For the first time ever, 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.
Come for just the race, just Family Day activities, or stick around for both! Please note, you must register for the Freedom 5K. All Family Day activities are free, but we still ask you register for a head count.
WHEN: Saturday, September 16
WHERE: President Lincoln’s Cottage
Entrance: 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington DC 20011
Click here for directions.
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
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 14 at 8:00 pm, then $40 through race day. Lighthouse Yoga will lead a pre-race stretch session, 8:15 AM- 8:45 AM.
10 AM– Tot Dash: 100-yard Tot Dash for FREE following the 5k race. Register the morning of Saturday, September 16.
10 AM- 3 PM: Homecoming continues with Family Day activities, FREE for all:
*Cottage tours are not included in Homecoming activities. If you would like to take a tour of the Cottage, we strongly recommend purchasing Cottage Tour Tickets in advance. Regular ticket prices apply.
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