WHO: 1,200+ runners & walkers
Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB)
Valley Forge National Historical Park (VFNHP) Staff
WHAT: The VFTCB is hosting the 17th Annual Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run and 2-mile walk at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Runners trek a USAF-certified course that traverses the scenic Valley Forge Park. All proceeds from the race go directly back into the park to enhance the visitor experience. Additionally, the VFTCB offers a virtual component of the race where registrants can participate virtually from anywhere in the world between April 16th – April 23rd.
WHEN: Sunday, April 16 at 8:30AM
WHERE: Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 N Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406
WHY: 100% of race proceeds benefit Valley Forge National Historical Park. Since its inception in 2006, Rev Run has raised roughly $550,000 for Park infrastructure improvement projects and programming. Projects funded by Rev Run proceeds include bottle-filling stations around the Park, new wayside interpretation panels for the Patriots of African Descent Monument, signage for informational midway kiosks, Once Upon a Nation programming, storytelling benches, future maintenance needs of Sullivan’s Bridge, the newly renovated Grand Parade Trail Steuben Plaza area, and other trail connections.
A record-high 49 sponsors partnered with the VFTCB to support this year’s event.
“At Oliver Construction, we are committed to supporting and enhancing our community in every way possible,” stated John Tahtabrounian, President of platinum sponsor, Oliver Construction, Inc. “We are proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Revolutionary Run to support the preservation and enhancement of Valley Forge National Park– our local national treasure. By investing in this important mission, we are not only preserving and honoring our history, but ensuring that visitors continue to learn about the sacrifices made by those that came before us.”
“As a new “mature” runner, going through a very traumatic time in my life, the running community literally became my saving Grace,” said Linda VanOcker, of platinum sponsor, Run 610. “The people I met became my support and inspiration- to take one step at a time. I started my own Facebook running group, RUN610, and through this group I met more people, including Kirsten Tallman (Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run Race Director). It is because of her spirit of Love for others that I wanted to sponsor this fun race.”