WHO: Valley Forge National Historical Park Staff
Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board Staff
Montgomery County Commissioner Ken Lawrence, Jr.
WHAT: Organized by the VFTCB, the 14th Annual Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run (Rev Run) benefits Valley Forge National Historical Park. A unique challenge for runners of all skill levels, more than 1,500 runners are expected to participate in this one-of-a-kind event. New this year, the Spirit of Valley Forge Award will be presented to a local resident and wife of a long-time runner.
Runners trek the five-mile, USATF-certified, closed course that follows the Joseph Plumb Martin Trail, and traverses the scenic and hilly terrain of the park with steady climbs and descents, a mix of roads and trails, and ends with a tough uphill climb over the final quarter-mile to the finish line at the park’s Visitor Center. The event also includes a three-mile walk along the Joseph Plumb Martin Trail. The 1.776 kilometer Young Patriots Run for kids ages 6-13 passes the Muhlenberg Brigade huts. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female winners.
Last year, the run raised a record-breaking $55,500. Since the inception of the Rev Run in 2005, the VFTCB has given back more than $400,000 in support to Valley Forge, a site that attracted more than 2 million visitors in 2018. Custom medals will also be awarded to the top three finishers in each age bracket. Funds raised are part of various infrastructure improvement projects and programming to enhance visitor experience at the park.
WHEN: Sunday, April 28 at 8:30 a.m.
Awards presentation at about 10 a.m.
WHERE: Valley Forge National Historical Park – Visitor Center
1400 N. Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406