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Freedom 5k at President Lincoln’s Cottage

September 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Run for freedom at the fifth annual Freedom 5k on September 22, 2018, 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. September 22 marks the exact anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln announcing his decision to his Cabinet to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

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.

Continuing with our new tradition, 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.

For complete race details, click HERE.


September 22, 2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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