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Not Headed to London? Try Olympic Fun Day

Patch is excited to be joining with first lady Michelle Obama for celebrations July 28.

There’s something about watching Olympic athletes that makes you want to get off the couch and go break a world record.

Well, maybe not a world record. But at least run around outside.

That's why Patch is excited to join with first lady Michelle Obama for Olympic Fun Day. The first lady is leading the U.S. Olympic delegation at the Summer Games opening ceremonies in London on Friday. Her fitness initiative, Let’s Move, and Patch are teaming up to bring Olympic sports to life for you and your family in your town. Here's how:

  1. Anyone interested in trying an Olympic sport can check out Partnership for a Healthier America’s website and can track down professionals in their regions in everything from swimming to cycling to track and field.
  2. Those interested can also find local Olympic Fun Day events on the First Lady’s Let’s Move website, which right now has a great page about how to set up your own local Olympics, full of fun and fresh air!
    Here are some events in the Washington, D.C. area.
    The closest to Ashburn appears to be a Meetup at noon Saturday at Urban Evolution, 5402 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria.
  3. Check out the Ashburn Patch Directory and Events Calendar - we have listings for places that teach everything from karate to weight training. In the events calendar, readers can find day camps where you could learn archery or play soccer. Or if you are looking for a great venue to watch events that are more fun with a crowd, check out our listing of great local sports bars.

And don't forget to go for the gold!

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