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Racing Presidents head to Mount Rushmore

William Taft, center, joins the Racing Presidents this season.
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For the first time ever, the Washington Nationals Racing Presidents — George, Tom, Abe, Teddy and the newest member, Bill — will celebrate Presidents Day from Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.

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Bill and Teddy will kick off their rivalry by racing from D.C. to Mount Rushmore beginning Friday and will join the other Racing Presidents at the monument on Presidents' Day.

Fans can cast their ballots for “Bill and Teddy’s Executive Adventure” on Twitter by using #VoteBill or #VoteTeddy to identify whom they think should win.

One randomly selected user of each hashtag will win a private mascot appearance with their respective Racing President. Official sweepstakes rules will be posted to the Nationals official Twitter account (@Nationals) when the contest launches on Friday.

All five of the Racing Presidents will celebrate Presidents Day at Mount Rushmore with the Black Hills, Badlands and Lakes Association. Bill and Teddy will be tweeting throughout their travels and fans are encouraged to track their adventures by following @NatsBigChief27 and @Teddy26Nats.

The Racing Presidents debuted in 2006. They are 12-foot oversized mascots who race in the fourth inning Geico Presidents Race during Nationals' home games.

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