First Annual Freedom 5K XC At President Lincoln’s Cottage This Saturday

Freedom 5K XC Logo Courtesy of Old Soldiers Home
Freedom 5K XC Logo Courtesy of President Lincoln’s Cottage 

Thanks to reader Peter, who passed along info about a cross country 5K happening right around the corner from our neighborhood this Saturday, September 27th. From President Lincoln’s Cottage website:

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.

Register on line here. President Lincoln’s Cottage is located at Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road in NW.

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