Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run Returns April 17, To Feature New “Spirit Of Valley Forge” Award

The run takes place April 17. (Photo courtesy Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau)

The legacy of the brave Continental Army soldiers who survived the elements at Valley Forge during their winter encampment of 1777-78 will live on.

The Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking for nominees for a new “Spirit of Valley Forge — Triumph Over Adversity” award to be introduced during this April’s sixth annual Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-mile Run at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

The award will acknowledge an individual who’s participated in the event as a milestone of their personal triumph over a significant challenge. This year’s run and the inaugural award presentation will take place April 17.

Anyone who knows a runner they believe deserves the honor can submit a 250-word essay detailing how that person’s triumphs exemplify the enduring spirit of Valley Forge. Runners are also encouraged to nominate themselves. Guidelines for nominations and registration information are available online.

Nominations must be received by April 2.

Interested in competing in the run? The race raises funds for trail improvements at the park and also comprises a three-mile walk, one-mile youth fun run for kids 6–12 and a family health expo featuring refreshments and healthy living, exercise and running related exhibitors.

Click here for the course map.

Sixth Annual Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-mile Run: Spirit Award [Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau]

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