Run in Lincoln’s footsteps with Joan Benoit Samuelson at the 1st annual Freedom 5K XC at President Lincoln’s Cottage!
On September 27 at 8:00 am, join Olympic champion and running icon Joan Benoit Samuelson at the first annual Freedom 5K XC 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.
The Freedom 5K XC, a unique cross country event open to the general public, provides a rare opportunity for runners and walkers alike to race on the 250-acre Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) campus, where President Lincoln and his family resided during his presidency. The race traverses the picturesque AFRH grounds, on roads and paths that wind past ponds, woods, and fields. As a cross country-style course, the running surface will include paved and unpaved pathways. The run culminates at President Lincoln’s Cottage, “the Cradle of the Emancipation Proclamation,” where Lincoln developed his seminal document in our country’s ongoing struggle for freedom.
WHEN: Saturday, September 27 at 8:00 am.
WHERE: President Lincoln’s Cottage. Entrance: Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road, Washington DC 20011 [click here for directions].
FEE: $40 per person. All proceeds and donations support preservation, award-winning programs, and innovative initiatives such as the Students Opposing Slavery program at President Lincoln’s Cottage, the only privately funded National Monument in the nation.
REGISTRATION: Register online at https://prracing.enmotive.com/events/register/53d8e6e5-3624-4ce1-ab60-6333c0a86523. Online registration closes on Thursday September 25 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.
CONTACT: Contact President Lincoln’s Cottage with any questions at 202-829-0436 or Freedom5k@savingplaces.org.