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Freedom 5K at President Lincoln's Cottage

Freedom 5K at President Lincoln's Cottage

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 2:30pm
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$35 until online registration closes on September 14 at 8:00 pm, then will be $40 through race day.

Run for freedom at the fourth annual Freedom 5k on September 16, 2017, at President Lincoln’s Cottage, where Abraham Lincoln contemplated freedom, justice, and equality while in residence and issued the Emancipation Proclamation, his nation-changing executive order.

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 exclusive 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 Northwest Washington, DC. Proceeds and donations from the run support the mission of President Lincoln’s Cottage, a private non-profit organization. The race starts at 9 am.

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. The Family Day festivities begin immediately following the Tot Dash and conclude at 3 pm.

Visit www.lincolncottage.org for more information on Lincoln’s Cottage and the property.

Registration fee: $35 until online registration closes on September 14 at 8:00 pm, then will be $40 through race day.

Tot Dash: 100-yard Tot Dash for FREE following the 5k race. Register the morning of the race.

Packet pickup: Packet Pickup will be held on Friday, September 15, from 4:30-7:30 pm at President Lincoln’s Cottage and Saturday, September 16 starting at 7:30 am.

Swag and Awards: All 5k participants will receive a commemorative race t-shirt and awards will be given to the overall top 3 male and female finishers

FIRST PLACE Overall
-Membership to President Lincoln’s Cottage ($50 level)
-Winner’s Certificate, signed by Executive Director, Erin Carlson Mast
-Two tickets to Bourbon and Bluegrass ($120 value)
-A Premium Tour (private, behind the scenes) for up to 10 friends
-$50 gift certificate from Potomac River Running

SECOND PLACE Overall
-Membership to President Lincoln’s Cottage ($50 level)
-Winner’s Certificate, signed by Executive Director, Erin Carlson Mast
-A Signature Tour for up to 10 friends
-$25 gift certificate from Potomac River Running

THIRD PLACE Overall
-Membership to President Lincoln’s Cottage ($50 level)
-Winner’s Certificate, signed by Executive Director, Erin Carlson Mast
-$25 gift certificate from Potomac River Running

Location: 
President Lincoln's Cottage
140 Rock Creek Church Road NW
20011 Washington

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