5K run for freedom with President Lincoln's Cottage

If you're a runner or someone who loves freedom AND running, then President Lincoln's Cottage has the race for you. The Annual President Lincoln’s Cottage Freedom 5K is set for Saturday, September 26th, and early, discounted registration is open now. There's even a "tot dash" for kids!

Pic courtesy of Joan Benoit Samuelson

Pic courtesy of Joan Benoit Samuelson

Olympic champion and running icon Joan Benoit Samuelson will participate in the race for a second year. After winning the Boston Marathon twice, Ms. Benoit Samuelson went on to become the first woman to ever win the gold medal in the Olympic marathon at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

The annual Freedom 5K is a rare opportunity for members of the public to race through the 250 acre grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home – home to hundreds of veterans who fought for freedom. When you run the 5K at the Home, you'll enjoy a breath-taking course along a peaceful landscape of ponds, fields, historic buildings. And you'll be supporting President Lincoln's Cottage, the only privately funded National Monument in the nation. 

Early bird registration closes on August 26!

Credit: Max Krupka, WEP 

Credit: Max Krupka, WEP 

When: Saturday September 26, 2015, 8:00 am
Where: President Lincoln’s Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington DC 20011.
Registration: Online registration closes on Thursday September 24 at 8:00 pm. Interested runners are welcome to register in-person at the race between 6:30 and 7:30 am. Registration closes at 7:30 am.
Fee: $25 through August 26, then $30 through race day. All proceeds and donations support preservation, award-winning programs, and innovative initiatives such as the Students Opposing Slavery program at President Lincoln’s Cottage. 
Tot Dash: Children of registered 5k participants are invited to run the 100 yard Tot Dash following the 5k race. This is a free event and registration will occur on-site.
Volunteers: Help make this race a success by volunteering as a race marshal, registration assistant, set-up support, and more. Email them for more information i.e. visit www.lincolncottage.org/freedom5k2015/
Contact: freedom5k@savingplaces.org, 202-829-0436 ext. 232.

Drew Schneider

Local DC blogger in Petworth, Washington DC.

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