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Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier - Washington D.C

Location: Washington, DC
Date: 06-22-2024

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Registration to open at 3PM EST on Friday, April 12th!

Embark on the final leg of the "Road to Coney" journey, where ambition and barbecue smoke swirl together under the iconic skyline of our nation's capital. The Giant National Capital Barbeque Battle will serve as the backdrop for the final opportunity to gain a spot at Coney Island on July 4th.

Only the bravest competitors, one male and one female, will carve their path to the July 4th championship, claiming their place among the titans. This is your moment to stare down the current World Champions, to challenge the titans of taste and technique, and to write your name in the annals of history.

This contest will take place at the 3:30PM EST The Giant National Capital Barbeque Battle, located at Pennsylvania Avenue, between 3rd & 7th Streets, Washington D.C.—on Saturday, June 22nd, 2024!

About Nathan's Famous, Inc. Nathan's is a Russell 2000 Company that currently distributes its products in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and 17 foreign countries through its restaurant system, foodservice sales programs and product licensing activities. For additional information about Nathan's, please visit our website at

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*All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure.

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