaraderie and group fitness makes adherence so much easier to help boost morale.

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