KING OF PRUSSIA, PA – The Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run registration is now open and runners and walkers all over the world are invited to participate. Organized by the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB), event options include an in-person 5-mile run or 2-mile walk at Valley Forge National Historical Park on Sunday, April 16th, and a virtual 5-mile run which can be completed anywhere during National Park Week, April 16th – 23th.
The event cost ranges from $40 - $50 with an option to make personal donations. All proceeds from the event benefit Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Since its inception in 2006, Rev Run has raised $550,000 for Park infrastructure improvement projects and programming to enhance visitor experience. Contributions from last year’s donation of $35,000 will be used for bottle-filling stations around the Park, and new wayside interpretation panels for the Patriots of African Descent Monument.
Additional projects funded by Rev Run proceeds include design of 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.
The VFTCB first introduced the virtual component of the race in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last two years, runners and walkers from 24 different U.S. states and three countries have participated virtually. Due to record-breaking registration, virtual participation will remain an option moving forward.
“We found such a strong passion within people who wanted to participate and support the Rev Run that we decided to continue offering the virtual option in addition to the in-person race this spring, said Race Director Kirsten Tallman, “We look forward to continuing the conversations with our participants about the importance of Valley Forge’s story and how we can all play a part in the stewardship.”
Returning in 2023 are finisher medals for all participants. Additionally, registrants will receive a 2023 Revolutionary Run commemorative t-shirt and racing bib. The top three male and female finishers of the in-person race will be awarded a cash prize from a purse totaling $1,400.
Sponsorships are available starting at $250, with upgraded digital sponsorship opportunites via the tourism board’s social media, website, and public relations efforts.
The Park has a significant economic impact on the region, generally contributing $36 million and several hundred jobs to the local economy.
More information regarding the Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run, including registration information, can be found at www.revolutionaryrun.org or by following along on social media: @ValleyForgeRevolutionaryRun, @VisitValleyForge (Facebook), @VisitVF (Twitter), and @VisitValleyForge (Instagram).
Photos from 2022 Run: https://bit.ly/3BNne5n
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.