Freedom 5K at President Lincoln’s Cottage Sept. 26th

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Announcements September 21, 2015 at 10:50 am

Freedom 5K at President Lincoln’s Cottage Sept. 26th

Run for Freedom at the second annual Freedom 5K at President Lincoln’s Cottage, where Abraham Lincoln developed the Emancipation Proclamation and led our nation through the Civil War. Olympic champion and running icon Joan Benoit Samuelson will once again participate in the Freedom 5K at President Lincoln’s Cottage. 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.

Traverse a pastoral landscape that winds past ponds, fields, historic buildings and vistas on this breath-taking course. The run culminates on the foot of the lawn at President Lincoln’s Cottage, where a ceremony will take place. The annual Freedom 5K is an unique opportunity for members of the public to race through the 250-acre grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home – home to hundreds of veterans – in NW Washington, DC. Proceeds and donations from the run support the mission of President Lincoln’s Cottage, a private non-profit organization.

WHEN: Saturday, September 26 at 8:00 am.

WHERE: President Lincoln’s Cottage.
Entrance: 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington DC 20011 [click here for directions].

FEE: $30 per person through race day. All proceeds and donations support President Lincoln’s Cottage, the only privately funded National Monument in the nation.

REGISTRATION: Click here to register online.
Online registration closes on Thursday September 24 at 8:00 pm. Interested runners are welcome to register in-person on race day between 6:30 and 7:30 am. Registration closes at 7:30 am.

CONTACT: Contact President Lincoln’s Cottage with any questions at 202-829-0436 or [email protected].

VOLUNTEERS: Are you interested in supporting the Freedom 5K? Help make this race a success by volunteering as a race marshal, registration assistant, set-up support, and more. Contact [email protected] for more information.


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