For the second year, we’re combining our two popular events, the Freedom 5K and Family Day, into one full day of racing and family fun: Homecoming. During the Civil War the Lincoln family called the Cottage home. This year we welcome everyone back “home” to join us for a full day of activities where you can run, walk, and play like Lincoln.
New to Homecoming this year was a 10-foot-tall Lincoln hat! President Lincoln had a unique habit of storing his ideas inside his signature stovepipe hat. With the 10 foot tall Lincoln Hat, children and families can walk inside and hang up their brave ideas to make their communities stronger. View our “brave ideas” and other photos of the day here.
WHEN: Saturday, September 22
WHERE: President Lincoln’s Cottage
Entrance: 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington DC 20011
Click here for directions.
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
8:15 AM – 8:45 AM- Join Lighthouse Yoga for a pre-race yoga session (no mats required).
9 AM– The day kicks off with our annual Freedom 5K race. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and more details about the race. Fee: $35 until online registration closes on September 20 at 8:00 pm, then $40 through race day.
10 AM– Tot Dash: 100-yard Tot Dash for FREE following the 5K race. Register the morning of Saturday, September 22.
Family Day activities, sponsored by President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home, are FREE unless otherwise noted, and are open to the public. Event program and schedule subject to change.
CONTACT: Contact President Lincoln’s Cottage with any questions at 202-829-0436 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Have questions particularly pertaining to Freedom 5K registration? Email freedom5K@lincolncottage.org