5K run to be held at Lincoln’s summer home

August 26, 2014

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President Abraham Lincoln spent three of his presidential summers at what is now known as President Lincoln’s Cottage  on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington.

The picturesque 250-acre grounds, which are rarely open to the public, will be used by runners participating in a 5K cross-country run on Sept. 27, beginning at 8 a.m., to benefit the cottage, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

For runners and walkers who register Freedom5K@savingplace.org by Wednesday, Sept. 27, the fee is $30. Thereafter, it will be $40 through race day.

Olympic marathon gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson will participate in the race and pose for photographs with participants at the end.

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