Monday on the Mall 5:45p

Smithsonian metro side of the Washington monument. We may move from the field closest to 14th st to one closer to the capital, just to rotate the grass impact. Somewhere between 9th and 14th. Fair warning, there is always a chance the rangers will come by and have us remove cleats. For any NPS rangers reading this: we are trying to get everyone to wear turf shoes, but not there yet. We appreciate your patience.

Another hot sunny summer day. Bring plenty of water.

Wednesday touch on the Mall, 5:45pm near Smithsonian metro.

It’s going to be another warm summer day, which brings the threat of afternoon thunderstorms. Right now it looks like if it rains, it will mostly be early on, with under 50% chance of scattered light rain from 6-8. Try to be on time! We’ve already moved the start time back from 5:30 to 5:45. We can’t play until we have enough people, so this is a group effort.

Touch on tidal basin Saturday 9:30am (Wallenberg field)

It’s going to be hot and humid. Fortunately the water fountains are fixed and turned back on.

To my chagrin, someone beat me to the 10:45-11:30 permit for the next 3 weekends. There is no way to see what group it is. Last time this happened they were a no show. Fingers crossed it is the same tomorrow, or at least a group willing to share space. But I’m asking flexibility and forgiveness now.

Wednesday on the Mall 5:45pm

Smithsonian metro side of the Washington monument. Be prepared to have to change into turf shoes, sneakers, or barefoot if the rangers are on patrol. It’s worth the risk to play on the nice grass and have plenty of space, versus the other option on 17th street side where we’d have to contend with kickball for space.

Another hot summer day, so make sure you hydrate!

Monday on WW2 side of Washington monument 5:45pm

Come on out for some fitness and fun. It’s going to be a beautiful warm sunny summer day.

If you’re new to town or just stumbled on this page, the top questions seem to be 1) where and when do we play, and 2) can you come join.

We welcome everyone of all skill levels to come out and play touch rugby, even if you don’t have any experience. The only requirement is a good attitude. It’s a pick up game and we play with whoever comes out. It’s can be very competitive, but not combative. There are no official dues or fees, but occasionally we solicit small donations to maintain weekend permits.

We always play Monday and Wednesday 5:30/5:45pm, and Saturday 9:30am. Weekday location varies, but usually around the Washington monument area. Saturday is almost exclusively at Wallenberg field by the Holocaust museum. We play for about 2 hours give or take, so you can drop in anytime for as long or little as you want. Showing up on time is appreciated though since we can’t start until we get enough people. If everyone shows up a half hour in it sucks for everyone waiting around.

Touch is on! Saturday between WW2 memorial and Washington monument 9:30

Probability of rain has dropped significantly, although increased to firmly moderate amounts if it does rain. You will get wet, but the temp will be pleasant. Also the radar and models seems to anticipate this staying south of us, so it’s worth braving the possibility of rain. Come out for fun no matter what.

We’ll be booted from tidal basin no matter what, so preemptively the location is going to be between WW2 memorial and washington monument.