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Kids Run the Bases

Kids Run the Bases

Jr. Nationals MVP members (kids ages 12 and younger) receive VIP line privileges!

Join us at Nationals Park for Kids Run the Bases after select Sunday home games! Kids Run the Bases begins immediately following the game, weather permitting*.

ALL KIDS AGES 4-12 can run the bases after Sunday home games. Jr. Nationals MVP members will have access to an exclusive line that will go onto the field first.


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Kids Run the Bases will not take place on Sunday, September 1 due to the evening game time.


Game Dates

Dates Subject to change.


Frequently Asked Questions about Kids Run the Bases

Who is allowed to run the bases?

Kids Run the Bases is open to ALL KIDS AGES 4-12. An adult must accompany runners to the field. One adult per child on the field. Starting at first base, kids will be directed to run around the bases as the adults continue along the warning track and meet the runners near home plate.

When does the running begin?

Once the game has ended, it takes the grounds crew approximately 20 minutes to prepare the field for Kids Run the Bases.

How long does the running last?

Like the game of baseball itself, Kids Run the Bases operates without a time clock. However, during a typical event, the final runner generally crosses home plate about one hour after the end of the game.

Where do participants line up for the event?

Kids and parents/guardians can begin lining up at the end of the 7th inning, however fans that would like to stay and watch the entire game will still be able to line up once the game has ended. Participants must exit the ballpark through the Right Field Gate. The line forms outside of the park on the sidewalk along First St.

Once the kids finish running, where do they leave the field?

Parents/guardians who are on the field with the children should meet them at home plate and will be directed towards the exit. Once fans exit the field they will be directed towards the Center Field Gate to exit the park.

Are there opportunities for adults to run the bases?

We do not want your little ones trampled! Therefore, Kids Run the Bases is limited to kids ages 4-12.