On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) presented its largest donation to date to the Valley Forge National Historical Park at the newly renovated General Friedrich von Steuben Statue. The $56,500 check, raised from the 14th annual Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run (Rev Run), will go towards the revamping of Park infrastructure to heighten visitor experience. A list of speakers – including VFTCB Vice President of Sales Lisa Karl, Montgomery County Commissioners Dr. Valerie Arkoosh and Joseph Gale, Rev Run Race Director Kirsten Tallman, and Valley Forge National Historical Park Superintendent Steve Sims – announced the success of the race which includes $450,000 in total donations, the lure of the National Park both locally and internationally, the county’s continued push to promote health and wellness, and the park’s economic impact on the community. The Rev Run also revealed their new 15th anniversary logo and hopes to surpass the $500,000 donation mark in 2020.
Historical reenactors join (from left to right) Rev Run Committee Member Barb Pollarine, VFTCB President and CEO Mike Bowman, Montgomery County Commissioner Chair Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Rev Run Race Director Kirsten Tallman, Valley Forge National Historical Park Superintendent Steve Sims and Montgomery County Commissioner Joseph C. Gale as the group awards a $56,500 check to the national park.
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) is a nonprofit, membership-based sales and marketing organization that actively promotes Valley Forge and Montgomery County, PA as a convention site and leisure visitor destination by encouraging patronage of its 500+ member hotels, restaurants, attractions, and services. The award-winning website links visitors, meeting planners, tour operators, and residents to a diverse portfolio of brands focused on reasons to visit the region.